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Mobility-fee hearing up for vote today
Mon  Jul 6 2015 05:35PM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– County commissioners are expected to decide today if the county should take the next step in replacing road impact fees. Mobility fees are similar to impact fees … Find out how to read more online.
Rusty screws, nails left on beach after holiday
Mon  Jul 6 2015 05:43PM
ENGLEWOOD — Thousands of cigarette butts, rusty nails and metal sparklers were removed from Blind Pass Beach the morning after beachgoers watched the Fourth of July fireworks show. As a … Find out how to read more online.
Scott’s veto leaves Charlotte sore
Mon  Jul 6 2015 05:43PM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners are disheartened and baffled after coming up on the short end of state budget funding when the governor’s veto pen stripped the county of millions … Find out how to read more online.
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.
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Historic Tampa cigar factory destroyed in fire
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A historic Tampa cigar factory has been destroyed in a fire. Authorities say the roof and floors of the Palmetto Beach Cigar Factor collapsed in the fire which broke out shortly after midnight Sunday. The fire … read more.

Cop, lifeguard save Florida man after canoe tips over
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — An officer and lifeguard are being hailed heroes after rescuing a man from nearly crowning after his canoe tipped over in Sarasota. A couple was canoeing Saturday when the canoe tipped over and the man’s hand … read more.

Court rules against damage caps for medical malpractice
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida court has ruled that caps on certain damages in medical malpractice lawsuits do not apply in personal injury cases. The Legislature in 2003 established $500,000 limits on non-economic damages for such cases. Last … read more.

Crayola Experience opens new attraction at Orlando mall
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Crayola Experience attraction has opened in Orlando. The 70,000 square-foot facility located in Florida Mall opened this week, and is the second created by the crayons maker. It joins one that opened in 2013 in … read more.

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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 Allied troops took heavy fire landing on the beaches of … Find out how to read more online.

Beachfront celebration
Mon  Jul 6 2015 12:00PM
Blind Pass/Middle Beach in Englewood on the Fourth of July was lined with spectators for the annual fireworks display. … Find out how to read more online.

Youths learn about football in camp
Mon  Jul 6 2015 02:19PM
ENGLEWOOD — Youths lined up in several lines to do calisthenics under the direction of Englewood Cats Pop Warner athletic director Chris Deichman at the San Casa field recently. They were participating in the annual Junior Manta Rays Football Camp. … Find out how to read more online.

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