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Bids fly in for terminal expansion
Tue  Jul 29 2014 04:48PM
PUNTA GORDA — The Charlotte County Airport Authority received a more-than-expected response from companies interested in taking on the multimillion-dollar terminal expansion at the Punta Gorda Airport. Authority Executive Director … Find out how to read more online.
CHS grad on ‘Quest’ for success
Tue  Jul 29 2014 04:42PM
After Christian Sochor graduated from Charlotte High School in 2009, the drama student followed the advice of some friends and applied to an acting school in New York City. He … Find out how to read more online.
Community ties apparent in School Board race
Tue  Jul 29 2014 08:00AM
Though Lee Swift has held his position on the Charlotte County School Board since 1994 without much opposition, he doesn’t take campaign season lightly. “If you want to do something, … Find out how to read more online.
Mother won’t drop legal action
Tue  Jul 29 2014 08:00AM
The Cape Coral woman who claims Bayfront Health Port Charlotte infringed on her rights as a female and as a mother by only offering to deliver her baby via c-section … Find out how to read more online.
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‘Prolonged’ Gaza war threat
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and … read more.

Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from … read more.

Veterans’ health care deal: $17B
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday. The … read more.

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of … read more.

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One dead after plane crashes at beach
Mon  Jul 28 2014 08:00AM
A plane making an emergency landing crashed at Caspersen Beach in Venice Sunday, killing a man on the beach and critically injuring his daughter. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Venice Airport around 2:45 p.m. of a plane … Find out how to read more online.

Keith Jones fought in ‘Battle of the Bulge’
Mon  Jul 28 2014 08:00AM
Keith Jones was too skinny to get in the Navy in 1942, but the Army took him anyway despite his lack of weight. He became a member of the 87th Infantry Division, part of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in … Find out how to read more online.

Hospital sparks protest
Mon  Jul 28 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — “Jennifer is not alone” read one of the brightly colored signs held by protesters at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte Sunday morning. Mothers, friends and supporters — nearly 25 from all over Southwest Florida — gathered to protest … Find out how to read more online.

Muslims mark the end of Ramadan
Tue  Jul 29 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Members of the Islamic Community of Southwest Florida celebrated Eid-Ul-Fitr Monday at the Islamic mosque in Charlotte Harbor. The Muslim holiday, also known as the “Festival of Breaking Fast,” marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy … Find out how to read more online.

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