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Cat hoarding site to be cleaned
Mon  Aug 29 2016 09:08AM
NORTH PORT — The house that was home to 35 cats, including nine that ended up dead, has been ordered to be cleaned, before foreclosure, due to the public nuisance … Find out how to read more online.
Panacea edges closer to ownership
Mon  Aug 29 2016 09:08AM
NORTH PORT — Panacea Boulevard is one step closer to having a rightful owner. At a Code Enforcement Hearing Officer meeting Thursday, the city and a representative for Woodlands Community … Find out how to read more online.
Robinson counters: Ethics ‘allegations are offensive’
Mon  Aug 29 2016 09:08AM
SARASOTA — Former North Port city attorney Robert Robinson, facing allegations he abused his position to create new government jobs for himself, admitted Friday that according to city charter verbiage … Find out how to read more online.
Jail officer fired
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte County Corrections Deputy Michael Burnette was fired Friday following an internal investigation into allegations he bullied and mistreated an inmate. Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell said Saturday that, although … Find out how to read more online.
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First family goes hiking in national park in Virginia
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:32PM
TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and the first family are hiking at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. Their visit Sunday comes as the National Park Service’s celebrates its centennial. The president has marked the week by creating … read more.

Woman who was beaten, set on fire in Georgia home dies
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — A coroner says an 83-year-old Georgia woman who was badly burned and critically injured during an attempted robbery has died. Meriwether County Deputy Coroner Leonard Wigley Jr. tells local news media that Dorothy Dow died Saturday at … read more.

Turkey lifts headscarf ban for its policewomen
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ISTANBUL (AP) — It is official: Turkey’s female police officers will be able to wear headscarves as part of their uniform. The ruling published by the government’s official gazette this weekend says policewomen can wear headscarves under their caps or … read more.

UN: Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent’s efforts for economic growth, according to a U.N. report launched Sunday. Deeply rooted structural obstacles such as unequal distribution of resources … read more.

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Low pressure area south of Florida Keys monitored; Election Day to be wet
Mon  Aug 29 2016 08:30AM
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure between the Florida Keys and Cuba for tropical storm development this week. The low-pressure area is likely to move through the Gulf of Mexico on Monday where environmental conditions … Find out how to read more online.

Literacy volunteers needed in North Port
Mon  Aug 29 2016 09:08AM
NORTH PORT — Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County is in need of volunteers to work with adults learning English as a second language or who are trying to improve their literacy skills. Tutors spend about one to two hours … Find out how to read more online.

Habitat presents home to North Port family
Mon  Aug 29 2016 09:08AM
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No easy fix for affordable housing shortage
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:30AM
Justin Willis grew up in North Port and owned a few businesses there before taking his family out of state to “see if the grass was greener.” Living in Washington, D.C., and then in the mountains of North Carolina taught … Find out how to read more online.

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