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Sleepy burglar takes a nap on the job
Sun  Sep 14 2014 07:44PM
A Nokomis man might be able to claim the title of Florida’s dumbest criminal. Dion Davis foiled his own burglary attempt after he fell asleep on his victim’s bed. According … Find out how to read more online.
Children are waiting for a ‘Big’ break
Sun  Sep 14 2014 07:44PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Suncoast needs Bigs. Bigs are adults who mentor children ages 6-18. They spend quality time, which, according to most Bigs, ends up being … Find out how to read more online.
Budget set for second hearing
Sun  Sep 14 2014 07:42PM
City leaders formally adopted the 2014-15 city budget this week, drawing on “excess reserves” to balance a nearly $108 million operating budget. The millage rate will remain at 3.116, the … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks end higher as investors await news from Federal Reserve
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of the morning, then turned broadly higher in the … read more.

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to … read more.

US ground troops in Iraq possible
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s … read more.

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and ’90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold. Gangs from coast to coast have toned down … read more.

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Annual Coastal Cleanup returns Sept. 20
Mon  Sep 15 2014 03:19PM
Keep Sarasota County Beautiful (KSCB) will help clean coastal and other areas during the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 20, at sites throughout Sarasota County, including Venice area beaches (rain date: Saturday, Sept. 27). “This is one … Find out how to read more online.

‘Heart & Sole’ fashion show on tap
Sun  Sep 14 2014 07:42PM
Putting a new twist on an old song — “Heart And Soul,” by Frank Loesser — The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County is planning its “Heart & Sole” Fashion Show for Thursday, Nov. 6. The not-for-profit organization will host … Find out how to read more online.

New form eases County volunteering process
Sun  Sep 14 2014 07:42PM
Do you want to serve as a volunteer or as a technology coach at Jacaranda Public Library? How about helping with the Florida Scrub-Jay habitat at Shamrock Park or being an usher at events held at Venice Community Center? These … Find out how to read more online.

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