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Mud run, festival get folks back to ‘Nature’
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — At a recent get-together in Englewood, Ann Gillis resolved that it was time to try her first long-distance run ever. But, like many post-cocktail decisions, it was … Find out how to read more online.
‘Small Business Saturday’ promotes shop-local culture
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
Small-business owners agree that creativity and inspiration are two ingredients that set local businesses apart from their larger, corporate competitors. “There are a lot of creative things going on locally,” … Find out how to read more online.
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
There’s no turning back for bargain hunter Melanie White. “I have shopped Black Friday every year since I was 16,” she said. “I am almost 40. I do it because … Find out how to read more online.
Pie Lady’s confections take the cake
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
Alice White calls herself the Pie Lady, and with good reason. White, who lives in North Port and is a teacher at Vineland Elementary School in Rotonda West, is on … Find out how to read more online.
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Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park. … read more.

Man ID’d who lit house on fire, ambushed officers
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials have identified the man who was fatally shot after he set fire to his house and then waited for authorities so he could ambush them. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday at a press … read more.

Relatives question honor for civil rights workers
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy. The workers were … read more.

Kenya’s deputy president condemns extremist attack
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s deputy president has denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation’s military responded by killing more than 100 militants in Somalia. William Ruto, speaking on national broadcasting Sunday, said … read more.

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Englewood turkey trot to fight cancer
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — A 5K run on Thanksgiving Day will help build an appetite for a turkey dinner and aid those battling cancer. “This is a family fun run, so if you are a serious runner who is running to win … Find out how to read more online.

Inmate injured in prison transport crash
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Martina Tatarcyk was horrified when she got a call saying her son was in surgery following a crash on Interstate 4 while being transported from prison back to the Charlotte County Jail. “Keith was shackled in the van … Find out how to read more online.

Block Party canceled for 2015
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Punta Gorda Block Party, one of the largest street festivals in Southwest Florida, has been canceled for 2015. Punta Gorda Days Inc., the nonprofit group that has staged the Block Party since 1987, announced the decision … Find out how to read more online.

Herald-Tribune newspaper sold again
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse Media, said Thursday that it had acquired “substantially all of the assets” of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the other newspapers in the Halifax Media Group for $280 million in cash. The … Find out how to read more online.

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