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25 dogs removed from area home
Sat  Aug 23 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Authorities removed 25 dogs — mostly Weimaraners — from a home Friday morning on the 6600 block of Kenwood Avenue, after Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies served the … Find out how to read more online.
New rig for city, county
Sat  Aug 23 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — City and county officials held a dedication ceremony Friday for one of the more important additions to the community — a shiny new ambulance. “It’s a great … Find out how to read more online.
Rotonda II appeals on horizon
Sat  Aug 23 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — In the heady moments after a jury issued a favorable judgment for damages in the Rotonda II sewer case, county attorneys stood on the steps outside the … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Man has sex with boy while mom asleep
Sat  Aug 23 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A 32-year-old North Port man has been accused of having sex with a boy half his age, while the boy’s mother was asleep in the same bedroom. … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Stocks go mostly lower
Sat  Aug 23 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation’s most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in … read more.

West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine
Sat  Aug 23 2014 01:19AM
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a “direct … read more.

What happens in Ferguson if no charges?
Sat  Aug 23 2014 01:19AM
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if … read more.

Hamas executes 18 suspected informers to deter leaks
Sat  Aug 23 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely … read more.

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All that jazz
Sat  Aug 23 2014 11:20AM
The Lucky 7 jazz band — made up of students from Lemon Bay High School in Englewood — celebrated the first week of school with a performance at Ricaltini’s Bar and Grille this week. The band regularly performs at Ricaltini’s … Find out how to read more online.

Track not up to ‘Speed’
Sat  Aug 23 2014 08:00AM
Racing enthusiasts who’ve been eagerly awaiting the sport’s return to a local track now have a bit longer to wait. The new owners of the former Punta Gorda Speedway — Punta Gorda-based Haase Enterprises, who had planned to reopen as … Find out how to read more online.

Weekly Record
Sat  Aug 23 2014 10:20AM
Charlotte County births • Harley Rae Cook, to Carrie and Josh Cook of Port Charlotte, at 7:19 a.m. Aug. 13. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. • Zachary Patrick Price, to Cynthia Thornton and Kenneth Price of Port Charlotte, at … Find out how to read more online.

Winners Circle
Sat  Aug 23 2014 10:18AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Aug. 10: Round 1: 1-Bill Tilley, Bill Sutton; 2-Fran Smith, George Stern; 3-Judy Tilley, Bruce Buzzell. Round 2: 1-Christy Buzzell, Dick Braun; 2-Sara Martin, Bruce Buzzell; 3-Bill Sutton, Paul Martin. Aug. 17: … Find out how to read more online.

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