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Spin Depot closed for ongoing investigation
Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Tuesday morning the North Port Police Department confiscated electronic gambling machines from Spin Depot to be used as evidence in an ongoing investigation, shutting down the adult … Find out how to read more online.
Initiative to provide tools to help infants sleep safely
Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — There is something very intimate and peaceful about the moment a baby falls asleep in his parent’s arms, a moment that parents often want to savor by … Find out how to read more online.
City extends registration for holiday assistance programs
Thu  Oct 30 2014 02:23PM
NORTH PORT — The city of North Port is extending the days in which families can register for holiday assistance programs. According to North Port Social Services Manager Zulma Solero, … Find out how to read more online.
Public Safety Day at Firehouse Subs
Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
Area law enforcement, firefighters and other first responders are coming together for a “Day of Public Safety Awareness” on Saturday at Firehouse Subs at Heritage Plaza, 18500 Veterans Blvd., Port … 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 Amazon.com, 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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North Port Library’s Genealogy Club needs new leader
Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Library is looking for someone to replace the former facilitator of its North Port Genealogy Club. If you use the library’s two genealogy databases, and if you know of other websites that you have … Find out how to read more online.

Local teacher unveils new invention for caps
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Raul Quinones, a science teacher at Heron Creek Middle School and baseball coach, has invented a device that flattens the brim of a baseball cap. Quinones’ invention, the Qclip, was inspired by complaints raised by his son and … Find out how to read more online.

Interim North Port Utilities director gets permanent job
Wed  Oct 29 2014 05:40PM
NORTH PORT — Rick Newkirk has been named the new director of North Port Utilities. Newkirk, 58, the acting director of the department since March, was appointed to the new position on Oct. 1. Newkirk began working for General Development … Find out how to read more online.

New Dollar General open in North Port
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
The new Dollar General discount store at Cranberry and Price boulevards in North Port opened to customers at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to store employees. … Find out how to read more online.

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