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Early voting turnout lighter than expected
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — With two more days of early voting left for the Aug. 26 primary election, voters have shown a preference for absentee ballots over early voting. Early voting, … Find out how to read more online.
TRIM notices coming
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Property owners should start receiving their 2014-2015 TRIM notices this week, as local governments finalize their tax rates for the next fiscal year. The “Truth in Millage” notices … Find out how to read more online.
Heat continues, but more rain this weekend
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:00AM
Typical Florida coastal temperatures will continue through most of the weekend for both Sarasota and Charlotte counties, according to National Weather Center meteorologist Robert Garcia. Garcia said that average temperatures … Find out how to read more online.
New landscaping on tap for Biscayne Drive
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Biscayne Drive will be made over in the coming months, once a landscaping enhancement project takes off on a mission to revamp the area. A lush new … Find out how to read more online.
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Eruption risk rising for volcano in Iceland
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
(LA Times) — Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano over the last five days, prompting meteorologists to warn of an increasing risk of eruption and causing public safety authorities to evacuate tourists from the popular summer climbing … read more.

US Ebola patients released from hospital
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Both U.S. aid workers who were infected with Ebola in Liberia have been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after having fought off the deadly virus. Kent Brantly, a doctor, was discharged Thursday. Nancy Writebol, an … read more.

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
(AP) — Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, … read more.

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative … read more.

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Memorial marker can stay
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Wednesday, Charlie Moore added fresh mulch near the memorial marker of his only daughter, Valerie, who died at 17 in a crash along U.S. 41 in 2005. Moore, a landscaper, hadn’t been out to the site in a … Find out how to read more online.

Guards mulled for elementaries
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County School Board member Frank Kovach thinks not enough is being done about elementary school security. The topic was discussed briefly last month but, during a workshop this week, Kovach said he also was responding to … Find out how to read more online.

SCAT passes will be available at social service providers
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Liberty Pass, which provides unlimited monthly rides on SCAT buses, will only be available through participating social service providers, effective Sept. 1. Passes will no longer be available directly from Sarasota County Area Transit through the mail … Find out how to read more online.

Molestation charge for school psychologist
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:43AM
A Sarasota County School District psychologist was charged Wednesday with molesting a young girl who was previously under his foster care, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Harvey Dorey, 44, of the 500 block of Alligator Drive, Venice, faces … Find out how to read more online.

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