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John Deere Gator collides with truck on State Road 70
Thu  Mar 26 2015 12:11PM
The Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on State Road 70 East at Townsend Avenue, DeSoto County, that sent one driver to the hospital in serious condition. According to the … Find out how to read more online.
School Board to consider out-of-district transfer rules
Thu  Mar 26 2015 12:11PM
The DeSoto County School Board is working on changes to its district transfer policy that would likely tighten up the criteria for leaving the district. Before Tuesday’s School Board meeting, … Find out how to read more online.
Links2Success leads tour of colleges, capital
Thu  Mar 26 2015 12:11PM
Last week, more than 40 DeSoto County students participated in Links to Success’ Second Annual Spring Break College Tour. Participants included students from Links to Success’ College & Career Prep … Find out how to read more online.
SR 31 wreck leaves three in serious condition
Thu  Mar 26 2015 12:11PM
The Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on State Road 31 Friday in DeSoto County that sent two people to Lee Memorial Hospital and one to DeSoto Memorial with serious … Find out how to read more online.
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Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings. An investigation led by the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement has led to 252 enforcement actions … read more.

American who contracted Ebola improves, in serious condition
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Doctors say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has improved to serious condition at the National Institutes of Health. The agency announced Thursday that the patient’s … read more.

Safety experts: Alps crash dramatizes need for third pilot
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some aviation safety experts say French prosecutors’ assertion that the crash of a German airliner was a deliberate act points to the possible need for a third pilot in the cockpit. James Hall, former chairman of the … read more.

Mental exam ordered for man accused in workplace beheading
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental competency exam for a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant in Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports that defense attorneys for 30-year-old Alton Alexander Nolen requested the … read more.

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Watch for downtown weekend construction
Thu  Mar 26 2015 12:11PM
On Thursday starting at 6 p.m., construction crews will be milling the intersections on Oak Street in downtown Arcadia at both Polk and Monroe in preparation for new asphalt paving. Work will commence at the intersection of Polk and then … Find out how to read more online.

Pioneer Day: Recreating lifestyles of yesteryear
Thu  Mar 26 2015 12:11PM


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Hospital provides pulmonary rehab
Thu  Mar 26 2015 12:11PM
Pulmonary rehabilitation is offered to patients with chronic lung diseases such as COPD to help improve lung function. Monitored exercise can allow you to get into shape which makes you stronger. Pulmonary rehabilitation reduces hospital visits and reduces symptoms to … Find out how to read more online.

Nuclear stress tests available at DMH
Thu  Mar 26 2015 12:11PM
DeSoto Memorial Hospital is buzzing with activity now that Dr. Bassam Altajar performing all his patient’s stress tests at DMH. “Upon starting my new practice, I elected to do my nuclear stress tests at DMH for multiple reasons: convenience and … Find out how to read more online.

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