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Residents deal with incinerator business
Thu  Aug 27 2015 04:58PM
SOUTH GULF COVE — At least one resident grabbed the microphone and said she didn’t want a business like Charlotte Organix in her neighborhood. However, others at a recent meeting … Find out how to read more online.
Closing in on Fishermen’s Village deal
Thu  Aug 27 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — After months of lengthy negotiations, Fishermen’s Village and the city finally settled on language Wednesday that spells out the conditions of a complicated land deal that, if … Find out how to read more online.
AMIkids Crossroads moving to charter school status
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A residential group home and on-site school for foster boys located on 20 acres of land in eastern Charlotte County is close to becoming a charter school. … Find out how to read more online.
Animal deaths remain a mystery
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Authorities are still trying to decide who or what is to blame for a bizarre incident that left eight deer and a dog dead. Charlotte County Animal … Find out how to read more online.
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4 killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits island
Thu  Aug 27 2015 04:15PM
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Streets across Dominica turned into fast-flowing rivers that swept up cars as Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people. The storm, which was forecast to near Florida … read more.

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal
Thu  Aug 27 2015 04:15PM
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general’s office urged him to step down “to prevent ungovernability that … read more.

Greece appoints 1st female prime minister ahead of snap poll
Thu  Aug 27 2015 04:15PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country. Supreme Court head Vassiliki Thanou, 65, was appointed after … read more.

Deliberations begin in New Hampshire prep school rape trial
Thu  Aug 27 2015 04:14PM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Jurors deliberating the fate of a former prep school senior charged with raping a freshman were left to decide Thursday who was more credible: the defendant, who credited “divine inspiration” with helping him end their escalating … read more.

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Gleason to leave Sun for county position
Tue  Aug 25 2015 08:30AM
Award-winning Sun editorial page editor Brian Gleason is leaving the newspaper to accept a job as communications manager with Charlotte County. County Administrator Ray Sandrock said Gleason will fill a position that has been vacant since the county began downsizing … Find out how to read more online.

City mulls wildlife center options
Tue  Aug 25 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — City leaders all agree that the Peace River Wildlife Center should remain at Ponce de Leon Park. How to accomplish that, though, is still very much a mystery. For months, City Council members have been debating how … Find out how to read more online.

Slain firefighter’s family posts ‘call for action’
Tue  Aug 25 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The family of Charlotte County firefighter Sam Presley Dreher will not quit until they see Danielle Dreher, Sam’s ex-wife, behind bars for good. Danielle, a 43-year-old North Port woman, was sentenced to three years in prison Aug. 19 at … Find out how to read more online.

Wrongly jailed man says he’s not alone
Tue  Aug 25 2015 08:30AM
A Punta Gorda man who spent four days in the Charlotte County Jail last week after police arrested him on a false warrant may not be the only one being wrongly imprisoned. “Other people reached out saying it happened to … Find out how to read more online.

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