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Locals seek state help with derelict vessels
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:30AM
VENICE — Don Schilke was pleased with the West Coast Navigation District Friday. The district’s board — made up of Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee county commissioners — agreed to … Find out how to read more online.
A new turtle nesting record
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:30AM
Nearly every day now, there are newborn sea turtles crawling down to the Gulf of Mexico from the several thousand nests that dot beaches from Venice northward to Anna Maria … Find out how to read more online.
Schools take precautions for Monday’s solar eclipse
Fri  Aug 18 2017 08:30AM
In an effort to keep children safe from the rays of Monday’s solar eclipse, area schools are joining school districts statewide in canceling outdoor activities. “There are going to be … Find out how to read more online.
Keep PACE with home energy bills
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Local homeowners have the opportunity to make energy-efficient improvements through low-interest financing that can be added to their annual tax bills. Charlotte County is currently ramping up … Find out how to read more online.
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Service held for former North Port volunteer fire chief
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — A service with honors took place for William “Bill” Moore Jr., 69, Thursday. Moore worked for the North Port Volunteer Fire Department for about 20 years and served, for a time, as its fire chief. A military honors … Find out how to read more online.

North Port welcomes publishing house
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — While publishing houses are typically thought of as being surrounded by books with a large printing press tucked away in the back, Tiny Fox Publishing is taking a different narrative. “The market has changed: it used to … Find out how to read more online.

Local unemployment rate levels off
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:30AM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — Steady as she goes. That sums up the July unemployment rate in both Charlotte and Sarasota counties, each posting identical numbers for the second consecutive month. In Charlotte County, last month’s jobless rate of 4.7 percent remained the … Find out how to read more online.

Four arrested in Englewood drug bust
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Four people were arrested Friday after a narcotics search warrant was served at their home in Englewood East. This is the second time in six months a warrant has been served on the residence on the 11100 block … Find out how to read more online.

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Recalls this week
Sat  Aug 19 2017 01:19AM
BABY RATTLES DETAILS: BRIO soft hammer baby rattle toys. They have a wooden handle with a white plastic teething ring at one end and a red, yellow, white and green hammer head at the other end. BRIO is stamped on … read more.

A midday rally fades as sporting goods stocks are penalized
Sat  Aug 19 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses. Bad news from sporting goods retailers weighed on the market. A day before, stocks had taken their biggest … read more.

US: Iraqi forces ready for next battle against IS extremists
Fri  Aug 18 2017 08:24PM
BC-ML--United States-Iraq, 2nd Ld-Writethru,599 US: Iraqi forces ready for next battle against IS extremists AP Photo WX108 Eds: Updates with quotes, detail. With AP Photos. By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Senior U.S. military leaders said Friday … read more.

Report: Driver in Barcelona attack was killed in Cambrils shootout
Sat  Aug 19 2017 01:19AM
BARCELONA, Spain — The alleged perpetrator of this week’s Barcelona van attack was shot early Friday along with other terrorists in Cambrils, newspaper El Pais and other media reported Friday, citing police sources. The reports did not name the suspect … read more.

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