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Bus stop safety questioned after second student struck
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The Port Charlotte High School freshman who was hit by a car while walking to the bus stop Friday morning is expected to make a full recovery, … Find out how to read more online.
Youth football ref awarded $275K settlement
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The referee who was attacked during a 2011 North Port Huskys youth football game in Sarasota reached a settlement last year with four organizations who were cited … Find out how to read more online.
Compassion for the sick drives medical marijuana initiative
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Robin Montesano suffers from multiple sclerosis — and bad timing. Ten years ago, Montesano offered testimony in favor of medical marijuana during a legislative hearing in Massachusetts. … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Thief flees into pond with baby
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:00AM
MURDOCK — A 29-year-old man was jailed Friday after reportedly fleeing from Walmart security, and swimming through a pond, all while carrying his 18-month-old daughter with him. Witnesses said the … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks cap wild month with rally
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October. Stocks started the month modestly below a record high, only to cascade to their worst slump in two years. But after flirting with a correction, … read more.

Tourist rocket explodes
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:19AM
MOJAVE, Calif. — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth’s atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than … read more.

Gov. Scott distances self from scandals
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:00AM
TALLAHASSEE — As Florida slowly recovers from the Great Recession, Gov. Rick Scott has asked voters to judge him on his handling of the state’s economy and his ability to bring jobs to the Sunshine State. But in an election … read more.

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:19AM
JOHANNESBURG — The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely … read more.

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Zombie U to rock Englewood
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Zombie University loves to play its brand of energetic dance music all year round to a loyal and growing group of followers. But for only a brief moment — when October slips into November — does the band … Find out how to read more online.

Asolo to host veterans at ‘South Pacific’
Fri  Oct 31 2014 02:48PM
Asolo Rep is proud to host military personnel, veterans and their families at the first preview performance of “South Pacific” Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. This special event will feature a patriotic pre-show performance by the Sarasota High School Mighty … Find out how to read more online.

Park named for state legislator
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:00AM
SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY — In the shade of tall trees along the bank of the Myakka River, about 40 people gathered Tuesday morning to express their thanks to former state senator Bob Johnson by naming a new county park in … Find out how to read more online.

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