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Stormy dispute rages on
Tue  Jul 22 2014 07:37PM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County again is rattling its sabers over its share of the cost to reconstruct the Peace River water plant. Having already raised the specter of a legal … Find out how to read more online.
Men with beards sought for contest
Tue  Jul 22 2014 08:03PM
ENGLEWOOD — The boys from “Duck Dynasty” built an empire from duck calls and their signature long beards. The theme song to their wildly popular reality show is sung by … Find out how to read more online.
$704M school budget advances
Tue  Jul 22 2014 06:34PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County School Board unanimously approved a $704 million tentative budget — a reduction of $69 million from last fiscal year — and a lower millage … Find out how to read more online.
Area home sales steady
Tue  Jul 22 2014 08:48PM
The local real estate market remains strong, with homes sold last month in the Charlotte County area fetching the highest median sales price of the year, according to data released … Find out how to read more online.
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US flights dodge Tel Aviv
Tue  Jul 22 2014 10:12PM
JERUSALEM — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over … read more.

Stalemate at crash site
Tue  Jul 22 2014 10:12PM
KHARKIV, Ukraine — A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russia separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world … read more.

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue
Tue  Jul 22 2014 10:12PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. A divided court panel in … read more.

11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die
Tue  Jul 22 2014 10:12PM
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. The town where the girls were kidnapped, Chibok, is cut off by militants, who … read more.

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Charlotte to set island fire assessments
Tue  Jul 22 2014 08:52PM
ENGLEWOOD — Knight and Don Pedro property owners were happy with the Englewood Area Fire Control District until the cost of fire protection increased. Now, Charlotte County will provide those services and will set municipal service benefit unit rates for … Find out how to read more online.

Cistern users win a stay from water utility hookups
Tue  Jul 22 2014 06:34PM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners weren’t ready Tuesday to require island property owners to hook up to the Little Gasparilla Water Utilities. Commissioners held a public hearing to clarify a long-standing ordinance — a point County Attorney Janette Knowlton reiterated … Find out how to read more online.

Staffing agency hired for SCSO crossing guard duties
Tue  Jul 22 2014 08:25PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a private firm has been hired to perform crossing guard duties throughout unincorporated areas of the county. The SCSO selected Staffing Connection/Action Labor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which will … Find out how to read more online.

Shelter wants cute pet photos
Tue  Jul 22 2014 08:19PM
ENGLEWOOD — Suncoast Humane Society is finally giving you a chance to put that picture of your dog in a superhero costume to use. Suncoast is sponsoring its annual Pet Calendar photo contest, a fundraiser to raise money to cover … Find out how to read more online.

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