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Youth football funds sacked
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Cats football season may have wrapped up last weekend, but officials are still trying to tackle an expensive off-field issue. The Englewood Area Athletic Association is … Find out how to read more online.
Prosecutors charge second murder suspect
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:00AM
The State Attorney’s Office on Thursday charged Dwayne Johnson, 32, of Port Charlotte, with one count of second-degree murder with a firearm, a life felony, for allegedly killing Kello Bonhomme, … Find out how to read more online.
Beat it, clouds, the sun is back
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:00AM
OK. Sing along. Sunny days are here again. After a few cloudy days, the sun is expected to be back in full force. And yes, thank you, dryness, too. Jennifer … Find out how to read more online.
RV park shooting victim remains hospitalized
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:00AM
The woman who was shot this week inside a trailer at Charlotte Harbor RV Park remained in the intensive care unit at Lee Memorial Hospital late Thursday, according to a … Find out how to read more online.
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Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in … read more.

Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to set their new greenhouse gas emissions plan are facing staunch opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their economies would suffer from the new target. … read more.

Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
DALLAS (AP) — Saving a nickel or a dime per gallon might not seem like much to the average motorist, but for airlines that burn hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel every month, it adds up quickly. Profits are … read more.

Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high … read more.

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Gov. Scott to make stop in Punta Gorda today
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — In an effort to shore up early votes in a race that’s down to the wire, Gov. Rick Scott today will campaign in the city during his 40-stop “Get Out The Vote” bus tour. The governor is … Find out how to read more online.

Officials quiet about fatal shooting
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Few details were unveiled in an incident report released Wednesday by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office about this week’s fatal shooting at Charlotte Harbor RV Park. Residents at the trailer park were still looking for answers about … Find out how to read more online.

Parrot rescue a tall task
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — When Chuckles escaped out the door Wednesday, pet-sitter Kenny Corley quickly chased after the young parrot. The two soon found themselves about 30 feet high, up a large tree. Though Chuckles was a little more in his … Find out how to read more online.

Halloween treat for county workers: A pay raise . . . finally
Thu  Oct 23 2014 07:17PM
MURDOCK — On the last day of the month, Charlotte County employees will receive quite a Halloween treat with their first pay raise in seven years. The 3 percent pay boost will go to 1,052 full-time and 77 part-time employees … Find out how to read more online.

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