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YouTube prankster banned from Lemon Bay High
Tue  Aug 30 2016 10:24AM
ENGLEWOOD — Local YouTube video blogger Danny Duncan recently found himself in some hot water with his alma mater Lemon Bay High School. The 2010 LBHS graduate is well-known in … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County recoups funds from defunct entity
Tue  Aug 30 2016 10:18AM
SARASOTA — Sarasota County’s two-year legal battle with the defunct Sanborn Studios to recover economic development incentives came to an end early this month. County officials announced Friday that Sanborn, … Find out how to read more online.
Watching, waiting for tropical depression
Tue  Aug 30 2016 10:16AM
The system that became Tropical Depression 9 on Sunday was moving westward Monday into the Gulf of Mexico, where warm water and low wind shear provide the ingredients necessary for … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte home sales down from last month and last year
Tue  Aug 30 2016 10:16AM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — With inventory drying up during the hot summer season, home sales and prices in Charlotte County are receding as well. In Charlotte, the median sales price and … Find out how to read more online.
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First family goes hiking in national park in Virginia
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:32PM
TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and the first family are hiking at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. Their visit Sunday comes as the National Park Service’s celebrates its centennial. The president has marked the week by creating … read more.

Woman who was beaten, set on fire in Georgia home dies
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — A coroner says an 83-year-old Georgia woman who was badly burned and critically injured during an attempted robbery has died. Meriwether County Deputy Coroner Leonard Wigley Jr. tells local news media that Dorothy Dow died Saturday at … read more.

Turkey lifts headscarf ban for its policewomen
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ISTANBUL (AP) — It is official: Turkey’s female police officers will be able to wear headscarves as part of their uniform. The ruling published by the government’s official gazette this weekend says policewomen can wear headscarves under their caps or … read more.

UN: Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent’s efforts for economic growth, according to a U.N. report launched Sunday. Deeply rooted structural obstacles such as unequal distribution of resources … read more.

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Police: Warrant issued for attempted murder after North Port stabbing
Mon  Aug 29 2016 09:04AM
NORTH PORT — A man survived after suffering multiple stab wounds Friday night. The North Port Police Department’s investigation led to a warrant issued for Joseph Herrick, 25, on attempted murder charges. “The suspect and victim are familiar with each … Find out how to read more online.

Cat hoarding site to be cleaned
Mon  Aug 29 2016 09:08AM
NORTH PORT — The house that was home to 35 cats, including nine that ended up dead, has been ordered to be cleaned, before foreclosure, due to the public nuisance the stench is causing, according to officials. “I rule that … Find out how to read more online.

Lazy River celebrates the 90s
Tue  Aug 30 2016 10:16AM
The Lazy River community celebrated residents and guests who are enjoying the “over the rainbow” birthdays in their 90s. The event took place Aug. 20 at the community. Entertainment was provided by Amanda Segur, who planned the party and sang … Find out how to read more online.

Harbor Isles hosts tea, ‘Just for Girls’
Tue  Aug 30 2016 10:16AM
On Sunday, Aug. 14, 75 ladies in the Harbor Isles community, attended an afternoon tea organized by Barbara Keeley and her committee. Sally Meier served as mistress of ceremonies. She added many interesting anecdotes and kept the program moving. The … Find out how to read more online.

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