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City officials aim to improve transportation as population swells
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY –– Elected officials from every Sarasota County municipality emphasized Wednesday the necessity of being proactive where transportation is concerned. A main point of focus during the joint board … Find out how to read more online.
North Port to meet with surrounding cities today
Wed  Jul 1 2015 12:28PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — North Port city commissioners are meeting today with board members from three surrounding cities — Venice, Longboat Key and Sarasota — to discuss topics of regional concern. … Find out how to read more online.
Area ranks high on small biz list
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
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
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
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.
State, National and World News
Man who saved hundreds from Holocaust dies
Wed  Jul 1 2015 10:10PM
LONDON—Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 106, British media reported. Winston organized the rescue of 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in the months before World War II broke out … read more.

US, Cuba turn the page
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes. For … read more.

Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida, Macy’s dump Donald Trump
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy’s department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They’re the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants. … read more.

Gov. Scott’s wealth grew after campaign
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire former businessman who dipped into his own fortune last year to help his re-election campaign, continues to get wealthier. Scott filed annual financial disclosure forms with the state late Tuesday showing his … read more.

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City clock tower plans move forward
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
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 meeting with the Art Advisory Board Monday night. The North … Find out how to read more online.

SCSO: Practice sparkler safety on July Fourth
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
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 of July and still stay safe? Going to public fireworks … Find out how to read more online.

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.

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