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Sun  Feb 14 2016 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — A tear welled up in Karola Lindholm’s eye as she thanked Bob Cameron for taking her daughter to the prom Friday night. Lindholm explained her husband Dean died … Find out how to read more online.
For couple, love rolled in — eventually
Sun  Feb 14 2016 01:00AM
In May 2009, Bill Cross was told he had six months to live. Diagnosed in 1999 at age 49 with a neuromuscular disease while working as a researcher for Exxon … Find out how to read more online.
School fitness emphasized with ‘Run for the Lions’ 5K
Sun  Feb 14 2016 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — After a hiatus of several years, Lamarque Elementary School again is holding the “Run for the Lions” 5K. The 3.1-mile race and 1-mile fun run will be … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes
Sat  Feb 13 2016 03:28PM
By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete “isolation boxes” for days or weeks and wouldn’t … read more.

Noise harder on children than adults, hinders how they learn
Sat  Feb 13 2016 03:08PM
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adult’s, and new research shows it can … read more.

’Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader
Fri  Feb 12 2016 10:44PM
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — With an exclamation of “Finally,” Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic … read more.

Alabama woman convicted in girl’s running death dies
Fri  Feb 12 2016 10:44PM
By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing. Joyce Hardin Garrard, … read more.

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The cost of justice
Sun  Feb 14 2016 01:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The oft-criticized sheriff’s current budget is up about 3 percent from the last one and more than $60 million for the first time in years. But the money available for local law enforcement is actually pretty low, … Find out how to read more online.

City votes to join U.S. Conference of Mayors
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The U.S. Conference of Mayors, based out of Washington, D.C., awarded over $2 million in grants to its members in 2015 — which the city of North Port has not been able to take advantage of until … Find out how to read more online.

Chabad groundbreaking set for next month
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:30AM
At 2 p.m. March 6, Chabad of Venice & North Port will officially break ground on its new 11,000-square-foot center at 1681 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice, which will serve the area’s growing Jewish community. Director and spiritual leader Rabbi Sholom Schmerling … Find out how to read more online.

NPPD: Driver on the run after S. River Road crash
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Authorities are searching for a person who fled from a crash scene Wednesday evening on South River Road, with many questions still left unanswered due to the active investigation. According to a North Port police report, a … Find out how to read more online.

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