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Firefight gets a little too close for CCSO
Sat  Apr 25 2015 05:00PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — A small electrical fire forced a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office helicopter to land while fighting a Gulf Cove brush fire Friday, Sheriff Bill Prummell confirmed Saturday morning. … Find out how to read more online.
Fire grounds sheriff’s chopper
Sat  Apr 25 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A fire on the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office helicopter forced the aircraft to land at the Punta Gorda Airport late Friday afternoon. The chopper landed safely, and … Find out how to read more online.
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Sat  Apr 25 2015 06:48PM
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering … read more.

Earthquake rocks Nepal
Sat  Apr 25 2015 06:46PM
More than 1,394 die amid infrastructure failures … read more.

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’
Sat  Apr 25 2015 06:43PM
NEW YORK — In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt … read more.

Film officials try 3rd time for incentive program
Sat  Apr 25 2015 06:42PM
MIAMI (AP) — Proponents of Florida’s film industry are back in Tallahassee for the third year in a row, trying to get funding for a new tax incentive program. After failing to find the necessary support in the Legislature the … read more.

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Big step forward for home sales
Fri  Apr 24 2015 08:30AM
With home sales already off to a fast start this year, March sales reached even greater levels in Charlotte and Sarasota counties. The Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of Realtors reported 606 total residential sales in March, reflecting a 31 percent increase … Find out how to read more online.

Winners Circle
Sat  Apr 25 2015 01:15PM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners April 12 : Round 1: 1-Bruce Buzzell, Bill Tilley; 2-Nancy Anderson, Mickey Mullaney; 3-Nancy Gant, Ginny Sines. Round 2: 1-Christy Buzzell, Bill Kirkaldy; 2-Harriet Ratynski, Henry Tropea; 3-Judy Day, Ron Hickson. April … Find out how to read more online.

Remembering the ‘Forgotten War’
Fri  Apr 24 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John W. Arens told the story of an Army combat medic’s heroism during the Korean War. The medic was tending to a wounded soldier when his machine gunner was shot. “He grabbed that … Find out how to read more online.

Mote returns research to Charlotte Harbor
Sat  Apr 25 2015 08:30AM
BOCA GRANDE — Mote Marine Laboratory’s christening Thursday of the 46-foot “Thunder” marks the research laboratory’s return to Cape Haze and Charlotte Harbor. “Our intention is that this vessel will be the center of a reinvigorated research and educational program … Find out how to read more online.

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