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Former North Port assistant city manager files complaint
Thu  Mar 22 2018 10:02AM
NORTH PORT — After being terminated from the assistant city manager position, Danny Schult is filing a complaint against the city with the Office of Economic Opportunity and Compliance. Schult … Find out how to read more online.
Eco-Kids Club is back after six years
Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:50AM
NORTH PORT — After six years, Alice White has decided to bring back the Eco-Kids Club. White, who is the chair for People for Trees, ran the program for about … Find out how to read more online.
Teen court now in session
Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:50AM
NORTH PORT — Court is now in session for North Port teens. The first “Teen Court” session in North Port City Hall took place Monday night after support from the … Find out how to read more online.
City helps stop oil spill
Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:48AM
NORTH PORT — City officials worked to stop a fuel spill Wednesday morning after a backhoe tipped over. The machine was working at the corner of Jeannin Drive and Spaniel … Find out how to read more online.
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North Port assistant police chief placed on leave
Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:48AM
NORTH PORT — North Port’s assistant police chief was placed on administrative leave Wednesday morning. Mike Pelfrey was placed on paid leave after a complaint was filed for an undisclosed reason, according to North Port spokesperson Josh Taylor. Pelfrey has … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:46AM
Fellowship Eggstravaganza Fellowship Church in Rotonda will have its huge annual free Eggstravaganza beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the church, 140 Rotonda Blvd. W. There will be three egg hunts with 50,000 eggs filled with candy … Find out how to read more online.

A Boy’s World
Mon  Mar 19 2018 05:46PM
Kaleb names all the drills, saws, and other hand tools used by his group at Gator Wilderness Camp School. They use the tools to build tents where they live in the woods east of Punta Gorda. Aidan calls out the … Find out how to read more online.

Shelters, River Road highlight cooperative efforts
Thu  Mar 22 2018 10:17AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — While the Charlotte County commissioners could not take any official action Wednesday in a joint meeting with the Sarasota County commissioners, their heads were nodding on more cooperation on hurricane sheltering. Specifically, Sarasota County is asking for … Find out how to read more online.

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Lights go dark for Earth Hour to focus on climate change
Sat  Mar 24 2018 07:28PM
NEW DELHI (AP) — In Sydney, the Opera House went dark. In New Delhi, the lights were switched off at the city’s great arch. In Kuala Lumpur, darkness fell on the Petronas Towers. It lasts for just an hour and … read more.

Dallas-area pastor gets 99 years in boy’s starvation death
Sat  Mar 24 2018 07:38PM
Dallas-area pastor gets 99 years in boy’s starvation death DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area pastor who investigators say ordered that food be withheld from a toddler in order to rid him of a demon has been sentenced to 99 years … read more.

Federal heating aid program saved, expanded in Trump budget
Sat  Mar 24 2018 07:28PM
A federal heating aid program for low-income residents has survived another attempt by President Donald Trump to kill it. The $1.3 trillion spending bill signed by Trump on Friday includes $3.64 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. … read more.

‘Vote them out!’: Hundreds of thousands demand gun control
Sat  Mar 24 2018 07:28PM
WASHINGTON — In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a “vote-them-out” movement and tougher laws against weapons … read more.

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