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Homeless update coming this summer
Tue  Apr 21 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County commissioners will get an in-depth report this summer on the war on homelessness. But first, more input will be gathered from the community. Last year … Find out how to read more online.
City: Church building unsafe after crash
Tue  Apr 21 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — A 65-year-old Venice man who crashed his truck into a church off Biscayne Drive Saturday night had almost twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system, … Find out how to read more online.
Toledo Blade students follow recycling project from start to finish
Tue  Apr 21 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Students at Toledo Blade Elementary who, at the beginning of the school year, began bringing in plastic bottle caps are seeing the results of their recycling project … Find out how to read more online.
North Port to host Newcomer Day
Mon  Apr 20 2015 02:34PM
NORTH PORT — The city will host North Port Newcomer Day from 10 a.m. to noon May 2 at the George Mullen Activity Center, 1602 Kramer Way near City Hall. … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Willie Nelson enters marijuana business
Mon  Apr 20 2015 10:38PM
SPOKANE, Wash. — Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20. The move makes the 81-year-old “Roll Me Up and … read more.

US warships deployed
Mon  Apr 20 2015 10:38PM
WASHINGTON — In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared … read more.

Student armed with crossbow, machete kills teacher
Mon  Apr 20 2015 10:38PM
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A 13-year-old Spanish boy armed with a crossbow and a machete killed a substitute teacher and wounded four other people at his school in Barcelona on Monday, police said. The unidentified boy was detained by police … read more.

Refugee migration keeps coming
Mon  Apr 20 2015 10:38PM
CATANIA, Sicily — European leaders struggled for an adequate response in the face of unremitting migrant flows and continued instability in Libya following the feared drowning of as many as 900 people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy. In Sicily early … read more.

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Physician training program coming to Sarasota County
Mon  Apr 20 2015 02:34PM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– The Florida State University College of Medicine and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has unveiled plans to create an internal medicine residency program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. The program, expected to produce as many as 10 new … Find out how to read more online.

Special Olympians have fun at field day
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
ROTONDA — Skylar Martin lifted the golf club in celebration of making a hole-in-one in front of her friends. The 11-year-old fifth-grader at Peace River Elementary School in Charlotte Harbor was one of dozens of local members of the Special … Find out how to read more online.

Beauty of nature, art highlight eARTh Day Celebration
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Under a blue sky and a yellow sun wearing sunglasses, the crayon drawing shows Clara Bailey and her two sisters planting a tree amidst a field of green grass, adding to the beauty that Mother Earth already … Find out how to read more online.

Tern Bay development stuck in time
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
SOUTH OF PUNTA GORDA — Purple Emperor Way looks like any other ornately titled street in an exclusive subdivision. Fancy cars in the driveways, flowerbeds blooming with color and flags waving in the breeze. But one block over, on Longmeadow … Find out how to read more online.

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