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NPPD officer arrested
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:31AM
NORTH PORT — A North Port Police K-9 officer was arrested early Monday morning after a drawn-out struggle with his estranged girlfriend at the home they share together, according to … Find out how to read more online.
Local health department could lose major services
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:31AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County Health Department anticipates losing $1.9 million in federal funding for primary health care services for thousands of North Port and Englewood residents each year. … Find out how to read more online.
NPHS Wind Ensemble excels at competition
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:04AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — After playing several difficult musical selections, the North Port Wind Ensemble recently took straight superiors at a regional concert festival. The event was held at Riverview High … Find out how to read more online.
County homeless services director to receive Public Citizen of Year Award
Wed  Mar 4 2015 09:32AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota/Manatee Unit of the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers will present the county’s director of Homeless Services, Wayne Applebee, with the 2015 … Find out how to read more online.
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Legislature launches 2015 session
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Republican-led Florida Legislature kicked off its annual session Tuesday with the usual pomp, but the celebratory nature was overshadowed by lingering questions about the state budget, tax cuts and health care. The two GOP legislators in … read more.

US stocks fall broadly
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago. The losses were modest but … read more.

‘A very bad deal’
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily … read more.

Congress OKs Homeland funding
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama promised to sign the bill as … read more.

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Anderson building revamp in limbo
Tue  Mar 3 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County staff should know later this month the next step to take in plans to refurbish the Robert L. Anderson Administration Center in South Venice. Last year, county commissioners approved nearly $4 million for renovations to … Find out how to read more online.

Technical glitches delay new test
Tue  Mar 3 2015 08:30AM
The first day of new standardized testing got off to a rocky start in Southwest Florida. School districts across the state were forced to delay or suspend the test, and Charlotte and Sarasota counties were no exception. Michael Riley, spokesman … Find out how to read more online.

School psychologist resigns after child sex conviction
Tue  Mar 3 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A Sarasota County School District psychologist, who was convicted in January for molesting a young girl who was previously under his foster care, has officially resigned from his position with the county, according to Sarasota County School … Find out how to read more online.

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