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Fairgoers can expect chillier weather
Fri  Feb 5 2016 08:30AM
With temperatures jumping back into the 80s this work week, it may have felt like spring to some Southwest Floridians, but temperatures will soon drop back down. Charlotte County fairgoers … Find out how to read more online.
Attorney presents Danielle Dreher’s side of story
Fri  Feb 5 2016 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Tonight when “Dateline” airs an episode about local firefighter Sam Presley Dreher’s murder, someone not interviewed was his ex-wife Danielle Dreher, who is in prison. Sam — … Find out how to read more online.
Red tide fish kill dribbling onto Manasota Key
Fri  Feb 5 2016 11:35AM
ENGLEWOOD — Dead fish continue to wash up onto Manasota Key, according to reports received by the Sun Thursday. Earlier this week, dead fish appeared along the Manasota Key shorelines … Find out how to read more online.
Roads dominate city meeting
Fri  Feb 5 2016 08:30AM
The Arcadia City Council met Tuesday for their regular meeting, and after approving several action items unanimously, City Administrator Terry Stewart spent significant time on arguably the hottest topic in … Find out how to read more online.
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Bill would put a stop to red-light cameras
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A bill that would bring the use of red-light cameras to a screeching halt received narrow support in a Senate committee Thursday after the sponsor argued cities and counties use the traffic enforcement devices to raise cash rather … read more.

UCF hit by data breach involving Social Security numbers
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — The University of Central Florida says a hacker has gained access to 63,000 Social Security numbers belonging to former and current students and workers. UCF President John Hitt said Thursday in an online letter that school officials … read more.

Lottery winner must pay former boyfriend part of winnings
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
SANFORD (AP) — Jurors say a central Florida woman who won $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former boyfriend, who had claimed he gave her the money to buy the ticket. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the … read more.

Central Florida man faces felony littering charge
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS (AP) — A central Florida man is facing felony littering charges after a contracting firm hired by Seminole County spent nine hours cleaning more than 31 tons of trash from his home. Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alan … read more.

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DMH has new credentialing process
Fri  Feb 5 2016 08:30AM
DeSoto Memorial Hospital held its finance and monthly board meeting Thursday, which included several updates. DMH CEO Vince Sica said the Florida Hospital Association has created a new web site, www.missiontocare.org, which allows someone to look up any hospital in … Find out how to read more online.

What’s for dinner DeSoto?
Fri  Feb 5 2016 08:30AM
Restaurants like The Depot and the Cutlery close. Others like Magnolia’s Seafood and Grill and Hot Skillets are quick to take their place. Two Winn-Dixies become one and Sweetbay supermarket vanishes. Now, Arcadians await the arrival of a Publix. While … Find out how to read more online.

The sky’s the limit:
Fri  Feb 5 2016 08:30AM
Born Feb. 4, 1921, in Arcadia, Jack Pooser grew up during the golden age of aviation. Arcadia had two cadets trained at Carlstrom Field until 1923, and those planes flew over the Pooser home on Coon Prairie. “Everything east of … Find out how to read more online.

Toby’s hosts severe weather, fire safety talk
Fri  Feb 5 2016 08:30AM
Both DeSoto County Emergency Management and Fire Rescue gave a presentation on severe weather precautions and fire safety to a packed house at Toby’s RV Resort last week. At the top of everyone’s list was, “Where do we go if … Find out how to read more online.

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