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Freedom Boat Club docks at Skip’s Marina
Thu  Oct 30 2014 09:37AM
ENGLEWOOD — Skip’s Placida Marina is ready to serve boaters. “Customer service is what a number of people say about our marina,” Adam Hetherington said. “Our willingness to go out … Find out how to read more online.
Some cry fowl over free turkeys
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Shelomie Francois waited in a line of about 110 people that snaked around the North Port Salvation Army building to get a voucher for a free turkey to feed her … Find out how to read more online.
Halloween portraits, with a heavy heart
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Tammy Grueber will carry through with her pledge to provide free photos of Halloween revelers Friday at Nickolson’s Portrait Studio, to support the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. … Find out how to read more online.
Lawyers paint 2 pictures of defendant at trial
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Attorneys told two different stories about Jose Rodriguez, the HIV-positive North Port man accused of sexually abusing his two step-grandsons for a number of years. One was … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks slip after Fed statement; dollar gains
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — An optimistic statement from the Federal Reserve sent the dollar up and gold prices down Wednesday as traders prepared for rising interest rates. Major U.S. stock indexes ended with a slight loss after the Fed confirmed … read more.

Florida ready for recount
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — There’s a chance that Florida’s bitter — and expensive — governor’s race between incumbent Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist could trigger a recount — a word that sends shudders through the state. Polls consistently show … read more.

Obamacare subsidies challenged
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law. Some of the same players who mounted the first failed effort … read more.

Obama: US can’t seal itself off
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon … read more.

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Extrication team learns from competition in England
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — They didn’t win first place. But the Englewood Fire Department Extrication Team did take away from their London experience a haul of new techniques to apply in local crisis situations. The Englewood team, made up of firefighters Joseph … Find out how to read more online.

Bondi and the beast
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — With her beloved Saint Bernard Luke in tow, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi hit the campaign trail Tuesday, making a stop in the city’s downtown where she was greeted by a throng of local Republican Party supporters … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Correction A column by Vic Poitras published in Saturday’s Sun was credited to a different writer. … Find out how to read more online.

Sexual battery trial underway for North Port man
Wed  Oct 29 2014 05:41PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Jury selection in the trial of an HIV-positive North Port man accused of sexually abusing two boys got underway Monday at the Sarasota County Justice Center and is expected to be completed this morning. Jose Rodriguez, 54, … Find out how to read more online.

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