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Construction impacting drivers
Mon  May 2 2016 08:30AM
Denise Ellis of Port Charlotte Florist said the business — at 900 Tamiami Trail — has been “in the zone” of the U.S. 41 widening project for a while. “There were … Find out how to read more online.
Alleged murder-suicide in Port Charlotte
Fri  Apr 29 2016 09:30PM
At 7:02 p.m., Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies responded to multiple 911 calls reporting multiple shots fired in the vicinity of McDonald’s, 3232 Tamiami Trail, by the Promenades Mall in Port … Find out how to read more online.
Cooler weather should arrive with mid-week front
Mon  May 2 2016 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians have coped with hot and sticky weather with little relief from spring showers, but a front coming in on Wednesday should bring some cooler and less humid weather … Find out how to read more online.
Students walk in their parents’ shoes for a day
Fri  Apr 29 2016 08:30AM
At 14, Kayla Vaughan is a veteran worker at Bealls. Since she was 8, Vaughan has been going to the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day with her … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Florida Gov: Prepare for Zika virus like it’s a hurricane
Thu  May 5 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSE (AP) — Florida’s governor says the U.S. government needs to prepare for the Zika virus like it’s a hurricane. Forecasts for a hurricane threatening U.S. coasts trigger certain federal response operations. In a statement Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott says … read more.

FSU student reps: No headdresses at Seminoles games
Thu  May 5 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida State University’s student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games. The Student Government Association approved the nonbinding, formal opinion by a 27-4 vote on April 20 asking the university’s … read more.

Florida teen’s family suing over death on SC ropes course
Thu  May 5 2016 01:19AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The family of a Florida teen has sued over her death at a high ropes course last summer in South Carolina, accusing the group that ran the camp and the company that sold the swing she fell … read more.

Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications
Thu  May 5 2016 01:19AM
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant. Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, … read more.

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Sun wins Pulitzer Prize
Thu  Apr 28 2016 04:33PM
When Monday’s Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, the small market Sun newspapers emerged from the giants to capture a first place for Editorial Writing. The Sun newspapers, which covers Charlotte and Sarasota counties, beat out the New York Times, Boston … Find out how to read more online.


Mon  Apr 25 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Jerrud Lee Johnson, 40, 22300 block of Lehigh Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI, and three counts of off bond. Bond: none. • Joseph Anthony Povermo, 21, 13200 block of Valrico … Find out how to read more online.

Dunn-Rankin a true patriarch
Thu  Apr 28 2016 04:33PM
Maybe once every generation or so, a man and a place come together in perfect symmetry. He fits the place. The place fits him. So it was with Derek Dunn-Rankin and the triangle of Charlotte, Venice and DeSoto. Dunn-Rankin, 88, … Find out how to read more online.

Buster Longino keeps ‘old Florida’ alive
Fri  Apr 15 2016 03:45PM
Clad in a cowboy hat, lived-in flannel shirt and dusty jeans, 90-year-old Berryman “Buster” Longino is the epitome of “old Florida” — history that is rapidly vanishing in these times of high-rise development. “I wouldn’t have wanted a better life,” … Find out how to read more online.

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