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Cavanagh spent time in Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima
Mon  Jul 25 2016 08:30AM
Tom Cavanagh Jr. of Deep Creek arrived at Pearl Harbor aboard a troop transport with thousands of other Marines. World War II was 10 months from being over. “Pearl Harbor … Find out how to read more online.
Nuisance pigs = profitable pork
Mon  Jul 25 2016 08:30AM
Florida is trying to build a new meat industry with a problematic animal. Wild pigs damage land when digging for food, and repairs can get costly for property owners. So, … Find out how to read more online.
Lawsuit targets North Port Police Department
Mon  Jul 25 2016 04:07PM
NORTH PORT — Two former police officers are suing the North Port Police Department in federal court, claiming sexual discrimination and saying the department unlawfully terminated them because of their … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: OK to swim at Nokomis Beach
Sun  Jul 24 2016 01:34PM
A “No Swim” advisory that has been in place at Nokomis Beach since Thursday was lifted Saturday afternoon. Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County officials received testing results that … Find out how to read more online.
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Police: Woman found dead, daughter charged
Mon  Jul 25 2016 01:19AM
ELLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of a sex worker whose disappearance led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains strewn along Long Island’s Gilgo Beach was found dead in her apartment and another daughter has been charged … read more.

16-year-old girl charged in Florida man’s death
Mon  Jul 25 2016 01:19AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A 16-year-old Southwest Florida girl is back in the state after being charged in the death of a former neighbor. The Lee County Sheriff’s office says the Fort Myers girl was originally named as an … read more.

Police: Video shows Florida man raping unconscious woman
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:35PM
GAINESVILLE, (AP) — A 34-year-old man was captured on a video raping a 19-year-old unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a Florida restaurant, police said Friday. The video shows Christopher Shaw raping the woman early Thursday before two witnesses … read more.

Iran confirms Iranian-American has been detained
Mon  Jul 25 2016 01:19AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s judiciary has confirmed the detention of an Iranian-American who was visiting family in Iran, the country’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported Sunday. The report did not name the Iranian-American involved or say when he was … read more.

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Cousin of murder victim speaks out
Sun  Jul 24 2016 01:34PM
SARASOTA — Working much of her adult life in Switzerland as a personal assistant to a CEO at a mid-sized corporation, Anneliese Schweickardt decided to retire in paradise. So she moved to Sarasota. The German citizen bought a quaint duplex … Find out how to read more online.

Pedestrian dies in crash
Sun  Jul 24 2016 01:34PM
An Englewood woman died Friday night after walking into the path of a vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Kathleen Stringham, 60, was walking north on the east sidewalk of State Road 776 on the Sarasota County side of … Find out how to read more online.

Chamber brings business issues to forefront of election
Sat  Jul 23 2016 11:02AM
NORTH PORT — Business and economics took center stage along with North Port city commissioner hopefuls for the second forum of the season. Nine of the 11 commission candidates came to South Biscayne Church on Thursday night for an event … Find out how to read more online.

Addicts, mentally ill PACK jails, prisons
Sun  Jul 24 2016 01:36PM
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte County Judge John L. Burns fixed his eyes on a young man in his Drug Court. The defendant had just received bad reports from those who monitor his probation and treatment progress. The young man faced … Find out how to read more online.

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