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SCSO: Practice sparkler safety today
Fri  Jul 3 2015 01:12PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Every year people are taken to hospital emergency rooms in the United States because of injuries from fireworks. So what can you do to enjoy the Fourth … Find out how to read more online.
Elsie Quirk Library looks for new leader
Fri  Jul 3 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Englewood library patrons have been in to say goodbye to a friend and leader who has become a integral part of the community. Jennifer Perry, head librarian, … Find out how to read more online.
Boaters: Keep an eye out for manatees
Fri  Jul 3 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — An aerial survey in February suggested a record number of more than 6,000 manatees swam in Florida waters. But as 2015 progresses, more manatees are dying from watercraft … Find out how to read more online.
City officials aim to improve transportation as population swells
Thu  Jul 2 2015 04:54PM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– Elected officials from every Sarasota County municipality emphasized Wednesday the necessity of being proactive where transportation is concerned. A main point of focus during the joint board … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks slip on mixed US jobs report, Greek fears
Fri  Jul 3 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Investors bought at the opening of trading after a Labor Department report on job creation suggested … read more.

N.Y. firefighter who responded to 9/11 wins $5 million lottery
Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:21PM
NEW YORK (CNN) — New York City firefighter Carmelo Mercado retired after suffering lung ailments from his time working at ground zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A former member of Battalion 49 in Astoria, Queens, Mercado, 63, … read more.


Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:21PM

Hope for jail release for doctor linked to Sen. Menendez
Fri  Jul 3 2015 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez are hopeful he will be released from jail Thursday. Dr. Salomon Melgen’s defense team reached a tentative $18 million bond agreement … read more.

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North Port to meet with surrounding cities today
Wed  Jul 1 2015 12:28PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — North Port city commissioners are meeting today with board members from three surrounding cities — Venice, Longboat Key and Sarasota — to discuss topics of regional concern. The meeting is at 2:30 p.m. at the Van Wezel … Find out how to read more online.

Area ranks high on small biz list
Thu  Jul 2 2015 04:45PM
NORTH PORT — The North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota metropolitan statistical area has been ranked in the top 100 areas of the country for small businesses. According to WalletHub, a company that compiles financial, business and company information for consumers, the North Port … Find out how to read more online.

Danielle Dreher requests new trial on burglary, theft charges
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — After a four-day trial in June that returned a guilty verdict of burglary and theft charges for Danielle Dreher, the former wife of slain Charlotte County firefighter Sam Dreher, Danielle’s defense team has filed a motion for … Find out how to read more online.

City clock tower plans move forward
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Potential visual obstruction to traffic was the main concern as plans for a clock tower to be built in the city moved forward during a joint commission meeting with the Art Advisory Board Monday night. The North … Find out how to read more online.

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