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Golf carts could spell trouble on the road
Mon  Apr 23 2018 03:44PM
Golf carts — vehicle with their originally intended function right in the name — are increasingly going off course, used more as an everyday means of transportation. Many owners have … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: North Port man threatened IslandWalk employees
Mon  Apr 23 2018 12:10PM
NORTH PORT — An IslandWalk resident threatened to kill two employees of the management group of IslandWalk, according to North Port Police Department reports. Warren Wiegert, 72, 19600 block of … Find out how to read more online.
‘Batman’ returns on the Green
Mon  Apr 23 2018 12:10PM
NORTH PORT — The last Movie on the Green of the season will play Friday, April 27. “The LEGO Batman Movie” was intended to be played on Jan. 26 but … Find out how to read more online.
Venice man survived Leopoldville sinking
Mon  Apr 23 2018 01:40PM
Merrill Dayton was one of the lucky ones who escaped the SS Leopoldville disaster off the coast of France on Christmas Eve 1944. The Leopoldvile was a Belgium troop transport … Find out how to read more online.
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Victim wages war on human trafficking
Mon  Apr 23 2018 01:27PM
When Jamie Walton was a 14-year-old living in Venice, she spent every other weekend flying from Florida to Atlanta to see the 46-year-old man she’d met and started a romantic relationship with online. During her visits, he told people she … Find out how to read more online.

South County courthouse contracts to be considered
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Progress toward a new courthouse for South County will take a step forward if Sarasota County commissioners approve a pair of contracts during its meeting Tuesday. As part of their consent agenda, commissioners are being asked to approve … Find out how to read more online.

North Port to review new apartment plan
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The city may be getting more housing options as its population ticks toward 70,000 people. The City Commission will meet for its 6 p.m. regular meeting Tuesday and review a land rezone and apartment master plan that … Find out how to read more online.

Peter Bartolotta runs for North Port commission
Mon  Apr 23 2018 11:36AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port City Commission election is in full swing, despite being months away. The race for District 5 officially has two candidates: current Commissioner Jill Luke and as of Friday, Peter Bartolotta. “That’s what I’m known … Find out how to read more online.

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Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate
Tue  Apr 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON —Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to … read more.

3 teens accused of killing 1 of the boys’ mothers
Mon  Apr 23 2018 09:50PM
AP-US-Mother-Killed-Son-Charged,318 3 teens accused of killing 1 of the boys’ mothers Eds: Updates with details, background and quotes. Fixes Writethru sequence. Incorporates ME--Woman Killed. The Associated Press LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Three teenagers tried to drug one of the boys’ … read more.

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims
Mon  Apr 23 2018 09:50PM
BC-US--Lynching Memorial, 6th Ld-Writethru,952 New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims AP Photo ALBA101, ALBA107, ALBA108, ALBA113, ALBA102, ALBA105, ALBA111, ALBA112, ALBA110, ALBA122, ALBA108 Eds: Adds quote from a descendant of a lynching victim who had visited the museum and … read more.

Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt
Tue  Apr 24 2018 01:19AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said. Police and … read more.

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