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Overtime overreaction?
Sat  Jul 4 2015 06:41PM
Local reaction to an Obama administration proposal to increase eligibility for overtime pay is split. It may mean more money in some people’s pocket, but many say businesses will just … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Police prep for new Special Response Team
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — An officer-involved shooting in North Port last month that ended with the death of a drunk and mentally unstable man is one of many reasons why North … Find out how to read more online.
SCSO: Practice sparkler safety today
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:30AM
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.
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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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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, has been promoted as the Sarasota County public services manager … 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 injuries than a five-year average would suggest, according to Florida … 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 meeting of elected officials from the cities of North Port, … Find out how to read more online.

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