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Woman missing from nursing home in Sarasota
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — At approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nancy Rauch, age 69, left her residence at Beneva Lakes Health Care without checking out, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. … Find out how to read more online.
Drier weather forecast this week
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians in areas that got drenched from Hurricane Irma can look forward to some dry and sunny weather this week. “It’s going to be fantastic,” National Weather Service Meteorologist … Find out how to read more online.
Marine served at Guantanamo during Cuban Revolution
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
Dave Rydberg of Venice was a 19-year-old Marine recruit who wound up at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, in 1958 during the Cuban Revolution. “I spent two years … Find out how to read more online.
Proposed energy program set for hearing
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — A twice-delayed public hearing on a proposed energy savings program for Sarasota County residents is scheduled to occur during Wednesday’s meeting of the county commissioners. The proposed Property … Find out how to read more online.
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North Port celebrates grandparents
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
The city of North Port Parks and Recreation celebrated Grandparents Day on Sept. 16, at the Morgan Family Community Center with an ice cream social. The program was rescheduled from Sept. 9 due to Hurricane Irma. Guests attending the event … Find out how to read more online.

More Punta Gorda seawalls failing
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — With inspections nearly complete, data now indicates up to 15 miles of canals in Punta Gorda Isles have significant seawall failure, the city engineer said Wednesday. Initial surveys showed 9.9 miles in two quadrants of PGI were … Find out how to read more online.

Hurricane Irma report card How did we do?
Mon  Sep 25 2017 01:04PM
During Hurricane Irma, more than 52,000 Charlotte County residents were affected by mandatory evacuation orders, according to low estimates by county officials. But just two shelters were opened for the general public. Those two shelters held somewhere around 1,700 or … Find out how to read more online.

Irma brings a storm of adoptions
Mon  Sep 25 2017 08:30AM
It all started with Hurricane Irma. Were it not for the storm, Buddy and Bella, six-month-old tuxedo kittens, would probably still be at the Animal Welfare League rather than running hither and yon at a permanent home in South Gulf … Find out how to read more online.

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How does that sofa look in my house? Lowe’s app can show you
Mon  Sep 25 2017 07:27PM
NEW YORK — Lowe’s will launch an app early next month that will use augmented reality to make it easier to envision what a piece of furniture will look like in your home or office. Users will be able to … read more.

Bass Pro completes $4 billion acquisition of Cabela’s
Mon  Sep 25 2017 07:27PM
OMAHA, Neb. — Bass Pro Shops’ roughly $4 billion acquisition of rival outdoor retailer Cabela’s is complete, but the small western Nebraska town that has been home to Cabela’s is still wondering about its future. Monday’s closing announcement didn’t address … read more.

A rare tumble for tech stocks
Mon  Sep 25 2017 07:27PM
NEW YORK — Technology stocks slammed into reverse on Monday, and the losses overshadowed gains in other areas of the market to send broad U.S. indexes lower. Treasury bond prices and gold rose, meanwhile, as investors looked for safer places … read more.

Myanmar officials: Insurgents killed 45 Hindu villagers
Mon  Sep 25 2017 07:25PM
YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar officials said Monday they have discovered at least 45 slain Hindus in three mass graves in the Southeast Asian country’s conflict-torn northern Rakhine state. The government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings. Two of the graves … read more.

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