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Sheriff Knight: Sarasota County schools overlook safety costs
Sun  Jun 17 2018 05:58PM
Sheriff Tom Knight told Sarasota County school officials about costs they may be missing in their plan to create a 42-officer security force. Knight and other top law enforcement leaders … Find out how to read more online.
Heat index aims for triple digits
Sun  Jun 17 2018 05:58PM
There’s no mercy this week when it comes to the weather in Southwest Florida. It’s hot, it’s rainy. Then it’s hot and it’s rainy again ... and then there’s the … Find out how to read more online.
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
Phil Holloway’s mother ruled her home the same way the nuns in Catholic school did. That is to say she spanked her son. “I was brought up under the premise … Find out how to read more online.
Readers asked, here are some answers
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
E mail often delivers questions to this columnist. And, just as often, even if she has no satisfactory answers, readers’ questions can prove helpfully thought provoking. Punta Gorda is curious … Find out how to read more online.
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Incumbents are running for Englewood Water District, fire board
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The state qualifying period opens June 18 for Englewood Area Fire Control District and Englewood Water District board seats. Four fire district commissioners and two water district supervisors hope to keep their seats in November. Candidates must file … Find out how to read more online.

Fire flow
Sat  Jun 16 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD BEACH — As the sun sets beyond the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico, a new fire shines bright and twirling along a local beach. On Thursday evening, Kevin Sachkar, 26, of Englewood, spun fire — as he’s done … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota County School Board continues look at safety, security
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — A week after the district’s safety and security discussion, the Sarasota County Schools board will look at its five-year capital improvement plan Tuesday. The CIP is one several topics the board will discuss at its Tuesday workshop. One … Find out how to read more online.

Region residents line up for Braves seats
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Area Atlanta Braves fans, and people from hundreds of miles away, had an opportunity Saturday to put a deposit down on season tickets. The ticket event was held at the George Mullen Activity Center in North Port … Find out how to read more online.

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New directive takes aim at immigrants fleeing gang violence
Sun  Jun 17 2018 01:19AM
TIJUANA, Mexico — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio’s life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all … read more.

Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents
Sun  Jun 17 2018 01:19AM
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday. The inmate, whose name hasn’t been released, shot Wyandotte … read more.

Pope: Abortion is ‘white glove’ equivalent to Nazi crimes
Sun  Jun 17 2018 01:19AM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family … read more.

Cooling towers imploded at Florida power plant
Sun  Jun 17 2018 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Two cooling towers — both well over the length of a football field — came tumbling down in seconds Saturday in Florida as part of an effort to dismantle a power plant. The identical, 462-foot towers were … read more.

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