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Boat-race brothers vow to return
Wed  Apr 16 2014 06:18PM
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.
SCSO offers new credit card option for bail
Wed  Apr 16 2014 06:17PM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Price Boulevard widening in works
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:01PM
NORTH PORT — Although the widening of Price Boulevard has been explored before, city commissioners and staff discussed the potential project with a sense of urgency in a Tuesday workshop. … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Shoplifting leads to pursuit
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Two men and one woman were arrested Monday after allegedly stealing numerous items from Bealls Outlet and Ross department stores, then fleeing and nearly striking an officer … Find out how to read more online.
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Ukraine fights uprising
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an “anti-terrorist operation” to try to … read more.

US stock markets rebounds after choppy day
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday. Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebuilders and simmering … read more.

Congress is giving states transportation blues
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
DAYTON, Ohio — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut … read more.

Violence surges in Nigeria uprising
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence … read more.

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School Board ponders lobbyist hire
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:01PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — During a workshop Tuesday afternoon, members of the Sarasota County School Board agreed they would like to pursue hiring a lobbyist to speak on their behalf in Tallahassee. Recently, the board hired a short-term lobbyist to help … Find out how to read more online.

Bentley’s shooter gets life behind bars
Tue  Apr 15 2014 04:37PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — It took a 12-member jury over six hours to find Michael W. Rice guilty of the first-degree murder of Philippe Nahon. Rice, 25, was sentenced to life in prison without parole by 12th Circuit Judge Frederick Mercurio, … Find out how to read more online.


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Postal workers deal with Easter, Tax Day
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Between customers with tax returns and Easter eggs, it was double trouble early this week for local postal workers. But they were ready for it. “It’s kind of like a one-two punch this week,” said Steven Bernier, postmaster of Punta … Find out how to read more online.

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