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Cities disagree on homeless shelter site
Tue  Oct 6 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– North Port Mayor Rhonda DiFranco says it’s time for Sarasota to step up and do its part in combating homelessness in the county. “We’ve done our part … Find out how to read more online.
Home defaults hit eight-year low mark
Tue  Oct 6 2015 01:00AM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — Foreclosure starts fell to their lowest rate in more than eight years in Charlotte County, where 39 filings in September matched the lowest monthly total since the … Find out how to read more online.
Quilting business sets up in North Port
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — This lady leaves her customers in stitches. Creative Quilted Items, a quilting store owned and operated by local resident Sharon Hirkey, officially opened April 21 and offers … Find out how to read more online.
North Port releases water report, pushes green options
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The city has released its 2015 Water Usage and Utility Update, which shows amounts of water used in the city, and staff’s efforts to maintain conservation. The … Find out how to read more online.
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Report details ordeal of 4 firefighters trapped by blaze
Mon  Oct 5 2015 08:58PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four California firefighters were in serious trouble almost immediately after a helicopter dropped them near ground zero of what they thought would be a small blaze. The wind picked up dramatically and unexpectedly, turning the small … read more.

Pilot dies during American Airlines flight
Mon  Oct 5 2015 08:58PM
(CNN) — Medical emergencies are rare, but hardly unprecedented in commercial flights. It’s far less common when they involve the plane’s pilot — and that pilot dies. That’s what happened Monday on an American Airlines flight between Phoenix and Boston, … read more.

Mexican judge frees 4 of 7 suspects in army slayings
Mon  Oct 5 2015 08:58PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican judge ruled there is insufficient evidence to try four of the seven soldiers charged in the 2014 killing of 22 gang suspects, some of whom were apparently shot after they surrendered. Only one soldier … read more.

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
Mon  Oct 5 2015 08:58PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress. The countries reached a contentious trade pact Monday that … read more.

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More Local News
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
Frances Faye Rossi hasn’t driven an automobile for several years, but that’s a good thing. “Look how beautiful the sky looks,” Rossi said as she rode a Charlotte County Transit Route 10 bus from her home in El Jobean to … Find out how to read more online.

David Dunn-Rankin gets prestigious publishing nod
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
David Dunn-Rankin, president of the Sun Coast Media Group and publisher of the Charlotte Sun, will be nominated as president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association on Monday during the organization’s News Industry Summit in Savannah, Ga. The SNPA, an … Find out how to read more online.

Still waiting for Comcast
Tue  Oct 6 2015 01:00AM
Today, let’s meet the Agababians. They’re a fun couple. Spunky. Short on size, and long on personality. Sometimes he’s the straight man and she’s the comedian; other times, it’s reversed. Got to love ’em. And had to listen when Harhad … Find out how to read more online.

Fans welcome Five Below
Fri  Oct 2 2015 05:34PM
NORTH PORT — Nearly 150 people were lined up at around 10 a.m. to check out the merchandise at Five Below for the store’s grand opening on Friday in the Cocoplum Village Shops. Five Below is a retail franchise that … Find out how to read more online.

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