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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
His final words
Fri  Apr 18 2014 04:42PM
Bethel A.M.E. Church in Punta Gorda held a Good Friday service that focused on the “Seven Last Words” of Jesus, on the way to, and on, the cross. The featured … Find out how to read more online.
Jobless numbers hold steady
Fri  Apr 18 2014 04:10PM
The region’s unemployment rate in March showed little change from the previous month but continued its steady decline from a year ago. The state Department of Economic Opportunity reported that … Find out how to read more online.
Nixle free alert system to start in two weeks
Fri  Apr 18 2014 03:20PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Want to get a personal alert when there is a major road closure in Charlotte County? Or how about learning when someone has been reported as a … Find out how to read more online.
Jobless numbers hold steady
Fri  Apr 18 2014 04:06PM
The region’s unemployment rate in March showed little change from the previous month but continued its steady decline from a year ago. The state Department of Economic Opportunity reported that … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Prop 8 lawyer’s views on gay marriage evolving
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan … read more.

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who … read more.

Fla. woman doesn’t blame bear for her attack
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was attacked by a bear last weekend says she doesn’t want bears to be killed by wildlife officials for doing what wild animals do. Terri Frana told Orlando television station WFTV … read more.

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
Thu  Apr 17 2014 09:14PM
PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival … read more.

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‘Seven Last Words’
Fri  Apr 18 2014 04:50PM
Bethel A.M.E. Church in Punta Gorda held a Good Friday service that focused on the “Seven Last Words” of Jesus, on the way to, and on, the cross. The featured speakers included pastors and others from area churches in Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.

Search warrant results in narcotics, firearms charges
Fri  Apr 18 2014 09:40AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Members of the Narcotics Unit arrested two people Thursday on narcotics and firearms charges as the result of a search warrant served at their address. Members of the Narcotics Unit served a search warrant at a dwelling … Find out how to read more online.

Water district nixes city request
Fri  Apr 18 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA — Southwest Florida Water Management District officials listened to nearly an hour of pleas from city leaders before rejecting their request to prioritize Punta Gorda’s grant application for a reverse-osmosis water-treatment plant. Officials from the water district, commonly known … Find out how to read more online.

Report: Caregiver steals piles of painkillers
Fri  Apr 18 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A local woman is accused of stealing hydrocodone pills nearly seven dozen times since mid-January from patients at a local assisted-living facility where she worked. The 37-year-old was being held at the Charlotte County Jail Thursday on … Find out how to read more online.

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