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Students join ukulele craze
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:00AM
The first time music teacher Jason Osborne showed up in class with his ukulele, students had a puzzled look on their faces. They thought it was a toy. Then the … Find out how to read more online.
Homicide report: Driver was speeding
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:00AM
The local man charged last week with vehicular homicide was driving at 61 mph when his car struck and killed a bicyclist in the Parkside area of Port Charlotte in … Find out how to read more online.
Vintage Finder’s Warehouse has ‘things worth repeating’
Mon  Oct 20 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Kitchenware from the 1970s, a riding lawn mower from the ’50s and typewriters from the ’30s are just a few of the treasures stowed away in Vintage … Find out how to read more online.
Man served aboard Bennington during WWII
Mon  Oct 20 2014 08:00AM
Gene Roaf of Punta Gorda Isles was a plane captain who maintained a single Corsair fighter aboard the carrier USS Bennington during the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Scott says early voting is crucial
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As polling places opened Monday in some of Florida’s biggest counties, Gov. Rick Scott said early voting would be crucial to winning. Residents in Miami-Dade, Broward, Orange, Pinellas and Duval can vote in-person. Other counties will … read more.

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for … read more.

Nigeria ‘Ebola-free’
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
ABUJA, Nigeria — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, … read more.

US stocks move higher
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market moved quietly higher Monday as investors decided to step back into a market that was rattled by white-knuckle turbulence last week. It was a rare move upward for a market that, for … read more.

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Charlotte gets fingerprint tool
Mon  Oct 20 2014 08:00AM
Ron Mueller spends many a day studying bifurcations, ridge endings and pores. And he’s good at it; analyzing fingerprints is one of the crime scene technician’s specialties. But the practice is tedious, time-consuming and sometimes difficult. “There’s always been a … Find out how to read more online.

Expect seasonal weather, afternoon showers
Mon  Oct 20 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — After a dry weekend, residents can expect mostly sunny skies again on Monday, but partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms are expected after that. “A weak front is going to meander across Florida,” … Find out how to read more online.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s begins with first step
Sun  Oct 19 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Melissa Vanderbilt-Bestor remembers her grandmother as an outgoing and nurturing woman. Pearl Peeler, now 95, used to invite patients from the mental hospital, where she worked, to her home to celebrate family occasions. But that was before … Find out how to read more online.

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