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Resident helps locate missing North Port woman
Thu  Feb 11 2016 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Even though Rod English isn’t necessarily an NFL fan — he’s dedicated to the University of West Virginia Mountaineers football team — he was watching pre-game coverage … Find out how to read more online.
Hunt for hospital could be costly
Wed  Feb 10 2016 02:15PM
NORTH PORT — The North Port City Commission is trying other avenues to procure a hospital in the area by agreeing to write a letter of intent to the Agency … Find out how to read more online.
County, Venice to negotiate Hamilton Building as library site
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
VENICE — Despite some impassioned pleas from a handful of opponents, Sarasota County commissioners voted Tuesday to keep the doors of the Venice Public Library closed due to health concerns … Find out how to read more online.
Funds needed for firetruck restoration
Tue  Feb 9 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — In 1946, Frank Sinatra released his first album, Jackie Robinson made his professional baseball debut and Seagrave pumper firetrucks could be seen racing to fires, speeding past … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Next up for the GOP presidential candidates: South Carolina
Wed  Feb 10 2016 11:19PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican presidential nominating has moved into the South, where seven states — Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas — will anchor the Super Tuesday primaries on March 1. But first comes South Carolina … read more.

Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed
Wed  Feb 10 2016 11:19PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. If true, the execution of Ri Yong Gil, chief of the North Korean … read more.

2 deputies wounded, suspect dead in shopping center shootout
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:30PM
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A man shot a sheriff’s deputy in the head inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and wounded another deputy during a shootout, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman was killed and, remarkably no bystanders were … read more.

Florida Gov. remains mum on how to fix state’s death penalty
Thu  Feb 11 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Despite an ongoing emotional debate, Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to say how Florida should fix the state’s death penalty law. The Florida Legislature is currently divided over how to rewrite the law after the U.S. Supreme … read more.

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Parents react to recent student deaths
Sun  Feb 7 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Three young people have died since Christmas Eve. And that’s three too many, according to a group of concerned Englewood mothers who want to take action as quickly as possible to help any children who are hurting. After … Find out how to read more online.

Grand Champion her ‘dream come true’
Sun  Feb 7 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — It was a couple of hours before the steer show Friday night, and Alexis Burkett was busy grooming her steer, Slugger. In fact, the area behind the barn at the Charlotte County Fair was buzzing with last-minute … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota County commissioners won’t support new tax
Sun  Feb 7 2016 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– Sarasota County commissioners have no interest in levying another tax to pay for the care of the county’s mentally ill and homeless. “When they held their retreat in December, they agreed they did not want any new … Find out how to read more online.

‘Tiny House’ homeless community proposed for South Venice
Sun  Feb 7 2016 08:30AM
VENICE — Thrift shop owner Marc Marois has a dream, and he’s hoping the wildly popular Tiny House Nation movement will help him achieve it. His idea: to build a small community of Tiny Nation transition homes in South Venice … Find out how to read more online.

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