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Southwest Florida McDonald's collecting new school supplies for students in need

McDonald's restaurants in Southwest Florida invite customers and members of the community to help collect new school supplies for local students in need.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, North Port, FL, Education Etc.

Thu Jul 31, 2014

YourObserver

Siesta residents skeptical on dredging

Photo by David Conway Army Corps officials explain in detail the findings of their report, which presents models that show the dredging of Big Pass would have negligible effects on Siesta Key.

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Related Topix: Siesta Key, FL, Sarasota, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Tip leads to arrest of serial bank robber

Thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip, a man police say was responsible for five bank robberies in Hillsborough County over the past year.

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Related Topix: Hillsborough County, FL, Tampa, FL

WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

Before You Fly South For The Winter, Read This

For those snowbirds who will soon head south for the winter, pay attention to what your are eating.

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Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Health

Bradenton.com

Sheriff: Bank robber who wore Albert Einstein mask in Venice hold-up arrested

A man who robbed a bank in Venice while wearing what looks like an Albert Einstein Halloween mask in November 2013 was arrested, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Venice, FL, Bradenton, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Sarasota bus annoyance turns violent

A woman was riding a SCAT Bus to work when 31-year-old Albert Singletary got on the bus and sat near her.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

KBMT

Pilot who crashed on Florida beach 'never saw' victims below

Courtesy ABC News The pilot whose plane crashed-landed on a Florida beach Sunday, killing a man and his daughter who were walking along the shore, "never saw them" during his frantic efforts to land the stalled single-engine plane, according to his statement released today.

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Related Topix: Florida, Air Accidents, Englewood, FL

Bradenton.com

Rehabbing Manatee blight targeted in TIF talk

Residents contemplating what a new tax increment financing district could do to speed redevelopment in Manatee County had lots of ideas: better code enforcement to combat blight, help for small businesses and sidewalk construction.

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Related Topix: Manatee County, FL, Small Business, Personal Finance, Bradenton, FL, West Bradenton, FL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

NBC2 News

Golden Gate Estates 50-acre brush fire contained

Someone burning trash in their yard and leaving that fire unattended started a brush fire that scorched 50 acres in Collier County.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Golden Gate, FL, Collier County, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

One dies another sick from dangerous bacteria

One person in Southwest Florida is dead and another person sick from dangerous bacteria found in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Health

Bradenton.com

Health official: Report of flesh-eating fatality in Sarasota County false

SARASOTA — The recent death of a swimmer in Sarasota County was the result of the vibrio vulnificus bacteria, which can be transmitted through an open wound while swimming in Gulf waters or by eating oysters.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

Bradenton.com

8 Sarasota law officers honored for saving lives

SARASOTA — Eight Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office members were honored Tuesday for heroics during two different incidents this spring.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL

Examiner.com

Flesh-eating bacteria warning Florida: 32 hospitalized and 10 dead

The flesh-eating bacteria discovered in the salt water at some Florida beaches has claimed the life of a man who contracted the bacteria while swimming.

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Related Topix: Hillsborough County, FL

Sarasota Magazine

Photographer J.B. McCourtney's Portraits Capture Sarasota's Story

Photographer J.B. McCourtney has been shooting locally and internationally, including for Sarasota Magazine , for several decades now.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Myakka City, FL, Arcadia, FL

YourObserver

County asks for input on stand-up paddleboard rental07/30/14 After...

The county only allows for swimming-related activities on its six miles of beaches, but Sarasota County Commission is considering allowing vendors to rent out stand-up paddleboards.

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Related Topix: Siesta Key, FL

News Talk Florida

Second Case of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Confirmed

The two victims are middle aged and had compromising health conditions. One man has died.

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Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Health

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

2 cases of flesh eating bacteria in Sarasota

One victim has died. Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1rP48CF Sarasota, Florida -- 10 News has confirmed that two people have contracted flesh eating bacteria in Sarasota County in the last month.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

NBC2 News

Lawmakers to unveil campus sexual assault legislation

Senator Marco Rubio will be among a bipartisan group of senators holding a press conference Wednesday morning to announce the introduction of legislation to curb sexual assaults on college and university campuses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida Gulf Coast University

YourObserver

East County-International Alliance

As a 12-year-old American girl, it's hard for Natalie Mount to imagine death and destruction happening outside her living room window.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Manatee County, FL

WKRN

Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father.

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Related Topix: Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Piper Cherokee, Piper Aircraft, The National, Entertainment, Television

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