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Rice guilty of murder, gets life
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:21AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — It took a 12-member jury more than six hours of deliberations to find Michael W. Rice guilty of the first-degree murder of Philippe Nahon, 48, a decision … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota School Board ponders lobbyist hire
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:21AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — During a workshop Tuesday afternoon, members of the Sarasota County School Board agreed they would like to pursue hiring a lobbyist to speak on their behalf in … Find out how to read more online.

Tue  Apr 15 2014 05:33PM
SOUTH COUNTY — Peter Cornetet knows proceeds from each recycled soda can buy nails for volunteers to build a Habitat for Humanity home. That’s why the long-time Boy Scout chose … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County school officials worried about bills
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:21AM
MURDOCK — The legislative lobbyist for the Charlotte County School Board informed members Tuesday that a state bill that would allow specified individuals to carry a concealed weapon into schools … Find out how to read more online.
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Ukraine fights uprising
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an “anti-terrorist operation” to try to … read more.

US stock markets rebounds after choppy day
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday. Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebuilders and simmering … read more.

Congress is giving states transportation blues
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
DAYTON, Ohio — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut … read more.

Violence surges in Nigeria uprising
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence … read more.

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SCF student named Ms. Congeniality in Ms. Wheelchair pageant
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:15AM
VENICE — When State College of Florida Venice student Cody Bowman took the stage in the Ms. Wheelchair Florida pageant April 4-6, in Orlando, she realized her dream of advocating for others with disabilities. She came home from the pageant … Find out how to read more online.

Rotonda West lends support to the Stone Crabs
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:15AM
Spirits were high in Sections 216 and 217 at Charlotte Sports Park on April 4 as a large contingent of Rotonda West fans cheered on the Charlotte Stone Crabs. It was “Rotonda West Night” and the Rotonda West fans joined … Find out how to read more online.

Thompson joined the Navy in 1945, at age 17
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:21AM
It was July 22, 1945, when Earl Thompson, a Navy fireman who now lives in Port Charlotte, sailed into Buckner Bay aboard a transport ship that dropped anchor off Okinawa. The 17-year-old swabbie was one of the thousands of servicemen … Find out how to read more online.

‘A nice first impression’
Tue  Apr 15 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — At Englewood Beach Monday, Bruce Tobiassen prepared the Miss Geico powerboat for its trip back to Riviera Beach. Miss Geico blew a drive shaft, sustained other damage, and couldn’t race in the inaugural Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand … Find out how to read more online.

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