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‘Wish’ reunites sisters
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
A reunion of two sisters who live more than 1,000 miles apart and haven’t been together for a decade surprised Agnes Toltin, 92, a resident of Bella Vita Independent & … Find out how to read more online.
Deals reached for school safety officers
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
The first full-time school resource officer at a Sarasota County elementary school will walk the grounds of Emma E. Booker when the new school year begins. Elementary schools in the … Find out how to read more online.
Road projects advance
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
In Venice, a number of transportation projects received the Council’s blessing before the summer break to move forward — road paving in the city-owned Venice Municipal Mobile Home Park, establishing … Find out how to read more online.
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Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents
Wed  Jul 27 2016 01:19AM
DALLAS — The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead … read more.

Brazil police arrest last suspect in Olympics terrorism case
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro. The Federal Police said … read more.

Florida mourns again
Tue  Jul 26 2016 08:30AM
Two people are dead, including a 14-year-old boy and a Lehigh Senior High School basketball star, and up to 16 are injured following a deadly shooting early Monday morning during a party at Club Blu in Fort Myers. The Fort … read more.

Surgeon general: Precaution best method to fight Zika
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy toured a mosquito control facility in Orlando on Monday and said now is the time to start taking precautions … read more.

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Options for new justice facility considered
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
Looking for low-cost options for the proposed South County justice facility near Venice, Sarasota County Public Works Facilities officials have developed three alternatives. In conversations dating back to 2009, commissioners have been looking to build a new courthouse while renovating … Find out how to read more online.

Affordable housing, ‘angst’ of high density collide
Tue  Jul 26 2016 05:40PM
Planners amended a proposed policy to promote affordable housing by offering developers increased incentives, but Sarasota County Commissioners hesitated recommending it during a hearing for the comprehensive plan’s implementation. Staff will review the policy, along with a handful of others … Find out how to read more online.

Park projects continuing along Myakka
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
Sarasota County public works staff members recently announced updates to Snook Haven, Sen. Bob Johnson’s Landing and a handful of other capital improvement projects slated to be complete soon. At Snook Haven Park, a 2.9-acre piece of land with restaurant … Find out how to read more online.

Nonprofit expands ride service countywide
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
There is a growing need for transportation for the more than 60,000 people age 80 and older in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Meeting that need is iTNSunCoast of Sarasota, which provides not “just a taxi” service, but “arm-through-arm, door-through-door” service … Find out how to read more online.

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