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Jury in child sex case deliberates late
Fri  Oct 31 2014 10:26AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The jury deliberated well past 7 p.m. Thursday in the child sexual abuse trial of HIV-positive North Port man Jose Rodriguez, after hearing several hours of closing … Find out how to read more online.
An unlikely ally
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Editor’s note: T he names in this story have been changed to protect those mentioned. Ray sits on a rocking chair in his lanai, awkwardly adjusting back and forth as … Find out how to read more online.
Forum focuses on marshal, council races
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Arcadia residents had the chance to hear first-hand from all city council and marshal candidates on their visions for the city’s future during a forum last Thursday. The event, hosted … Find out how to read more online.
A final look at the candidates
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
In an effort to help you, the voter, decide whom to choose in local elections, the Arcadian submitted questionnaires to the candidates running for local offices in contested races (City … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Walmart tests matching prices with online rivals
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has matched prices of local store competitors … read more.

US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers. The order sent Thursday makes 36 separate requests for information … read more.

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said. The development followed heavy overnight clashes … read more.

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule. Back when the extremists took over the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June, police Col. Mohammed Hassan was among … read more.

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High school principal resigns to take out-of-district position
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
During Tuesday’s school board meeting, superintendent Dr. Karyn Gary reported that DeSoto County High School Principal Nelson Stephenson had submitted a letter of resignation, because he had an offer to head another school district outside of DeSoto. She said Stephenson … Find out how to read more online.


Lasso up some pro rodeo action
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Cowboys and cowgirls, saddle up the family wagon and head on down to the Arcadia Rodeo Arena this weekend for some high-flying professional rodeo action. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association riders mount up this weekend for a wild afternoon of entertainment, … Find out how to read more online.

Strolling 4 A Cure is on Saturday
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Saturday marks the fifth annual Strolling 4 A Cure cancer walk at the Brookside Bluff Community. Strolling was started by Janet Preston in memory of her sister, Susan, who passed away almost six years ago due to cancer. Preston has … Find out how to read more online.

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