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Wanted in North Port, caught on Saudi prince’s jet
Fri  Jun 22 2018 08:30AM
A Polish man was detained at an airport in Maine after authorities learned he had an outstanding warrant in Sarasota County, according to reports. According to authorities, Mancin Urbanski, 49, … Find out how to read more online.
Adams Publishing Group purchases Sun Newspapers
Tue  Jun 19 2018 02:22PM
The Sun is moving from one family to a larger one. Adams Publishing Group announced Monday the purchase of Sun Coast Media Group, which publishes the Sun Newspapers. The Sun … Find out how to read more online.
Smooth sailing as Sarasota County budget workshops begin
Wed  Jun 20 2018 03:36PM
SARASOTA — Compared to 2018, this year’s annual budget workshops for Sarasota County commissioners appear to be a tranquil walk in a county park due to the hard work commissioners … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Atwater Elementary principal named
Wed  Jun 20 2018 03:36PM
NORTH PORT — Atwater Elementary students and families will be greeted by a new principal Aug. 13. Sarasota County Schools has named Cynthia Thro to head up the school. Thro’s … Find out how to read more online.
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Candidate: Public needs more info on charter schools
Wed  Jun 20 2018 03:36PM
SARASOTA — Nick Guy, a former Pinellas County teacher, has announced his intent to run for Sarasota County School Board. Guy, 38, is running against incumbent Bridget Ziegler to represent District 1. District 1 covers North Sarasota County south of … Find out how to read more online.

Cops: North Port woman called victim 22 times from prison
Wed  Jun 20 2018 03:34PM
NORTH PORT — A North Port woman was charged with violating a no-contact order after calling the victim 22 times, according to North Port Police Department reports. Morgan Carle, 35, 5700 block of Gallatin Lane, was originally arrested May 6 … Find out how to read more online.

Cops: North Port man impregnated minor
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A North Port man was arrested for engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor and ultimately impregnating her, according to North Port Police Department reports. Richard Stephenson, 28, 6600 block of Kayak Road, was arrested on … Find out how to read more online.

Blood drive doubles down
Wed  Jun 20 2018 03:36PM
NORTH PORT — The 13th annual Boots vs. Badges Blood Drive event, held Saturday at North Port City Hall, brought in 151 units of blood for SunCoast Blood Bank, more than doubling last year’s event. The blood drive was held … Find out how to read more online.

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Florida woman accused of shining laser at helicopter pilot
Thu  Jun 21 2018 09:46PM
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — A woman is accused of pointing a green laser light at a sheriff’s office helicopter that was patrolling a Florida city during a power outage. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s officials said in a news release … read more.

Deputies: Man smoked weed while child drowned in pool
Thu  Jun 21 2018 09:46PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing manslaughter charges after authorities say a child he was watching drowned in a backyard pool while he smoked marijuana with a teenager in the front yard. Bay County Sheriff’s … read more.

Census shows greatest Hispanic growth rate in north Florida
Thu  Jun 21 2018 09:46PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — North Florida counties led the state in the growth rate of Florida’s Hispanic population last year. But traditional bastions in South Florida and central Florida led in pure numbers. Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census … read more.

Naples Zoo in Florida featured in TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame
Thu  Jun 21 2018 09:46PM
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Naples Zoo has been inducted into TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame. The Naples Daily News reports the new status comes after the zoo earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award five years in a row. That award … read more.

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