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‘Loop’ nearly official
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Now the real work begins. With the Punta Gorda City Council on Wednesday amending its comprehensive plan and zoning to accommodate 204 acres known as “The Loop,” … Find out how to read more online.
‘Gator’ show snags viewers
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
LAKE SUZY — Arcadia resident Jayson Franklin knows a lot about hunting alligators. That is why when Eric Young, host of Animal Planet’s adventure fishing series “Off the Hook — … Find out how to read more online.
Practices, not hospitals
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
Although personal information of 4.5 million people was stolen from Community Health Systems by Chinese hackers in July, the information was taken from patients of physicians whose practices are affiliated … Find out how to read more online.
Allegiant adds West Virginia route
Thu  Aug 21 2014 11:35AM
Allegiant Air this week announced a new nonstop route between Huntington, W.Va., and the Punta Gorda Airport, beginning Nov. 20. Tickets for this latest destination are available now, according to … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Beheading spurs attacks
Thu  Aug 21 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be relentless in pursuit of the terrorist group that beheaded an … read more.

Stocks advance for third day, despite Fed minutes
Thu  Aug 21 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later. In … read more.

Holder says he understands mistrust of police
Thu  Aug 21 2014 01:19AM
ST. LOUIS — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped … read more.

Partisan clash over Florida map
Thu  Aug 21 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida judge is once again considering what to do in the next round of a lengthy and partisan-tinged battle over Florida’s congressional districts. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis held a three-hour hearing Wednesday over whether to approve a … read more.

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More Local News
Park comeback relies on sales tax
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — By all accounts, McGuire Park, listlessly tucked away in Parkside, has seen better days. The tennis courts no longer can be used, the parking lots are potholed and, in the past, criminal activity in the park reflected … Find out how to read more online.

Allegiant adds West Virginia route
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Allegiant Air on Tuesday announced a new nonstop route between Huntington, W.Va., and the Punta Gorda Airport, beginning Nov. 20. Tickets for this latest destination are available now, according to a press release from the company. Huntington/Tri-State … Find out how to read more online.


Wed  Aug 20 2014 03:50PM
CHARLOTTE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS The Charlotte County Commission is seeking volunteers for the following appointments (unless otherwise noted, submit an application and a résumé to Public Works Department, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950; call 941-575-3600; or email MSBU-TU@CharlotteFL.com): • … Find out how to read more online.

State Farm takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
The State Farm Team of Brian Chapman accepted the challenge of Bob Igneri, owner of Florida Building Inspectors SW LLC, and participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS on Tuesday in Port Charlotte. On the count of three, all … Find out how to read more online.

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