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Outdoor Channel ‘Reels in’ Englewood guide
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Many hours of footage featuring local Captain Chris O’Neill was edited into a half-hour fishing program that will air Saturday. In July, O’Neill, 48, owner of Tail Chaser … Find out how to read more online.
School Board settles principal hypnosis cases for $600K
Thu  Oct 8 2015 08:30AM
Patricia Palumbo said it has never been about money, or laying blame. Instead, she wanted to give her late daughter, Brittany, a voice, and make people aware that there can … Find out how to read more online.
NPHS confiscates American flags, sparks outrage
Thu  Oct 8 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Homecoming “Spirit Week” at North Port High School got a little too spirited for the high school’s administration on Monday. NPHS students and parents voiced outrage after … Find out how to read more online.
Local experts to discuss environment in North Port
Wed  Oct 7 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Steve Koski knows the importance of protecting the natural environment. He wants to makes sure everyone else knows it too. Koski is one of a panel of … Find out how to read more online.
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First lady honors new class of student poets for bravery
Thu  Oct 8 2015 10:12PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is honoring the new class of National Student Poets for their bravery to be vulnerable and sharing their deepest thoughts. The first lady hosted a White House event Thursday for the five teens, who each … read more.

No charges against Orlando officers who kicked suspect
Thu  Oct 8 2015 10:11PM
ORLANDO (AP) — Two Orlando police officers will not face criminal charges for the arrest of a South Florida banker who was kicked repeatedly while sitting on a street curb as they tried to subdue him. State Attorney Jeff Ashton … read more.

Panther killed in southwest Florida
Thu  Oct 8 2015 10:11PM
NAPLES (AP) — Officials say a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle on a southwest Florida road. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 3-year-old female was found Thursday after being hit by a vehicle on … read more.

Former deputy charged with stealing, lying on timecard
Thu  Oct 8 2015 10:11PM
FORT MYERS (AP) — A former southwest Florida deputy is facing charges after authorities say he lied on his timecard and received pay for time he wasn’t actually working. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports that 46-year-old Michael Schlosser was … read more.

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Bereavement group helps to heal sorrows of all kinds
Wed  Oct 7 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Andrea Gordon knows what it’s like to grieve. “I’ve been through some pretty difficult griefs and losses,” she said recently. Those losses are what spurred her to help start a bereavement support group for adults at her … Find out how to read more online.

Salvation Army using new ideas to help the homeless
Thu  Oct 8 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– The Salvation Army is taking a new approach to helping the homeless in Sarasota County. “You assume what they want is correct for them instead of that the community knows what is right for them,” Area Commander … Find out how to read more online.

Police: Man kidnaps, beats victim in car
Wed  Oct 7 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Authorities arrested a man Monday after he allegedly kidnapped a woman in Fort Myers last month and drove her all the way to North Port while punching her. Marlon James Gaymon, 38, of Fort Myers, was charged … Find out how to read more online.

City Deli moves to North Port
Wed  Oct 7 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Jerry Nicastro, owner of City Deli, said moving the business from Port Charlotte to North Port was like coming home. “I love my customers, don’t get me wrong,” Nicastro said. “But the North Port Chamber of Commerce has … Find out how to read more online.

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