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Ex-Murdock Rotary Club official accused of theft
Fri  Jul 29 2016 09:00PM
PUNTA GORDA — A Rotary Club of Murdock official will face grand theft charges even though she paid back the more than $20,000 she skimmed from the nonprofit organization over … Find out how to read more online.
Budget meeting brings aquatic changes
Fri  Jul 29 2016 09:04AM
NORTH PORT — The City Commission is making some changes in the aquatics offerings in North Port. The North Port City Commissioners held a budget meeting Thursday in City Hall. … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood, Sarasota hospitals earn high marks
Fri  Jul 29 2016 06:50PM
Two area hospitals earned high marks from the federal agency that oversees the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Sarasota Memorial Hospital was one of only two state hospitals — the other … Find out how to read more online.
North Port ranks high for retirement
Fri  Jul 29 2016 09:04AM
NORTH PORT — Living in southern Rhode Island in 2008, Jim and Cindy Brady took a trip to sunny St. Petersburg to check the area out. They loved it. Over … Find out how to read more online.
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Florida man arrested; doughnut flakes test positive for meth
Fri  Jul 29 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Rushing probably won’t be eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts in his car any more. The 64-year-old was arrested on drug charges when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought … read more.


Fri  Jul 29 2016 01:19AM
Second dispensing organization authorized in Florida TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida’s Department of Health has granted its second dispensing authorization for medical marijuana. On Wednesday the agency notified Surterra Therapeutics that it has been approved for processing and dispensing low-THC cannabis. … read more.

FDA: No Miami-area blood donations during Zika investigation
Fri  Jul 29 2016 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities want to suspend blood donations in Florida counties investigating four mysterious cases of Zika infection that may be the first spread by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland. Blood centers in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale … read more.

Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents
Wed  Jul 27 2016 01:19AM
DALLAS — The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead … read more.

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Church food pantry serving homeless burglarized
Fri  Jul 29 2016 09:06AM
ENGLEWOOD — In 10 years, Pat Knox has served thousands of homeless individuals at the Jubilee Center pantry and never had any problems. That was until July 14, when the pantry was robbed. Knox, who runs the pantry at St. … Find out how to read more online.

Dearman gets 20 years
Fri  Jul 29 2016 06:50PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A judge said he could only imagine the last moments and breaths of little Jimmy Dearman, who couldn’t comprehend why his father was suffocating the life out of him before he died on Christmas Eve. On Thursday, … Find out how to read more online.

Toddler found in pool still in critical condition
Fri  Jul 29 2016 06:50PM
NORTH PORT — A 2-year-old girl remained in critical condition Wednesday at All Children’s Hospital after she was found unresponsive in a family swimming pool off Lingle Street on Tuesday afternoon. First responders from North Port police and fire departments … Find out how to read more online.

Republicans on the menu at Democratic Convention?
Fri  Jul 29 2016 06:50PM

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