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One dead after plane crashes at beach
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:00AM
A plane making an emergency landing crashed at Caspersen Beach in Venice Sunday, killing a man on the beach and critically injuring his daughter. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office was … Find out how to read more online.
Keith Jones fought in ‘Battle of the Bulge’
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:00AM
Keith Jones was too skinny to get in the Navy in 1942, but the Army took him anyway despite his lack of weight. He became a member of the 87th … Find out how to read more online.
Standing for something special
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:00AM

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Englewood’s Special Olympics stand-up paddleboard team is in need of community support and volunteers. To learn more about how you can help, call SUP Englewood at 941-234-4311.

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Verinder named SMH president, CEO
Sun  Jul 27 2014 10:54AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board voted unanimously to select David Verinder as president and chief executive officer of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. He has been … Find out how to read more online.
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Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week … read more.

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:19AM
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The curiously oval-shaped structure at the new Florida Polytechnic University, designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is a symbol of the state’s latest higher-education experiment. It is the centerpiece of what will soon-be Florida’s 12th … read more.

Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:19AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder. Richard Plotts was arraigned late Saturday at his hospital … read more.

Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination
Sun  Jul 27 2014 10:01PM
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped. Pulled by tugboats and nudged by winds, the ship was eased into the port in this northwestern … read more.

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Weather expected to slightly delay Sumter widening
Sun  Jul 27 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — The last segment of the Sumter Boulevard widening is, for the most part, on schedule for its Dec. 26 completion date. The contractor will be “getting a few extra days due to weather” which hasn’t yet been … Find out how to read more online.

Marbut moving forward with facility site selection
Sun  Jul 27 2014 09:31PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Now that Sarasota city commissioners have moved on from partnering with the county on a “Come As You Are” shelter to help aid the chronic homeless, Texas-based consultant Dr. Robert Marbut said Saturday that site selection still … Find out how to read more online.

PGPD: Armed robber strikes local bank
Sat  Jul 26 2014 11:18AM
PUNTA GORDA — Authorities were investigating a suspected armed robbery at a local bank late Friday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., a white man wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses walked into the Bank of America at 100 Madrid Blvd. — … Find out how to read more online.

Tax holiday eases back-to-school pinch
Sun  Jul 27 2014 08:00AM
Parents of North Port students can catch a break when they go to buy back-to-school clothes during the upcoming sales tax holiday. From Friday through Aug. 3, merchants won’t collect sales tax on any article of clothing, wallet, handbag, backpack … Find out how to read more online.

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