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Former Englewood man’s novel to become movie
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — When Ransom Riggs learned Samuel L. Jackson is playing a character in his young-adult novel turned movie, he freaked out. Novelist Riggs, who grew up in a little … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood man charged with attempted murder
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — A local man is facing a slew of charges — including attempted murder — after what the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office describes as a “vicious attack on two … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Chamber members eye new city budget
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Local business leaders and community front-runners had a chance Thursday morning to see financially where the city of North Port has been and where it is going … Find out how to read more online.
Chipotle Mexican Grill may open doors in North Port
Thu  Jul 30 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — City officials said they are currently reviewing a construction permit application for a new, long-awaited restaurant in North Port that residents have advocated for in recent years. … Find out how to read more online.
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Nigeria rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:19AM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said Thursday. Some captives told The Associated Press … read more.

Confederate flags found at MLK’s church
Thu  Jul 30 2015 09:54PM
(CNN) — Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center in Atlanta, police and church officials said. Ebenezer Baptist Church is best known as the church where the Rev. Dr. … read more.

Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:19AM
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled. Philae, which is part of the European … read more.

Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:19AM
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet service to remote parts of … read more.

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School Board OKs lower millage, higher budget
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County School Board members unanimously approved a lower tentative millage rate and a $755 million district budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year during a three-minute meeting early Tuesday evening. There was no discussion Tuesday from board … Find out how to read more online.

Site of hospital sewage spill not inspected for month
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
VENICE — Twenty-nine days. That’s the time that elapsed between the day a sewage spill at Venice Regional Bayfront Health (VRBH) was reported as having been cleaned up and the first day anyone from the hospital — in the company … Find out how to read more online.

Detert: Area could be next movie mecca
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:48AM
NORTH PORT –– North Port and Sarasota County should embrace the movie-making industry and encourage filmmakers to set up shop locally, state Sen. Nancy Detert says. Speaking to the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Business and Economic Development Committee … Find out how to read more online.

FHP: Four family members seriously injured in I-75 rollover
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Four members of a family from Winter Park, Fla., were hurt in a rollover wreck Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 75 near Toledo Blade Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A report shows Anthony D. Pool, 20, … Find out how to read more online.

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