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CCSO: Bank robber sought
Sat  Aug 29 2015 03:23PM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit currently is investigating a bank robbery at the Charlotte State Bank, 1100 Tamiami Trail, Murdock. At approximately 11:20 a.m. Saturday, a suspect … Find out how to read more online.
crisis
Sat  Aug 29 2015 07:03PM
While like-minded politicians in Tallahassee shrug off proposals for health care solutions, there are patients in the tricounty area dying of curable diseases. “It’s heartbreaking to watch a 21-year-old with … Find out how to read more online.
Blucher drops out of county race
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Former city of North Port mayor Jim Blucher has withdrawn from the race for the Sarasota County Commission District 3 seat. He could not be reached for … Find out how to read more online.
Splash pad opening delayed
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The opening of the splash pad being constructed at Atwater Community Park in eastern North Port has been pushed back to early October due to a manufacturing … Find out how to read more online.
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Turkish jets join US-led coalition in airstrikes
Sat  Aug 29 2015 07:54PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkey announced on Saturday. A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking IS … read more.

Monkey business abounds at Dania Beach
Sat  Aug 29 2015 07:54PM
DANIA BEACH (AP) — For half a century, they have haunted the swampy forests east of Federal Highway. The Dania Beach monkeys, African vervet monkeys thought to have been released by an old tourist attraction in the 1950s, beg bananas, … read more.

Rival Koreas set date for talks preparing family reunions
Sat  Aug 29 2015 07:54PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea on Saturday set a meeting to prepare for more reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. The first preparatory talk will be held between the countries’ Red Cross officials … read more.

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Bobcat freshmen lose season opener
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — When the North Port High School freshman football team opened its season Thursday night against visiting Venice High School, the difference in numbers of players on both sides was obvious. The visitors had around 75 players suited … Find out how to read more online.

NPPD: Woman charged for having sex outside 7-Eleven
Thu  Aug 27 2015 05:28PM
NORTH PORT — A woman was charged Wednesday in connection with an incident at a North Port gas station in which a father and son witnessed an amorous couple having sex in a car at a gas pump. Kaylea Renee … Find out how to read more online.

Area schools get $200K for reading program
Fri  Aug 28 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Three elementary schools, including two in North Port, have received $200,000 in grants to support a Reading Recovery program directed toward struggling first-graders, according to the Sarasota County School District. Atwater and Cranberry elementaries, both in North … Find out how to read more online.

SCSO: Davie man arrested for beach car burglaries
Wed  Aug 26 2015 05:23PM
MANASOTA KEY — After a nearly 10-month investigation, a 53-year-old man from Davie, Fla., was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing items from cars at beaches along Manasota Key Road in Englewood, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said … Find out how to read more online.

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