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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
Wed  Apr 1 2015 05:23PM
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.
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Yemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels on Tuesday, day six of fighting that prompted international aid organizations to express alarm over high civilian casualties … read more.

Stocks slide off Monday’s gains
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day’s big rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 200 points, … read more.

Student loan recipients go on payment strike
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless … read more.

Iraq troops enter Tikrit
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister said security forces had reached the heart of the city. … 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
Wed  Apr 1 2015 06:43PM
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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