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I’ve learned to avoid road rage
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
Have you ever looked up at the road to see a head-on collision coming? I’ve been on the road a lot since I started commuting from Sebring. I forgot how … Find out how to read more online.
Man gets 10 years in Placida BUI manslaughter case
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
It’s been more than a year since Kathy Kelly last saw her son, 23-year-old Dylan Gonzalez. On Wednesday, the man responsible for her son’s death pleaded guilty to BUI manslaughter … Find out how to read more online.
Used car bonanza?
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
Automotive industry financial reports predict used car prices will decline by at least 20 percent, or up to as much as 50 percent, in the next four to five years. … Find out how to read more online.
North Port moves forward with Braves payout
Thu  Jul 27 2017 03:28PM
NORTH PORT — The city will move forward with paying $4.7 million for the potential Atlanta Braves spring training stadium, despite opposition from two city commissioners. The North Port City … Find out how to read more online.
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New deal reached to fix VA budget crisis after vets protest
Fri  Jul 28 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — House Republicans and Democrats reached agreement Thursday on a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fill a shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ program of private-sector care, seeking to avert a disruption to medical care for thousands … read more.

Falling tech stocks pull US indexes off their record highs
Fri  Jul 28 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes pulled back from their record highs Thursday after an afternoon swoon for technology companies helped overshadow another big day for telecoms. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2.41 points, or 0.1 percent, from … read more.

Iran claims it launched rocket carrying satellite into space
Fri  Jul 28 2017 01:19AM
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket into space, the country’s state media reported on Thursday, in what is likely the most significant step yet for the launch vehicle. A confirmed launch of the “Simorgh” rocket … read more.

Thrill ride OK’d hours before deadly state fair accident
Fri  Jul 28 2017 01:19AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers through the air, according … read more.

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North Port commissioners take on Plantation Boulevard
Thu  Jul 27 2017 11:13AM
NORTH PORT — First Panacea Boulevard, now Plantation Boulevard. The North Port City Commission is following a similar plan they used to tackle the overgrowth on Panacea Boulevard to handle the same issue on Plantation. At its Tuesday night meeting, … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota commissioners skeptical of energy program
Wed  Jul 26 2017 09:42AM
NORTH PORT — When the Sarasota County Commission returns to business in late August after its annual break, they will face a decision over which it expressed skepticism in July. On July 11, when commissioners unanimously gave staff authority to … Find out how to read more online.

A dog’s life
Mon  Jul 24 2017 08:30AM
Hounds on Henry is a good spot. There’s lots of nicely mowed grass. There’s lots of room to roam. There’s water. There’s good shade, and places to rest. The dogs like it too. “It’s a real community center,” said Lisa … Find out how to read more online.

Gatorz founders brought something special to town
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
Great things happen sometimes when the right people have the right vision. That happened here in the 1990s when the Spieldenner brothers had an idea that a bar specializing in chicken wings and music could make it in little Port … Find out how to read more online.

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