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Cops: Woman beat man after watering plants
Tue  Jun 19 2018 01:38PM
NORTH PORT — A North Port woman was arrested after beating a man for watering her plants, according to North Port Police Department reports. Helena Molnar, 75, 4100 block of … Find out how to read more online.
Is North Port prepared for hurricanes?
Tue  Jun 19 2018 12:28PM
NORTH PORT — While the region skirted major impact from Hurricane Irma last year, city staffers are still working toward ensuring the community is educated and prepared for hurricanes this … Find out how to read more online.
I’ve got something important to tell you
Tue  Jun 19 2018 05:20PM
‘Hey kids, I’ve got something important to tell you.” It was 1976, our Mom and Dad had gathered the five children around the table. Dad said, “I’ve decided to leave … Find out how to read more online.
Any takers? Candidate qualifying period runs this week for local elections
Mon  Jun 18 2018 08:30AM
Dozens of candidates have announced they’re running for local elected offices, including some without opposition, at least yet. Open spots on some community development district boards and city councils, for … Find out how to read more online.
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Bayfront Port Charlotte’s lobby gets new look
Tue  Jun 19 2018 07:38PM
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte has closed its Harbor Boulevard lobby and main entrance … temporarily. Starting the next chapter of the hospital’s ongoing $11 million renovation project, the area will close for a projected 10 weeks in order to be … Find out how to read more online.

Sheriff Knight: Sarasota County schools overlook safety costs
Mon  Jun 18 2018 01:48PM
Sheriff Tom Knight told Sarasota County school officials about costs they may be missing in their plan to create a 42-officer security force. Knight and other top law enforcement leaders said the school district will need its own dispatchers, hardware … Find out how to read more online.

Heat index aims for triple digits
Mon  Jun 18 2018 08:30AM
There’s no mercy this week when it comes to the weather in Southwest Florida. It’s hot, it’s rainy. Then it’s hot and it’s rainy again ... and then there’s the humidity. According to the National Weather Service, the heat index … Find out how to read more online.

Being a GREAT DAD
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
Phil Holloway’s mother ruled her home the same way the nuns in Catholic school did. That is to say she spanked her son. “I was brought up under the premise not to spare the rod,” Holloway said. “My mom taught … Find out how to read more online.

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Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy
Tue  Jun 19 2018 10:50PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The governors of multiple East Coast states have announced that they will not deploy National Guard resources near the U.S.-Mexico border, a largely symbolic but politically significant rejection of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that … read more.

Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters
Tue  Jun 19 2018 10:48PM
Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have … read more.

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida
Tue  Jun 19 2018 10:48PM
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a “cover-up” after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions. Nelson … read more.

House GOP steps up FBI criticism in wake of internal report
Tue  Jun 19 2018 10:48PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are escalating their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn’t adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up … read more.

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