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Murder charge reduced
Mon  Oct 20 2014 06:34PM
Prosecutors have reduced the murder charge against one of the men arrested last month in relation to the shooting death of a 40-year-old Port Charlotte man. Freddie Campbell, 27, of … Find out how to read more online.
District spokesman gets warning for political emails
Mon  Oct 20 2014 06:34PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Gary Leatherman, chief spokesman for the Sarasota County School District, is facing no disciplinary action after using the district’s email system for political purposes earlier this month. … Find out how to read more online.
Vintage Finder’s Warehouse has ‘things worth repeating’
Mon  Oct 20 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Kitchenware from the 1970s, a riding lawn mower from the ’50s and typewriters from the ’30s are just a few of the treasures stowed away in Vintage … Find out how to read more online.
Man served aboard Bennington during WWII
Mon  Oct 20 2014 08:00AM
Gene Roaf of Punta Gorda Isles was a plane captain who maintained a single Corsair fighter aboard the carrier USS Bennington during the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in … Find out how to read more online.
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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, services ready team
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical … read more.

Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola. The past … read more.

Nepal closes trekking route after 38 die in storm
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week’s snowstorms that killed at least 38 people, had to save new hikers who set out after the blizzards … read more.

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a … read more.

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Three charged with burglary, running motel meth lab
Mon  Oct 20 2014 06:43PM
VENICE — Three people were charged Monday with operating a meth lab in a Venice motel after being arrested for burglary, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Neace, 39; Edman Hughes, 37; and Jennifer Harrison, 36, all of … Find out how to read more online.

North Port commissioners to talk pot
Mon  Oct 20 2014 06:26PM
NORTH PORT — City commissioners want to be on the proactive side of Florida’s marijuana issue as election day approaches. On Tuesday, a special meeting will tackle the uncertainties that could arise if Amendment 2, which would legalize the sale … Find out how to read more online.

Expect seasonal weather, afternoon showers
Mon  Oct 20 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — After a dry weekend, residents can expect mostly sunny skies again on Monday, but partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms are expected after that. “A weak front is going to meander across Florida,” … Find out how to read more online.


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