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A history of sewer plans, resident pans
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:22PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — When Adam Cummings first arrived on the County Commission in 1994, he was immediately placed in the line of fire. A large-scale plan to convert septics to … Find out how to read more online.
Nancy Lisby to be honored at Fourth Fest
Wed  Jul 1 2015 07:33PM
PUNTA GORDA — The woman who cannot retire is being asked to step forward and accept a grateful community’s thanks for the enduring contributions she has made over the course … Find out how to read more online.
Dreher requests new trial on burglary, theft charges
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:58AM
After a four-day trial in June that returned a guilty verdict of burglary and theft charges for Danielle Dreher, the former wife of slain Charlotte County firefighter Sam Dreher, Danielle’s … Find out how to read more online.
IDs released in Venice murder-suicide
Tue  Jun 30 2015 03:58PM
VENICE — The identities of the family found dead Friday in what authorities say was a double homicide and suicide at the Fairfield Inn & Suites have been released, but … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Man forgets glasses, buys winning lottery ticket
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:19AM
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier. Bob Sabo, of Easton, says he didn’t want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket at the Super Stop … read more.

Wildfire hotspots around the West
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:19AM
(AP) — Here’s a look at hotspots around the West: Washington Residents of several hundred homes fled when a blaze erupted Sunday outside Wenatchee and spread out of control in hot and windy weather, destroying 24 structures, including houses. “There … read more.

US stocks notch worst day of this year
Tue  Jun 30 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fears that Greece’s troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated … read more.

NBCUniversal to Trump: You’re fired
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:40PM
NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on the network. Nor will the … read more.

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An ‘adventure called family’
Tue  Jun 30 2015 03:58PM
The first seven months in her mother’s womb, Jasmine was motionless. Doctors told her mother that even if she lived, she would be in a persistent vegetative state. They urged an abortion. Her mother said no. Then, after she was … Find out how to read more online.

Marauders’ mission: Blow Po River bridge
Wed  Jul 1 2015 11:29AM
The target: a major bridge over the Po River near Pavia in northern Italy used by the Germans in World War II to move men and equipment south to the front line. Fifty B-26 “Marauders,” twin-engine attack bombers, each carrying … Find out how to read more online.

Keeping the passion alive
Mon  Jun 29 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — While watching the 1998 film, “Saving Private Ryan,” a little lightbulb went off in Elaine Johns’ head. She recalled her grandfather telling her about his experiences in World War II and realized they were not just “grandpa’s … Find out how to read more online.

Area ham operators have Field Day with purpose
Sun  Jun 28 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — When Hurricane Charley blew through in August 2004, Dave Hanson was prepared. With not one, but two, solar-powered radio systems at his home, the ham operator was able to help with recovery efforts when regular communication systems … Find out how to read more online.

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