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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
North Port examines fees
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:15AM
NORTH PORT — City commissioners and staff met Thursday to review proposed changes to the citywide fee schedule for fiscal year 2014-2015. This year, the city took a close look at Neighborhood … Find out how to read more online.
Spring Spectacular this weekend
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:15AM
This year more than ever, Jodi Kremiller is hoping for a good turnout for the fourth annual Spring Spectacular, being held Saturday and Sunday at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds off State … Find out how to read more online.
Boat-race brothers vow to return
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
First-time boat racers Ryan and Rick Krizen finished only fifth out of the six entrants in their class of this year’s Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix at Englewood Beach, but … Find out how to read more online.
SCSO offers new credit card option for bail
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a new option on Wednesday for those arrested on minor offenses to make it easier to bond out of jail, according … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Prop 8 lawyer’s views on gay marriage evolving
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan … read more.

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who … read more.

Fla. woman doesn’t blame bear for her attack
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was attacked by a bear last weekend says she doesn’t want bears to be killed by wildlife officials for doing what wild animals do. Terri Frana told Orlando television station WFTV … read more.

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
Thu  Apr 17 2014 09:14PM
PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival … read more.

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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. “We all know from driving on Price (Boulevard) on a … Find out how to read more online.

More NPPD officers on paid leave
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — North Port Police Chief Kevin Vespia confirmed this week that at least one other internal affairs investigation involving a city police officer is underway, although Vespia cited a state statute that prevents him from naming the officer … 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 with their vehicle. According to a North Port Police Department … Find out how to read more online.

700-home Neal project gets initial rezone
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
VENICE — A 700-home residential development in northern Venice received preliminary approval this week. Tentatively called the Villages of Milano, the Neal Communities development of 350 acres on both sides of the newly built Jacaranda Extension, between Laurel and Border … Find out how to read more online.

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