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Local man to be featured on World Fishing Network
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:12PM
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’ … Find out how to read more online.
Mostly sunny weather for Valentine’s Day weekend
Thu  Feb 11 2016 06:20PM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Time to say thanks
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:12PM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
South Charlotte County manages future growth, water needs
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:12PM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Next up for the GOP presidential candidates: South Carolina
Wed  Feb 10 2016 11:19PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican presidential nominating has moved into the South, where seven states — Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas — will anchor the Super Tuesday primaries on March 1. But first comes South Carolina … read more.

Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed
Wed  Feb 10 2016 11:19PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. If true, the execution of Ri Yong Gil, chief of the North Korean … read more.

2 deputies wounded, suspect dead in shopping center shootout
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:30PM
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A man shot a sheriff’s deputy in the head inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and wounded another deputy during a shootout, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman was killed and, remarkably no bystanders were … read more.

Florida Gov. remains mum on how to fix state’s death penalty
Thu  Feb 11 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Despite an ongoing emotional debate, Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to say how Florida should fix the state’s death penalty law. The Florida Legislature is currently divided over how to rewrite the law after the U.S. Supreme … read more.

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POLICE BEAT
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Travis Lee Gerdon, 44, 300 block of Watham Drive, Port Charlotte. Charges: possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $3,000. • Michael John Palade Sr., 39, 20300 block of Andover … Find out how to read more online.

Reverse mortgages: More home defaults on the way?
Tue  Feb 9 2016 08:30AM
It was back in October when Kristen Conti, a broker-owner of Golf Breeze Realty in Port Charlotte, received special training on reverse mortgages from Fannie Mae. As a direct broker for the government-backed mortgage giant, Conti was being prepared for … Find out how to read more online.

Rain and cold don’t stop fairgoer fun
Mon  Feb 8 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Bad weather didn’t stop folks from coming out to the Charlotte County Fair to get in some funnel cake, cotton candy and rides before the annual event wrapped up for the season on Sunday. Fairgoers ranged from … Find out how to read more online.

Fair auction bittersweet for some
Mon  Feb 8 2016 08:30AM
It was Saturday afternoon, the next-to-last day of the Charlotte County Fair, and its agricultural program was showing both of its faces as it came to an end with its annual auction. One belonged to Alexis Burkett. She had hit … Find out how to read more online.

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