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Price Boulevard widening in works
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:01PM
NORTH PORT — Although the widening of Price Boulevard has been explored before, city commissioners and staff discussed the potential project with a sense of urgency in a Tuesday workshop. … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Shoplifting leads to pursuit
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Two men and one woman were arrested Monday after allegedly stealing numerous items from Bealls Outlet and Ross department stores, then fleeing and nearly striking an officer … Find out how to read more online.
School Board ponders lobbyist hire
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:01PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — During a workshop Tuesday afternoon, members of the Sarasota County School Board agreed they would like to pursue hiring a lobbyist to speak on their behalf in … Find out how to read more online.

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Ukraine fights uprising
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an “anti-terrorist operation” to try to … read more.

US stock markets rebounds after choppy day
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday. Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebuilders and simmering … read more.

Congress is giving states transportation blues
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
DAYTON, Ohio — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut … read more.

Violence surges in Nigeria uprising
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence … read more.

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Postal workers deal with Easter, Tax Day
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Between customers with tax returns and Easter eggs, it was double trouble early this week for local postal workers. But they were ready for it. “It’s kind of like a one-two punch this week,” said Steven Bernier, postmaster of Punta … Find out how to read more online.

City basketball game to benefit Project Graduation
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — The community is invited to a basketball game in which city employees will take on North Port High School seniors to raise funds for Project Graduation. Several city of North Port employees have volunteered their time to … Find out how to read more online.

City argues over attorney transparency
Tue  Apr 15 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — City Commissioner Linda Yates argued with other board members Monday over whether a consultant company’s in-house attorney position profile should be decided on in a public meeting. “The search process needs to be as transparent as possible,” … Find out how to read more online.

Man in ‘Spice’ ring sentenced
Tue  Apr 15 2014 10:40AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A North Port man has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in a regional synthetic marijuana ring after his arrest in January. Sayed Mohammed Jan, 33, was previously charged with possession of a … Find out how to read more online.

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