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Halloween display ‘all in good fun’
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — One Halloween house in North Port has attracted both complaints from neighbors and support from other residents for the home’s front-yard display of horrors. The home, at … Find out how to read more online.
City: Pot dispensary a go; growing a no
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — If Amendment 2 passes in November, medical marijuana will be regulated thoroughly in North Port, and commissioners are looking for ways to keep the drug restricted to … Find out how to read more online.
2 die in trailer park shooting
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Authorities have been dispatched to a small trailer park off Tamiami Trail more than two dozen times since the beginning of the year. But none of the … Find out how to read more online.
Area home sales remain solid
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Southwest Florida’s housing market closed September strong with year-over-year gains in virtually every category, the latest housing reports showed. In Charlotte County, there were 374 single- family home sales last … Find out how to read more online.
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Canada parliament attack
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually … read more.

Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. A slide in the price … read more.

‘Slender Man’ case at standstill
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:19AM
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday. A state … read more.

Girls made possible bid to join jihadis
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:19AM
DENVER — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official … read more.

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Tour de North Port is Sunday
Wed  Oct 22 2014 10:36AM
NORTH PORT — People for Trees Inc., a nonprofit native tree advocacy group, will hold its annual Tour de North Port this Sunday. This year’s event is themed “It’s the Green Pumpkin!” and for the first time will feature both … Find out how to read more online.

SKY Academy of Englewood approved
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County School Board approved the charter application of SKY Academy of Englewood Tuesday afternoon — the vote was 4-1, with member Shirley Brown dissenting — although board members warned they will be keeping an eye … Find out how to read more online.

City truck search complaint deemed inconclusive
Tue  Oct 21 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — A city employee’s August complaint that two of his department supervisors rummaged through his personal vehicle during the workday was deemed inconclusive, according to an investigation report completed earlier this month. North Port Public Works employee Samuel … Find out how to read more online.

Residential, office development gets planning nod
Tue  Oct 21 2014 06:28PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County planning commissioners unanimously approved a new 11.5-acre development that’s eyed for the corner of State Road 776 and Old Englewood Road. As planned, the triangular lot will feature 32 condo-style homes spread across 16 villas, … Find out how to read more online.

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