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Controlled burn causes wrecks on I-75
Fri  Apr 20 2018 07:54PM
NORTH PORT — Multiple crashes piled up in Sarasota and North Port after heavy smoke caused visibility issues for drivers. Around 4:30 a.m. the Florida Highway Patrol closed down Interstate … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: North Port man threatened IslandWalk employees
Fri  Apr 20 2018 07:54PM
NORTH PORT — An IslandWalk resident threatened to kill two employees of the management group of IslandWalk, according to North Port Police Department reports. Warren Wiegert, 72, 19600 block of … Find out how to read more online.
SCF hosts Sierra Club presentation
Fri  Apr 20 2018 07:54PM
VENICE — Students and guests at State College of Florida Venice received a special treat thanks to Nicolette Mason. Mason is a professor at SCF and a part of the … Find out how to read more online.
‘Batman’ returns on the Green
Fri  Apr 20 2018 07:54PM
NORTH PORT — The last Movie on the Green of the season will play Friday, April 27. “The LEGO Batman Movie” was intended to be played on Jan. 26 but … Find out how to read more online.
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Hilton-brand hotel in planning stage for North Port
Fri  Apr 20 2018 07:54PM
NORTH PORT — As construction for the Atlanta Braves spring training home continues, the city is one step closer to having a place for fans to stay. A Hilton-brand hotel is in the planning stages in North Port, according to … Find out how to read more online.

Spinning again
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
“See this needle. see my hand, Drop, drop, dropping it down Oh, so gently … Spin, spin. Spin the black circle.” — Pearl Jam, 1994 The grunge group’s “Spin the Black Circle” song, while audibly aggressive, is a celebration of … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte unemployment steady; lower in Sarasota, DeSoto
Fri  Apr 20 2018 07:48PM
The unemployment rate in Charlotte County stayed steady in February and March — but dropped slightly in Sarasota and DeSoto counties, according to preliminary numbers released Friday from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Unemployment in Charlotte County was slightly … Find out how to read more online.

Lawsuit claims medical imaging company breached contract
Fri  Apr 20 2018 07:48PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A lawsuit filed last week by Medicus Healthcare Solutions against Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte claims breach of contract for unpaid services. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in 20th Judicial Circuit Court in Charlotte County, Medicus … Find out how to read more online.

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Prosecutor: Prince thought he was taking common painkiller
Fri  Apr 20 2018 01:19AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Prince thought he was taking a common painkiller but instead ingested a counterfeit pill containing the dangerously powerful drug fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed in the musician’s death. … read more.

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures
Fri  Apr 20 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows … read more.

Fri  Apr 20 2018 01:19AM
HAVANA — Raul Castro handed over Cuba’s presidency Thursday to a hand-picked 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for six decades in the hands … read more.

AP source: DOJ agrees to send Comey memos to Congress
Fri  Apr 20 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — After months of resisting, the Justice Department has agreed to provide three House committees with copies of several memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, according to a person familiar with the agreement. The move comes as … read more.

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