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County attorney receives glowing evaluation
Thu  Oct 27 2016 07:12PM
SARASOTA — Having seen the individual evaluations, Sarasota County Attorney Steve DeMarsh had to feel good going into his official evaluation during Wednesday’s County Commission meeting. In the end, the … Find out how to read more online.
Halloween haunts at Senior Center
Thu  Oct 27 2016 07:12PM
NORTH PORT — More than 30 seniors took part in a Thursday party celebrating Halloween at the North Port Senior Center. Along with enjoying a luncheon, the participants were part … Find out how to read more online.
Ground broken for new station
Thu  Oct 27 2016 07:12PM
NORTH PORT — After nearly a decade of planning, shovels are turning for a new North Port fire station. Station 85, off the southeast corner of Biscayne Drive and Ponce … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Bike theft ends with injured officers
Thu  Oct 27 2016 07:12PM
NORTH PORT — An alleged bike theft left three North Port Police Department officers injured. Around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, a bike was allegedly stolen from Louie’s Bicycle Shop. While the … Find out how to read more online.
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GOP faces obstacle in motivating Hispanic voters: Trump
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
HIALEAH, Fla. — Berta Delgado told the Spanish-speaking conservative activists at her door that she is “100 por ciento” Republican, and agreed with their assessment that Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is too liberal. She said she’d vote for Sen. … read more.

US Coast Guard in Hawaii searching for Chinese mariner
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard in Hawaii is searching for a Chinese man attempting to set a sailing record from San Francisco to Shanghai. The Coast Guard located Guo Chuan’s 97-foot trimaran early Wednesday. Rescuers searched for the 50-year-old … read more.

Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
PORTLAND, Maine — The average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year, the federal government said on Wednesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the statistic along with its … read more.

Trump, GOP look to ‘Obamacare’ report as comeback lifeline
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:52PM
DORAL, Florida — Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days effort to spark election momentum. The Republican presidential nominee, trekking across must-win Florida, … read more.

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‘Roadshow’ expert on appraising life, antiques
Thu  Oct 27 2016 07:38PM
NORTH PORT — About 60 years ago, Robert Riggs’ brother-in-law, Donny, bought an item at his favorite antique store in northeast Ohio. He didn’t know much about it, but it looked interesting. Since then, Donny died and Riggs inherited the … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Oct 27 2016 07:22PM
ENGLEWOOD Roller Skate in costume Charlotte County Community Services will hold an Elementary School Spooky Skate at the Tringali Recreation Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday. Kids ages kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to arrive in costume … Find out how to read more online.

Fundraiser to help victims of hurricane in Haiti
Thu  Oct 27 2016 07:22PM
PLACIDA — Devastation from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti left thousands malnourished and sick. To stay alive, some people ate their dogs. “They are resorting to eating their animals and drinking the mud puddles,” said Dr. Mark Asperilla, who is part … Find out how to read more online.

Warmer, drier weather than usual likely through fall
Thu  Oct 27 2016 07:00PM
Southwest Florida residents can expect warmer and drier than normal temperatures over the weekend, and in coming weeks and months ahead. National Weather Service Meteorologist Daniel Noah said the location of the jet stream is causing this pattern during the … Find out how to read more online.

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