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Jury in child sex case deliberates late
Fri  Oct 31 2014 10:26AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The jury deliberated well past 7 p.m. Thursday in the child sexual abuse trial of HIV-positive North Port man Jose Rodriguez, after hearing several hours of closing … Find out how to read more online.
An unlikely ally
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Editor’s note: T he names in this story have been changed to protect those mentioned. Ray sits on a rocking chair in his lanai, awkwardly adjusting back and forth as … Find out how to read more online.
Forum focuses on marshal, council races
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Arcadia residents had the chance to hear first-hand from all city council and marshal candidates on their visions for the city’s future during a forum last Thursday. The event, hosted … Find out how to read more online.
A final look at the candidates
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
In an effort to help you, the voter, decide whom to choose in local elections, the Arcadian submitted questionnaires to the candidates running for local offices in contested races (City … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Stocks cap wild month with rally
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October. Stocks started the month modestly below a record high, only to cascade to their worst slump in two years. But after flirting with a correction, … read more.

Tourist rocket explodes
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:19AM
MOJAVE, Calif. — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth’s atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than … read more.

Gov. Scott distances self from scandals
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:00AM
TALLAHASSEE — As Florida slowly recovers from the Great Recession, Gov. Rick Scott has asked voters to judge him on his handling of the state’s economy and his ability to bring jobs to the Sunshine State. But in an election … read more.

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:19AM
JOHANNESBURG — The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely … read more.

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High school principal resigns to take out-of-district position
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
During Tuesday’s school board meeting, superintendent Dr. Karyn Gary reported that DeSoto County High School Principal Nelson Stephenson had submitted a letter of resignation, because he had an offer to head another school district outside of DeSoto. She said Stephenson … Find out how to read more online.


Lasso up some pro rodeo action
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Cowboys and cowgirls, saddle up the family wagon and head on down to the Arcadia Rodeo Arena this weekend for some high-flying professional rodeo action. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association riders mount up this weekend for a wild afternoon of entertainment, … Find out how to read more online.

Strolling 4 A Cure is on Saturday
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Saturday marks the fifth annual Strolling 4 A Cure cancer walk at the Brookside Bluff Community. Strolling was started by Janet Preston in memory of her sister, Susan, who passed away almost six years ago due to cancer. Preston has … Find out how to read more online.

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