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Glitches delay new test
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:00AM
The first day of new standardized testing got off to a rocky start in Southwest Florida. School districts across the state were forced to delay or suspend the test, and … Find out how to read more online.
Flag day is every day for one veteran
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — George Combs, 84, is very proud of his military service. The Kentucky native enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1949 and attended airborne school in Fort Benning, … Find out how to read more online.
Lawyer for injured teen has questions
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:00AM
The family of the local prep baseball standout who was seriously injured in a crash last week on his way to a game has retained a prominent area civil attorney, … Find out how to read more online.
Edgewater Drive to close for two years
Mon  Mar 2 2015 03:10PM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Ken McDonald wasn’t having much luck on Friday, fishing off the pier at Sunrise Park. First, he wasn’t getting any nibbles. And then he learned that Edgewater … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Lawmaker renews push to bring mega casinos
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — South Florida could become home to two massive casinos, dog tracks could end live greyhound racing and slot machines could expand into other parts of the state under a mammoth gambling bill filed Monday. The measure filed … read more.

Spacecraft nears dwarf planet
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet … read more.

Boston short of season snow record — for now
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now. Sunday’s snowfall brought the city’s total to 103.9 inches. It needs … read more.

Netanyahu to address Congress today
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not — and could not — fully understand … read more.

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‘Tropical air mass’ causes warmer weather this week
Mon  Mar 2 2015 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents can expect warmer weather all week, even with a weak front coming through toward the end of it. After the last cool front came through a few days ago, Tyler Fleming, a meteorologist for the National Weather … Find out how to read more online.


Jim Julian launched first wave of Navy drones
Mon  Mar 2 2015 08:30AM
When Jim Julian flipped the switch, cranking up a small remote-controlled helicopter on the deck of a Navy destroyer, he became a part of history that stretches to the increasing use of drones in today’s military. Shortly after graduating in … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota, Charlotte counties seek input on comp plan revisions
Mon  Mar 2 2015 08:30AM
Sarasota and Charlotte counties have begun revamping their comprehensive plans, and there is still plenty of time to have your say. A county’s comp plan is a general policy guidebook for the development and growth of the county. Any proposed … Find out how to read more online.

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