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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Forecast calls for sunny skies
Sun  Apr 20 2014 06:51PM
Southwest Florida residents should see sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s for the majority of the week. “We’re going to have really nice weather all week,” said Andrew … Find out how to read more online.
Man struck, killed on I-75
Sun  Apr 20 2014 07:30PM
A St. Petersburg man was killed late Saturday night when he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 75 near North Port. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, around … Find out how to read more online.
High cost of living
Sun  Apr 20 2014 07:30PM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — Eye doctors account for nearly half of the 100 physicians nationwide who receive the largest reimbursements from Medicare, newly released data show. And, not surprisingly, a significant … Find out how to read more online.
Recycling efforts working in Charlotte and Sarasota
Sun  Apr 20 2014 07:17PM
Recycling in Charlotte County has improved since new recycle carts were introduced to residents late last year, officials say. Unlike Sarasota County, where recycling is mandatory, Charlotte County doesn’t make … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Part of Fla. history to step back into spotlight
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:54PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The public will soon get a look inside an historic house hidden in trees near the Florida Governor’s Mansion. The state will open the Grove, once the residence of former Gov. LeRoy Collins, later this year … read more.

Polish man crosses Atlantic Ocean in kayak
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:54PM
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 67-year-old Polish adventurer has paddled his kayak into New Smyrna Beach to mark the end of a 6,000-mile, trans-Atlantic journey. They Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that Aleksander “Olek” Doba kissed the ground after … read more.

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:54PM
TORONTO (AP) — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. His death was confirmed Sunday by John Artis, a caregiver and associate. Carter spent 19 years in … read more.

Florida man examines oil spill dolphin deaths
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:54PM
MANATEE, Fla. (AP) — A south Florida man’s work is helping researchers better understand long-term damage to dolphins from the massive 2010 BP oil spill. The Bradenton Herald reported on Sunday that Randall S. Wells is helping federal researchers asses … read more.

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‘Spring’ into family fun
Sun  Apr 20 2014 10:20AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — With arts and crafts, bounce houses and all-day Easter egg hunts, the annual Spring Spectacular is a haven for young tots. But it’s not for kids only. After putting in extra hours during a long week of … Find out how to read more online.

Man struck, killed on I-75
Sun  Apr 20 2014 10:20AM
A St. Petersburg man was killed late Saturday night when he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 75 near North Port. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, around 10:43 p.m., a 2009 Honda CRV driven by Debra G. … Find out how to read more online.

North Port plans sidewalks
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — City staff have outlined plans to complete sidewalk segments on Price, Cranberry, Chamberlain and Nordendale boulevards in 2014. “One of the exciting things about the first one up there … is you will now have the entire … Find out how to read more online.

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