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Early voting turnout lighter than expected
Fri  Aug 22 2014 12:05AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — With two more days of early voting left for the Aug. 26 primary election, voters have shown a preference for absentee ballots over early voting. Early voting, which … Find out how to read more online.
School’s back in session
Mon  Aug 18 2014 08:00AM
Thousands of students from Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties are heading back to school today, and authorities are reminding drivers to remain vigilant and watch their speeds. “It can sometimes … Find out how to read more online.
Home prices climb
Fri  Aug 22 2014 12:05AM
Prices for single-family homes continue to climb, while a resurgent condo market also is seeing significant price gains. The median sale price for a single-family home rose in July to … Find out how to read more online.
Guards considered for Sarasota elementary schools
Fri  Aug 22 2014 12:05AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County School Board member Frank Kovach thinks not enough is being done about elementary school security. The topic was discussed briefly last month but, during a … Find out how to read more online.
Supplies running low at Englewood food banks
Fri  Aug 22 2014 12:05AM
ENGLEWOOD — Food pantries in Englewood are struggling to meet the needs of the community. The three primary food pantries in the area — at Englewood Helping Hand, St. David’s … Find out how to read more online.
Joe Comeaux flew C-130 transports in Vietnam
Mon  Aug 18 2014 08:00AM
Joe Comeaux of Punta Gorda got out of high school in ’69, just in time for the last of the Vietnam War. “I was in ROTC in college taking pilot’s … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte’s suicide rate alarming
Sun  Aug 17 2014 08:00AM
On a warm, sunny morning in June, an 83-year-old Englewood man walked into Englewood Community Funeral Home on South McCall Road and, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, asked … Find out how to read more online.
Manasota Key mangrove violator fined
Sun  Aug 17 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — An attorney for the man who ripped 30 feet of mangroves from a Manasota Key Road lot is appealing the resulting $250-a-day fine. A Sarasota County code enforcement … Find out how to read more online.
10 years later, 10 times stronger
Thu  Aug 14 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Jeb Bush was live on national television around 3:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 2004 — which happened to be Friday the 13th. The then-governor was addressing Florida residents about Hurricane … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Bowler strikes alley patron
Sat  Aug 16 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — A 53-year-old North Port man is accused of getting physical with a woman in a local bowling alley, after the woman asked why he was cursing at her … Find out how to read more online.
Venice father/daughter duo a racing rarity
Sat  Aug 16 2014 08:00AM
Throughout its long history, sprint car racing has always been one of the fastest, most exciting and one of the riskiest forms of racing on the planet. It’s also been … Find out how to read more online.
Girls U-8 soccer team wins national tourney
Sat  Aug 16 2014 08:00AM
Mario’s Angels, a three-girl, under-8-years-old team that plays most of its games with the North Port Youth Soccer Association, won the recent Challenge Sports 3v3 national championship tournament at the … Find out how to read more online.
Firefighters to make a calendar
Fri  Aug 15 2014 02:25PM
ENGLEWOOD — A shirtless, buff Englewood firefighter standing with his head down, holding an ax near hot flames is one of many photographs planned for a new 2015 calendar. At … Find out how to read more online.
State declines action on resisting arrest case
Fri  Aug 15 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — The State Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against a North Port man arrested last year on a charge of resisting arrest who claimed he was physically … Find out how to read more online.
North Port man charged with raping two girls
Fri  Aug 15 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — A 20-year-old man faces sexual battery charges for reportedly assaulting and raping two girls, one 15 years old at the time, according to the North Port Police Department. … Find out how to read more online.
School boards talk new standards
Thu  Aug 14 2014 08:00AM
LAKEWOOD RANCH — School boards and staffs from Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee counties met Wednesday afternoon and shared similar concerns about preparing teachers to instruct — and educating the community … Find out how to read more online.
Man charged with pill fraud
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A North Port man turned himself over to authorities Tuesday after being charged in a 3-year-old scheme to distribute hundreds of prescription pills obtained through fraudulent means, … Find out how to read more online.
Simple cough leads to need for lung transplant
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — A Facebook page with the Bible verse Luke 18:27 says it best for Jeremy Davis’s situation: “What is impossible for people is possible with God.” For more than … Find out how to read more online.
Actor’s death puts public face on private pain
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
The sudden and tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams of an apparent suicide in his California home Monday cast a glaring spotlight on an often-misunderstood and maligned disease … Find out how to read more online.
Marker can stay
Fri  Aug 22 2014 12:05AM
ENGLEWOOD — Wednesday, Charlie Moore added fresh mulch near the memorial marker of his only daughter, Valerie, who died at 17 in a crash along U.S. 41 in 2005. Moore, … Find out how to read more online.
Heat continues, but more rain this weekend
Fri  Aug 22 2014 12:05AM
Typical Florida coastal temperatures will continue through most of the weekend for both Sarasota and Charlotte counties, according to National Weather Center meteorologist Robert Garcia. Garcia said that average temperatures … Find out how to read more online.
Pioneer Days events kick off Saturday
Fri  Aug 22 2014 12:05AM
ENGLEWOOD — The 58th annual Englewood Pioneer Days kicks off with family and kids’ events. A long-standing start to the Pioneer Days celebration, the Little Miss/Mr. Englewood pageant for boys … Find out how to read more online.
Shipwreck Dance moving outside
Fri  Aug 22 2014 12:05AM
ENGLEWOOD — This year’s Pioneer Days Shipwreck Dance will take a step back in time with the annual event being held outside for the first time in recent memory. The … Find out how to read more online.
‘Gator’ show snags viewers
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
LAKE SUZY — Arcadia resident Jayson Franklin knows a lot about hunting alligators. That is why when Eric Young, host of Animal Planet’s adventure fishing series “Off the Hook — … Find out how to read more online.
Filmmaker hopes for community support
Tue  Aug 19 2014 04:30PM
NORTH PORT — A local filmmaker is looking for businesses and investors to help get his latest project across the finish line, and hopefully highlight the region and all it … Find out how to read more online.
Guns and mental illness
Sun  Aug 17 2014 08:00AM
There’s no doubt in 43-year-old Chato B. Stewart’s mind that he’d be dead if he’d had access to a gun that dreadful night in 2004 when he planned to kill … Find out how to read more online.
Mangrove violator fined
Sat  Aug 16 2014 08:22AM
ENGLEWOOD — An attorney for the man who ripped 30 feet of mangroves from a Manasota Key Road lot is appealing the resulting $250-a-day fine. A Sarasota County code enforcement … Find out how to read more online.
FHP seeks arrest of woman who ran over husband
Sat  Aug 16 2014 08:00AM
VENICE — The Florida Highway Patrol is requesting an arrest warrant for a woman who ran over and killed her husband earlier this year. The incident happened in January in … Find out how to read more online.
Looking for ‘Little Miss/Mr. Englewood’
Sat  Aug 16 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — As a girl growing up in Englewood, Tammy Birdsong said neither she nor her twin sister, Midge Orren, were entered into the Pioneer Days Little Miss/Mr. Englewood Pageant. … Find out how to read more online.
Looking for ‘Little Miss/Mr. Englewood’
Sat  Aug 16 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — As a girl growing up in Englewood, Tammy Birdsong said neither she nor her twin sister, Midge Orren, were entered into the Pioneer Days Little Miss/Mr. Englewood Pageant. … Find out how to read more online.
School boards talk health plans
Sat  Aug 16 2014 08:00AM
LAKEWOOD RANCH — Insurance and health care savings were points of discussion among three school boards and their staffs this week. Wednesday, the Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee county school boards … Find out how to read more online.
Sign up now for Christmas food drive, parade
Sat  Aug 16 2014 08:00AM
The Rotonda West Christmas Parade Committee is always on the lookout for new parade entries, according to parade committee chairman Earl Haas. This winter’s parade will mark the eighth year … Find out how to read more online.
Unanswered questions
Fri  Aug 15 2014 08:00AM
VENICE — A preliminary accident report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board provided more details about the accident scene, but found no obvious mechanical failure in a … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Aug 15 2014 08:00AM
Clarification The North Port man charged Tuesday in connection with alleged prescription pill fraud filled many of the prescriptions at Apple Pharmacy in Englewood. It was not Englewood Pharmacy. … Find out how to read more online.
Mother beats custody Catch-22
Fri  Aug 15 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — A mother trying to regain custody of her children said a Catch-22 in her case plans required her to prove herself drug-free, but made doing so in … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Drunken man wrecks historic chopper
Thu  Aug 14 2014 08:00AM
EAST OF PUNTA GORDA — Almost every day for the last five years, 67-year-old Vietnam War veteran Bill Gard has worked hard to personally restore a piece of history — one … Find out how to read more online.
Party a decade in the making
Thu  Aug 14 2014 08:00AM
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and current state Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam joined the party Wednesday at Hurricane Charley’s Raw Bar & Grill in Punta Gorda, which played host … Find out how to read more online.
Local governments working on floodplain mitigation plans
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — As local governments wait for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to release revised floodplain maps in December, they continue updating a 30-year-old system in hopes of converting … Find out how to read more online.
Charley strengthened FPL grids, relationships
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Ray Briggs will never forget what looked like “an army” of Florida Power & Light vehicles rolling into town the day after Hurricane Charley hit. “It was … Find out how to read more online.