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FHP: North Port man killed in crash
Wed  Dec 2 2015 12:15AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A 54-year-old North Port man was killed Monday after drifting off the road and hitting a power pole and parked car, troopers said. John L. Piatt, of … Find out how to read more online.
Former school psychologist surrenders educator’s license
Wed  Dec 2 2015 12:15AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A former Sarasota County school psychologist who was convicted this year of sex acts on a child and then accused of stealing money from another young victim … Find out how to read more online.
Thanksgiving Day fire victims need help
Wed  Dec 2 2015 12:15AM
NORTH PORT — Julia Gonzalez and her family are struggling after a Thanksgiving Day fire destroyed their home. The family of eight, including two 16-year-olds, had been in Sarasota celebrating … Find out how to read more online.
PGT buying WinDoor of Orlando for $102M
Wed  Dec 2 2015 12:15AM
VENICE — PGT of North Venice, the largest employer in the city, is acquiring WinDoor Incorporated in Orlando during the first quarter of the new year. This will be the … Find out how to read more online.
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1 of Jacksonville’s formerly conjoined twins leaves hospital
Tue  Dec 1 2015 11:22PM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — One of the formerly conjoined twin boys born in Jacksonville last year has left the hospital. The Florida Times-Union reports Conner Mirabal was discharged from Wolfson Children’s Hospital Monday and transferred to Brooks Rehabilitation, where he’ll receive … read more.

Clinton marks anniversary of historic Montgomery bus boycott
Tue  Dec 1 2015 11:20PM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will mark the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott as she speaks Tuesday at the historic Alabama church that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. pastored during the successful fight … read more.

Pipe bomb explodes in Istanbul, wounding 5 at rush hour
Tue  Dec 1 2015 11:20PM
ISTANBUL (AP) — A pipe bomb left on a highway overpass near an Istanbul subway station exploded Tuesday, wounding five people, a local official said. The blast caused some panic in the city, which is on edge following a spate … read more.

Lasers pointed at 2 aircraft; Florida officials investigate
Tue  Dec 1 2015 11:16PM
WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — Sheriff’s officials are investigating after green lasers were pointed at pilots of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and a Delta Air Lines plane in Palm Beach County. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Therese Barbera said in a news … read more.

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FEMA’s revised flood maps show fewer properties impacted
Wed  Dec 2 2015 12:15AM
NORTH PORT — The city’s Public Works Department encourages residents to review revisions made to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new draft flood insurance rate maps, or FIRMs. North Port worked closely with Sarasota County, the town of Longboat Key … Find out how to read more online.

North Port men arrested at Sarasota hotel on drug charges
Tue  Dec 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Four men — two from North Port — were arrested last week at a Sarasota hotel after being reported for illegal drug activity, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Allen Duane Tarvin, 31, of … Find out how to read more online.

Coast Guard ends search
Tue  Dec 1 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Monday afternoon for an Englewood boater missing since Friday. “Our sincerest condolences and sympathies go out to the friends and family of Jeffery (Reinhardt),” Capt. Gregory Case, commander of Coast Guard … Find out how to read more online.

Police: 7-Eleven clerk died from gunshot
Tue  Dec 1 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA ISLES — Authorities for the first time have confirmed the teenager murdered while working the late-night shift at the local 7-Eleven was shot to death. Today marks one month since the body of 18-year-old Kyle Farishian was discovered … Find out how to read more online.

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