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More cold fronts ahead, but not much rain
Sun  Jan 25 2015 05:52PM
A couple more cold fronts are headed to Southwest Florida, but the work week should be mostly dry except for Monday, according to Nicole Carlisle, meteorologist with the National Weather … Find out how to read more online.
A Charlotte jewel gets some polish
Sun  Jan 25 2015 06:54PM
Harbour Heights Park is one of those little jewels that quietly adorn Charlotte County. The eight-acre site, tucked at the foot of Voyageur Drive on the Peace River, is a … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda man recalls time in German POW camp
Sun  Jan 25 2015 06:02PM
Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part story. While serving as a 57 mm gunner in the 106th Infantry Division, part of Gen. Omar Bradley’s 1st Army, in … Find out how to read more online.
Remembering a true Marine hero
Sun  Jan 25 2015 05:52PM
Paul Carpentier is dead. I can’t believe he’s gone. He had been battling cancer for quite some time. But Paul was no stranger to battles. As a rifleman with Kilo … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Northeast braces for massive snowstorm
Sun  Jan 25 2015 01:55PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto. Coastal regions from New York to Boston are bracing for a whopper of a snowstorm that could bring up to … read more.

Senators: More US special ops troops may be needed in Yemen
Sun  Jan 25 2015 01:55PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two influential senators are calling on President Barack Obama to send more U.S. ground troops to hotspots around the Middle East. The suggestion by Republican John McCain and Democrat Dianne Feinstein is a direct challenge to the … read more.

Greece: Govt official admits electoral defeat by Syriza
Sun  Jan 25 2015 01:54PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A senior official in Greece’s governing conservatives has conceded defeat to the radical left Syriza party in Sunday’s national elections. “We lost,” Health Minister Makis Voridis told private Mega TV. “The extent of that result is … read more.

Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez
Sun  Jan 25 2015 01:54PM
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a tight end with the … read more.

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Friends show support for cancer victim
Sun  Jan 25 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — As is their family tradition, Kerri Kaminski and her two sons were at the movies on Christmas Day, watching the latest installment of “The Hobbit.” But reality intruded on this escape into fantasy. Kaminski, 45, was overcome … Find out how to read more online.

More homes selling faster, at higher prices
Sat  Jan 24 2015 08:30AM
Season is in full swing, and so is Southwest Florida’s real estate market, with both home sales and prices surging. The latest housing reports released Friday showed closed sales and median prices for single-family homes across the region jumped in … Find out how to read more online.

Pot case grows longer
Sat  Jan 24 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The couple accused of running one of the largest local marijuana grow houses in recent history did not reach a plea deal as scheduled Friday because one of the co-defendants’ attorneys called in sick. The hearing at … Find out how to read more online.

County worker ‘hogs’ national spotlight
Sat  Jan 24 2015 08:30AM
Charlotte County’s carefully crafted image as a coastal community, where the outdoor lifestyle is in harmony with its natural surroundings, took a major hit recently when an investigation was launched into allegations that a county employee trapped and tortured wild … Find out how to read more online.

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