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Former chief sends public corruption complaint to FBI
Tue  May 22 2018 02:23PM
Former Punta Gorda police chief Tom Lewis is bringing in the feds — or at least trying to. Claiming the Punta Gorda Police Department refused to investigate his allegations of … Find out how to read more online.
North Port resident to run for School Board
Tue  May 22 2018 12:32PM
NORTH PORT — North Port resident Justin Cody Willis, 31, announced he’ll be running for the Sarasota County School Board. Willis will be running against incumbent Jane Goodwin, who represents … Find out how to read more online.
Veterans job fair set in North Port
Tue  May 22 2018 12:32PM
NORTH PORT — Memorial Day weekend may bring celebrations and reflection, but in North Port, it will also bring a job fair. “I had someone asking me if we had … Find out how to read more online.
Local BSA reps weigh in on Boy Scouts evolution
Tue  May 22 2018 01:55PM
Despite a name and policy change allowing girls to join the Cub and Boy Scouts, local representatives for Boy Scouts of America admit that not much is really changing. “Girls … Find out how to read more online.
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Agency: Cats from hoarding house up for adoption
Tue  May 22 2018 11:57AM
SARASOTA — Thirty-three cats rescued from a hoarding situation in North Port are available for adoption, according to The Cat Depot. A total of 37 cats were taken from a home along Granada Drive by Sarasota County Animal Services in … Find out how to read more online.

North Port wants to evaluate its buildings, parks
Mon  May 21 2018 04:46PM
NORTH PORT — With many aging buildings and more than a dozen parks, the City Commission is considering hiring a firm to help evaluate the city’s facilities and create a long-term plan. “It is a decision of ‘Do we want … Find out how to read more online.

City of North Port opens two new camps
Mon  May 21 2018 04:36PM
NORTH PORT — As the end of school quickly approaches, kids are getting ready for summer camp and other activities. Throughout North Port and the surrounding areas there is a variety of camps to suit different interests for kids of … Find out how to read more online.

Volunteers needed for summer programs
Tue  May 22 2018 12:00PM
NORTH PORT — It’s the same all across North Port; organizations are struggling to find volunteers. From the school district to the library, groups are having a hard time finding people who can provide help for a few hours a … Find out how to read more online.

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Honduran drug kingpin sentenced to life in US prison
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
MIAMI (AP) — A convicted Honduran drug kingpin whose cocaine supplied the Mexican cartel headed by the trafficker known as “El Chapo” has been sentenced to life in U.S. prison. Court records show a Miami federal judge imposed the sentence … read more.

Woman in smiling mugshot faces manslaughter in DUI crash
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died. News outlets report 44-year-old Angenette … read more.

Alabama boy drowns in rough surf along Florida’s Gulf Coast
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old Alabama boy died after getting caught up in rough surf on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The News Herald reports Christian Doyle of Dothan, Alabama, was one of three swimmers pulled from the water … read more.

Man who stormed Trump resort booked into Florida jail
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
MIAMI (AP) — The man who stormed President Donald Trump’s Miami-area golf resort last week has been moved from a hospital to a Florida jail. Miami-Dade County jail records show 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi of Doral was booked Sunday evening while … read more.

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