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NPPD: Crime Stoppers, detective on puppy case
Wed  Apr 1 2015 04:42PM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Police Department has set up a page on the Sarasota County Crime Stoppers website for help in finding the person who shot an 8-month-old, … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County moving forward with Legacy Trail extension
Thu  Apr 2 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– Sarasota County moved one step closer Wednesday to extending the Legacy Trail biking and jogging path deeper into the city of Sarasota. Plans are also being laid … Find out how to read more online.
FHP: Wrong-way driver causes I-75 collision
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Two people were seriously injured Monday night after a Key West man driving south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 near North Port struck two other … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County mulls fees
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County commissioners got a look Tuesday at a draft of a plan to replace impact fees with a new system that offers the county more flexibility … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
US stocks ease for 2nd day
Thu  Apr 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A batch of discouraging economic news deepened investors’ concerns about corporate earnings, pulling major U.S. stock indexes down on Wednesday for the second day in a row. The modest slide cut the Standard & Poor’s 500 … read more.

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
Thu  Apr 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend … read more.

Meet the world’s newest oldest person
Thu  Apr 2 2015 01:19AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas woman who became the world’s oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July. At 116, Gertrude Weaver was already the oldest person in America. With … read more.

Duke University investigates noose on campus
Thu  Apr 2 2015 01:19AM
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke officials said Wednesday that they are trying to find out who hung a noose outside a building that houses several offices, including those focused on diversity. Officials say the rope tied into a noose was … read more.

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Summer Hunger Campaign has $600K matching challenge
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — More than 300 local business owners, corporate sponsors, citizens and community leaders came together Tuesday for All Faiths Food Bank’s kick-off event for the 2015 Campaign Against Summer Hunger. The 40-day campaign which runs through May 9, … Find out how to read more online.

Overdue traffic, court fines to see one-day reduction
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — For the more than 100,000 people who have outstanding and overdue traffic and court fines or fees in the county, a one-day event this month will make paying those fees just a little less painful. The Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.

United Way Walk-A-Thon in North Port raises $6.5K
Thu  Apr 2 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Dallas White Park was the site of United Way of South Sarasota County’s fifth annual North Port Walk-A-Thon on March 21, which raised $6,500 for area programs. Walk event sponsors were the Estill Team at RE/MAX Realty, … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota student gets top mark in world on AICE exams
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sydney Askins, now a junior at Sarasota High School, earned the highest score in the world on two Cambridge International Examinations taken in May 2014. SHS recently received notice from an international organization affiliated with the University … Find out how to read more online.

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