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Radioactive tests from Mosaic incident not completed
Tue  Sep 27 2016 11:10AM
NEW WALES — David Fontana said he stopped cooking with well water from his tap after a sinkhole opened under a Mosaic Fertilizer operation and sent millions of gallons of … Find out how to read more online.
Candidate withdraws from Sarasota Schools superintendent search
Tue  Sep 27 2016 11:10AM
SARASOTA — A finalist for the Sarasota County Schools superintendent has withdrawn his application, the district said Monday morning. Andrew Rynberg, one of four finalists, notified the Sarasota County School … Find out how to read more online.
Red tide, fish kills reported on Gulf beaches
Tue  Sep 27 2016 08:42AM
ENGLEWOOD — A bloom of red tide algae in the Gulf of Mexico and a subsequent fish kill plagued weekend beachgoers and kept many from the beach on Monday. Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Senior citizens trafficking focus of talk today
Tue  Sep 27 2016 08:42AM
VENICE — An expert in the field of human trafficking will speak today at The Salvation Army Community Center, touching on a number of subjects, including senior citizen trafficking, a … Find out how to read more online.
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Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:22PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted … read more.

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Election winners had deep pockets
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
Roger Eaton says he never equated victory with money in his successful run for Charlotte County clerk of court. But Eaton still spent more than any other Charlotte County candidate running for office in the Aug. 30 primary, putting $80,000 … Find out how to read more online.

Summertime weather pattern hasn’t fallen off yet
Mon  Sep 26 2016 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians are still experiencing summertime weather even though the autumn season has already cooled down in many places to the north. “We’re still in a summertime pattern,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Ernie Jillson. This means it will be … Find out how to read more online.

Bills Backers donate socks
Tue  Sep 27 2016 08:42AM
The Buffalo Bills Backers of North Port and its friends have donated more than 500 pairs of socks for students in North Port schools. The schools will distribute the socks. The Buffalo Bills Backers of North Port meet every game … Find out how to read more online.

Kayak crew hits waterways
Tue  Sep 27 2016 08:42AM
A third kayak excursion took place Sept. 20, venturing up the Myakka River for three hours, according to organizer Alice White. The adventure went from the Sleeping Turtles Preserve North along Border Road in Venice and ended at Snook Haven, … Find out how to read more online.

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