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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Forecast calls for sunny skies
Sun  Apr 20 2014 06:51PM
Southwest Florida residents should see sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s for the majority of the week. “We’re going to have really nice weather all week,” said Andrew … Find out how to read more online.
Man struck, killed on I-75
Sun  Apr 20 2014 07:30PM
A St. Petersburg man was killed late Saturday night when he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 75 near North Port. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, around … Find out how to read more online.
High cost of living
Sun  Apr 20 2014 07:30PM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — Eye doctors account for nearly half of the 100 physicians nationwide who receive the largest reimbursements from Medicare, newly released data show. And, not surprisingly, a significant … Find out how to read more online.
Recycling efforts working in Charlotte and Sarasota
Sun  Apr 20 2014 07:17PM
Recycling in Charlotte County has improved since new recycle carts were introduced to residents late last year, officials say. Unlike Sarasota County, where recycling is mandatory, Charlotte County doesn’t make … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site
Sun  Apr 20 2014 09:38PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem’s holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays. The compound, known … read more.

4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal
Sun  Apr 20 2014 09:38PM
PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, … read more.

Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers
Sun  Apr 20 2014 09:38PM
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday. But five other deaths from injuries reported by a hospital official could raise … read more.

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
Sun  Apr 20 2014 09:38PM
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that … read more.

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‘Spring’ into family fun
Sun  Apr 20 2014 10:20AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — With arts and crafts, bounce houses and all-day Easter egg hunts, the annual Spring Spectacular is a haven for young tots. But it’s not for kids only. After putting in extra hours during a long week of … Find out how to read more online.

Man struck, killed on I-75
Sun  Apr 20 2014 10:20AM
A St. Petersburg man was killed late Saturday night when he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 75 near North Port. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, around 10:43 p.m., a 2009 Honda CRV driven by Debra G. … Find out how to read more online.

North Port plans sidewalks
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — City staff have outlined plans to complete sidewalk segments on Price, Cranberry, Chamberlain and Nordendale boulevards in 2014. “One of the exciting things about the first one up there … is you will now have the entire … Find out how to read more online.

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