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Female vets retreat to honor warriors
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:00AM
A female veterans retreat next week will honor 25 area women who have served in the armed forces. Coordinator and military veteran Becky Ludwick said the retreat, sponsored by Goodwill … Find out how to read more online.
Trooper doing OK after deadly I-75 wreck
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is “alert” and “recovering” after his cruiser was hit by a tractor-trailer over the weekend, killing the man in the back of … Find out how to read more online.
Waking up the echoes
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:00AM
College football returns this week, which means Tom Ortwein will be back within the wide embrace of Touchdown Jesus. Tom may not officially be “the No. 1 Notre Dame football … Find out how to read more online.
Local cop brews community cohesion
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — North Port Police Lt. Steve Lorenz is a 22-year veteran of the NPPD, and is always working to keep a positive relationship with city residents — including … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks close out their worst month in 3 years
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — August was a brutal month for investors. Fears about a slowdown in China’s economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this month. While the market recovered much … read more.

Grenade mars Ukraine protest
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast … read more.

Titanic menu up for auction
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The Titanic’s last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it’s estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000. … read more.

McKinley is now Denali
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state’s liquefying glaciers … read more.

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NPPD: Man busted with bundles of weed
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — A North Port man was arrested after a tip from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the discovery of bundles of marijuana in a home, according to a North Port Police Department report. Around 1 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.

North Port small businesses vow comeback
Mon  Aug 31 2015 12:52PM
NORTH PORT — Two small businesses in the city — Lindy Lu’s Hawaiian Sno-Cones, 1402 S. Sumter Blvd.; and Carlos and Jimmy’s Tacos, 13648 Tamiami Trail — recently posted goodbye messages on their Facebook pages, within days of each other. … Find out how to read more online.

Heavy rains expected
Mon  Aug 31 2015 08:30AM
Tropical Storm Erika lost steam over the weekend as it collided with Hispaniola’s mountainous terrain and Cuba tore it apart. The storm claimed at least 20 lives and caused widespread flooding as it moved through the Caribbean. Though it’s no … Find out how to read more online.

Local nonprofits look to Giving Challenge
Mon  Aug 31 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Hitting the donate button at 2:26 a.m. could mean an extra $5,000 added to one lucky supporter’s charity during the upcoming Giving Challenge. The Giving Challenge is a 24-hour online fundraiser which begins Tuesday at noon. Over … Find out how to read more online.

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