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Thrills, concerns linger over Braves decision
Thu  Jan 19 2017 03:13PM
NORTH PORT — While the region is buzzing with news that the Atlanta Braves has set its sights on Sarasota County, more specifically West Villages, as a future spring training … Find out how to read more online.
King waiting on death row
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
Nearly a year ago, an attorney for Michael King argued the convicted killer shouldn’t be sentenced to death and instead spend his life in prison. Attorney Maria Perinetti told Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Pay raises coming to city employees
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
Arcadia city employees will enjoy pay hikes the next two years after the City Council unanimously approved a pay plan based off a recent comprehensive salary study. The New City … Find out how to read more online.
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Suspect in officer’s slaying spews expletives at judge
Fri  Jan 20 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A suspect in a police officer’s slaying directed expletive-laced outbursts at a judge during his initial hearing Thursday on charges that he also killed his ex-pregnant girlfriend. He declared that many of the accusations against him … read more.

Senator behind gambling expansion worked for resort owners
Fri  Jan 20 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The powerful state senator trying to push through a dramatic expansion of gambling in Florida recently was working for the company that owns an iconic Miami Beach hotel interested in adding slot machines. State Sen. Bill … read more.

Trump steps into security bubble; will he bring his phone?
Fri  Jan 20 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few hours after President-elect Donald Trump was briefed by intelligence officials about Russian meddling in the election, an Associated Press reporter called his cellphone seeking an interview. The call went to voicemail and the reporter did … read more.

Indian activist Peltier’s supporters hope for clemency FBI summary of the Peltier case: https:
Wed  Jan 18 2017 09:42PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Supporters of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, hope President Barack Obama will grant him clemency and shorten … read more.

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FPL’s solar energy center complete in DeSoto
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, today announced that it plans to build on the successful completion of its latest solar energy centers with even more solar in 2017. FPL officially connected three … Find out how to read more online.

Environment, immigration focus of ag conference
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economists and other experts will explore economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions at the second annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, organized by the UF/IFAS food and … Find out how to read more online.

Flu vaccines urged for DeSoto residents
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
With the 2016-2017 flu season in full swing, and influenza activity increasing across the state, it is critical that all Floridians get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of seasonal flu to others. It … Find out how to read more online.

DMH Auxiliary awards raffle prizes
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
The Auxiliary of DeSoto Memorial Hospital recently held a fundraising raffle which raised $1,482 to help the hospital and its staff and patients. We thank the more than 35 local businesses that donated cash, gift cards and certificates which were … Find out how to read more online.

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