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Weather warms up after rain early in the week
Sun  Feb 14 2016 05:25PM
Southwest Florida residents may get some rain early on in the week, but temperatures will be a bit warmer than Valentine’s Day weekend. A front from the northwest will bring … Find out how to read more online.
Soldier recalls dangers of tank driving in Vietnam
Sun  Feb 14 2016 05:22PM
Henry Stapleton remembers the shocking heat and smell of arriving in Vietnam in 1968. “There was ... a smell of death,” said Stapleton, now 69 and living in Punta Gorda. … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Feb 14 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — A tear welled up in Karola Lindholm’s eye as she thanked Bob Cameron for taking her daughter to the prom Friday night. Lindholm explained her husband Dean died … Find out how to read more online.
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Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes
Sat  Feb 13 2016 03:28PM
By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete “isolation boxes” for days or weeks and wouldn’t … read more.

Noise harder on children than adults, hinders how they learn
Sat  Feb 13 2016 03:08PM
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adult’s, and new research shows it can … read more.

’Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader
Fri  Feb 12 2016 10:44PM
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — With an exclamation of “Finally,” Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic … read more.

Alabama woman convicted in girl’s running death dies
Fri  Feb 12 2016 10:44PM
By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing. Joyce Hardin Garrard, … read more.

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Local man to be featured on World Fishing Network
Fri  Feb 12 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — While Captain Mike Myers was reeling in a tarpon, a 10-foot bull shark wanted it more. The massive shark ate the tarpon. Then it got hooked on Myers’ line. Some would say it’s just another “one that got … Find out how to read more online.

Mostly sunny weather for Valentine’s Day weekend
Fri  Feb 12 2016 08:30AM
With mostly sunny skies and no rain in the forecast, the climate is right for Charlotte and Sarasota county residents looking forward to romantic picnics or walks holding hands in the park while enjoying Mother Nature and the Valentine’s Day … Find out how to read more online.

Time to say thanks
Fri  Feb 12 2016 08:30AM
Dedeth Ford lives in a Port Charlotte house that she has turned into a warm, inviting home. Her butterfly garden is on the way to the yard. It’s where she grows butterflies rather than the plants that attract them. Out … Find out how to read more online.

South Charlotte County manages future growth, water needs
Fri  Feb 12 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — In the far southern reaches of the county, where cattle graze and wildlife still rule, the Burnt Store Water Treatment Plant sits isolated, but not apart from its surroundings There is a shared familiarity between the handful … Find out how to read more online.

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