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Woman missing from nursing home in Sarasota
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — At approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nancy Rauch, age 69, left her residence at Beneva Lakes Health Care without checking out, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. … Find out how to read more online.
Drier weather forecast this week
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians in areas that got drenched from Hurricane Irma can look forward to some dry and sunny weather this week. “It’s going to be fantastic,” National Weather Service Meteorologist … Find out how to read more online.
Marine served at Guantanamo during Cuban Revolution
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
Dave Rydberg of Venice was a 19-year-old Marine recruit who wound up at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, in 1958 during the Cuban Revolution. “I spent two years … Find out how to read more online.
Proposed energy program set for hearing
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — A twice-delayed public hearing on a proposed energy savings program for Sarasota County residents is scheduled to occur during Wednesday’s meeting of the county commissioners. The proposed Property … Find out how to read more online.
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North Port celebrates grandparents
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
The city of North Port Parks and Recreation celebrated Grandparents Day on Sept. 16, at the Morgan Family Community Center with an ice cream social. The program was rescheduled from Sept. 9 due to Hurricane Irma. Guests attending the event … Find out how to read more online.

More Punta Gorda seawalls failing
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — With inspections nearly complete, data now indicates up to 15 miles of canals in Punta Gorda Isles have significant seawall failure, the city engineer said Wednesday. Initial surveys showed 9.9 miles in two quadrants of PGI were … Find out how to read more online.

Hurricane Irma report card How did we do?
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
During Hurricane Irma, more than 52,000 Charlotte County residents were affected by mandatory evacuation orders, according to low estimates by county officials. But just two shelters were opened for the general public. Those two shelters held somewhere around 1,700 or … Find out how to read more online.

Irma brings a storm of adoptions
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
It all started with Hurricane Irma. Were it not for the storm, Buddy and Bella, six-month-old tuxedo kittens, would probably still be at the Animal Welfare League rather than running hither and yon at a permanent home in South Gulf … Find out how to read more online.

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Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico’s disaster becomes clear
Sat  Sep 23 2017 07:15PM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale … read more.

Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent
Sat  Sep 23 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communications. The bill by Sens. Mark Warner of … read more.

Energy leads US stocks indexes
Sat  Sep 23 2017 01:19AM
A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere. Some health insurers bounced back after Sen. John McCain said he wouldn’t support the … read more.

’Little Rock Nine’ members mark school’s 1957 desegregation
Sat  Sep 23 2017 01:19AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — When she saw images unfold from a deadly white supremacist rally this summer in Virginia, Minnijean Brown Trickey immediately thought about the angry mob she and eight other black students faced when they integrated an all-white … read more.

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