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Bridge work stacking up Englewood traffic
Fri  Mar 24 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Patience is what’s needed to get onto or off Manasota Key via Beach Road. But patience is what’s running thin as traffic backs up onto South McCall Road … Find out how to read more online.
Officials crack down on abandoned boats before arrival of birds
Fri  Mar 24 2017 08:30AM
KEY WEST, Fla. — Marine salvors have been racing to get 32 abandoned boats off the bottom in Marquesas Keys waters before birds arrive. A crew removed seven deteriorating vessels, … Find out how to read more online.
Derelict vessels: Money to combat the problem drying up
Fri  Mar 24 2017 08:30AM
Time is running out for state grant funding for derelict boat removal from Florida waters. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission only has about 20 percent or less of … Find out how to read more online.
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House passes bill that gives terrorism victims right to sue
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida House members have passed a bill that would give individuals injured by an act of terrorism the right to sue for damages. The House unanimously approved the measure (HB 65) on Thursday. It would allow victims … read more.

Florida teens accused of striking deputy with stolen SUV
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three Florida teens face multiple charges after hitting a sheriff’s deputy with a stolen SUV and then hiding in a nearby landfill. Orange County Sheriff’s officials say the deputy was working an off-duty detail … read more.

Florida cities among the biggest population gainers
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Three metro areas in Florida were among the nation’s 10 biggest gainers in the number of people moving there last year, and another three Florida metro areas were in the top 10 for overall growth rates. The … read more.

Florida House votes again to repeal red-light cameras
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Florida House is trying again this year to end the use of red-light cameras in the state, but it’s not clear if the proposal will become law. The House on Thursday voted 91-22 in favor of … read more.

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Baby boomers tackle tech
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
Tony Adams would normally lean on his family — “technical support team” — if he has questions about his iPad or cellphone. But Adams, 72, is visiting Florida from Ohio, and doesn’t want to bother them. “My grandkids usually help, … Find out how to read more online.

Another kind of pollution in the waters
Fri  Mar 24 2017 08:30AM
Ask most people about pollution, and they will think of rubbish, plastic, oil, smog and chemicals. After some thought, most folks might also suggest noise pollution. We’re all familiar with noise around us, and we know it can become a … Find out how to read more online.


United Way honors ‘Hearts of Gold’
Fri  Mar 24 2017 08:30AM
The United Way of Charlotte County held a cocktail reception at South Port Square in Port Charlotte, “Hearts of Gold,” for their volunteers. Dozens of volunteers attended and shared some of their experiences, met new friends and chatted with old … Find out how to read more online.

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