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Democratic delegate: ‘History made’
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:04PM
Chris Jennings was at the airport in Philadelphia on Friday morning, getting ready to fly home from the Democratic National Convention. She is the chairwoman of the Democratic Party in … Find out how to read more online.
Tour de North Port prepares for road trip
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:04PM
NORTH PORT — Nonprofit group People for Trees, Inc. is seeking sponsors for its seventh annual Tour de North Port, “It’s the Green Pumpkin!” People for Trees was founded in … Find out how to read more online.
City moves toward hospital task force
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:02PM
NORTH PORT — The city has taken a further step to try and get a hospital to town. The North Port city commissioners met Friday in City Hall for a … Find out how to read more online.
Zika mosquitoes in Florida
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:02PM
State health officials said Friday four people have been infected with Zika by mosquitoes in the Miami-Dade area, marking the first known cases of the virus being transmitted within the … Find out how to read more online.
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Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash
Sat  Jul 30 2016 09:26PM
By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said. Authorities … read more.

Court rules for middle school, officer in teen’s burp arrest
Sat  Jul 30 2016 09:24PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the petty misdemeanor arrest of an Albuquerque student accused of repeatedly disrupting his middle-school class with loud burps. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Monday ruled that the … read more.

Sham election in Florida? Phantom candidates block voters
Sat  Jul 30 2016 09:22PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of sham candidates, some of them living hundreds of miles away from the legislative seats they are seeking, are using a Florida election law loophole to deny roughly 1.6 million voters a chance to participate … read more.

Pope to young: Try politics, activism; don’t be couch potato
Sat  Jul 30 2016 09:22PM
By FRANCES D’EMILIO and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press BRZEGI, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a “couch potato” who retreats into video games and … read more.

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Local teens attend United Church of Christ National Youth Event
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:04PM
ORLANDO — Several teenagers from North Port and the rest of the area are taking part in The United Church of Christ National Youth Event this week in Orland. The quadrennial gathering is for youth between the ages of 13-18. … Find out how to read more online.

Crack got your tongue?
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:04PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A Nokomis man used several creative tactics Tuesday to attempt to hide evidence of crack cocaine with his mouth, which ultimately failed and earned him two charges, authorities said. According to a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office report, … Find out how to read more online.

Ex-Murdock Rotary Club official accused of theft
Sat  Jul 30 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A Rotary Club of Murdock official will face grand theft charges even though she paid back the more than $20,000 she skimmed from the nonprofit organization over a three-year period. Carol Dawn Brown, 68, 300 block of … Find out how to read more online.

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