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Police: Caregiver tried to kill WWII vet
Sat  May 28 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A World War II veteran who survived 35 bombing runs over Nazi-occupied Europe nearly died after his caretaker beat him four times in the head with an … Find out how to read more online.
Memorial Day weather promises sun and rain
Mon  May 30 2016 08:30AM
The forecast shows mostly sunny skies on Memorial Day morning. Still, as some activities extend into the afternoon, Southwest Floridians should look out for showers and thunderstorms. “The morning will … Find out how to read more online.
Planned Parenthood evacuation: Cleaning supplies caused fumes
Mon  May 23 2016 01:40PM
Sarasota emergency officials are putting the initial blame on a Monday morning evacuation of Planned Parenthood on improperly stowed cleaning supplies. Seven people were taking to a hospital Monday morning … Find out how to read more online.
WMU receives tentative OK to start aviation program here
Sun  May 22 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Western Michigan University is a step closer to establishing pilot training and other programs in Charlotte County after securing a provisional license. In a unanimous vote Wednesday, … Find out how to read more online.
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Girl shot in head while in father’s car in Detroit has died
Mon  May 30 2016 01:19AM
DETROIT (AP) — A 2-year-old girl who was shot in the head in Detroit during a dispute between two groups has died. St. John Hospital spokesman Brian Taylor said Makanzee Oldham died Sunday. She was shot Wednesday while in a … read more.

A veteran’s race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts
Mon  May 30 2016 08:30AM
ST. ALBANS, Vt. — A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th … read more.

Court blocks Texas execution set for this week
Mon  May 30 2016 01:19AM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man set for execution this week for the slaying of a 64-year-old suburban Dallas grandmother during a burglary of her home more than 18 years ago has won a reprieve. The Texas Court of Criminal … read more.

Child in critical condition after Paris lightning strike
Mon  May 30 2016 01:19AM
PARIS (AP) — A child remains in critical condition after a lightning bolt disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park, injuring several. Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in Park Monceau as they hid under … read more.

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Marine joined up shortly before Pearl Harbor attack
Mon  May 23 2016 08:30AM
When Carl Corwin sailed into Pearl Harbor he was a scared, 17-year-old Marine. The Japanese had just bombed Pearl, and almost all of the battleships in America’s Pacific Fleet were sunk in the harbor at dockside. Corwin was with the … Find out how to read more online.

Hot and mostly dry weather expected
Mon  May 23 2016 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians will get warm weather with sunshine and clear skies this week, but they’ll also get a bit of relief from humidity. Behind the front that came in over the weekend, Meteorologist Andrew McKaughan of the National Weather Service … Find out how to read more online.

1,302 years of combined life celebrated
Sun  May 22 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Millie Peck tap-danced her way down the aisle during a centenarian celebration at North Port Pines retirement center, honoring its residents who are 100 years old or older. Peck and seven other residents make up the centenarian … Find out how to read more online.

Imagine, NPHS excel in applying for financial aid
Sat  May 28 2016 03:07PM
SARASOTA — Two North Port schools were recognized this week for improving the percentage of high school seniors who apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Imagine School at North Port and North Port High School were both … Find out how to read more online.

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