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Jail gripes gobble staff time
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:00AM
Inmates at the Charlotte County Jail file thousands of grievances each year. But while the facility’s population has risen to record numbers this month, the amount of complaints and lawsuits … Find out how to read more online.
School Board passes lower tentative millage, budget
Wed  Jul 30 2014 11:23AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — In a 10-minute meeting Tuesday evening, the Sarasota County School Board adopted its tentative millage and $704 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year — both lower … Find out how to read more online.
Darkest nights worries sea turtle patrols
Wed  Jul 30 2014 02:37PM
ENGLEWOOD — With the onset of the new moon, Linda Soderquist worried about the impacts upon hatching sea turtle nests. “A few more disorientations — all sky glow to the … Find out how to read more online.
District 2 commission race draws interest
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — In the run-up to the Aug. 26 Republican primary, incumbent District 2 Charlotte County Commissioner Chris Constance leads all countywide candidates in fundraising, amassing more than $88,000 … Find out how to read more online.
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Israeli strike hits school market area
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel’s stepped up campaign against Gaza’s Hamas rulers … read more.

Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the … read more.

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia’s energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. The U.S. and … read more.

Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies … read more.

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Family’s grief deepens
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
VENICE — The 9-year-old Georgia girl hit by a small plane Sunday on Caspersen Beach died from her injuries on Tuesday, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Oceana Irizarry and her father, Ommy, 36, were walking along the shore … Find out how to read more online.

S outh County homeless facility approved
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — An $800,000 intake portal that will provide assistance to homeless families in South Sarasota County could open its doors by the end of the year. The North Port City Commission unanimously approved the Sarasota Office of Housing … Find out how to read more online.

CHS grad on ‘Quest’ for success
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
After Christian Sochor graduated from Charlotte High School in 2009, the drama student followed the advice of some friends and applied to an acting school in New York City. He was accepted into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and … Find out how to read more online.

Deutsch tops District 4 war chests
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Incumbent Stephen R. Deutsch holds a sizable lead in campaign contributions over his two opponents in the Republican primary for the District 4 seat on the Charlotte County Commission. Deutsch, who has served four years, had raised … Find out how to read more online.

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