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Special election date set
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — An election date has been set for Seat 4 on the North Port City Commission. North Port City commissioners voted Tuesday to hold a special election for … Find out how to read more online.
Braves planning coming along; other teams in mix
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — While finalizing terms with the Atlanta Braves on a proposed spring break facility in Sarasota County is top priority, West Villages general manager Marty Black reaffirmed Tuesday … Find out how to read more online.
Nonprofit expands ride service countywide
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
There is a growing need for transportation for the more than 60,000 people age 80 and older in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Meeting that need is iTNSunCoast of Sarasota, which … Find out how to read more online.
First elementary school SRO approved
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
The first full-time school resource officer at a Sarasota County elementary school will walk the grounds of Emma E. Booker when the new school year begins. Elementary schools in the … Find out how to read more online.
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Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents
Wed  Jul 27 2016 01:19AM
DALLAS — The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead … read more.

Brazil police arrest last suspect in Olympics terrorism case
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro. The Federal Police said … read more.

Florida mourns again
Tue  Jul 26 2016 08:30AM
Two people are dead, including a 14-year-old boy and a Lehigh Senior High School basketball star, and up to 16 are injured following a deadly shooting early Monday morning during a party at Club Blu in Fort Myers. The Fort … read more.

Surgeon general: Precaution best method to fight Zika
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy toured a mosquito control facility in Orlando on Monday and said now is the time to start taking precautions … read more.

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In Philly, the calm after the storm
Wed  Jul 27 2016 06:40PM
Michelle made it better. After all the hootin’ and hollerin’ about biased emails — at least they weren’t plagiarized — disruptive Bernie Sanders disciples and resignations by the party elite, the Democratic National Convention calmed down some late Monday night. … Find out how to read more online.

Frontier soars to Punta Gorda Airport
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
After years of trying, Punta Gorda Airport has landed service from a second commercial carrier. On Oct. 30, Denver-based Frontier Airlines will launch nonstop flights between Punta Gorda and Chicago-O’Hare, Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey. The Chicago-O’Hare and Philadelphia routes … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 27 2016 06:40PM
The SKY YMCA of Venice’s leadership team has been contracted to take over Charlotte County Family YMCA’s operations, effective Aug. 1. SKY Family YMCA has operations in Venice, Englewood, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres. SKY Family Y also … Find out how to read more online.

Venice man dies in car wreck
Wed  Jul 27 2016 06:40PM
A Venice man was killed Monday morning after a single-vehicle crash. Robert Wesley Campbell Jr., 24, died on Burnt Store Road in Charlotte County after hitting a tree, authorities said. Campbell was driving a pickup northbound when he crossed the … Find out how to read more online.

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