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‘Tropical air mass’ causes warmer weather this week
Sun  Mar 1 2015 06:43PM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Jim Julian launched first wave of Navy drones
Sun  Mar 1 2015 07:19PM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota, Charlotte counties seek input on comp plan revisions
Sun  Mar 1 2015 06:44PM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Historical plaque pays homage to Bailey Cemetery
Sun  Mar 1 2015 08:30AM
EAST OF PUNTA GORDA — At a historical marker dedication for Lt. Carl Bailey Cemetery on Friday, re-enactors of the 2nd Infantry, United States Colored Troops, also paid tribute to … Find out how to read more online.
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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:09PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast — the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston. The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University … read more.

Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:09PM
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said. Bashir Saedi, a … read more.

Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:08PM
DALLAS (AP) — A nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease tells a newspaper that the hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her … read more.

Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:08PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it’s a week to invoke America’s civil rights struggles. On Monday, Obama is set to get recommendations from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He appointed the group in response to protests … read more.

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River Road expansion awaits funding
Sun  Mar 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Only two obstacles are standing in the way of widening River Road to four lanes from the Tamiami Trail intersection to the interstate — the land to build it on and the money to pay for it. … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte Heart Walk: exercise in self-help
Sun  Mar 1 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Gary Barker had all the warning signs of heart disease before undergoing a bypass in September. And the precautions he took as a result of this forewarning may have saved his life. All the men on his … Find out how to read more online.

Teen testifies about alleged sexual abuse
Fri  Feb 27 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A 16-year-old girl took the stand Thursday in the sexual battery trial of Anthony James Jacot, revealing three incidents in which he allegedly raped the teen, once in a hotel room bathroom the night of her birthday. … Find out how to read more online.

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