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Homeless update coming this summer
Mon  Apr 20 2015 08:00PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County commissioners will get an in-depth report this summer on the war on homelessness. But first, more input will be gathered from the community. Last year … Find out how to read more online.
City: Church building unsafe after crash
Mon  Apr 20 2015 08:00PM
NORTH PORT — A 65-year-old Venice man who crashed his truck into a church off Biscayne Drive Saturday night had almost twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system, … Find out how to read more online.
Toledo Blade students follow recycling project from start to finish
Mon  Apr 20 2015 05:29PM
NORTH PORT — Students at Toledo Blade Elementary who, at the beginning of the school year, began bringing in plastic bottle caps are seeing the results of their recycling project … Find out how to read more online.
North Port to host Newcomer Day
Mon  Apr 20 2015 02:34PM
NORTH PORT — The city will host North Port Newcomer Day from 10 a.m. to noon May 2 at the George Mullen Activity Center, 1602 Kramer Way near City Hall. … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Study: Pill-taking can be less yucky  for kids
Mon  Apr 20 2015 05:02PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Many sick kids can’t or won’t swallow pills — and that can make them sicker. But there may be some pretty simple ways to help the medicine go down, a new study says. Dr. Kathleen Bradford and … read more.

5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths
Mon  Apr 20 2015 05:02PM
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Five years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable. … read more.

NY’s Cuomo to be first gov. to visit Cuba as ties reopen
Mon  Apr 20 2015 01:19AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than headlines, however, … read more.

Poland summons US envoy over FBI head’s Holocaust comments
Mon  Apr 20 2015 01:19AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Foreign Ministry urgently summoned U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday to “protest and demand an apology,” saying the head of the FBI suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust. FBI director James Comey made … read more.

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Physician training program coming to Sarasota County
Mon  Apr 20 2015 02:34PM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– The Florida State University College of Medicine and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has unveiled plans to create an internal medicine residency program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. The program, expected to produce as many as 10 new … Find out how to read more online.

Special Olympians have fun at field day
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
ROTONDA — Skylar Martin lifted the golf club in celebration of making a hole-in-one in front of her friends. The 11-year-old fifth-grader at Peace River Elementary School in Charlotte Harbor was one of dozens of local members of the Special … Find out how to read more online.

Beauty of nature, art highlight eARTh Day Celebration
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Under a blue sky and a yellow sun wearing sunglasses, the crayon drawing shows Clara Bailey and her two sisters planting a tree amidst a field of green grass, adding to the beauty that Mother Earth already … Find out how to read more online.

Tern Bay development stuck in time
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
SOUTH OF PUNTA GORDA — Purple Emperor Way looks like any other ornately titled street in an exclusive subdivision. Fancy cars in the driveways, flowerbeds blooming with color and flags waving in the breeze. But one block over, on Longmeadow … Find out how to read more online.

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