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Former medical assistant accused of prescription fraud
Fri  Apr 24 2015 06:50PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A 38-year-old woman was arrested Friday for allegedly filling fake prescriptions using the names of two physicians at the Sarasota medical office where she was working, a … Find out how to read more online.
Crash drives wedge between victim’s family, boyfriend
Fri  Apr 24 2015 07:49PM
NORTH PORT — A 20-year-old woman who was trapped in a car after a power pole fell on top of it last month has filed a restraining order against her … Find out how to read more online.
SCSO: Osprey man had 1,200 images of child porn
Fri  Apr 24 2015 06:50PM
OSPREY — A 53-year-old Osprey man had a team of detectives waiting for him as he returned home from a trip to New Orleans Thursday, according to the Sarasota County … Find out how to read more online.
Back on the job
Fri  Apr 24 2015 08:30AM

UNRESOLVED PRISON DEATHS

There are more than 200 pending prison inmate death investigations in Florida. Six of them involve Charlotte Correctional Institution:

LeftAlign.129LeftAlign.133Inmate, age Date of death

LeftAlign.27LeftAlign.134Frank Moreno, 40 10/10/13

Charles …

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State, National and World News
NATO: Big military build-up on Russia-Ukraine border
Fri  Apr 24 2015 01:19AM
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief on Thursday reported a sizeable Russian military buildup on the border with Ukraine that he said would enable pro-Moscow separatists to launch a new offensive with little warning. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia has … read more.

Florida Senate votes to ban powdered alcohol for 2 years
Fri  Apr 24 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Powdered alcohol would be banned in Florida for two years under a bill passed by the Senate. The Senate passed the bill Thursday on a 35-2 vote. It would make it illegal to sell, possess or … read more.

Cesar Chavez gets Navy funeral honors 22 years after death
Fri  Apr 24 2015 01:19AM
KEENE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds gathered Thursday to see military honors rendered belatedly for Cesar Chavez, the legendary rights and labor leader but also a Navy veteran. On the 22nd anniversary of his death, Chavez received full graveside honors from … read more.

EU leaders commit ships, aid for action on Med migrants
Fri  Apr 24 2015 01:19AM
BRUSSELS (AP) — Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives in the Mediterranean after the deaths at sea of more than 1,300 migrants over … read more.

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Big step forward for home sales
Fri  Apr 24 2015 08:30AM
With home sales already off to a fast start this year, March sales reached even greater levels in Charlotte and Sarasota counties. The Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of Realtors reported 606 total residential sales in March, reflecting a 31 percent increase … Find out how to read more online.

Remembering the ‘Forgotten War’
Fri  Apr 24 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John W. Arens told the story of an Army combat medic’s heroism during the Korean War. The medic was tending to a wounded soldier when his machine gunner was shot. “He grabbed that … Find out how to read more online.

Sharks basketball player 1st to ink college commitment
Fri  Apr 24 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — History was made at Imagine High School Thursday afternoon. Sharks boys basketball senior point guard Victor Colon signed a letter of intent with Warner University in Lake Wales. Colon is the first Imagine High School athlete to … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota school district budget unknown for now
Fri  Apr 24 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County School District Deputy Chief Financial Officer Al Weidner outlined this week some of the differences between the proposed governor’s budget and those put forward by the state House and Senate, but said things are in … Find out how to read more online.

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