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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Hop on down to Bunny Breakfast, “Egg-Normous” Egg Hunt
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:30PM
NORTH PORT — The city’s Parks and Recreation Division and the Early Bird Kiwanis invite you to hop on down to the George Mullen Activity Center for a delicious breakfast … Find out how to read more online.
North Port examines fees
Fri  Apr 18 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — City commissioners and staff met Thursday to review proposed changes to the citywide fee schedule for fiscal year 2014-2015. This year, the city took a close look at Neighborhood … Find out how to read more online.
Spring Spectacular this weekend
Fri  Apr 18 2014 09:25AM
This year more than ever, Jodi Kremiller is hoping for a good turnout for the fourth annual Spring Spectacular, being held Saturday and Sunday at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds off State … Find out how to read more online.
Boat-race brothers vow to return
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
First-time boat racers Ryan and Rick Krizen finished only fifth out of the six entrants in their class of this year’s Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix at Englewood Beach, but … Find out how to read more online.
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Mt. Everest avalanche kills 12
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa … read more.

Scott and Bush want in-state tuition bill passed
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, along with former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez, made an urgent last-minute plea for legislators to pass a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally. The push from Scott — and … read more.

Eyewitness testimony not gold standard
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
PORTLAND, Ore. — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only … read more.

Diplomacy doesn’t move insurgents in Ukraine
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed … read more.

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Mayday call spurs Gulf search effort
Fri  Apr 18 2014 08:40PM
A mayday call from a man and a woman who said they were on a boat 17 miles west of Venice Beach had Coast Guard crews searching the Gulf of Mexico Thursday and Friday. The brief VHF Marine radio call … Find out how to read more online.

Powerboat weekend draws 40K fans; only 10 percent pay
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
For the tens of thousands of fans who turned out for last weekend’s inaugural Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix, the experience was marked by exciting races, perfect weather and little cost. While total crowd estimates ranged up to 40,000 … Find out how to read more online.

SCSO offers new credit card option for bail
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a new option on Wednesday for those arrested on minor offenses to make it easier to bond out of jail, according to a report. The Sheriff’s Office is now allowing bail … Find out how to read more online.

Trailblazers looking for volunteers
Fri  Apr 18 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — If you enjoy biking on trails through pristine wilderness, Mark Paquin would like to enlist your help. Paquin, 51, is an Englewood resident. He and his wife Michele are members of the Sarasota County Off Road Riders, a … Find out how to read more online.

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