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Charlotte kicks off centennial plans
Mon  May 21 2018 01:00AM
From a train to a salute. Ideas for ways to mark Charlotte County’s centennial, which will fall on April 23, 2021, flowed freely among those who took part in the … Find out how to read more online.
North Port man fired atomic cannon
Mon  May 21 2018 01:00AM
Army Specialist-3rd Class Marvin Kelly was listed as assistant gunner on a 280 millimeter atomic cannon. It was the biggest and baddest artillery piece the U.S. Army every produced during … Find out how to read more online.
Forecast: A week of rain and thunder
Mon  May 21 2018 01:00AM
Don’t put away the umbrellas any time soon. According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast everyday this week for Southwest Florida, with the heaviest … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda comes together for Emancipation Day
Sun  May 20 2018 08:30AM
From the steps of the Blanchard House Museum there rang a proclamation of freedom Saturday morning. Retired Lt. Col. Scot Shively reenacted the role of Union General Edward M. McCook, … Find out how to read more online.
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Discussing next steps on River Road
Sun  May 20 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — With Sarasota County commissioners already accepting the offer from the Florida Department of Transportation, this Tuesday they will discuss the next steps that will turn River Road into a state highway. The discussion will likely occur in the … Find out how to read more online.

School Board denies charter school
Sun  May 20 2018 01:14PM
SARASOTA — Members of Protect Our Public Schools Manasota protested against a charter school that applied to Sarasota County Schools for a location near Palmer Ranch in southern Sarasota. The charter school would have been known as Pinecrest Academy Gulf … Find out how to read more online.

Celebrating North Port’s ‘Voices’
Sun  May 20 2018 08:30AM
The North Port High School Choirs presented its Spring Concert, “Voices in the Night”, at the Performing Arts Center, on May 10, under the direction of David Summer. … Find out how to read more online.

Driveway parking rules back on North Port agenda
Sun  May 20 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — After several meetings and hours of fine tuning, the City Commission will once again review what vehicles — and how many — are allowed to be parked in driveways. The North Port commissioners will meet to discuss … Find out how to read more online.

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Activists occupy 9 vacant Berlin buildings in rent protest
Sun  May 20 2018 08:21PM
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say activists protesting rising rents and gentrification in the German capital have occupied nine vacant buildings. The dpa news agency reported Sunday that apartments in the trendy Kreuzberg, Neukoelln and Friedrichshain neighborhoods were among the … read more.

Crime tech arrested for stealing drugs from dead
Sun  May 20 2018 08:21PM
PENSACOLA (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s office employee and crime scene technician is accused of stealing drugs from dead people. The Pensacola News Journal reported that Christine Rollins was arrested Friday after an investigation revealed she had been stealing narcotics … read more.

Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign
Sun  May 20 2018 08:21PM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will “demand” this week that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests for such action … read more.

Texas mourners endure grief that ‘none of us can comprehend’
Sun  May 20 2018 08:21PM
SANTA FE, Texas — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into the high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief “that none … read more.

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