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Cavanagh spent time in Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima
Mon  Jul 25 2016 08:30AM
Tom Cavanagh Jr. of Deep Creek arrived at Pearl Harbor aboard a troop transport with thousands of other Marines. World War II was 10 months from being over. “Pearl Harbor … Find out how to read more online.
Nuisance pigs = profitable pork
Mon  Jul 25 2016 08:30AM
Florida is trying to build a new meat industry with a problematic animal. Wild pigs damage land when digging for food, and repairs can get costly for property owners. So, … Find out how to read more online.
Lawsuit targets North Port Police Department
Mon  Jul 25 2016 04:07PM
NORTH PORT — Two former police officers are suing the North Port Police Department in federal court, claiming sexual discrimination and saying the department unlawfully terminated them because of their … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: OK to swim at Nokomis Beach
Sun  Jul 24 2016 01:34PM
A “No Swim” advisory that has been in place at Nokomis Beach since Thursday was lifted Saturday afternoon. Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County officials received testing results that … Find out how to read more online.
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Brazil police arrest last suspect in Olympics terrorism case
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro. The Federal Police said … read more.

Florida mourns again
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:00AM
Two people are dead, including a 14-year-old boy and a Lehigh Senior High School basketball star, and up to 16 are injured following a deadly shooting early Monday morning during a party at Club Blu in Fort Myers. The Fort … read more.

Surgeon general: Precaution best method to fight Zika
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy toured a mosquito control facility in Orlando on Monday and said now is the time to start taking precautions … read more.

Elderly veteran held as hostage in motel for years
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans’ organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks. Groups in New York, … read more.

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Cousin of murder victim speaks out
Sun  Jul 24 2016 01:34PM
SARASOTA — Working much of her adult life in Switzerland as a personal assistant to a CEO at a mid-sized corporation, Anneliese Schweickardt decided to retire in paradise. So she moved to Sarasota. The German citizen bought a quaint duplex … Find out how to read more online.

Pedestrian dies in crash
Sun  Jul 24 2016 01:34PM
An Englewood woman died Friday night after walking into the path of a vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Kathleen Stringham, 60, was walking north on the east sidewalk of State Road 776 on the Sarasota County side of … Find out how to read more online.

Chamber brings business issues to forefront of election
Sat  Jul 23 2016 11:02AM
NORTH PORT — Business and economics took center stage along with North Port city commissioner hopefuls for the second forum of the season. Nine of the 11 commission candidates came to South Biscayne Church on Thursday night for an event … Find out how to read more online.

Addicts, mentally ill PACK jails, prisons
Sun  Jul 24 2016 01:36PM
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte County Judge John L. Burns fixed his eyes on a young man in his Drug Court. The defendant had just received bad reports from those who monitor his probation and treatment progress. The young man faced … Find out how to read more online.

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