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Freedom Boat Club docks at Skip’s Marina
Thu  Oct 30 2014 09:37AM
ENGLEWOOD — Skip’s Placida Marina is ready to serve boaters. “Customer service is what a number of people say about our marina,” Adam Hetherington said. “Our willingness to go out … Find out how to read more online.
Some cry fowl over free turkeys
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Shelomie Francois waited in a line of about 110 people that snaked around the North Port Salvation Army building to get a voucher for a free turkey to feed her … Find out how to read more online.
Halloween portraits, with a heavy heart
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Tammy Grueber will carry through with her pledge to provide free photos of Halloween revelers Friday at Nickolson’s Portrait Studio, to support the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. … Find out how to read more online.
Lawyers paint 2 pictures of defendant at trial
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Attorneys told two different stories about Jose Rodriguez, the HIV-positive North Port man accused of sexually abusing his two step-grandsons for a number of years. One was … Find out how to read more online.
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Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:46PM
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to hold local elections. In a common statement Thursday after their meeting in Bratislava, the ministers … read more.

Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:46PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities on Thursday found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar, an official said. Faleh al-Issawi, a councilman in the Anbar provincial government, said … read more.

Surgery for 1 Marysville school shooting victim
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:46PM
SEATTLE (AP) — One of the students wounded in last Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School is undergoing surgery Thursday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The hospital says 14-year-old Nate Hatch is having planned surgery to repair his jaw. … read more.

Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:46PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer’s Israel-Hamas war. UNRWA says Malala is donating all of … read more.

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Extrication team learns from competition in England
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — They didn’t win first place. But the Englewood Fire Department Extrication Team did take away from their London experience a haul of new techniques to apply in local crisis situations. The Englewood team, made up of firefighters Joseph … Find out how to read more online.

Bondi and the beast
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — With her beloved Saint Bernard Luke in tow, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi hit the campaign trail Tuesday, making a stop in the city’s downtown where she was greeted by a throng of local Republican Party supporters … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Correction A column by Vic Poitras published in Saturday’s Sun was credited to a different writer. … Find out how to read more online.

Sexual battery trial underway for North Port man
Wed  Oct 29 2014 05:41PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Jury selection in the trial of an HIV-positive North Port man accused of sexually abusing two boys got underway Monday at the Sarasota County Justice Center and is expected to be completed this morning. Jose Rodriguez, 54, … Find out how to read more online.

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