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Youth football funds sacked
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Cats football season may have wrapped up last weekend, but officials are still trying to tackle an expensive off-field issue. The Englewood Area Athletic Association is … Find out how to read more online.
Prosecutors charge second murder suspect
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:00AM
The State Attorney’s Office on Thursday charged Dwayne Johnson, 32, of Port Charlotte, with one count of second-degree murder with a firearm, a life felony, for allegedly killing Kello Bonhomme, … Find out how to read more online.
Beat it, clouds, the sun is back
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:00AM
OK. Sing along. Sunny days are here again. After a few cloudy days, the sun is expected to be back in full force. And yes, thank you, dryness, too. Jennifer … Find out how to read more online.
RV park shooting victim remains hospitalized
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:00AM
The woman who was shot this week inside a trailer at Charlotte Harbor RV Park remained in the intensive care unit at Lee Memorial Hospital late Thursday, according to a … Find out how to read more online.
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Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in … read more.

Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to set their new greenhouse gas emissions plan are facing staunch opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their economies would suffer from the new target. … read more.

Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
DALLAS (AP) — Saving a nickel or a dime per gallon might not seem like much to the average motorist, but for airlines that burn hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel every month, it adds up quickly. Profits are … read more.

Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high … read more.

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Sarasota School Board votes to maintain impact fee moratorium
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County School Board members hope their support will encourage the Sarasota County Commission to extend a moratorium on education system impact fees. During their regular meeting earlier this week, board members unanimously approved a request to … Find out how to read more online.

Halloween display ‘all in good fun’
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — One Halloween house in North Port has attracted both complaints from neighbors and support from other residents for the home’s front-yard display of horrors. The home, at 1842 Allegheny Lane off South Chamberlain Boulevard, features a life-size … Find out how to read more online.

County pledges more funds to homeless family haven
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — County commissioners pledged $4.8 million worth of funding to a host of area nonprofit agencies on Tuesday, based on recommendations made by the county’s Human Services Advisory Council. More than $255,000 of those funds are being directed … Find out how to read more online.

City: Pot dispensary a go; growing a no
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — If Amendment 2 passes in November, medical marijuana will be regulated thoroughly in North Port, and commissioners are looking for ways to keep the drug restricted to one small area of the city. City commissioners discussed the … Find out how to read more online.

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