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Giving Challenge racking up donations locally
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Carisa Campanella, North Port-based care adviser for the Neuro Challenge Foundation, had a goal in mind of $30,000 to be raised before matching funds are added through … Find out how to read more online.
Local TV sales/repair business offers bundled services
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Mike Moralis, owner of Quality TV, has figured out a way to augment his TV sales and repair business by offering custom-designed packages of TV, telephone and Internet … Find out how to read more online.
Commander posts to replace lieutenants
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Police Department’s 2015-16 fiscal year budget will be increasing only about 4 percent for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, but the … Find out how to read more online.
Female vets retreat to honor warriors
Tue  Sep 1 2015 05:07PM
A female veterans retreat next week will honor 25 area women who have served in the armed forces. Coordinator and military veteran Becky Ludwick said the retreat, sponsored by Goodwill … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Abortion forgiveness
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and … read more.

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The sell-off adds to what … read more.

Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a … read more.

Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Republicans lack … read more.

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Trooper doing OK after deadly I-75 wreck
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:43PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is “alert” and “recovering” after his cruiser was hit by a tractor-trailer over the weekend, killing the man in the back of the cruiser and injuring the trooper, FHP spokesman Lt. Greg … Find out how to read more online.

Waking up the echoes
Tue  Sep 1 2015 08:30AM
College football returns this week, which means Tom Ortwein will be back within the wide embrace of Touchdown Jesus. Tom may not officially be “the No. 1 Notre Dame football fan in the USA,” as he puts it. But who’s … Find out how to read more online.

Local cop brews community cohesion
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:37PM
NORTH PORT — North Port Police Lt. Steve Lorenz is a 22-year veteran of the NPPD, and is always working to keep a positive relationship with city residents — including buying beverages for them mornings at the local 7-Eleven or … Find out how to read more online.

NPPD: Man busted with bundles of weed
Tue  Sep 1 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A North Port man was arrested after a tip from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the discovery of bundles of marijuana in a home, according to a North Port Police Department report. Around 1 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.

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