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Officials get closer to homeless facility decision
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:15AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota county and city leaders are roughly 60 days from choosing the location of an adult homeless shelter, following a joint meeting Tuesday. Unless they decide to … Find out how to read more online.
Relay for Life is this weekend
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:15AM
NORTH PORT — Teams for this year’s annual Relay for Life scoured the airwaves and have come up with a wide range of programming to fit this year’s theme, “Changing the channel … Find out how to read more online.
NPPD sergeant retires
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:15AM
NORTH PORT — A longtime sergeant with the North Port Police Department tendered his retirement this week, citing “recent events” that had negative effects on his health and family. Sgt. … Find out how to read more online.
Season of kittens
Tue  Apr 22 2014 02:40PM
Kittens may be cuddly and adorable, but officials say too much cuteness isn’t necessarily a good thing. This year, thousands of wild kittens will be born in Charlotte County alone. … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Decision: Affirmative action ban OK
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a … read more.

High court eyes Internet TV
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet. The high court heard arguments … read more.

Republican Curt Clawson wins special GOP primary
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
FORT MYERS — The former CEO of an aluminum wheel company won a Republican primary Tuesday in a special election for the seat of a congressman who resigned in January after being arrested for buying cocaine. Curt Clawson, 54, defeated … read more.

Legislature argues Florida DCF budget
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
MIAMI — After dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers may add money for nearly 200 new child protective investigators and other services, but critics worry the proposal overlooks funding to treat mental health and substance abuse problems that are … read more.

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More Local News
‘Try Transit Day’ offering residents free bus rides
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:15AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port and Sarasota County commissions and the Florida Department of Transportation have teamed up to offer a “Try Transit Day” on Friday, when residents can ride all buses running established routes in the county for … Find out how to read more online.

Roadside rescue
Tue  Apr 22 2014 08:00AM
A dead doe lay on the side of a busy road Saturday night in North Port. Her fawn, believed to be just a few weeks old, wouldn’t leave his mother’s side. Officials say the baby deer would have been left … Find out how to read more online.

Blood drive set for firefighter
Tue  Apr 22 2014 02:28PM
North Port Fire Rescue is supporting firefighter/EMT Christina Doyle by holding a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at Fire Station 81, 4980 City Center Blvd., near City Hall. Doyle, 36, is currently undergoing treatment … Find out how to read more online.

Three shots in the dark
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:21AM
ENGLEWOOD — Two repo men were allegedly shot at Monday night after a 63-year-old wouldn’t allow them to repossess his neighbor’s vehicle. Robert J. Bornhorst of the 300 block of East Langsner Street in Englewood was arrested by a Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.

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