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Suspects attempt break-in at Metro PCS store
Tue  Oct 25 2016 12:55AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying four male suspects who attempted to burglarize the Metro PCS outlet at 2672 Tamiami Trail. Surveillance … Find out how to read more online.
Uncertainty clouds housing market
Mon  Oct 24 2016 08:30AM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — With inventory and prices rising from a year ago, real estate experts are scratching their heads as to why sales are down. In Charlotte, the median sales … Find out how to read more online.
Chicken Night symphony at the Elks
Tue  Oct 25 2016 12:55AM
The Answer Man is in awe each Monday evening, attending an amazing culinary production. It basically boggles the mind. It’s Chicken Night at the Punta Gorda Elks Lodge 2606, a … Find out how to read more online.
Readers have ideas about amendments
Tue  Oct 25 2016 12:55AM
Last week I offered an alternative to placing things in the Florida Constitution that should really be regular laws. My argument was that the Constitution was for amending the operating … Find out how to read more online.
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Authorities: Bus driver didn’t brake before hitting big rig
Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:16PM
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Ana Car didn’t remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony. The retired factory worker had spent an evening … read more.

Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:16PM

Space station accepts 1st Virginia delivery in 2 years
Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:11PM
CAPE CANAVERAL — The International Space Station received its first shipment from Virginia in more than two years Sunday following a sensational nighttime launch observed 250 miles up and down the East Coast. Orbital ATK’s cargo ship pulled up at … read more.

Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court
Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:11PM
BC-US--Pennsylvania Attorney General, 12th Ld-Writethru,662 Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court AP Photo PAHAP101, PAHAP102, PAMR106, PAMR104, PAMR105, PAHAP201, PAMR103, PAMR102, PAMR101 Eds: Adds if Kane posts bond she would remain free while appealing. With AP Photos. … read more.

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Pollution incidents disclosed under new rule
Tue  Oct 25 2016 12:55AM
Hundreds of pollution incidents were disclosed this month that previously were not required to be, including two spills involving Mosaic Fertilizer and a seven-gallon oil leak in Port Charlotte, according to Florida Department of Environmental Protection records. An emergency rule … Find out how to read more online.

Burnt Store Road developments planned
Tue  Oct 25 2016 12:55AM
MURDOCK — Two separate construction projects may soon be coming down Burnt Store Road. On today’s Charlotte County Commission agenda, a pair of land-use proposals are up for consideration, including the creation of a new neighborhood. JPC Store Preserve, LLC … Find out how to read more online.

Our task is to make a difference
Mon  Oct 24 2016 08:30AM
“All my reporting life I have thrown small pebbles into a very large pond, and I have no way of knowing whether any pebble caused the slightest ripple. I don’t need to worry about that. My responsibility was the effort.” … Find out how to read more online.

Solar energy battle heats up
Sun  Oct 23 2016 08:30AM
On a hot day earlier this month, Gerry Swormstedt — the impassioned leader of Manatee-Sarasota’s Sierra Club — sat in a tiny booth at Phillippi Farmhouse Market, appealing to passersby on the potential dangers of Amendment 1. She, and others, contend … Find out how to read more online.

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