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Complaint filed against Positive Bounds
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Four local business members have filed a complaint through the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services against the … Find out how to read more online.
Hands-on science makes cents
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
MURDOCK — The Academy Worm Farm is officially open and ready for harvest, thanks to science teacher Deb Kindle and math teacher Jeremy Bunk. And according to Sean Moore, president … Find out how to read more online.
App targets Brazilian tourists
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
Chip Futch, marketing director for the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, said a future iPhone and Android application may bring millions more tourists to Southwest Florida. The app, currently … Find out how to read more online.
State board OKs Babcock deal
Sat  Dec 20 2014 08:30AM
EAST OF PUNTA GORDA — The Florida Public Service Commission has signed off on a deal that will allow Florida Power & Light to be the sole power utility to … Find out how to read more online.
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AP sources: Cops’ killer angry over Garner death
Sun  Dec 21 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad … read more.

WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000
Sun  Dec 21 2014 01:19AM
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his … read more.

Raul Castro: Detente won’t change Cuban system
Sun  Dec 21 2014 01:19AM
HAVANA (AP) — Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba’s parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington won’t change the communist system … read more.

Bill Cosby’s silence may be his best defense at this point
Sun  Dec 21 2014 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making … read more.

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Children’s Network lauds local foster homes
Sat  Dec 20 2014 08:30AM
In the last three years, Lourdes Otero and her life partner Tarsha Voyer have opened up their hearts and their home to 31 foster children. Their household is now bustling with three foster kids — two boys ages 12 and … Find out how to read more online.

Englewood launches ‘Waterfest’ plans
Fri  Dec 19 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Planning for the Englewood Beach Waterfest in November 2015 is on its way. The goal is for the Offshore Powerboat Association to stage powerboats qualifying and racing off Englewood Beach from Nov. 18-22. Unlike the Charlotte Harbor Super Boat … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Dec. 14: Round 1: 1-George Stern, Dan Reed; 2-Sara Martin, Joey Siracusa; 3-Marion Goodman, Bill Kirkaldy. Round 2: 1-Joey Siracusa, Dan Reed; 2-George Stern, Bill Kirkaldy; 3-Ann Neill, Paul Martin. Charlotte Harbor Yacht … Find out how to read more online.

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