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Jail gripes gobble staff time
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:10PM
Inmates at the Charlotte County Jail file thousands of grievances each year. But while the facility’s population has risen to record numbers this month, the amount of complaints and lawsuits … Find out how to read more online.
School Board passes lower tentative millage, budget
Wed  Jul 30 2014 11:23AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — In a 10-minute meeting Tuesday evening, the Sarasota County School Board adopted its tentative millage and $704 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year — both lower … Find out how to read more online.
Darkest nights worries sea turtle patrols
Wed  Jul 30 2014 02:37PM
ENGLEWOOD — With the onset of the new moon, Linda Soderquist worried about the impacts upon hatching sea turtle nests. “A few more disorientations — all sky glow to the … Find out how to read more online.
District 2 commission race draws interest
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — In the run-up to the Aug. 26 Republican primary, incumbent District 2 Charlotte County Commissioner Chris Constance leads all countywide candidates in fundraising, amassing more than $88,000 … Find out how to read more online.
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Ooh la la! Rats at the Louvre in Paris
Wed  Jul 30 2014 01:19AM
PARIS — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. The hot weather in Paris has … read more.

US, Europe impose tough sanctions on Russia
Wed  Jul 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion … read more.

Medicaid expansion endorsed
Wed  Jul 30 2014 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE — The powerful Florida Medical Association has come out in support of expanding Medicaid to roughly 1 million Floridians, choosing sides in a controversial political issue that has divided state lawmakers. The organization passed a resolution at its … read more.

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule
Wed  Jul 30 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory’s only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on … read more.

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Family’s grief deepens
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
VENICE — The 9-year-old Georgia girl hit by a small plane Sunday on Caspersen Beach died from her injuries on Tuesday, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Oceana Irizarry and her father, Ommy, 36, were walking along the shore … Find out how to read more online.

S outh County homeless facility approved
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — An $800,000 intake portal that will provide assistance to homeless families in South Sarasota County could open its doors by the end of the year. The North Port City Commission unanimously approved the Sarasota Office of Housing … Find out how to read more online.

CHS grad on ‘Quest’ for success
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
After Christian Sochor graduated from Charlotte High School in 2009, the drama student followed the advice of some friends and applied to an acting school in New York City. He was accepted into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and … Find out how to read more online.

Deutsch tops District 4 war chests
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Incumbent Stephen R. Deutsch holds a sizable lead in campaign contributions over his two opponents in the Republican primary for the District 4 seat on the Charlotte County Commission. Deutsch, who has served four years, had raised … Find out how to read more online.

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