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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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Cops: North Port man choked police dog
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A North Port man is reportedly in an intensive care unit after resisting arrest from several North Port Police officers, according to North Port Police Department reports. Matthew Poulin, 34, 2100 block of Brancusi Avenue, was arrested … Find out how to read more online.

Pickleball project takes first step
Wed  Oct 18 2017 05:44PM
The ceremonial groundbreaking for the proposed PicklePlex included a proclamation by Punta Gorda Mayor Rachel Keesling. The mayor declared Tuesday, Oct. 17, as Pickleball Punta Gorda Day. She addressed a crowd on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College that … Find out how to read more online.

Accused killer denies slaying of child
Wed  Oct 18 2017 05:44PM
PUNTA GORDA — The man accused of killing 3-year-old Pilar Rodriguez in 1999 took the stand Tuesday to testify in his own trial, denying allegations of abuse and murder. Keith Wilson, 46, was the only witness presented in the defense … Find out how to read more online.

Air show takes to the skies
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
The Florida International Air Show reported attendance of about 35,000, exceeding last year’s show. … Find out how to read more online.

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New highs for Dow, S&P
Wed  Oct 18 2017 01:19AM
Gains by health care companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Tuesday, pushing the market further into record territory. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly climbed above the 23,000 mark for the first time, settling just below the milestone. Slight … read more.

Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self
Wed  Oct 18 2017 01:19AM
LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska man accused of helping his Florida girlfriend kill herself after she told him she had cancer appears to have taken her story at face value and didn’t push her to seek medical treatment or mental-health … read more.

FCC chair says agency can’t revoke TV licenses over content
Wed  Oct 18 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission lacks authority to revoke broadcast licenses in retaliation for news reporting, its chairman said Tuesday in his first public remarks on the topic since President Donald Trump threatened the licenses of news networks six … read more.

Trump warns ‘I fight back’ after McCain hits foreign policy
Wed  Oct 18 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that “I fight back” after McCain questioned “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in America’s foreign policy. McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent 5½ years in a Vietnam prisoner of war … read more.

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