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The wet weekend could be followed with cold snap
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
Rainfall this weekend totaled more than 8 inches in areas of Sarasota County, but the precipitation is expected to taper off by Wednesday in advance of a cold front. Thunderstorms … Find out how to read more online.
Carbon monoxide alarms save couple’s lives
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
Marty Blaustein loved his new car. That is, until it almost killed him and his wife, Betzy, in their sleep. Their lifesaver: two small devices in the couple’s home that … Find out how to read more online.
To shoot, or not to shoot
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
A man cutting the grass at a home on Hartford Drive in Port Charlotte recently was attacked by a pit bull that slipped his collar and jumped a fence. The … Find out how to read more online.
Eyster served in 254th Engineering Battalion
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
George Eyster started off driving a 2 ½-ton Army truck in the 254th Engineering Battalion attached to Gen. Omar Bradley’s 1st Army when it came ashore on Omaha Beach June … Find out how to read more online.
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Afghan president sworn in
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United … read more.

US stocks head lower, following drops overseas
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended with slight losses in another day of choppy trading. Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major world financial … read more.

Warming clues mount
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat … read more.

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias sentencing trial
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 200 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial … read more.

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Families leaving town
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Pat Knox spent part of Monday tallying up the 30 or more families who, since January, have given up on Englewood and left. “Some have stopped by and said they lost their jobs and don’t have the money … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 28 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Wearing a Union hat and a knowing look, Abe Coleman walks slowly through the Blanchard House Museum’s new exhibit, “Henceforth, and Forever Free: The Long Road to Emancipation,” nodding at what he sees. The 83-year-old Punta Gorda … Find out how to read more online.

Gator derails Springs’ reopening
Sun  Sep 28 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — The 9 a.m. reopening of Warm Mineral Springs was delayed Saturday — by an alligator. “That’s a tradition,” laughed Jack Bobo, president of National and State Park Concessions, the Springs’ current operator. Citing safety above access, Bobo kept … Find out how to read more online.

What’s in store for Warm Mineral Springs?
Sun  Sep 28 2014 04:57PM
NORTH PORT — With the city now the sole owner of the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa, conversations again are turning to what should be done with the beleaguered 81-acre natural attraction that has been shuttered twice in just over … Find out how to read more online.

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