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Body found off I-75 near Sumter exit
Thu  Feb 4 2016 05:32PM
NORTH PORT — A white male in his 50s was found dead Thursday afternoon in a wooded area near the Interstate 75 southbound off-ramp at exit 182, according to city … Find out how to read more online.
Fairgoers can expect chillier weather
Fri  Feb 5 2016 08:30AM
With temperatures jumping back into the 80s this work week, it may have felt like spring to some Southwest Floridians, but temperatures will soon drop back down. Charlotte County fairgoers … Find out how to read more online.
Attorney presents Danielle Dreher’s side of story
Fri  Feb 5 2016 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Tonight when “Dateline” airs an episode about local firefighter Sam Presley Dreher’s murder, someone not interviewed was his ex-wife Danielle Dreher, who is in prison. Sam — … Find out how to read more online.
Red tide fish kill dribbling onto Manasota Key
Fri  Feb 5 2016 11:35AM
ENGLEWOOD — Dead fish continue to wash up onto Manasota Key, according to reports received by the Sun Thursday. Earlier this week, dead fish appeared along the Manasota Key shorelines … Find out how to read more online.
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Bill would put a stop to red-light cameras
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A bill that would bring the use of red-light cameras to a screeching halt received narrow support in a Senate committee Thursday after the sponsor argued cities and counties use the traffic enforcement devices to raise cash rather … read more.

UCF hit by data breach involving Social Security numbers
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — The University of Central Florida says a hacker has gained access to 63,000 Social Security numbers belonging to former and current students and workers. UCF President John Hitt said Thursday in an online letter that school officials … read more.

Lottery winner must pay former boyfriend part of winnings
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
SANFORD (AP) — Jurors say a central Florida woman who won $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former boyfriend, who had claimed he gave her the money to buy the ticket. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the … read more.

Central Florida man faces felony littering charge
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS (AP) — A central Florida man is facing felony littering charges after a contracting firm hired by Seminole County spent nine hours cleaning more than 31 tons of trash from his home. Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alan … read more.

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Sarasota School Board hears restroom reversal request
Thu  Feb 4 2016 03:37PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County School Board chambers were packed Tuesday night with a sea of white-clad, peaceful protesters — including area pastors — asking the board to reconsider a recently implemented bathroom policy for transgender students at Pine View … Find out how to read more online.

Trial date set in Carusone vs. city case
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A trial date has been set in the civil case between the city of North Port and a former city commissioner who is again seeking to run for office. In November, the city filed a complaint against … Find out how to read more online.

River Road talks headed to Tallahassee
Thu  Feb 4 2016 03:27PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The proposed River Road widening took another step toward reality Friday with state Rep. Jim Boyd of Bradenton sponsoring the project as a House budget issue. Elected officials and county staff will champion the cause today in … Find out how to read more online.

Venice Regional hires new CEO
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
VENICE — A monthslong search has culminated in the hiring of John McLain as chief executive officer of Venice Regional Bayfront Health. The hospital announced the hiring in a press statement Tuesday afternoon. McLain’s first day on the job will … Find out how to read more online.

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