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Slow going in Deep Creek
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:00AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County is looking at various ways to relieve the congestion choking the Kings Highway and Sandhill Boulevard intersection. A possible solution, however, would require permission to use … Find out how to read more online.
Parkside ‘gateway’ biz moves
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — When the Car Center of Charlotte County relocated to U.S. 41 from its original location on Peachland Boulevard in May of last year, it never really found … Find out how to read more online.
FHP: Woman dies in I-75 crash
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
A woman was killed in a vehicle collision on Interstate 75 in Charlotte County early Sunday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The wreck happened around 3:10 a.m. on … Find out how to read more online.
Eyster served in 254th Engineering Battalion
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
George Eyster started off driving a 2 ½-ton Army truck in the 254th Engineering Battalion attached to Gen. Omar Bradley’s 1st Army when it came ashore on Omaha Beach June … Find out how to read more online.
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Afghan president sworn in
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United … read more.

US stocks head lower, following drops overseas
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended with slight losses in another day of choppy trading. Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major world financial … read more.

Warming clues mount
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat … read more.

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias sentencing trial
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 200 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial … read more.

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Woman recalls harrowing childhood in East Germany
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
DEEP CREEK — As aircraft from the Royal Air Force were raining bombs down upon the city of Gera, Germany, in May 1944, Ute Bruland’s mother fled to the basement of a bombed-out hospital so she could give birth to … Find out how to read more online.

Parkside plan taking shape
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — With revitalization plans for Parkside expected to be discussed and finalized at an upcoming community forum, there remains a question of how much redevelopment is wanted, or needed, in the neighborhood. At the third public meeting on … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 28 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Wearing a Union hat and a knowing look, Abe Coleman walks slowly through the Blanchard House Museum’s new exhibit, “Henceforth, and Forever Free: The Long Road to Emancipation,” nodding at what he sees. The 83-year-old Punta Gorda … Find out how to read more online.

What’s in store for Warm Mineral Springs?
Sun  Sep 28 2014 04:57PM
NORTH PORT — With the city now the sole owner of the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa, conversations again are turning to what should be done with the beleaguered 81-acre natural attraction that has been shuttered twice in just over … Find out how to read more online.

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