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Former Englewood man’s novel to become movie
Thu  Jul 30 2015 06:05PM
ENGLEWOOD — When Ransom Riggs learned Samuel L. Jackson is playing a character in his young-adult novel turned movie, he freaked out. Novelist Riggs, who grew up in a little … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood man charged with attempted murder
Thu  Jul 30 2015 06:09PM
ENGLEWOOD — A local man is facing a slew of charges — including attempted murder — after what the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office describes as a “vicious attack on two … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Chamber members eye new city budget
Thu  Jul 30 2015 04:34PM
NORTH PORT — Local business leaders and community front-runners had a chance Thursday morning to see financially where the city of North Port has been and where it is going … Find out how to read more online.
Chipotle Mexican Grill may open doors in North Port
Thu  Jul 30 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — City officials said they are currently reviewing a construction permit application for a new, long-awaited restaurant in North Port that residents have advocated for in recent years. … Find out how to read more online.
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Iran says will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:53PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities, an official said in remarks broadcast by state TV on Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said … read more.

Great white shark thwarts marathon swim in San Francisco Bay
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:53PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A great white shark thwarted a Northern California man’s quest to become the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands. The Marin Independent Journal reports Thursday that Corte Madera marathon … read more.

Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:52PM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities in Sierra Leone are now monitoring more than 500 people after one man died from Ebola in area where the virus had been gone for months. Hassan Abdul Sesay, a member of parliament from … read more.

Senate passes 6-year highway bill, short patch still needed
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:52PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a long-term transportation bill, but lawmakers still plan to consider a 3-month patch to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states, since the House has left for the August recess. The $350 … read more.

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School Board OKs lower millage, higher budget
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County School Board members unanimously approved a lower tentative millage rate and a $755 million district budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year during a three-minute meeting early Tuesday evening. There was no discussion Tuesday from board … Find out how to read more online.

Site of hospital sewage spill not inspected for month
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
VENICE — Twenty-nine days. That’s the time that elapsed between the day a sewage spill at Venice Regional Bayfront Health (VRBH) was reported as having been cleaned up and the first day anyone from the hospital — in the company … Find out how to read more online.

Detert: Area could be next movie mecca
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:48AM
NORTH PORT –– North Port and Sarasota County should embrace the movie-making industry and encourage filmmakers to set up shop locally, state Sen. Nancy Detert says. Speaking to the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Business and Economic Development Committee … Find out how to read more online.

FHP: Four family members seriously injured in I-75 rollover
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Four members of a family from Winter Park, Fla., were hurt in a rollover wreck Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 75 near Toledo Blade Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A report shows Anthony D. Pool, 20, … Find out how to read more online.

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