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Talks work toward River Road swap
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — According to Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis, prospects for a potential road swap with the state involving River Road continue to look good. In an update to … Find out how to read more online.
Woman found dead on front lawn
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:00AM
VENICE — Police have released the name of the woman found dead on the front lawn of a ranch home in the 200 block of Park Blvd. S. near Armada … Find out how to read more online.
8 rescued in brush fire
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:00AM
VENICE — The Venice’s Fire Department’s Boat 51 rescued eight people trapped on a small dock by a brush fire on Thursday. The beachgoers had taken the ferry over to … Find out how to read more online.
Corbett wins division regular-season crown
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Corbett ended up alone at the top of the North Port Youth Basketball Inc. 14-18-year old division standings at the end of the regular season Saturday at … Find out how to read more online.
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Today is last day for early voting
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Today is the last day for early voting for the March 20 election. Those looking to vote can do so until 4:30 p.m. today, at any of the three supervisor of elections offices in the county. The … Find out how to read more online.

Hundreds attend city, West Villages town hall
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — West Villages residents came out in force Thursday evening to ask questions of North Port City Commissioners and learn more about how their communities fit into the larger city picture. It was the city’s first town hall … Find out how to read more online.

Teen Court opens North Port services Monday
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — North Port teens will soon have the chance to get help or help those in need in a unique way. Teen Court of Sarasota County Inc. is officially offering services in North Port, after realizing many teens … Find out how to read more online.

North Port High School’s advanced chorus heading to state
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — It may be David Sommer’s first year at North Port High School, but he’s already got his eye on a state title. Sommer, who teaches chorus and keyboard, will be traveling with the advanced chorus next month … Find out how to read more online.

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US demands proof steel is safe in nuke plant
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:19AM
SPOKANE, Wash. — The federal government is demanding that the company building a giant nuclear waste treatment plant in Washington state provide records proving that the steel used in the nearly $17 billion project meets safety standards. The U.S. Department … read more.

Veteran Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Veteran U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, a Kentucky blacksmith’s daughter who went on to chair one of Congress’ most important committees, died Friday at a Washington hospital where she was being treated after falling in her home, her top … read more.

A media giant in the balance: AT&T antitrust trial kicks off
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:19AM
NEW YORK — On Monday, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to gobble up … read more.

Putin urges high voter turnout ahead of election
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:19AM
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin has urged Russians to cast ballots in Sunday’s election, which he is certain to win, saying that the vote will shape the country’s future. Putin said in a televised address Friday that “the will of … read more.

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