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Police capture fugitive wanted in stabbing case
Tue  Aug 30 2016 10:16AM
NORTH PORT — Authorities have caught a man after he allegedly attempted to kill a North Port man by stabbing him. Joseph Herrick, 25, stabbed 24-year-old Randal Casady on Friday … Find out how to read more online.
3 run-off races for North Port City Commission
Wed  Aug 31 2016 09:02AM
NORTH PORT — Three pairs of candidates will be listed on the ballot come Nov. 8, as Districts 1, 2 and 3 primaries all ended in a run-off Tuesday in the … Find out how to read more online.
Steube wins GOP primary for state Senate
Wed  Aug 31 2016 09:00AM
In what proved to be one of the more interesting and closer races in this year’s Florida primary, state Rep. Greg Steube edged former state Rep. Doug Holder on Tuesday and … Find out how to read more online.
Zucker retains District 2 seat
Wed  Aug 31 2016 08:58AM
It was a close race for the District 2 Sarasota County School Board seat, but longtime board member Caroline Zucker turned away challenger Teresa Mast. Zucker, with 17 years of experience … Find out how to read more online.
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First family goes hiking in national park in Virginia
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:32PM
TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and the first family are hiking at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. Their visit Sunday comes as the National Park Service’s celebrates its centennial. The president has marked the week by creating … read more.

Woman who was beaten, set on fire in Georgia home dies
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — A coroner says an 83-year-old Georgia woman who was badly burned and critically injured during an attempted robbery has died. Meriwether County Deputy Coroner Leonard Wigley Jr. tells local news media that Dorothy Dow died Saturday at … read more.

Turkey lifts headscarf ban for its policewomen
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ISTANBUL (AP) — It is official: Turkey’s female police officers will be able to wear headscarves as part of their uniform. The ruling published by the government’s official gazette this weekend says policewomen can wear headscarves under their caps or … read more.

UN: Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent’s efforts for economic growth, according to a U.N. report launched Sunday. Deeply rooted structural obstacles such as unequal distribution of resources … read more.

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Moran wins GOP primary for Sarasota County Commissioner seat
Wed  Aug 31 2016 08:58AM
After a landslide victory, Mike Moran is the new kid on the county commissioner’s block. In a race of Republican newcomers, Moran bested Frank DiCicco by a sizable margin, winning the Sarasota County Commission District 1 seat, which will be … Find out how to read more online.

YouTube prankster banned from Lemon Bay High
Tue  Aug 30 2016 10:24AM
ENGLEWOOD — Local YouTube video blogger Danny Duncan recently found himself in some hot water with his alma mater Lemon Bay High School. The 2010 LBHS graduate is well-known in the world of social media for his prank videos and … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota County recoups funds from defunct entity
Tue  Aug 30 2016 10:18AM
SARASOTA — Sarasota County’s two-year legal battle with the defunct Sanborn Studios to recover economic development incentives came to an end early this month. County officials announced Friday that Sanborn, through its attorney, had filed a confession of judgment in … Find out how to read more online.

Watching, waiting for tropical depression
Tue  Aug 30 2016 10:16AM
The system that became Tropical Depression 9 on Sunday was moving westward Monday into the Gulf of Mexico, where warm water and low wind shear provide the ingredients necessary for development. It is expected to develop into Tropical Storm Hermine … Find out how to read more online.

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