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Witness claims to see ‘little purple foot’ in accused killer’s car
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
Jessie Clapham said he was living with his father and uncle in San Carlos Park in 1999 when Keith Wilson arrived one night around 11 p.m. or midnight. Wilson and … Find out how to read more online.
Braves break ground on stadium
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — It all started with a rendering drawn on a napkin during a discussion in Tennessee between West Villages chairman Marty Black, Atlanta Braves and Sarasota County officials. … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Man accused of torching father’s house
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man was arrested Saturday after allegedly attacking his father with a machete and setting his house on fire last week. A neighbor called 911 when she saw … Find out how to read more online.
Questions, questions, who has the answers?
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
I have been pondering a few things lately as I drive around town and would love to hear from our readers if they have answers or opinions. Should government meetings … Find out how to read more online.
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Witness claims to see ‘little purple foot’ in accused killer’s car
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
Jessie Clapham said he was living with his father and uncle in San Carlos Park in 1999 when Keith Wilson arrived one night around 11 p.m. or midnight. Wilson and the two older men were all standing around the trunk … Find out how to read more online.

Braves break ground on stadium
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — It all started with a rendering drawn on a napkin during a discussion in Tennessee between West Villages chairman Marty Black, Atlanta Braves and Sarasota County officials. And two years later, all those men and around 300 … Find out how to read more online.

Cops: Man accused of torching father’s house
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man was arrested Saturday after allegedly attacking his father with a machete and setting his house on fire last week. A neighbor called 911 when she saw smoke coming from a home on the 2200 block of … Find out how to read more online.

Questions, questions, who has the answers?
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
I have been pondering a few things lately as I drive around town and would love to hear from our readers if they have answers or opinions. Should government meetings have time limits? Doing the public’s business can be a … Find out how to read more online.

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Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles
Tue  Oct 17 2017 01:19AM
SISTERS, Ore. — Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes. Just a few months earlier, the U.S. Forest … read more.

Crews search by air, water for missing worker after blast
Tue  Oct 17 2017 01:19AM
KENNER, La. — Authorities searched by air and water Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans. Seven people were injured in the Sunday night blast and fire, … read more.

US stock indexes post slight gains
Tue  Oct 17 2017 01:19AM
U.S. stocks posted modest gains Monday, extending a record-setting run into a sixth straight week. Financial and technology companies notched some of the biggest gains. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices closed higher. Health care companies declined the … read more.

Ex-hostage tells AP why he had kids in captivity
Tue  Oct 17 2017 01:19AM
TORONTO — Former hostage Joshua Boyle said Monday he and his wife decided to have children even while held captive because they always planned to have a big family and decided, “Hey, let’s make the best of this and at … read more.

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