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North Port area ranks high on small biz list
Tue  Jun 30 2015 05:22PM
NORTH PORT — The North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota metropolitan statistical area has been ranked in the top 100 areas of the country for small businesses. According to WalletHub, a company that compiles … Find out how to read more online.
Danielle Dreher requests new trial on burglary, theft charges
Tue  Jun 30 2015 04:58PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — After a four-day trial in June that returned a guilty verdict of burglary and theft charges for Danielle Dreher, the former wife of slain Charlotte County firefighter … Find out how to read more online.
City clock tower plans move forward
Tue  Jun 30 2015 05:20PM
NORTH PORT — Potential visual obstruction to traffic was the main concern as plans for a clock tower to be built in the city moved forward during a joint commission … Find out how to read more online.
SCSO: Practice sparkler safety on July Fourth
Tue  Jun 30 2015 03:31PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Every year people are taken to hospital emergency rooms in the United States because of injuries from fireworks. So what can you do to enjoy the Fourth … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Man forgets glasses, buys winning lottery ticket
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:19AM
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier. Bob Sabo, of Easton, says he didn’t want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket at the Super Stop … read more.

Wildfire hotspots around the West
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:19AM
(AP) — Here’s a look at hotspots around the West: Washington Residents of several hundred homes fled when a blaze erupted Sunday outside Wenatchee and spread out of control in hot and windy weather, destroying 24 structures, including houses. “There … read more.

US stocks notch worst day of this year
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fears that Greece’s troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated … read more.

NBCUniversal to Trump: You’re fired
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:40PM
NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on the network. Nor will the … read more.

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Murder-suicide victims ID’d
Mon  Jun 29 2015 05:44PM
VENICE — The identities of the family found dead Friday in what authorities say was a double homicide and suicide at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Venice have been released, but little more has been made public about the … Find out how to read more online.

Help sea turtles over the Fourth
Tue  Jun 30 2015 05:08PM
ENGLEWOOD — This sea turtle nesting season is proving itself to be extraordinary. The July Fourth weekend, however, adds its own challenges for nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings emerging from the nests. While no one wants to deter fun … Find out how to read more online.

New community in the works on River Road
Tue  Jun 30 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– A Fort Myers land developer is eyeing property near Englewood’s Paul Morris Industrial Park for a new residential community. Randy Thibaut with River Road Investor Group said the plans call for about 230 homes on the 93-acre … Find out how to read more online.

Hospital offers phone app for moms-to-be
Tue  Jun 30 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System recently announced the arrival of SMH Baby, a free app the hospital developed to makes things a little easier for expectant mothers. “With 3,000 babies born at Sarasota Memorial each year, … Find out how to read more online.

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