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Tue  May 23 2017 01:00AM
An anonymous source is someone, usually close to the subject at hand, who has information but won’t allow their name to be used in a story. Here in our neck … Find out how to read more online.
Prisons still deadly
Mon  May 22 2017 08:30AM
In June 2016, an inmate in custody of the Florida Department of Corrections, staying at South Florida Reception Center, wrote a hopeful letter to his mother. “I can’t believe that … Find out how to read more online.
Cooler weather, more rain expected this week
Mon  May 22 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians are getting some relief from the heat with a chance of rain each day and higher rain chances by mid-week. “We’re getting an increase of moisture compared to … Find out how to read more online.
Bike run raises $3,000 for infant swimming lessons
Mon  May 22 2017 10:50PM
When offered a kidney implant from an infant, Jillian Forgea turned it down. “I had a 13-month-old niece, so I understood the kidneys were coming from a 13-month-old who drowned … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Sick dog to reunite with family 2 years after disappearing
Mon  May 22 2017 09:02PM
HOWELL, N.J. — A dog found near death will be reunited with her owners two years after she disappeared. Five-year-old Cali was found at a rest stop in south New Jersey in April, the Asbury Park Press reported. The emaciated … read more.

NASA orders up urgent repairs at space station
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space Station. On Tuesday, two astronauts will venture out to replace a data relay box that broke over the weekend. The job falls to the two Americans … read more.

Haley wants UN to shift aid focus
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
AMMAN, Jordan — President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been … read more.

Stepmother of slain boy: ‘pain compliance does not work’
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The stepmother of a Kansas boy whose father killed him and fed his remains to the family’s pigs talked on a private Facebook group about restraining the child with handcuffs, ace bandages and splints, according … read more.

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Death , taxes and bills ... lots of bills
Sun  May 21 2017 08:30AM
As the dust settles, it’s time to reflect on a zany Florida Legislative session that saw more setbacks than triumphs as political ideologies and partisanship collided, stalling many high-profile bills. In all, only 12 percent — 249 bills — of the … Find out how to read more online.

Local teen remembered as kind, caring
Mon  May 22 2017 10:46PM
ENGLEWOOD — In his final act of kindness, care and concern for others, the organ tissue from 15-year-old Abdiel Ernesto Fuentes was harvested for victims in need. While Abdiel’s new learner’s driving permit said he wasn’t an organ donor, he … Find out how to read more online.

LBHS Marine Science Lab ends year on a high note
Sun  May 21 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Mia Conlon is surrounded by a group of seniors in thigh-deep water at the edge of Lemon Bay. Students are sorting through large Home Depot paint buckets looking for fish, animals, mangrove pods and sea grasses for their … Find out how to read more online.

Slip-sliding away
Sun  May 21 2017 08:30AM
Students at Cranberry Elementary School in North Port enjoyed a late-school year celebration at the school recently. The school held its annual Family Waterslide Night at the school on May 12, with a variety of slides and treats for the … Find out how to read more online.

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