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Second student struck
Fri  Oct 31 2014 05:55PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The Port Charlotte High School freshman who was hit by a car while walking to the bus stop Friday morning is expected to make a full recovery, … Find out how to read more online.
Youth football ref awarded $275K settlement
Fri  Oct 31 2014 05:04PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The referee who was attacked during a 2011 North Port Huskys youth football game in Sarasota reached a settlement last year with four organizations who were cited … Find out how to read more online.
Compassion for the sick drives medical marijuana initiative
Fri  Oct 31 2014 05:24PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Robin Montesano suffers from multiple sclerosis — and bad timing. Ten years ago, Montesano offered testimony in favor of medical marijuana during a legislative hearing in Massachusetts. … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Thief flees into pond with baby
Fri  Oct 31 2014 04:37PM
MURDOCK — A 29-year-old man was jailed Friday after reportedly fleeing from security Walmart security, and swimming through a pond, all while carrying his 18-month-old daughter with him. Witnesses said … Find out how to read more online.
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Walmart tests matching prices with online rivals
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has matched prices of local store competitors … read more.

US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers. The order sent Thursday makes 36 separate requests for information … read more.

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said. The development followed heavy overnight clashes … read more.

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule. Back when the extremists took over the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June, police Col. Mohammed Hassan was among … read more.

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Zombie U brings the party to Englewood
Fri  Oct 31 2014 05:51PM
ENGLEWOOD — Zombie University loves to play its brand of energetic dance music all year round to a loyal and growing group of followers. But for only a brief moment — when October slips into November — does the band … Find out how to read more online.

Asolo to host veterans at ‘South Pacific’
Fri  Oct 31 2014 02:48PM
Asolo Rep is proud to host military personnel, veterans and their families at the first preview performance of “South Pacific” Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. This special event will feature a patriotic pre-show performance by the Sarasota High School Mighty … Find out how to read more online.

Park named for state legislator
Fri  Oct 31 2014 05:24PM
SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY — In the shade of tall trees along the bank of the Myakka River, about 40 gathered Tuesday morning to express their thanks to former state senator Bob Johnson by naming a new county park in his … Find out how to read more online.

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