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Changes move forward on road work
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Price Boulevard will be getting some changes that will lead into 2017. The North Port city commissioners voted Tuesday in City Hall to move ahead with proposed … Find out how to read more online.
Insurance change brings criticism from community
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:06AM
NORTH PORT — City officials are looking to change insurance providers after a year for city employees, but received backlash on the decision. The North Port City Commissioners met Tuesday … Find out how to read more online.
No. 1 in recycling
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
It didn’t take Nancy Gibson long to see how easy it was to recycle in her new Rotonda West home. “Unlike in Pennsylvania where I am from, recycling is much … Find out how to read more online.
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — North Port’s Parks and Recreation has been hosting summer skateboarding clinics at North Port’s Skate Park. The series of classes is designed to teach children ages 8-12 … Find out how to read more online.
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Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents
Wed  Jul 27 2016 01:19AM
DALLAS — The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead … read more.

Brazil police arrest last suspect in Olympics terrorism case
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro. The Federal Police said … read more.

Florida mourns again
Tue  Jul 26 2016 08:30AM
Two people are dead, including a 14-year-old boy and a Lehigh Senior High School basketball star, and up to 16 are injured following a deadly shooting early Monday morning during a party at Club Blu in Fort Myers. The Fort … read more.

Surgeon general: Precaution best method to fight Zika
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy toured a mosquito control facility in Orlando on Monday and said now is the time to start taking precautions … read more.

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City to hold attorney talks
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Legality became the point of contention among the North Port city commissioners Tuesday as they discussed the city attorney’s contract. During the City Commission meeting in City Hall, Commissioner Linda Yates proposed talking about City Attorney Mark … Find out how to read more online.

Feedback sought for next principal
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — About 40 people gathered Tuesday night to discuss what traits they hope to find in the next principal at North Port High School. The group of mainly NPHS staff members, as well as a few parents and … Find out how to read more online.

Miami woman accused of prescription drug fraud
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A Miami area woman is facing criminal charges after she was arrested this week at a local pharmacy for what authorities said was attempting to obtain a codeine-based prescription drug under false pretenses. The prescription turned in … Find out how to read more online.

Coyote sightings reported across region
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte County has seen a considerable increase in coyote populations over the past 20 years. It is not uncommon to see coyotes in all urban, rural and suburban areas of Charlotte County. Active both day and night, they have been … Find out how to read more online.

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