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City homeless family portal delayed
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The opening of the North Port homeless family emergency intake portal has been pushed back to January or February 2015, according to Jacqueline Crombie, District Director at … Find out how to read more online.
Parents: Day care left child’s injury unreported
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Bobbi and Brian Eichmann’s 2-year-old daughter came home from Building Blocks Children’s Center with a cut and bruised face earlier this month and they had no idea … Find out how to read more online.
Rowing component OK’d for new park
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The forthcoming Senator Bob Johnson’s Landing park will bring with it an opportunity for North Port to play host to teams practicing for rowing competitions, especially the … Find out how to read more online.
Today is National Cheeseburger Day
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:26PM
A teriyaki-glazed pineapple-mango combination dripped onto Ashley McCalley’s hand while attempting to bite into her Tiki burger at Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar. With a half pound of beef, salsa, … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Dunkin’ Donuts tests recyclable plastic cups as foam loses favor
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:19AM
CHICAGO (Bloomberg) — Dunkin’ Donuts, looking to phase out its signature foam cups, is testing recyclable-plastic versions to see if they can withstand temperatures of 200 degrees Fahrenheit while helping preserve the environment. Stores recently started using polypropylene hot-coffee cups … read more.

Second British hostage seized by Islamic State appears in new video
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (MCT) — A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that … read more.

Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:19AM
TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for … read more.

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:19AM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country’s 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for … read more.

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Sarasota School Board critical of charter applicants
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County School Board members were not impressed with charter school applicants who appeared before them in a workshop this week. Four applicants were on the agenda for the Tuesday meeting — Horizons Unlimited Creative Learning Academy, … Find out how to read more online.


Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:26PM
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte County school officials are investigating a security breach after a man reportedly accessed the cafeteria at Punta Gorda Middle School Tuesday and told an officer he thought he had a bomb under his truck. The employee … Find out how to read more online.

Sea turtle nesting up
Thu  Sep 18 2014 06:17PM
ENGLEWOOD — Sea turtle nesting is slowing to a crawl, but the season has seen an increased number of local nests. As of Sept. 12, the Coastal Wildlife Club, which oversees Manasota Key, reported 3,260 loggerhead nests, 32 green sea … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota County business tax deadline nearing
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates reminds all business owners that Sept. 30 is the last day to pay the 2014-2015 Sarasota County Business Tax. After that date, the business tax will be delinquent and additional money … Find out how to read more online.

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