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Donations sought for victim’s son
Thu  May 5 2016 05:04PM
Services have been set for both Antoinette “Ann” Gordon and Hugh Gordon, who died in an apparent murder-suicide Friday in Port Charlotte. A Gofundme.com site has also been created to … Find out how to read more online.
Mega truck race set for this weekend
Thu  May 5 2016 12:50PM
Dozens of mega trucks will jump through a pro motocross track at Florida Tracks and Trails on Saturday in a race for $10,000 cash, which organizers hope will draw thousands … Find out how to read more online.
Local Publix employee wins $500,000 lottery
Tue  May 3 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Debra Maletich, 53, of Port Charlotte, couldn’t believe her eyes when she scratched off a $5 Flamingo Multiplier ticket purchased at the store where she works and … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda Council tackles food trucks, pickleball, Alligator Creek
Thu  May 5 2016 08:30AM
It was a win for food trucks, a setback for pickleball, extra innings for the Peace River Wildlife Center and another step forward for the Punta Gorda Isles Alligator Creek … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Eyeing national race, Trump moves on fundraising, expansion
Thu  May 5 2016 02:08PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is taking his first quick steps toward raising the massive amounts of money needed for a national presidential race, aiming to broaden his primary insurgency into a full-fledged general election campaign and unite the … read more.

Thousands pay homage to Holocaust victims in Auschwitz march
Thu  May 5 2016 02:08PM
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world, many draped in Israeli flags, paid homage to the victims of the Holocaust on Thursday with a somber march from the barracks of Auschwitz to nearby Birkenau. Organizers of … read more.

FDA announces rules that could upend e-cigarette industry
Thu  May 5 2016 02:08PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes that could upend the multibillion-dollar industry and for the first time require e-cigarette makers to submit their products for a safety review. Before brands are … read more.

Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday
Thu  May 5 2016 02:08PM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Earthlings are in for a treat Monday as Mercury makes a relatively rare transit of the sun. The solar system’s smallest, innermost planet will resemble a black round dot as it passes in front of … read more.

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Body found in harbor identified as missing boater
Tue  May 3 2016 08:30AM
A body pulled from the waters at Burnt Store Marina near Punta Gorda was identified late Monday as a missing boater who had not been seen since last week, authorities said. The body was discovered near the last known location … Find out how to read more online.

School in mourning
Mon  May 2 2016 01:56PM
NORTH PORT — Students, staff and residents gathered Sunday at North Port High School to remember Antoinette “Ann” Gordon, who was gunned down Friday in Port Charlotte in what police deemed a murder-suicide. Gordon’s estranged husband, Hugh, turned the gun … Find out how to read more online.

Edgewater widening faces delays
Mon  May 2 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — From their home on Edgewater Drive, Jamie and Rich Stone have a front-row seat to the long-running saga of the road-expansion project. And there has been plenty of drama to capture their attention. They have seen work … Find out how to read more online.

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 a couple of days where they had to tear out … Find out how to read more online.

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