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Recovery vigil slated for survivors and families on Friday
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
A pregnant woman in Philadelphia overdosed twice in 45 minutes at a train station earlier this week. Police officers were alerted Monday when a witness said there was an unconscious … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County eyes same tax rate for 2018
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — After previously expressing hope that the millage rate could be reduced for fiscal year 2018, Charlotte commissioners on Tuesday tentatively kept the same rate, citing added costs … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda condo complex clears first hurdle
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Facing heavy criticism from residents opposing growth and traffic, the City Council approved an effort Wednesday to rezone one of the largest undeveloped areas in Punta Gorda. … Find out how to read more online.
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FPL restores power to most of its Irma-impacted areas
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Most homes and businesses in Florida Power and Light’s power grid went dark on Sept. 10 as Hurricane Irma knocked out electricity to nearly 5 million customers. Since then, FPL employees have worked around the clock to … Find out how to read more online.

North Port seeks to clean up code
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Commissioners are seeking consultants to clean up city code after a year of waiting. “Being here for seven years, I can tell you it’s been a very frustrating experience,” Mayor Linda Yates said. “We thought it would … Find out how to read more online.

Mary Brown’s restaurant is ready, but waiting for FPL help
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Paul Shelley is ready and willing, but not yet able to serve the customers of Mary Brown’s Diner. “We will open ASAP,” said Shelley, owner of the Canadian-based chain restaurant located on Placida Road across from Lemon Bay … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte adds school days in Hurricane Irma’s wake
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Regional schools are having to take different actions for days lost due to Hurricane Irma. Sarasota County School District Superintendent Todd Bowden announced Tuesday at the district’s School Board meeting that students won’t have to make up the … Find out how to read more online.

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GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo
Thu  Sep 21 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo in excess of $10 billion for its illegal sales practices but instead settled for $100 million, according to the agency’s internal documents released by Congressional Republicans this … read more.

US stocks wobble but close higher
Thu  Sep 21 2017 01:19AM
U.S. stock indexes overcame an afternoon wobble to close mostly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would start reducing its huge bond portfolio next month and was still on track to raise interest rates later this year. The … read more.

Iranian president: Trump’s UN comments ‘ignorant’
Thu  Sep 21 2017 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS — Iran’s president warned Wednesday that his country will “respond decisively” to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump’s “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric” about Iran unfit for … read more.

Kenya Supreme Court nixed poll because of data
Thu  Sep 21 2017 01:19AM
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s Supreme Court said Wednesday it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election largely because the electoral commission refused to allow an investigation of its computerized system that transmitted results. The court judges said because the electoral commission refused … read more.

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