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Sheriff sues boat-race organizer
Fri  May 29 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office still has not been paid for three days of traffic control and security it provided for the Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand … Find out how to read more online.
Critical eye cast at US 41 sign mishmash
Sat  May 30 2015 12:45AM
MURDOCK — At a recent Charlotte County Commission workshop, a wide-ranging discussion of signs covered current standards, as well as possible changes, for advertising displays that some see as distracting … Find out how to read more online.
Wrongful death suit filed over inmate’s suicide
Thu  May 28 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The family of a mentally ill man who killed himself while incarcerated in the local jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Charlotte County Sheriff’s … Find out how to read more online.
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Cuba off US terror list
Fri  May 29 2015 09:46PM
HAVANA — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.  Secretary … read more.

Economic news drives stocks lower
Fri  May 29 2015 09:46PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year. The revised data showed that gross domestic product contracted 0.7 percent in the first quarter. That was worse … read more.

More rain brings more serious flooding in Texas
Fri  May 29 2015 09:46PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters submerged Texas highways and threatened more homes Friday after another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 20 people and left 14 missing. The line of thunderstorms … read more.

Suspected Nazi war criminal dies in Quebec
Fri  May 29 2015 09:46PM
MONTREAL (AP) — The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of Nazi war criminals — charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide — has died at age 93, his lawyer said. Vladimir Katriuk passed away … read more.

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Tough decisions loom on county budget
Thu  May 28 2015 08:30AM
The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners got its first peek at budget projections for next year during a workshop Tuesday, and the numbers aren’t pretty. The board held a workshop with representatives from its auditing firm, Purvis Gray & Company, … Find out how to read more online.

Fla. hospital group president speaks to DMH board tonight
Thu  May 28 2015 08:30AM
Bruce Rueben, president of the Florida Hospital Association Inc., will speak at tonight’s meeting of the DeSoto Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. Rueben will address the challenges all Florida hospitals are facing during this difficult financial climate due to Gov. … Find out how to read more online.

Student numbers rising; district wins health award
Thu  May 28 2015 08:30AM
Student enrollment figures for the DeSoto County School District are growing, and portable classrooms will be needed next year to accommodate some of the students. The School Board learned during is Tuesday meeting that modular units will be used for … Find out how to read more online.

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