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NPPD: Woman charged for having sex outside 7-Eleven
Thu  Aug 27 2015 05:28PM
NORTH PORT — A woman was charged Wednesday in connection with an incident at a North Port gas station in which a father and son witnessed an amorous couple having … Find out how to read more online.
Area schools get $200K for reading program
Fri  Aug 28 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Three elementary schools, including two in North Port, have received $200,000 in grants to support a Reading Recovery program directed toward struggling first-graders, according to the Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.
SCSO: Davie man arrested for beach car burglaries
Wed  Aug 26 2015 05:23PM
MANASOTA KEY — After a nearly 10-month investigation, a 53-year-old man from Davie, Fla., was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing items from cars at beaches along Manasota Key Road in … Find out how to read more online.
Former commissioner seeking state Senate seat
Thu  Aug 27 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– Former Sarasota County commissioner Nora Patterson announced this week she is running for the state Senate District 28 seat. She’s the third to declare candidacy for the … Find out how to read more online.
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Ind. high court hears dispute over ‘0INK’ plate
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a police officer was wrongly denied a vanity license plate saying ‘0INK,’ which state officials had deemed offensive. Solicitor General Thomas Fisher told the Indiana Supreme Court that the … read more.

Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Trump announced the event during an appearance Thursday in South Carolina, … read more.

Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man is accused of killing a 9-year-old girl who was inside her Ferguson home when shots were fired into a bedroom. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch on Thursday charged 21-year-old De’Eris … read more.

Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
BC-US--Restaurant Explosion-Kansas City,130 Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury says Time Warner Cable is largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that … read more.

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Remote park to see improvements
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A hidden neighborhood park dense with trees and foliage, which has not received much attention in past years, will be getting needed improvements to accommodate city residents. Oaks Park, located off Sumter Boulevard at 5430 Mandrake Terrace, … Find out how to read more online.

Residents deal with incinerator business
Fri  Aug 28 2015 08:30AM
SOUTH GULF COVE — At least one resident grabbed the microphone and said she didn’t want a business like Charlotte Organix in her neighborhood. However, others at a recent meeting with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Charlotte Organix … Find out how to read more online.

Slain firefighter’s family posts ‘call for action’
Tue  Aug 25 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The family of Charlotte County firefighter Sam Presley Dreher will not quit until they see Danielle Dreher, Sam’s ex-wife, behind bars for good. Danielle, a 43-year-old North Port woman, was sentenced to three years in prison Aug. … Find out how to read more online.

County ordinance change could make hunters go hog wild
Tue  Aug 25 2015 03:19PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County commissioners Monday approved a measure that could one day lead to hunting on county-owned property. In a 4-1 vote, the board approved an update to the county ordinance prohibiting hunting or trapping on public lands. … Find out how to read more online.

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