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Boat-race brothers vow to return
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:15AM
First-time boat racers Ryan and Rick Krizen finished only fifth out of the six entrants in their class of this year’s Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix at Englewood Beach, but … Find out how to read more online.
SCSO offers new credit card option for bail
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:15AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a new option on Wednesday for those arrested on minor offenses to make it easier to bond out of jail, according … Find out how to read more online.
Price Boulevard widening in works
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:01PM
NORTH PORT — Although the widening of Price Boulevard has been explored before, city commissioners and staff discussed the potential project with a sense of urgency in a Tuesday workshop. … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Shoplifting leads to pursuit
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Two men and one woman were arrested Monday after allegedly stealing numerous items from Bealls Outlet and Ross department stores, then fleeing and nearly striking an officer … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks close higher
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data. Major U.S. stock indexes notched their third day of gains … read more.

Pro-Russian gunmen advance in Ukraine
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:19AM
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero’s welcome. Responding to what it sees … read more.

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:15AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-paid workers won’t benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently $7.25 an hour. Those exclusions, … read more.

Armed robber was never told to report to prison, so he didn’t
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:19AM
ST. LOUIS — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and was told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. … read more.

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700-home Neal project gets initial rezone
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:20AM
VENICE — A 700-home residential development in northern Venice received preliminary approval this week. Tentatively called the Villages of Milano, the Neal Communities development of 350 acres on both sides of the newly built Jacaranda Extension, between Laurel and Border … Find out how to read more online.

School Board ponders lobbyist hire
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:01PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — During a workshop Tuesday afternoon, members of the Sarasota County School Board agreed they would like to pursue hiring a lobbyist to speak on their behalf in Tallahassee. Recently, the board hired a short-term lobbyist to help … Find out how to read more online.

Bentley’s shooter gets life behind bars
Tue  Apr 15 2014 04:37PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — It took a 12-member jury over six hours to find Michael W. Rice guilty of the first-degree murder of Philippe Nahon. Rice, 25, was sentenced to life in prison without parole by 12th Circuit Judge Frederick Mercurio, … Find out how to read more online.


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