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North Port man gets 30 years for child porn
Tue  Oct 13 2015 07:09PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A 24-year-old North Port man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after a lengthy, three-year child pornography investigation, according to the North Port Police Department. … Find out how to read more online.
Exhibit honoring fallen soldiers coming to North Port
Tue  Oct 13 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Farley Funeral Homes & Crematory is bringing a traveling memorial exhibit honoring fallen military to the area early next month. The one-of-a-kind “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit features … Find out how to read more online.
Patterson Foundation supporting Charlotte, Sarasota nonprofits
Mon  Oct 12 2015 03:18PM
Six area nonprofits in Charlotte and Sarasota counties are getting a kick-start from the Sarasota-based Patterson Foundation. The Foundation will match up to 50 percent of the organization’s startup fundraising … Find out how to read more online.
Buchan event brings in frequent ‘Fly-ers’
Sun  Oct 11 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Last year, no senior applied for an aviation scholarship generated by proceeds from the annual Fly-In at the Buchan Airport. This year, that’s not the case. At least … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:06PM
NEOGA, Ill. (AP) — There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country’s top pumpkin-producing state. … read more.

IS advances near Syria’s Aleppo despite Russian strikes
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
By ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a … read more.

Farmers look at devastating losses as flood rolls downstream
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
BRANCHVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do is sigh as his livelihood disintegrates between his fingers. … read more.

Hungarian president warns about migration’s security aspect
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
BALATONFURED, Hungary (AP) — Solidarity with refugees escaping war must not overshadow concerns about human trafficking and the threat from extremists, Hungary’s president said Friday. While “the humanitarian aspects are very important, especially with the coming winter ... we would … read more.

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Drug Free Charlotte County to fight rising e-cig use
Sun  Oct 11 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Local teens are kicking the habit of tobacco use, but many have found another way to get their nicotine fix. Middle and high school students’ use of e-cigarettes is climbing, a new state report shows. Drug Free … Find out how to read more online.

SCSO arms deputies with overdose antidote
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Kelly Erwin found her son unconscious from a drug overdose. She grabbed a naloxone auto-injector, inserted it into him and then called 911. The naloxone reversed the effect of the overdose and saved her son’s life before … Find out how to read more online.

Public wants higher school impact fees
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Later this month, the Sarasota County School Board will have to decide what recommendation to make about impact fees, and some members of the public want members to vote in favor of the full amount possible. The … Find out how to read more online.

County commissioner gets NAACP lifetime achievement award
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County Commission Chair Carolyn J. Mason received the 2015 Lifetime Freedom Award from the NAACP’s Sarasota County branch Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency. The award is presented annually to “an individual with a verifiable history … Find out how to read more online.

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