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Voter turnout strong so far
Wed  Aug 24 2016 11:04AM
NORTH PORT — With a week left before the Aug. 30 primary election, a Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections official says voter turnout is strong so far thanks to vote-by-mail … Find out how to read more online.
No tax increase in Sarasota County
Wed  Aug 24 2016 11:04AM
SARASOTA — Sarasota County Commissioners put the finishing touches on their fiscal year 2017 budget without raising taxes, while adding funding to aid the local economy and less-fortunate residents. By … Find out how to read more online.
Artist hosts new program for women
Wed  Aug 24 2016 11:02AM
NORTH PORT — An abstract artist has joined WKDW Real Community Radio. Gina Battle, whose work has been featured in Southwest Florida and elsewhere, will host “I’M ME,” a program … Find out how to read more online.
School’s in session
Tue  Aug 23 2016 09:38AM
NORTH PORT — As Sarasota County headed back to school Monday, Brandon Johnson, the new principal at North Port High School, is finding he has a lot of new faces … Find out how to read more online.
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Police: Man robbed, killed after bowling date set up online
Wed  Aug 24 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO — A man who took a woman bowling after meeting through an online dating site was fatally shot the next night when she returned with three other men and a gun, police said Tuesday. Adam Hilarie, 27, was shot … read more.

Teen survives rare amoeba infection that kills most people
Wed  Aug 24 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO — A South Florida boy has survived a rare brain-eating amoeba that kills most people, aided in part because a hard-to-get drug to fight the infection is made by a company in Orlando where he was hospitalized, doctors said … read more.

San Diego Zoo euthanizes 50-year-old elephant
Tue  Aug 23 2016 11:42PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo says it has had to put down a 50-year-old Asian elephant suffering from old age. Zoo officials told The San Diego Union Tribune the male elephant suddenly became weak Tuesday and did … read more.

Obama vows support for Louisiana after the ‘cameras leave’
Tue  Aug 23 2016 11:41PM
ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana “even after the TV cameras leave” on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season … read more.

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EARS expecting more animals from Louisiana
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
Marion Lutz has had a busy few days this week, and things are about to get busier. Lutz, who is the director for the Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary, spent Sunday and the beginning of Monday helping a boxer deliver a … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Rony P. Medina, 43, 200 block of Rotonda Blvd. W., Rotonda. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. • Steven Kent Smoke, 50, 26000 block of Parana Drive, Punta Gorda. Charges: … Find out how to read more online.

Cops: Man attempts to kill ex-girlfriend’s co-worker
Wed  Aug 24 2016 11:04AM
A Port Charlotte man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting at a North Port man while they were driving on U.S. 41. Darrell Concepcion-Padilla, 30, 2400 block of Warne Street, shot multiple rounds at Nicholas Stanka, 23, as … Find out how to read more online.

Kayaking North Port, Myakka River
Wed  Aug 24 2016 11:02AM
NORTH PORT — A second kayak excursion took place on the Myakka River last week, launching from the Deer Prairie Creek park site (located just off U.S. 41, just before River Road) after being shuttled from Marina Park in North … Find out how to read more online.

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