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City attorney candidates narrowed to 3
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — The small group of contenders for the city’s in-house attorney post got even smaller after three lawyers withdrew their names from consideration over the weekend. North Port … Find out how to read more online.
Motorcyclist injured in Saturday crash
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — A North Port motorcyclist was injured Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on San Mateo Drive, according to the North Port Police Department. At 8:39 p.m., Paul William … Find out how to read more online.
North Port EDC hosting job fair
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — On Aug. 6, job seekers and employers will have a chance to connect at a job fair hosted by the North Port Economic Development Corporation. The event, … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrating Ramadan
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:00AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — The Muslim community in Charlotte County is small, but people should not judge it by its size alone, said Imam Azhar Subedar. The Islamic Community of Southwest … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Wall Street stocks slip
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil. European leaders are considering tougher sanctions on Russia for its backing … read more.

Gaza death toll mounts
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza’s Hamas rulers signaled they won’t agree to an unconditional … read more.

Ukraine rebels release bodies
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
HRABOVE, Ukraine — Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts … read more.

Widow: Jury sent tobacco firm $23B message
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won’t see much if any of the money. … read more.

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Hope ‘Springs’ eternal
Mon  Jul 21 2014 09:24AM
NORTH PORT — As the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa’s management contract nears the end of its term, city staff are working to prevent its closure. “We’re still working on trying to make it happen so that the Springs doesn’t … Find out how to read more online.

Morning showers in forecast for today and Tuesday
Mon  Jul 21 2014 08:00AM
A weak upper-level weather disturbance coupled with a lower-level front along the Gulf of Mexico is likely to cause rain showers and possible storms during the early morning hours in the coming days. However, the weather should return to a … Find out how to read more online.

Supervisor of elections mailing absentee ballots this week
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County Elections Office will begin mailing absentee ballots for the Aug. 26 primary election to non-military, domestic voters today, according to Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent. More than 34,000 ballots will go in the mail. … Find out how to read more online.

Missing girl found, despite system glitches
Sun  Jul 20 2014 11:50AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Ten-year-old Brianna Newburn disappeared for nearly six hours Friday. “She was part of the youth program (at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 14251 Chancellor Blvd., behind the North Port Home Depot), and … she had run into the woods,” … Find out how to read more online.

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