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Former North Port assistant city manager files complaint
Thu  Mar 22 2018 10:02AM
NORTH PORT — After being terminated from the assistant city manager position, Danny Schult is filing a complaint against the city with the Office of Economic Opportunity and Compliance. Schult … Find out how to read more online.
Eco-Kids Club is back after six years
Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:50AM
NORTH PORT — After six years, Alice White has decided to bring back the Eco-Kids Club. White, who is the chair for People for Trees, ran the program for about … Find out how to read more online.
Teen court now in session
Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:50AM
NORTH PORT — Court is now in session for North Port teens. The first “Teen Court” session in North Port City Hall took place Monday night after support from the … Find out how to read more online.
City helps stop oil spill
Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:48AM
NORTH PORT — City officials worked to stop a fuel spill Wednesday morning after a backhoe tipped over. The machine was working at the corner of Jeannin Drive and Spaniel … Find out how to read more online.
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North Port assistant police chief placed on leave
Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:48AM
NORTH PORT — North Port’s assistant police chief was placed on administrative leave Wednesday morning. Mike Pelfrey was placed on paid leave after a complaint was filed for an undisclosed reason, according to North Port spokesperson Josh Taylor. Pelfrey has … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:46AM
Fellowship Eggstravaganza Fellowship Church in Rotonda will have its huge annual free Eggstravaganza beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the church, 140 Rotonda Blvd. W. There will be three egg hunts with 50,000 eggs filled with candy … Find out how to read more online.

A Boy’s World
Mon  Mar 19 2018 05:46PM
Kaleb names all the drills, saws, and other hand tools used by his group at Gator Wilderness Camp School. They use the tools to build tents where they live in the woods east of Punta Gorda. Aidan calls out the … Find out how to read more online.

Shelters, River Road highlight cooperative efforts
Thu  Mar 22 2018 10:17AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — While the Charlotte County commissioners could not take any official action Wednesday in a joint meeting with the Sarasota County commissioners, their heads were nodding on more cooperation on hurricane sheltering. Specifically, Sarasota County is asking for … Find out how to read more online.

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Israeli firm says it can turn garbage into bio-based plastic
Fri  Mar 23 2018 01:19AM
KIBBUTZ ZEELIM, Israel — Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert heat. “This is the mine of the future,” he beams. Sveen is chief sustainability officer at UBQ, … read more.

Protest planned after police shooting of unarmed man
Fri  Mar 23 2018 01:19AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Community members and activists gathered at Sacramento City Hall on Thursday to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police. Black Lives Matter Sacramento organized the rally in honor of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old … read more.

Hotel video shows Vegas gunman ‘normal’ before shooting
Fri  Mar 23 2018 01:19AM
LAS VEGAS — Hotel surveillance video from the days before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, made public Thursday, shows the gunman as an unremarkable Las Vegas hotel guest and casino patron. Footage provided by MGM Resorts International … read more.

As US gets tough with China, Wall Street gets weak-kneed
Fri  Mar 23 2018 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The prospect of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies rattled investors Thursday, sending stocks to their biggest loss in six weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 700 points, as President … read more.

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