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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.
The high cost of inmate care:
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
DeSoto County Sheriff Will Wise told County Commissioners in February that DCSO’s medical expenses to treat prisoners and detainees had topped $210,000. His budget for this fiscal year allotted only … Find out how to read more online.
Traditional parade, fireworks for the Fourth
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
Saturday brings two DeSoto County traditions: the annual Independence Day Parade in the morning, and an evening of colorful fireworks. The parade features local government officials such as city council … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Hot dog king eats to keep title today
Fri  Jul 3 2015 09:28PM
(CNN) — When it comes to the world of competitive eating, it’s feast or famine, eat or be eaten. And not to rub salt in wounds, when it comes to making mincemeat of the competition, American Joey Chestnut is still … read more.

Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts
Sat  Jul 4 2015 01:19AM
Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. The proposed cash-and-stock deal, announced early Friday, would … read more.

Estate of ‘Untouchables’ Ness in legal fight over old stock
Sat  Jul 4 2015 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — A legal fight is brewing in Florida between the estate of “Untouchables” Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and an Ohio company over some long-undiscovered stock that apparently belonged to Ness and may be worth more than $1 million. … read more.

Serial stowaway wannabe released from jail
Sat  Jul 4 2015 01:19AM
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who has repeatedly tried to sneak aboard airplanes around the country has been released from the Cook County Jail in Chicago, insisting she’s through with her run of stowaway attempts. “I feel free as a … read more.

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DMH uses Telestroke — because seconds count
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
DeSoto Memorial Hospital demonstrated its newest advancement in treating patients who come in with symptoms of a stroke. The new Telestroke program allows DMH staff to connect through live video with Sarasota Memorial Hospital medical staff for consultation. Telestroke is … Find out how to read more online.

Martin Realty hosts open house
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
The Martin Realty Co. is holding a Community Appreciation Day today to celebrate its 15th year in business. Festivities start at 11 a.m., and a special presentation is planned for noon. Free hot dogs will be available and a free … Find out how to read more online.

Bird of the Month: White-eyed vireo
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
The White-eyed Vireo is a cheery little creature that can be found in our area year-round. It is much more common during migration when local residents are joined by their brethren who are just passing through. Numbers are low in … Find out how to read more online.

Rotary names new officers, honors award winners
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
The Arcadia Rotary Club installed its 2015-2016 officers at St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church Tuesday at the annual Change of Watch dinner celebration. Arcadia Mayor Judy Strickland officiated. The officers are: President Rhonda Mixon Sweeney from DeSoto Memorial Hospital; President-Elect Terry … Find out how to read more online.

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