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Giving Challenge racking up donations locally
Tue  Sep 1 2015 06:20PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Carisa Campanella, North Port-based care adviser for the Neuro Challenge Foundation, had a goal in mind of $30,000 to be raised before matching funds are added through … Find out how to read more online.
Local TV sales/repair business offers bundled services
Tue  Sep 1 2015 05:22PM
NORTH PORT — Mike Moralis, owner of Quality TV, has figured out a way to augment his TV sales and repair business by offering custom-designed packages of TV, telephone and Internet … Find out how to read more online.
Commander posts to replace lieutenants
Tue  Sep 1 2015 06:20PM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Police Department’s 2015-16 fiscal year budget will be increasing only about 4 percent for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, but the … Find out how to read more online.
Female vets retreat to honor warriors
Tue  Sep 1 2015 05:07PM
A female veterans retreat next week will honor 25 area women who have served in the armed forces. Coordinator and military veteran Becky Ludwick said the retreat, sponsored by Goodwill … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks close out their worst month in 3 years
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — August was a brutal month for investors. Fears about a slowdown in China’s economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this month. While the market recovered much … read more.

Grenade mars Ukraine protest
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast … read more.

Titanic menu up for auction
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The Titanic’s last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it’s estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000. … read more.

McKinley is now Denali
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state’s liquefying glaciers … read more.

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Trooper doing OK after deadly I-75 wreck
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:43PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is “alert” and “recovering” after his cruiser was hit by a tractor-trailer over the weekend, killing the man in the back of the cruiser and injuring the trooper, FHP spokesman Lt. Greg … Find out how to read more online.

Waking up the echoes
Tue  Sep 1 2015 08:30AM
College football returns this week, which means Tom Ortwein will be back within the wide embrace of Touchdown Jesus. Tom may not officially be “the No. 1 Notre Dame football fan in the USA,” as he puts it. But who’s … Find out how to read more online.

Local cop brews community cohesion
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:37PM
NORTH PORT — North Port Police Lt. Steve Lorenz is a 22-year veteran of the NPPD, and is always working to keep a positive relationship with city residents — including buying beverages for them mornings at the local 7-Eleven or … Find out how to read more online.

NPPD: Man busted with bundles of weed
Tue  Sep 1 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A North Port man was arrested after a tip from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the discovery of bundles of marijuana in a home, according to a North Port Police Department report. Around 1 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.

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