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Some hope for short Springs outage
Wed  Aug 27 2014 06:44PM
NORTH PORT — Although the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa will close at 5 p.m. Sunday, staff said the city’s plan to obtain full ownership of the Springs could allow … Find out how to read more online.
Rotonda III takes its turn
Wed  Aug 27 2014 06:44PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — While the two sides mull possible appeals in the Rotonda II sewer case, the wheels of justice continue to grind in the next Rotonda lawsuit. Rotonda III … Find out how to read more online.
Nevins, first bishop of Venice diocese, dies
Wed  Aug 27 2014 06:44PM
VENICE — The Most Rev. John Nevins, founding bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida, died Tuesday. He was 82. The death was announced in a press statement from … Find out how to read more online.
Voters approve districting … again
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Asked about districting for a second time, city residents voted in favor of it by an even stronger majority. In Tuesday’s primary election, 4,344 residents, or 67 … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:58PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S. journalist, a Reuters-IPSOS … read more.

S&P 500 closes above 2,000
Wed  Aug 27 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — It was a big round-number day for the stock market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed a hair above 2,000 points Tuesday, 16 years after it closed above 1,000 points for the first time. The … read more.

Putin, Poroshenko extend talks
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:58PM
MINSK — The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday on the need to “de-escalate” the conflict in eastern Ukraine but fundamental differences remain, the Belarussian president who hosted the talks said. After about six hours of negotiations with … read more.

UPDATE 1-Demonstrations resume in Missouri over shooting death of black teen
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:57PM
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - More than 100 demonstrators marched in St. Louis on Tuesday demanding the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. The death of Michael Brown, 18, focused global … read more.

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Gonzalez clinches House District 74 seat
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Dr. Julio Gonzalez easily won the Republican primary for the Florida House District 74 seat Tuesday. With all 48 Sarasota precincts counted, Gonzalez saw 8,045 votes in the Republican primary Tuesday, or 57 percent of the ballots cast, while Richard DeNapoli … Find out how to read more online.

Maulucci wins 12th Circuit judge race
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Susan Maulucci resigned from her job as a court magistrate to run for the 12th Circuit judgeship. She had no plan B for what she would do if she didn’t win. Tuesday night, the 57-year-old didn’t need to worry about … Find out how to read more online.

Brown, Goodwin retain School Board seats; Marsh, Ziegler advance
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — In the wake of Tuesday’s primary election, the contest for the Sarasota County School Board District 1 seat dropped from a four-way race to a two-way race, with Ken Marsh and Bridget Ziegler — appointed to fill the … Find out how to read more online.

Caragiulo, Maio win County Commission primary
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Results of the Republican primary for two Sarasota County Commission seats were one-sided affairs, with two candidates easily besting their opponents to reach the general election in November. For County Commission Seat 2, set to be vacated … Find out how to read more online.

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