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Mote among Gulf Coast Innovation Challenge finalists
Fri  Jul 31 2015 05:27PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — With ongoing projects on cancer therapy, antibiotics, sustainable seafood and water purification, Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota is poised to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in … Find out how to read more online.
City moves to self-insurance
Fri  Jul 31 2015 04:50PM
NORTH PORT — The city of North Port is implementing risk management self-insurance that will save the city money in a few years’ time, officials say. At this week’s City … Find out how to read more online.
Farley to host exhibit honoring fallen in War on Terror
Fri  Jul 31 2015 04:55PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — “Remembering Our Fallen,” a special traveling exhibit that is stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by 304 Floridians killed in the War on Terror, will be … Find out how to read more online.
Kid DJ drops the beat in North Port
Fri  Jul 31 2015 05:15PM
NORTH PORT — DJ V Boy is a veteran when it comes to the trade — he’s been at it for roughly two and a half years. What sets him … Find out how to read more online.
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Nigeria rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:19AM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said Thursday. Some captives told The Associated Press … read more.

Confederate flags found at MLK’s church
Thu  Jul 30 2015 09:54PM
(CNN) — Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center in Atlanta, police and church officials said. Ebenezer Baptist Church is best known as the church where the Rev. Dr. … read more.

Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:19AM
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled. Philae, which is part of the European … read more.

Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:19AM
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet service to remote parts of … read more.

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Beauty and the (U.S. 41) beast
Fri  Jul 31 2015 05:26PM
MURDOCK — In North Port, motorists drive along the beautifully landscaped corridors of Sumter and Toledo Blade boulevards, where lush greenery eases the daily commute. To the south, in Punta Gorda, lies the generally pristine streetscape of U.S. 41, camouflaging … Find out how to read more online.

Former Englewood man’s novel to become movie
Fri  Jul 31 2015 04:22PM
ENGLEWOOD — When Ransom Riggs learned Samuel L. Jackson is playing a character in his young-adult novel turned movie, he freaked out. Novelist Riggs, who grew up in a little house near Englewood Beach, wrote “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar … Find out how to read more online.

Englewood man charged with attempted murder
Fri  Jul 31 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — A local man is facing a slew of charges — including attempted murder — after what the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office describes as a “vicious attack on two people at his Mango Avenue home early (Thursday) morning.” Charles … Find out how to read more online.

North Port Chamber members eye new city budget
Fri  Jul 31 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Local business leaders and community front-runners had a chance Thursday morning to see financially where the city of North Port has been and where it is going for the upcoming 2015-2016 fiscal year. North Port City Manager Jonathan … Find out how to read more online.

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