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Hot, humid days expected
Sun  Jul 5 2015 06:47PM
Southwest Florida residents sweltering with a heat index reaching 105 degrees over the weekend should get some relief this work week. The index measuring what the weather feels like with … Find out how to read more online.
Sailor, cruiser unscathed in Allied invasions
Sun  Jul 5 2015 06:56PM
The USS Philadelphia sailed in convoys to Algeria and Sicily through the treacherous Mediterranean of 1943. It entered Palermo Harbor and struck at enemy shore batteries, and was there when … Find out how to read more online.
North Port hosts first Paddle-A-Thon
Sun  Jul 5 2015 11:24AM
NORTH PORT — The first Cocoplum 10K Paddle-A-Thon will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The community is encouraged to bring canoes, kayaks or stand-up paddleboards for a day … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
’Piano Man’ Billy Joel is a married man
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
(CNN) — Musician Billy Joel has married his longtime girlfriend, Alexis Roderick. The couple surprised guests and exchanged vows at their annual July 4th party, according to Joel’s publicist, Claire Mercuri. This is Joel’s fourth marriage. Joel, 66, and Roderick, … read more.

Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man had used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after Jeremy Alcede lost ownership of his store in bankruptcy, a … read more.

Escapee David Sweat moved from hospital to prison
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
(CNN) — Escaped inmate David Sweat has been released from Albany Medical Center and is now incarcerated at the maximum security Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, New York, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community … read more.

Missing Tbilisi zoo tiger found dead 3 weeks after flooding
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Workers cleaning up after the flood that destroyed the zoo in Georgia’s capital found the carcass of the last missing tiger on the grounds of a swimming complex. Tbilisi zoo director Zuraba Gurielidze told journalists that … read more.

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Overtime overreaction?
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
Local reaction to an Obama administration proposal to increase eligibility for overtime pay is split. It may mean more money in some people’s pocket, but many say businesses will just find a way to get around it. The Obama administration … Find out how to read more online.

North Port Police prep for new Special Response Team
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — An officer-involved shooting in North Port last month that ended with the death of a drunk and mentally unstable man is one of many reasons why North Port Police Capt. Chris Morales said the city needs a … Find out how to read more online.

SCSO: Practice sparkler safety today
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Every year people are taken to hospital emergency rooms in the United States because of injuries from fireworks. So what can you do to enjoy the Fourth of July and still stay safe? Going to public fireworks … Find out how to read more online.


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