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Boaters: Keep an eye out for manatees
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:23PM
ENGLEWOOD — An aerial survey in February suggested a record number of more than 6,000 manatees swam in Florida waters. But as 2015 progresses, more manatees are dying from watercraft … Find out how to read more online.
A history of sewer plans, resident pans
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
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
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
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.
State, National and World News
Man who saved hundreds from Holocaust dies
Wed  Jul 1 2015 10:10PM
LONDON—Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 106, British media reported. Winston organized the rescue of 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in the months before World War II broke out … read more.

US, Cuba turn the page
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes. For … read more.

Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida, Macy’s dump Donald Trump
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy’s department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They’re the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants. … read more.

Gov. Scott’s wealth grew after campaign
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire former businessman who dipped into his own fortune last year to help his re-election campaign, continues to get wealthier. Scott filed annual financial disclosure forms with the state late Tuesday showing his … read more.

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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 little more has been made public about the victims. On … Find out how to read more online.

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.

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