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North Port ‘Remember the Fallen’ 5K race nears
Fri  Sep 4 2015 12:00AM
NORTH PORT — The annual “Remember the Fallen” 5K memorial race is coming Sept. 12, and for Richard Yarnall, North Port firefighter and commander of the North Port Honor Guard, … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood Water District to seek Gonzalez’ help with sewer funding
Fri  Sep 4 2015 12:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Englewood Water District supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to work with state Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, for funding to offset the costs of its sewer expansion. Gonzalez and EWD … Find out how to read more online.
Parking lot ‘stalker’ turns himself in
Fri  Sep 4 2015 12:00AM
NORTH PORT — After a warrant was issued last week for his arrest, a Pennsylvania man accused of approaching women at local shopping centers, asking for phone numbers and trying … Find out how to read more online.
Government offices to be closed Monday for Labor Day
Thu  Sep 3 2015 12:48PM
Charlotte In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all Charlotte County government business offices and Punta Gorda city offices will be closed Sept. 7. All post offices will be closed as … Find out how to read more online.
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Photographer describes ‘scream’ of migrant boy’s ‘silent body’
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
(CNN) — Nilufer Demir was crossing a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, on Wednesday when she saw him: a small boy in a red T-shirt, blue pants and black shoes, lying face-down in the sand. Waves lapped at his lifeless face. … read more.

Theater shooter received supportive letters, money in jail
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
DENVER (AP) — Strangers from across the world sent Colorado theater shooter James Holmes money, photos and supportive letters during his three years in a county jail. Prosecutors this week released 200 pages worth of mail sent to Holmes in … read more.

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law … read more.

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous … read more.

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Giving Challenge sets record
Thu  Sep 3 2015 08:30AM
With a total of $3.8 million raised in the 24-hour online Giving Challenge, which ended at noon on Wednesday, gifts towered above last year’s donation totals by over $600,000. Laura Coyle, marketing director at All Faiths Food Bank, is one of many … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota County offers tax refunds in exchange for jobs
Thu  Sep 3 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Last week, Sarasota County commissioners agreed to offer $60,000 in tax incentives to a freight brokerage company in exchange for the creation of 100 new, high-wage jobs. The county’s share is 20 percent of the total $300,000 … Find out how to read more online.


Wed  Sep 2 2015 04:18PM
FHP seeks driver in River Road hit-and-run SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY — Authorities are trying to identify the driver of a pickup who hit an SUV while trying to merge onto South River Road Tuesday evening during rush hour. The victims … Find out how to read more online.

Government offices to be closed Monday for Labor Day
Thu  Sep 3 2015 12:46PM
Charlotte In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all Charlotte County government business offices and Punta Gorda city offices will be closed Sept. 7. All post offices will be closed as well, along with the county and circuit courts. Other offices … Find out how to read more online.

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