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Ziegler battles union over emails
Fri  Oct 24 2014 07:54PM
Sarasota County School Board member and candidate Bridget Ziegler insists she did nothing wrong by sending emails to school principals and teachers regarding her campaign. On Thursday, the Sarasota Classified/Teachers … Find out how to read more online.
Architectural firm sought for SCTI North Port
Fri  Oct 24 2014 08:06PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County School District has begun advertising for architectural firms to provide design and construction services for the Sarasota County Technical Institute North Port campus. According … Find out how to read more online.
Man who lost twins works to save lives
Fri  Oct 24 2014 09:10PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Watching children grow up can bring tremendous joy to parents. Taking their first step, opening birthday and Christmas gifts, first day of kindergarten and driving home the … Find out how to read more online.
Challenges to the Charlotte’s comp plan
Fri  Oct 24 2014 09:10PM
MURDOCK — Local environmental groups are taking legal action to block proposed changes to Charlotte County’s 2050 comprehensive plan. Charlotte County commissioners voted unanimously last month to follow county staff … Find out how to read more online.
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Another school shooting
Fri  Oct 24 2014 11:20PM
MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the … read more.

US stock market has good week
Fri  Oct 24 2014 11:20PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies. After weeks of speculation over the fate … read more.

Islamic State said to be using chlorine bombs in arsenal
Fri  Oct 24 2014 11:20PM
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets — weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria. Kurdish fighters in the key Syrian … read more.

Body of Virginia student Graham ID’d
Fri  Oct 24 2014 11:20PM
RICHMOND, Va. — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university sophomore who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search that left the campus and community on edge. Hannah … read more.

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Back Pack Angels plan pancake benefit
Fri  Oct 24 2014 07:31PM
NORTH PORT — The Back Pack Angels (also known as the North Port Coalition for Homeless/Needy Children) are rolling out plans for a fall fundraiser. The event, which will take place at Applebee’s in North Port, is scheduled for 8 … Find out how to read more online.

Police catch alleged sandwich thief
Fri  Oct 24 2014 09:25PM
PUNTA GORDA — The local man accused of shoplifting a sandwich from a grocery store Wednesday was back for more the following day. And he wasn’t going to be caught easily. Lelan Eugene Hendrix, 41, was shopping in the Publix … Find out how to read more online.

Winning the F18 Americas
Fri  Oct 24 2014 09:10PM
For Charlotte Harbor Regatta, the journey to winning the 2015 F18 Americas Championship began with losing out on a less prestigious regional regatta in a different class. The loss reinforced the old saying, “Half the battle is showing up.” For … Find out how to read more online.

Pickleball craze helped by new courts
Fri  Oct 24 2014 08:38PM
Pickleball saved John Foard’s life. Diagnosed with stage-4 throat cancer in late 2013, Foard had two goals. He wanted to attend his daughter’s wedding and win a gold medal in the Senior Olympics in pickleball. The 71-year-old North Porter went … Find out how to read more online.

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