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Hazardous waste collection event Saturday in North Port
Thu  Mar 26 2015 11:22AM
NORTH PORT — The city of North Port and Sarasota County Hazardous Waste Management are hosting a community household hazardous waste collection event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at … Find out how to read more online.
A full circle
Thu  Mar 26 2015 08:30AM
A hometown advantage means a lot in any sport. Just ask any professional ballplayer at the Charlotte Sports Park this spring. They’ll tell you it means a lot. The same … Find out how to read more online.
Giving a voice to Holocaust victims
Thu  Mar 26 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Max Weisglass was 6 years old when he experienced the horrors of the Holocaust. He’s 78 now. He hasn’t forgotten. He sat in a conference room Tuesday … Find out how to read more online.
IRS phone scam reported in area
Thu  Mar 26 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Local authorities want to warn citizens of a possible IRS phone scam targeting victims in the area. According to a press release from city of North Port … Find out how to read more online.
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Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings. An investigation led by the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement has led to 252 enforcement actions … read more.

American who contracted Ebola improves, in serious condition
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Doctors say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has improved to serious condition at the National Institutes of Health. The agency announced Thursday that the patient’s … read more.

Safety experts: Alps crash dramatizes need for third pilot
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some aviation safety experts say French prosecutors’ assertion that the crash of a German airliner was a deliberate act points to the possible need for a third pilot in the cockpit. James Hall, former chairman of the … read more.

Mental exam ordered for man accused in workplace beheading
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental competency exam for a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant in Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports that defense attorneys for 30-year-old Alton Alexander Nolen requested the … read more.

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Sign ordinance moves forward
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Despite a resident’s ongoing opposition to the long-debated electronic sign ordinance, North Port city commissioners decided it was time to get it going. In a number of previous workshops, Pete Peterson has been vocal about the progression … Find out how to read more online.

Friends group forming for new library
Tue  Mar 24 2015 05:02PM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Library is holding a meeting today for those interested in joining a new group to benefit the second county library planned for the city. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., those interested in forming … Find out how to read more online.

Driver, 20, cited in pole crash
Tue  Mar 24 2015 10:07AM
NORTH PORT — Authorities have released more details about the people involved and factors that contributed to a serious crash Friday afternoon at the intersection of Joyce Avenue and Dakota Terrace, near Chamberlain Boulevard in North Port. Marisa L. Krieger, … Find out how to read more online.

North Port to discuss Springs development proposal
Mon  Mar 23 2015 05:10PM
NORTH PORT — The next chapter in the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa saga may include a major development, including a wellness center if potential investor Dr. Grigory Pogrebinsky gains the support of city commissioners. The 81-acre property, which encompasses … Find out how to read more online.

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