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Shelter seeks homes for pets
Mon  Dec 22 2014 08:30AM
He was either hit with a bat or used as bait to taunt another dog — either way, Mojo’s jaw was dislocated and he would die without medical treatment. Seeing … Find out how to read more online.
‘Unsettled weather pattern’ clears out by Christmas
Mon  Dec 22 2014 08:30AM
A white Christmas is unlikely, but Southwest Florida weather should be chillier Christmas Day. Andrew McKaughan of the National Weather Service said residents will see warmer weather earlier this week … Find out how to read more online.
Complaint filed against Positive Bounds
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Four local business members have filed a complaint through the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services against the … Find out how to read more online.
Hands-on science makes cents
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
MURDOCK — The Academy Worm Farm is officially open and ready for harvest, thanks to science teacher Deb Kindle and math teacher Jeremy Bunk. And according to Sean Moore, president … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said. “Quite a few suspects who were facilitators in one way or the … read more.

Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast. The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000-horsepower gas turbine engines. Gyroscopes keep the … read more.

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they’ll know whether “driverless” vehicles are safe. It’s a … read more.

Iraqi Kurds push into contested northern town
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State militants who have controlled the area for months. The battle … read more.

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App targets Brazilian tourists
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
Chip Futch, marketing director for the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, said a future iPhone and Android application may bring millions more tourists to Southwest Florida. The app, currently without a name, is a collaboration between Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee … Find out how to read more online.

State board OKs Babcock deal
Sat  Dec 20 2014 08:30AM
EAST OF PUNTA GORDA — The Florida Public Service Commission has signed off on a deal that will allow Florida Power & Light to be the sole power utility to serve the sprawling Babcock Ranch Community. This week’s decision is … Find out how to read more online.

Children’s Network lauds local foster homes
Sat  Dec 20 2014 08:30AM
In the last three years, Lourdes Otero and her life partner Tarsha Voyer have opened up their hearts and their home to 31 foster children. Their household is now bustling with three foster kids — two boys ages 12 and … Find out how to read more online.


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