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Sheriff sues boat-race organizer
Fri  May 29 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office still has not been paid for three days of traffic control and security it provided for the Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand … Find out how to read more online.
Critical eye cast at US 41 sign mishmash
Fri  May 29 2015 12:58PM
MURDOCK — At a recent Charlotte County Commission workshop, a wide-ranging discussion of signs covered current standards, as well as possible changes, for advertising displays that some see as distracting … Find out how to read more online.
Wrongful death suit filed over inmate’s suicide
Thu  May 28 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The family of a mentally ill man who killed himself while incarcerated in the local jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Charlotte County Sheriff’s … Find out how to read more online.
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Census: No. of Americans on assistance may be leveling off
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The once-increasing number of Americans getting some kind of public assistance from the U.S. government may be slowing down, according to new information from the U.S. Census Bureau. Approximately 52.2 million Americans — or 21.3 percent — … read more.

Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret. The decree published on the official government website and signed by Putin on Wednesday makes it a state secret … read more.

Israeli Burning Man festival torches ancient remains
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man. Archaeologist Yoram Haimi says organizers of Midburn, an Israeli affiliate of the Nevada … read more.

Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world’s digital photos and videos for free. The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google’s desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually … read more.

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Tough decisions loom on county budget
Thu  May 28 2015 08:30AM
The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners got its first peek at budget projections for next year during a workshop Tuesday, and the numbers aren’t pretty. The board held a workshop with representatives from its auditing firm, Purvis Gray & Company, … Find out how to read more online.

Fla. hospital group president speaks to DMH board tonight
Thu  May 28 2015 08:30AM
Bruce Rueben, president of the Florida Hospital Association Inc., will speak at tonight’s meeting of the DeSoto Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. Rueben will address the challenges all Florida hospitals are facing during this difficult financial climate due to Gov. … Find out how to read more online.

Student numbers rising; district wins health award
Thu  May 28 2015 08:30AM
Student enrollment figures for the DeSoto County School District are growing, and portable classrooms will be needed next year to accommodate some of the students. The School Board learned during is Tuesday meeting that modular units will be used for … Find out how to read more online.

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