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Shoes for Kids can be something special
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:25PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Barbara Holt has given hundreds of pairs of shoes to students over the years, but one pair stands out. “He was a little kindergartner,” the guidance counselor … Find out how to read more online.
‘Fishy’ reunion
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:03PM
Two and a half years ago, artist Tania Begg felt like a fish out of water after someone stole one of her cherished beaded sculptures — “Harry the Nassau Grouper.” … Find out how to read more online.
Sculpture mysteriously returned to local owner after 2 years
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:19PM
PUNTA GORDA — Two and a half years ago, artist Tania Begg felt like a fish out of water after someone stole one of her cherished beaded sculptures — “Harry … Find out how to read more online.
Leaders push forward on $28M water plant
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — City leaders have decided to push ahead with plans to construct a $28 million reverse-osmosis water-treatment plant, despite an ongoing tug-of-war with the Southwest Florida Water Management District … Find out how to read more online.
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House OKs Syria plan
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the … read more.

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an … read more.

East Ukraine casualties rise as rebels reject deal
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in rebel-held parts of east Ukraine killed at least 12 civilians on Wednesday, as a top leader of pro-Russia rebels rejected Ukrainian legislation meant to end the unrest by granting self-rule to large swaths of … read more.

Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high. After drifting along for most of … read more.

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Today is National Cheeseburger Day
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:26PM
A teriyaki-glazed pineapple-mango combination dripped onto Ashley McCalley’s hand while attempting to bite into her Tiki burger at Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar. With a half pound of beef, salsa, bacon, Swiss and pepperjack cheeses, peperoncinis, onions and banana peppers, … Find out how to read more online.


Thu  Sep 18 2014 07:03PM


Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:26PM
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte County school officials are investigating a security breach after a man reportedly accessed the cafeteria at Punta Gorda Middle School Tuesday and told an officer he thought he had a bomb under his truck. The employee … Find out how to read more online.

Sea turtle nesting up
Thu  Sep 18 2014 05:50PM
ENGLEWOOD — Sea turtle nesting is slowing to a crawl, but the season has seen an increased number of local nests. As of Sept. 12, the Coastal Wildlife Club, which oversees Manasota Key, reported 3,260 loggerhead nests, 32 green sea … Find out how to read more online.

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