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FHP: Wrong-way driver causes I-75 collision
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Two people were seriously injured Monday night after a Key West man driving south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 near North Port struck two other … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County mulls fees
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County commissioners got a look Tuesday at a draft of a plan to replace impact fees with a new system that offers the county more flexibility … Find out how to read more online.
Summer Hunger Campaign has $600K matching challenge
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — More than 300 local business owners, corporate sponsors, citizens and community leaders came together Tuesday for All Faiths Food Bank’s kick-off event for the 2015 Campaign Against … Find out how to read more online.
Overdue traffic, court fines to see one-day reduction
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — For the more than 100,000 people who have outstanding and overdue traffic and court fines or fees in the county, a one-day event this month will make … Find out how to read more online.
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Yemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels on Tuesday, day six of fighting that prompted international aid organizations to express alarm over high civilian casualties … read more.

Stocks slide off Monday’s gains
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day’s big rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 200 points, … read more.

Student loan recipients go on payment strike
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless … read more.

Iraq troops enter Tikrit
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister said security forces had reached the heart of the city. … read more.

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Sarasota student gets top mark in world on AICE exams
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sydney Askins, now a junior at Sarasota High School, earned the highest score in the world on two Cambridge International Examinations taken in May 2014. SHS recently received notice from an international organization affiliated with the University … Find out how to read more online.

Puppy shot, owner seeks help
Tue  Mar 31 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The owner of an 8-month-old female puppy is asking for the community’s help in finding those responsible for shooting the dog Sunday morning, and also for help with medical bills for the injured pup. An incident report … Find out how to read more online.

Huskies roll in openers
Tue  Mar 31 2015 08:30AM
The North Port Huskies had a successful spring season opening Saturday, winning three of four games and tying the other against host Lions in Tampa. The youth football organization, which doesn’t have weight limits, has rebranded itself the Huskies — … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota officials: Walton Ranch lands to open to public soon
Mon  Mar 30 2015 04:18PM
NORTH PORT — According to Sarasota County Parks and Recreation employees, the Walton Ranch tract, mostly composed of ranch land, is a big part of what North Port and the county are about — and that particular property will open … Find out how to read more online.

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