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Wells clean, so far, after Mosaic incident
Fri  Sep 30 2016 08:30AM
So far, so good. A 45-foot-wide sinkhole that let millions of gallons of contaminated water flow from Mosaic Fertilizer’s plant in Mulberry into the Floridan Aquifer has not affected at … Find out how to read more online.
Mochi’s story is a mouthful
Fri  Sep 30 2016 10:03AM
No need to get all tongue-tied about this. It’s best to just spit it out. Carla Rickert’s dog Mochi has the longest tongue in the dog world. Or maybe it’s … Find out how to read more online.
Tropical storm still far out; late summer weather continues
Fri  Sep 30 2016 08:30AM
Tropical Storm Matthew became a hurricane Thursday afternoon, but it’s still too far away to impact Florida. National Weather Service Meteorologist Tom Dougherty said the storm, located 300 miles south … Find out how to read more online.
Veteran gets BBQ thank you
Fri  Sep 30 2016 08:30AM
On Sunday at American Legion Post 110 in Port Charlotte, Art McGinnis, president of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Sfc. Jack L. Conway Chapter 759, was surprised by … Find out how to read more online.
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Pies raise $6,000 for Links2Success
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
For the third year in a row, Links2Success participated in the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge. The online fundraising campaign lasted exactly 24 hours. The Giving Challenge is an initiative that strives to spotlight non-profit organizations and demonstrate … read more.

Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

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Gulf Contours Custom Cabinets finds new life as RV supplier
Fri  Sep 30 2016 08:30AM
Grabbing back a lucrative contract with a national luxury RV maker has brought new life to longtime Punta Gorda Airport industrial tenant Gulf Contours Custom Cabinets after 18 months of lackluster business. For co-owner Jerry Goin and his company that … Find out how to read more online.

Police Beat
Fri  Sep 30 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Kathryn Lani Stinson, 27, of Sarasota. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. • David Alan Scherbert, 25, 1600 block of Meadowlark Lane, Rotonda West. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. … Find out how to read more online.

Red tide holding on Manasota Key
Fri  Sep 30 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — A steady onshore wind from the west and a tumbling surf Thursday stirred up in the air the toxic red tide along Manasota Key’s Gulf shoreline. “It started as soon as we opened the car doors,” Lindsay Pass … Find out how to read more online.

Positive response to Murdock Village offer
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County Commission candidates and real estate experts are enthusiastic about a proposal to transform half of Murdock Village into a mixed-use development. The Private Equity Group, LLC, of Fort Myers, wants to spend $11.6 million for 450 … Find out how to read more online.

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