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The Punta Gorda Air show canceled
Fri  Jan 30 2015 07:31PM
This year would have marked the 35th year for the Florida International Air Show, but after losing its presenting sponsor and failing to get on a jet team’s schedule in … Find out how to read more online.
Founding city resident dies
Fri  Jan 30 2015 07:03PM
Renata Robbins Dewitt, 87, widow of David M. Robbins, one of North Port’s first city commissioners, and a member of one of the 10 founding families in the city, passed … Find out how to read more online.
FHP seeks info on vehicle that struck man
Fri  Jan 30 2015 07:16PM
WARM MINERAL SPRINGS — A 73-year-old New York man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle that then fled the area Thursday night, according to a Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Arts are big business in Sarasota County
Fri  Jan 30 2015 07:31PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — More people attended arts and cultural events in Sarasota County in 2013-2014 than any other year on record, pumping millions of dollars into the county’s economy. Last … Find out how to read more online.
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NASA remembering 17 astronauts killed in the line of duty
Fri  Jan 30 2015 01:19AM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth. For Robert “Hoot” Gibson, it’s a time to … read more.

A sneaky snake: Teams hunt for rock pythons in Everglades
Fri  Jan 30 2015 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — For all the danger posed to Florida’s Everglades by invasive Burmese pythons, there’s one thing researchers don’t want to know: how they would interact with another python species that threatens to move into the same territory. The … read more.

Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear
Thu  Jan 29 2015 10:19PM
SEATTLE (AP) — For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca … read more.

Survivalist pleads not guilty in ambush killing
Fri  Jan 30 2015 01:19AM
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a late-night ambush pleaded not guilty Thursday, setting the stage for … read more.

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Police seek graffiti suspect
Fri  Jan 30 2015 06:43PM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Police Department is seeking the community’s help to find a suspect responsible for graffiti at the Cocoplum Village Shops that was found early in the morning on Jan. 19. Assistant Chief Tony Sirianni said … Find out how to read more online.

North Port electronic sign ordinance options coming
Fri  Jan 30 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The City Commission likely will consider two options for an electronic sign ordinance, and one will be set in place in the coming weeks. Commissioners tweaked the language and the main regulations of the proposed ordinance in … Find out how to read more online.

US 41 widening begins
Thu  Jan 29 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The widening of U.S. 41 in north Charlotte County to North Port begins today, as part of a two-year, $31 million project. Also known as Tamiami Trail, the road will expand from four to six lanes for … Find out how to read more online.

Mooring not on Charlotte’s horizon — for now
Thu  Jan 29 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners want to delve in a bit deeper before they consider establishing a designated mooring field in Lemon Bay or elsewhere. Commissioners, however, want to do whatever they can to support the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office … Find out how to read more online.

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