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County considering cutting North Port services
Thu  Jan 18 2018 11:04AM
NORTH PORT — New year, new budgets and potentially fewer county services for the city. Sarasota County Parks and Recreation staff are and speaking with three municipalities — North Port, … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff budgets
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
Equipped with a $65 million budget, representing a 6.7 percent increase from last fiscal year, Sheriff Bill Prummell is going into 2018 with plans to stay a step ahead of Charlotte County’s expected … Find out how to read more online.
Tale of 2 budgets Salaries drive sheriffs’ increases
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
Equipped with a $65 million budget, representing a 6.7 percent increase from last fiscal year, Sheriff Bill Prummell is going into 2018 with plans to stay a step ahead of Charlotte County’s expected … Find out how to read more online.
Today’s NAACP
Tue  Jan 16 2018 08:30AM
When white supremacist Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida, the president of the Florida State NAACP, Adora Obi Nweze, did not call for members of his organization to … Find out how to read more online.
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Cops: Robber ditched disguise, returned to murder scene
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Trent Bartol-Thomas was killed while trying to stop armed robbers, according to North Port Police Department reports. Bartol-Thomas, 19, was shot in the upper left shoulder by an unknown suspect after grappling with Dontae Stanley, 21, in … Find out how to read more online.

Cold shelter opening in Charlotte County
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
The Homeless Coalition will be opening up its doors tonight to anyone seeking shelter from the cold. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures near to below freezing. Located at 1476 Kenesaw St., the shelter will be open tonight from … Find out how to read more online.

Knights, Bengals view for top spot in flag football
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — It looks like it will be a two-team race in the Under Armour flag football upper division. The Bengals and the UCS Knights are both 2-0 in that division after two games and impressive, dominating victories both weeks. … Find out how to read more online.

Ainger volleyball falls to Murdock
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
MURDOCK — The L.A. Ainger Middle School girls volleyball team battled with host Murdock in an unusual match Jan. 9. Murdock had the match start at 10:30 a.m. so students could watch. But the results were basically the same for … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News

Thu  Jan 18 2018 01:19AM
ATLANTA — Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather. At … read more.

Florida House: Are students safe to express their views?
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:28PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida may require its 12 public universities to do a survey on the “intellectual freedom” and “viewpoint diversity” that is allowed on campuses. A panel in the Florida House on Wednesday attached the requirement to a sweeping … read more.

Florida voters will decide future of casinos in state
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:28PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida voters are going to have a say over the future of gambling in the Sunshine State. State election officials on Wednesday certified that a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with casino gambling will go before voters in … read more.

Florida cold case website seeks to solve old homicides
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:28PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s top law enforcement agency is rolling out a website with more than 400 unsolved homicide cases, some going back decades. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the creation of the website (http://web.fdle.state.fl.us/unsolvedcases/) on Wednesday and … read more.

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