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Neighbors irritated by plant’s constant burning
Mon  May 4 2015 08:30AM
PLACIDA — David Tressmer insists he’s not a bad neighbor and does what he can to prevent smoke from his business Charlotte Organix from blowing into the South Gulf Cove … Find out how to read more online.
Spring temperatures bounce back this month
Mon  May 4 2015 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents will begin feeling “more seasonable temperatures” the first full week of May, according to meteorologist Rodney Wynn of the National Weather Service. “This week we’re getting a … Find out how to read more online.
Jimerson endures tense days
Mon  May 4 2015 08:30AM
Barney Jimerson remembers sleeping in a “little tent” in double sleeping bags with his shoes on in the cold of Germany in January 1956 Jimerson, 81, and a resident of … Find out how to read more online.
Accused murderer gets third trial
Sun  May 3 2015 08:30AM
The Second District Court of Appeals granted accused killer John Allen Lee a third trial after his attorneys alleged the state withheld critical evidence during his previous, second, murder trial. … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks sink as oil price gets above $60
Wed  May 6 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A combination of concerns knocked the U.S. stock market lower Tuesday, snapping a two-day run. Crude oil climbed above $60 a barrel for the first time this year, raising expectations for rising inflation and interest rates. … read more.

Escaped inmate nabbed after 56 years
Wed  May 6 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO — A man convicted of manslaughter escaped from an Ohio prison farm in 1959, then was allowed to slip away from law enforcement in 1975 and disappeared until a ruse to get his fingerprints led to his arrest in … read more.

Two decades after ‘Black Hawk Down,’ Kerry visits Somalia
Wed  May 6 2015 01:19AM
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the … read more.

ISIS claims Texas attack
Wed  May 6 2015 01:19AM
PHOENIX — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it … read more.

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High-speed hazard
Fri  May 1 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Ramon Merino drives every day from his home off Edgewater Drive to his job in mosquito control at the Charlotte County East Port Environmental Campus on Harborview Road. It’s a straight shot, but one fraught with danger. … Find out how to read more online.

Drug sting yields 17 arrests
Fri  May 1 2015 08:30AM
SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged 17 individuals as part of a targeted search for suspects who sold heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription drugs locally to narcotics detectives. Following several undercover drug buys in past months, … Find out how to read more online.

School Board OKs 2015-16 schedule
Thu  Apr 30 2015 08:30AM
Classes will start a little earlier for the next school year, but they will end a bit earlier in the year, too, under a new schedule adopted by the DeSoto County School Board on Tuesday. The new calendar lists the … Find out how to read more online.

Kids’ bike rodeo held Saturday
Thu  Apr 30 2015 08:30AM
The Arcadia Elks, in partnership with the Arcadia Police Department, are sponsoring a free Bicycle Rodeo for kids on Saturday, May 2. The event, which starts at 10 a.m. and runs to 1 p.m., will be held at Veterans Park … Find out how to read more online.

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