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Officials get closer to homeless facility decision
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:21AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota county and city leaders are roughly 60 days from choosing the location of an adult homeless shelter, following a joint meeting Tuesday. Unless they decide to … Find out how to read more online.
Theater summer camp offered for students
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:15AM
ENGLEWOOD — For 20 children, the summer will be filled with tongue twisters, puppettering and acting like cats. For the second year, the Lemon Bay Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn St., … Find out how to read more online.
Area housing trends continue strong
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:21AM
Residential real estate in Southwest Florida is heating up as more homes continue to sell faster and fetch strong prices, according to March real estate reports. Charlotte and Sarasota counties … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Woman takes ambulance, asks for beer
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:21AM
ARCADIA — Angela Thresher wandered into a quiet fire station in downtown Arcadia Monday afternoon. She spotted a fire jacket and tried it on. Then grabbed an air mask and … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Decision: Affirmative action ban OK
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a … read more.

High court eyes Internet TV
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet. The high court heard arguments … read more.

Republican Curt Clawson wins special GOP primary
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
FORT MYERS — The former CEO of an aluminum wheel company won a Republican primary Tuesday in a special election for the seat of a congressman who resigned in January after being arrested for buying cocaine. Curt Clawson, 54, defeated … read more.

Legislature argues Florida DCF budget
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
MIAMI — After dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers may add money for nearly 200 new child protective investigators and other services, but critics worry the proposal overlooks funding to treat mental health and substance abuse problems that are … read more.

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More Local News
Sunshine Lake cleanup halted
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:21AM
MURDOCK — The saga of Sunshine Lake has taken another unexpected — and expensive — turn. With the discovery of Little Blue Heron nests on the lake, up to $368,900 in cleanup expenses and four more months of duration have … Find out how to read more online.

Manta Pride Ride set for May 10
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:21AM
Want to get some good exercise, meet new friends, and help your high school football team? The Manta Pride Ride may be just the thing. The Lemon Bay Touchdown Club has planned the ride for 8 a.m. May 10, and … Find out how to read more online.

Season of kittens
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:21AM
Kittens may be cuddly and adorable, but officials say too much cuteness isn’t necessarily a good thing. This year, thousands of wild kittens will be born in Charlotte County alone. The influx of baby cats has begun, and many will … Find out how to read more online.

County orders mangrove replacement
Tue  Apr 22 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Sarasota County on Friday outlined the plans and set the pace for restoration work a Manasota Key property owner must complete on a mangrove wetland he clear-cut and filled. The order requires the property owner, Paul Maurer, to … Find out how to read more online.

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