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Neighbors irritated by plant’s constant burning
Mon  May 4 2015 01:00AM
PLACIDA — David Tressmer insists he’s not a bad neighbor and does what he can to prevent smoke from his business Charlotte Organix from blowing into the South Gulf Cove … Find out how to read more online.
Spring temperatures bounce back this month
Mon  May 4 2015 01:00AM
Southwest Florida residents will begin feeling “more seasonable temperatures” the first full week of May, according to meteorologist Rodney Wynn of the National Weather Service. “This week we’re getting a … Find out how to read more online.
Jimerson endures tense days
Mon  May 4 2015 01:00AM
Barney Jimerson remembers sleeping in a “little tent” in double sleeping bags with his shoes on in the cold of Germany in January 1956 Jimerson, 81, and a resident of … Find out how to read more online.
Accused murderer gets third trial
Sun  May 3 2015 08:30AM
The Second District Court of Appeals granted accused killer John Allen Lee a third trial after his attorneys alleged the state withheld critical evidence during his previous, second, murder trial. … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
‘Avengers’ sequel is second biggest US opener of all time
Mon  May 4 2015 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to … read more.

Slain trooper’s parents say they forgive suspected ambusher
Mon  May 4 2015 01:19AM
TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss. Appearing at a church in the … read more.

SC Police stations act as havens for online buyers, sellers
Mon  May 4 2015 01:19AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some law enforcement agencies in South Carolina are offering up their parking lots as a well-lit, secure place to finalize deals made on Craigslist and other online marketplaces. Officers say they won’t get involved in the … read more.

Google embeds engineers as professors
Mon  May 4 2015 01:19AM
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. First, there was her name: Professor Sabrina. She was an African American woman, kept office hours … read more.

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High-speed hazard
Fri  May 1 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Ramon Merino drives every day from his home off Edgewater Drive to his job in mosquito control at the Charlotte County East Port Environmental Campus on Harborview Road. It’s a straight shot, but one fraught with danger. … Find out how to read more online.

Drug sting yields 17 arrests
Fri  May 1 2015 08:30AM
SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged 17 individuals as part of a targeted search for suspects who sold heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription drugs locally to narcotics detectives. Following several undercover drug buys in past months, … Find out how to read more online.

School Board OKs 2015-16 schedule
Thu  Apr 30 2015 08:30AM
Classes will start a little earlier for the next school year, but they will end a bit earlier in the year, too, under a new schedule adopted by the DeSoto County School Board on Tuesday. The new calendar lists the … Find out how to read more online.

Kids’ bike rodeo held Saturday
Thu  Apr 30 2015 08:30AM
The Arcadia Elks, in partnership with the Arcadia Police Department, are sponsoring a free Bicycle Rodeo for kids on Saturday, May 2. The event, which starts at 10 a.m. and runs to 1 p.m., will be held at Veterans Park … Find out how to read more online.

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