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Hot, humid days expected
Mon  Jul 6 2015 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents sweltering with a heat index reaching 105 degrees over the weekend should get some relief this work week. The index measuring what the weather feels like with … Find out how to read more online.
Sailor, cruiser unscathed in Allied invasions
Mon  Jul 6 2015 08:30AM
The USS Philadelphia sailed in convoys to Algeria and Sicily through the treacherous Mediterranean of 1943. It entered Palermo Harbor and struck at enemy shore batteries, and was there when … Find out how to read more online.
Overtime overreaction?
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
Local reaction to an Obama administration proposal to increase eligibility for overtime pay is split. It may mean more money in some people’s pocket, but many say businesses will just … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks slip amid global sell-off
Tue  Jul 7 2015 12:50AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly following drops in overseas markets as Greeks voted to reject creditor conditions for more loans, but the losses weren’t as steep as many had feared. With time running out for … read more.

Throngs gather for pope in S. America
Mon  Jul 6 2015 10:46PM
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people filled a park in Ecuador’s main port city Monday for Pope Francis’ first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America’s first pope returning … read more.

Frisco’s ‘sanctuary’ status under fire
Tue  Jul 7 2015 12:50AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on … read more.

Islamic State regains control of Syrian town
Mon  Jul 6 2015 10:46PM
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has regained control of a northern Syrian town captured by Kurdish fighters two weeks ago, activists and IS-linked social media outlets reported Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS fighters … read more.

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Boaters: Keep an eye out for manatees
Fri  Jul 3 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — An aerial survey in February suggested a record number of more than 6,000 manatees swam in Florida waters. But as 2015 progresses, more manatees are dying from watercraft injuries than a five-year average would suggest, according to Florida … Find out how to read more online.


The high cost of inmate care:
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
DeSoto County Sheriff Will Wise told County Commissioners in February that DCSO’s medical expenses to treat prisoners and detainees had topped $210,000. His budget for this fiscal year allotted only $85,000 for inmate medical costs. “In the event we are … Find out how to read more online.

Traditional parade, fireworks for the Fourth
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
Saturday brings two DeSoto County traditions: the annual Independence Day Parade in the morning, and an evening of colorful fireworks. The parade features local government officials such as city council and county commissioners, law enforcement and fire rescue, horse groups … Find out how to read more online.

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