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Red tide and dead fish dampen beach fun
Sat  Jun 23 2018 07:46PM
ENGLEWOOD — Englewood Beach resembled more like a doctor’s office during flu season Saturday with lots of people coughing and suffering watery eyes. “It smells out here,” said 8-year-old Jaylah … Find out how to read more online.
New technology eases intubation process
Sat  Jun 23 2018 07:46PM
When trauma, lung disease, or anaphylactic shock cause trouble breathing, Charlotte County paramedics hope to get a tube down patients’ throats in just 15 seconds. Soon, their jobs will be … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda Airport looks to reduce security waits
Sat  Jun 23 2018 07:44PM
Punta Gorda Airport is one of just a few airports serving Allegiant, which the airline pinpoints for longer than normal waits at security checkpoints. Since the airport expanded with the … Find out how to read more online.
State’s best place for jobs is …
Sat  Jun 23 2018 07:44PM
Here’s some advice for job seekers in Port Charlotte: Look in Sarasota. That’s based on to a study from WalletHub, which recently published the results of its 2018 “Best & … Find out how to read more online.
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Funding in flux Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program faces federal money cut
Fri  Jun 22 2018 08:30AM
Federal funding used to study and help improve area waterways has been eliminated in the latest budget from the White House. Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) Director Jennifer Hecker confirmed this is a first for the program — at … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte Player’s Camp lets kids take the stage
Sat  Jun 23 2018 10:56AM
Participants in the Charlotte Player’s Kids OnStage Camp only have good things to say when asked about the program. “I really love being able to meet new people, it opens up a big window of opportunities,” said camp participant Sterling … Find out how to read more online.

Midway Boulevard nearing completion
Sat  Jun 23 2018 10:48AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A 2 ¼ mile section of Midway Boulevard will reopen on Tuesday, signaling the last phase of the road’s expansion project. Charlotte County officials are warning motorists to be aware of a new traffic signal at the … Find out how to read more online.

Verdict: Punta Gorda man sexually battered child
Sat  Jun 23 2018 10:46AM
A Punta Gorda man was convicted of sexual battery on a victim less than 12 years old following a four-day trial in Charlotte County late Thursday. John Clarence Thurber Jr., 64, baby-sat the victim at his home between August 2014, … Find out how to read more online.

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Sanders says she was asked to leave Virginia restaurant
Sat  Jun 23 2018 08:49PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night. Sanders says she was told by the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, … read more.

Jogger says the US detained her after accidental border crossing
Sat  Jun 23 2018 08:49PM
BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman who traveled from France to Canada to visit her mother in British Columbia says U.S. officials detained her for two weeks after she accidentally crossed the border while jogging. Cedella Roman tells the … read more.

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia’s new PM
Sat  Jun 23 2018 08:49PM
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa’s second most populous country. Nine police … read more.

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe
Sat  Jun 23 2018 08:49PM
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul … read more.

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