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Hamilton Condos could be site of temporary Venice library
Sat  Feb 6 2016 10:42AM
VENICE — Using the former Hamilton Business Condominium building for a temporary Venice library will be discussed this week by city leaders. The building, purchased by the city last year, … Find out how to read more online.
Time running out for hospital application
Sat  Feb 6 2016 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — North Port needs to be the site of Sarasota County’s next hospital, but city leaders may need to act quickly to make that happen. That’s the stance … Find out how to read more online.
McDowell takes lead in campaign coffers
Sat  Feb 6 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Though still months away from the election for North Port City Commission, two of the four hopefuls who have filed so far have submitted their quarterly campaign … Find out how to read more online.
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Bill would put a stop to red-light cameras
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A bill that would bring the use of red-light cameras to a screeching halt received narrow support in a Senate committee Thursday after the sponsor argued cities and counties use the traffic enforcement devices to raise cash rather … read more.

UCF hit by data breach involving Social Security numbers
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — The University of Central Florida says a hacker has gained access to 63,000 Social Security numbers belonging to former and current students and workers. UCF President John Hitt said Thursday in an online letter that school officials … read more.

Lottery winner must pay former boyfriend part of winnings
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
SANFORD (AP) — Jurors say a central Florida woman who won $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former boyfriend, who had claimed he gave her the money to buy the ticket. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the … read more.

Central Florida man faces felony littering charge
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS (AP) — A central Florida man is facing felony littering charges after a contracting firm hired by Seminole County spent nine hours cleaning more than 31 tons of trash from his home. Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alan … read more.

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Springs Daycare Center for adults opening this month
Sat  Feb 6 2016 08:30AM
Springs Daycare Center for adults will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the center’s new home at 866 Tamiami Trail, Suites 6, 7 and 8, according to president and CEO Rose Gordon-Ehrenpreis. “We … Find out how to read more online.

Body found off I-75 near Sumter exit
Thu  Feb 4 2016 05:32PM
NORTH PORT — A white male in his 50s was found dead Thursday afternoon in a wooded area near the Interstate 75 southbound off-ramp at exit 182, according to city of North Port spokesman Josh Taylor. The body was discovered … Find out how to read more online.

Fairgoers can expect chillier weather
Fri  Feb 5 2016 08:30AM
With temperatures jumping back into the 80s this work week, it may have felt like spring to some Southwest Floridians, but temperatures will soon drop back down. Charlotte County fairgoers might want to wear a jacket to stay warm, but … Find out how to read more online.

Attorney presents Danielle Dreher’s side of story
Fri  Feb 5 2016 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Tonight when “Dateline” airs an episode about local firefighter Sam Presley Dreher’s murder, someone not interviewed was his ex-wife Danielle Dreher, who is in prison. Sam — a Charlotte County firefighter who was gunned down in a … Find out how to read more online.

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