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What they’ll make
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
There will be plenty of cooks’ jobs in Florida. But, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, entry-level cook positions still pay only $18,000 to $20,000 — far less … Find out how to read more online.
Morgan candidacy rumblings draw response
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:30AM
He brings visibility, results and cash. That’s how political observers in the area characterize Orlando personal injury attorney John Morgan, who is considering a run for governor next year. According … Find out how to read more online.
Some relief seen from red tide toxins
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — A cloudy morning sky, more than toxic red tide algae, may have kept crowds down at local beaches Tuesday. But as long as winds come from the east, … Find out how to read more online.
North Port city manager to take Sarasota County spot
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The city will soon be on the hunt for a new city manager. Jonathan Lewis, who has been in the position since May 2011, will be taking … Find out how to read more online.
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Deputies: 1 dead, 1 critical in Orlando home invasion
Wed  Feb 22 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Investigators say an Orlando man shot two men during a home invasion, killing one of them. Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jane Watrel tells local news outlets that a woman called 911 around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and told … read more.

Grandparents charged in case of boy killed by brother
Wed  Feb 22 2017 01:19AM
PORT ORANGE (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested the grandparents of an 8-year-old boy who was accidentally shot and killed by his older brother. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 56-year-old Sabrina Potter and 47-year-old Robert Potter were arrested Tuesday on … read more.

Drop in Florida home ownership but gains in Fort Myers area
Wed  Feb 22 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Homeownership dipped slightly in Florida statewide last year, but there were gains in southwest Florida. New Census figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that the home ownership rate in Florida dropped from 64.8 percent … read more.

Florida House pushes ahead with bid to dismantle programs
Wed  Feb 22 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A push by Florida House Republicans to scuttle the state’s economic development agency is moving ahead, despite fierce opposition by Gov. Rick Scott. A divided House panel on Tuesday voted for a bill that would eliminate Enterprise … read more.

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Cops: Couple arrested for child endangerment
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — An Englewood couple was arrested after officers found them passed out in their car at a major intersection with a 2-year-old child in the backseat, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Matthew McRee, 36, and Christina … Find out how to read more online.

Family Fitness highlights weekend
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Families looking for healthy fun can come to the Fitness Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Port Charlotte Anytime Fitness, 24001 Peachland Blvd. There will be a free family-friendly event with music, face … Find out how to read more online.


A hoedown to support the troops
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
Many were using innovative ways to stay dry during the Punta Gorda Downtown Hoedown Concert to Support the Troops on Saturday evening. … Find out how to read more online.

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