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Drug Free Charlotte County to fight rising e-cig use
Sat  Oct 10 2015 03:13PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Local teens are kicking the habit of tobacco use, but many have found another way to get their nicotine fix. Middle and high school students’ use of … Find out how to read more online.
SCSO arms deputies with overdose antidote
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Kelly Erwin found her son unconscious from a drug overdose. She grabbed a naloxone auto-injector, inserted it into him and then called 911. The naloxone reversed the … Find out how to read more online.
Public wants higher school impact fees
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Later this month, the Sarasota County School Board will have to decide what recommendation to make about impact fees, and some members of the public want members … Find out how to read more online.
County commissioner gets NAACP lifetime achievement award
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County Commission Chair Carolyn J. Mason received the 2015 Lifetime Freedom Award from the NAACP’s Sarasota County branch Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency. The award … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:06PM
NEOGA, Ill. (AP) — There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country’s top pumpkin-producing state. … read more.

IS advances near Syria’s Aleppo despite Russian strikes
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
By ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a … read more.

Farmers look at devastating losses as flood rolls downstream
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
BRANCHVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do is sigh as his livelihood disintegrates between his fingers. … read more.

Hungarian president warns about migration’s security aspect
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
BALATONFURED, Hungary (AP) — Solidarity with refugees escaping war must not overshadow concerns about human trafficking and the threat from extremists, Hungary’s president said Friday. While “the humanitarian aspects are very important, especially with the coming winter ... we would … read more.

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New center offers financial education for women
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:56AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — At some point in their lives, Robin Vaccai says, nine out of 10 women will be solely responsible for their finances. “Women tend to outlive men, and can become the sole manager of their finances after their … Find out how to read more online.

South Gulf Cove lock fixed
Sat  Oct 10 2015 03:31PM
SOUTH GULF COVE — Charlotte County Public Works Maintenance and Operations crews were key to the quick fix of the South Gulf Cove lock late Friday. Just hours after word initially came from the county about damage to the automatic … Find out how to read more online.

Outdoor Channel ‘Reels in’ Englewood guide
Fri  Oct 9 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Many hours of footage featuring local Captain Chris O’Neill was edited into a half-hour fishing program that will air Saturday. In July, O’Neill, 48, owner of Tail Chaser Charter Services, spent three days with Joe Thomas and the … Find out how to read more online.

School Board settles principal hypnosis cases for $600K
Thu  Oct 8 2015 08:30AM
Patricia Palumbo said it has never been about money, or laying blame. Instead, she wanted to give her late daughter, Brittany, a voice, and make people aware that there can be adverse effects to hypnotism. On Tuesday night, the Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.

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