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Turkey day weather dries out
Sun  Nov 23 2014 05:12PM
The sun should come out on Thanksgiving Day after being wet and soggy earlier in the week. Today, the forecast is partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s … Find out how to read more online.
Officials offer holiday safety tips
Sun  Nov 23 2014 06:12PM
Flames shot through the rooftops of two Los Angeles homes last Thanksgiving as firefighters arrived. Cooking the turkey had gone terribly wrong, sending an elderly woman to the hospital. Witnesses … Find out how to read more online.
Local man served with 104th Timberwolf Division during WWII
Sun  Nov 23 2014 05:12PM
Ralph Cook of Venice ended up a chaplain’s assistant serving with the 104th “Timberwolf Division” in Europe during World War II after flunking an eye exam to enter pilot training … Find out how to read more online.
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Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park. … read more.

Man ID’d who lit house on fire, ambushed officers
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials have identified the man who was fatally shot after he set fire to his house and then waited for authorities so he could ambush them. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday at a press … read more.

Relatives question honor for civil rights workers
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy. The workers were … read more.

Kenya’s deputy president condemns extremist attack
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s deputy president has denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation’s military responded by killing more than 100 militants in Somalia. William Ruto, speaking on national broadcasting Sunday, said … read more.

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One child at a time
Sun  Nov 23 2014 06:12PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Since its inception in 1947, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys For Tots Program has distributed more than 469 million toys to an estimated 216 million less fortunate children during the holiday season. And the Charlotte County … Find out how to read more online.

Mud run, festival get folks back to ‘Nature’
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — At a recent get-together in Englewood, Ann Gillis resolved that it was time to try her first long-distance run ever. But, like many post-cocktail decisions, it was a bold departure for the 65-year-old grandmother. “I’ve never done … Find out how to read more online.

‘Small Business Saturday’ promotes shop-local culture
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
Small-business owners agree that creativity and inspiration are two ingredients that set local businesses apart from their larger, corporate competitors. “There are a lot of creative things going on locally,” Jennifer Nicol, owner of North Port Feed Supply, said. “There … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
There’s no turning back for bargain hunter Melanie White. “I have shopped Black Friday every year since I was 16,” she said. “I am almost 40. I do it because of the savings — you have no idea what it … Find out how to read more online.

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