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Murder-suicide victims ID’d
Mon  Jun 29 2015 05:44PM
VENICE — The identities of the family found dead Friday in what authorities say was a double homicide and suicide at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Venice have been … Find out how to read more online.
New community in the works on River Road
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– A Fort Myers land developer is eyeing property near Englewood’s Paul Morris Industrial Park for a new residential community. Randy Thibaut with River Road Investor Group said … Find out how to read more online.
Hospital offers phone app for moms-to-be
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System recently announced the arrival of SMH Baby, a free app the hospital developed to makes things a little easier for expectant … Find out how to read more online.
Commemorate the Fourth all day Saturday
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Independence Day on Saturday brings events to the city from morning until night. Kicking off the Fourth of July is the ninth annual Firecracker 5K Run at … Find out how to read more online.
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Man forgets glasses, buys winning lottery ticket
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:19AM
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier. Bob Sabo, of Easton, says he didn’t want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket at the Super Stop … read more.

Wildfire hotspots around the West
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:19AM
(AP) — Here’s a look at hotspots around the West: Washington Residents of several hundred homes fled when a blaze erupted Sunday outside Wenatchee and spread out of control in hot and windy weather, destroying 24 structures, including houses. “There … read more.

US stocks notch worst day of this year
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fears that Greece’s troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated … read more.

NBCUniversal to Trump: You’re fired
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:40PM
NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on the network. Nor will the … read more.

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North Port Chamber on right track
Mon  Jun 29 2015 03:50PM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce maintained positive momentum and became more financially stable this year with a balanced budget, according to the organization’s leadership. Last week, the chamber held its Annual Meeting in conjunction with … Find out how to read more online.

Report: Man kidnaps, beats woman
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — A 32-year-old North Port man was arrested Sunday night after he allegedly forced a 31-year-old woman into his car, drove her through the city and repeatedly hit, choked and threatened her, authorities said. Michael Wayne Pearcy, of … Find out how to read more online.

Long key as North Port 13-14 All-Stars win
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Brandon Long has pitched in plenty of important games. That certainly helped him as he was the winning pitcher in the North Port Area Little League 13-14-year-old All-Stars’ 12-6 victory over Venice in the opening game of … Find out how to read more online.

Marauders’ mission: Blow Po River bridge
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:46AM
The target: a major bridge over the Po River near Pavia in northern Italy used by the Germans in World War II to move men and equipment south to the front line. Fifty B-26 “Marauders,” twin-engine attack bombers, each carrying … Find out how to read more online.

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