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Police: Caregiver tried to kill WWII vet
Sat  May 28 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A World War II veteran who survived 35 bombing runs over Nazi-occupied Europe nearly died after his caretaker beat him four times in the head with an … Find out how to read more online.
Memorial Day weather promises sun and rain
Mon  May 30 2016 08:30AM
The forecast shows mostly sunny skies on Memorial Day morning. Still, as some activities extend into the afternoon, Southwest Floridians should look out for showers and thunderstorms. “The morning will … Find out how to read more online.
Gary: ‘I’m not running for re-election’
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
Karyn Gary dropped a bombshell at Tuesday afternoon’s DeSoto County School Board meeting, announcing she would not seek a second term as the Superintendent of Schools. As the board sat … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
“Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road … ,” are the lyrics to a song in one of America’s most adored films, “The Wizard of Oz.” Memorial … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Tampa company could be a model for real estate investors
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
TAMPA (AP) — Two years ago, a new Tampa company called RE-710 declared bankruptcy to halt foreclosure of nearly 50 homes it was renting out for thousands of dollars. The company was so new it didn’t have employees, equipment or … read more.

Two suspects shot in separate traffic stops
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
MIDDLEBURG (AP) — Authorities say two suspects were hospitalized after shootings during separate traffic stops. In an emailed statement, Clay County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Mary Justino said a shooting occurred during a traffic stop that Lt. Shawn Gordon initiated late … read more.

Land owned by family of Black Stallion writer sold
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
VENICE (AP) — A 2.5-acre undeveloped tract near Golden Beach in Venice once owned by bestselling writer Walter Farley has sold for $1.77 million. The Herald-Tribune reports that Southbridge Investments LLC bought the property from heirs Alice Patricia Farley, Walter … read more.

Shark alert! Warnings high- and low-tech seek to protect
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech to ensure safety for millions … read more.

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History mystery: Own Parker building
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
(Editor’s note: This is part two in a three-part series.) The Owen Henry Parker family owned the two-story building at 15 W. Oak St. for nearly 100 years. What stores have been located downstairs? In 1903, Jacob Franklin Stonebreaker (1869-1932) … Find out how to read more online.

Leadership DeSoto Class VII graduates
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
Leadership DeSoto held the Class VII Graduation and Alumni event May 19. During the celebration the Inaugural Leadership DeSoto Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Mary Kay Burns. The award was established to recognize an alumnus who has shown outstanding … Find out how to read more online.

Community meets new extension agent
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
If you need information on how to raise a happy, healthy animal, go to the Extension Service building at 2150 N.E. Roan Street. There you will be introduced to DeSoto County’s new Extension agent, Deanna Thompson. She will be in … Find out how to read more online.

Backer announces run for school board
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
I am excited to announce my candidacy for the office of District 4 DeSoto County School Board. Past Board member Bill Stanko advised last July that he would be resigning in the fall and thought I would be interested in … Find out how to read more online.

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