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County attorney receives glowing evaluation
Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:00AM
SARASOTA — Having seen the individual evaluations, Sarasota County Attorney Steve DeMarsh had to feel good going into his official evaluation during Wednesday’s County Commission meeting. In the end, the … Find out how to read more online.
Halloween haunts at Senior Center
Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — More than 30 seniors took part in a Thursday party celebrating Halloween at the North Port Senior Center. Along with enjoying a luncheon, the participants were part … Find out how to read more online.
Ground broken for new station
Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — After nearly a decade of planning, shovels are turning for a new North Port fire station. Station 85, off the southeast corner of Biscayne Drive and Ponce … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Bike theft ends with injured officers
Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — An alleged bike theft left three North Port Police Department officers injured. Around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, a bike was allegedly stolen from Louie’s Bicycle Shop. While the … Find out how to read more online.
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Pence plane slides off runway at NYC’s LaGuardia Airport
Thu  Oct 27 2016 10:12PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence’s campaign plane slid off a runway during a rainstorm at New York’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday, tearing up two tracks of concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass. … read more.

Countries OK world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica
Thu  Oct 27 2016 10:12PM
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world’s largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent. The agreement comes after years … read more.

Man leading police on car chase stops at In-N-Out for food
Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:19AM
PHOENIX — Authorities say a man didn’t go to jail hungry after making a stop at a fast food restaurant as he led Arizona police on a car chase. Police tried to arrest the man for an outstanding warrant Wednesday … read more.

Honduran immigrant granted retrial in Florida double murder
Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Honduran man on death row for a double murder in central Florida was granted a retrial by the state Supreme Court on Thursday based on new evidence, including comments a woman made to a friend and … read more.

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‘Roadshow’ expert on appraising life, antiques
Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — About 60 years ago, Robert Riggs’ brother-in-law, Donny, bought an item at his favorite antique store in northeast Ohio. He didn’t know much about it, but it looked interesting. Since then, Donny died and Riggs inherited the … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD Roller Skate in costume Charlotte County Community Services will hold an Elementary School Spooky Skate at the Tringali Recreation Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday. Kids ages kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to arrive in costume … Find out how to read more online.

Fundraiser to help victims of hurricane in Haiti
Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:00AM
PLACIDA — Devastation from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti left thousands malnourished and sick. To stay alive, some people ate their dogs. “They are resorting to eating their animals and drinking the mud puddles,” said Dr. Mark Asperilla, who is part … Find out how to read more online.

Warmer, drier weather than usual likely through fall
Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:00AM
Southwest Florida residents can expect warmer and drier than normal temperatures over the weekend, and in coming weeks and months ahead. National Weather Service Meteorologist Daniel Noah said the location of the jet stream is causing this pattern during the … Find out how to read more online.

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