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Friends mourn teen
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:30AM
About 100 people came to light Chinese lanterns on Dorchester Street Thursday night, where 13-year-old Dylan Rose was struck by a car while riding his bike the night before. After … Find out how to read more online.
Failure to treat
Fri  Nov 17 2017 08:30AM
Editor’s note — This story was reported after a joint investigation between the Sun Newspapers and WINK News. When Rob Tigro came into the medical wing of the jail on … Find out how to read more online.
Public comment invited for CCSO accreditation assessment
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:30AM
As part of a three-year accreditation process, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is inviting the public to comment on its services and operations. CCSO is renewing its accreditation through the … Find out how to read more online.
Military museum fires executive director
Fri  Nov 17 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — During a closed-door board meeting Monday, the Military Heritage Museum terminated its executive director. After less than a year, Lori Howard was dismissed from her duties at … Find out how to read more online.
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Waterfest shaping up in Englewood
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Englewood Beach shaped up Friday for two days of high-speed powerboat racing. “We have close to 50 boat (teams) signed up right now,” said Frank Vecce on Friday morning. The teams were signing up for the Offshore Powerboat … Find out how to read more online.

Area jobless rate dips down, again
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:30AM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — An abundance of available jobs is providing workers multiple employment options, further driving down the region’s jobless rate. In Charlotte County, the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent last month, slipping from 4.0 percent in September and significantly below … Find out how to read more online.

Consultant scraps Manasota sand plan
Fri  Nov 17 2017 02:53PM
ENGLEWOOD — Peter Ravella was ready to present Charlotte County commissioners with his funding strategy for Manasota Key beach renourishment. That’s not going to happen. “We are not going back to the drawing board from zero, but we are going … Find out how to read more online.

Swift enters final year on School Board
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County School Board member Lee Swift announced this week that he will not seek re-election, ending a 24-year tenure. “I never thought it would be this long when I started, but it’s been fun,” said Swift, who has spent … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87
Sat  Nov 18 2017 01:19AM
MILAN — Mafia “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina, who was serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate both rivals and Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down Cosa Nostra, died early … read more.

Keystone pipeline leak won’t affect last regulatory hurdle
Sat  Nov 18 2017 01:19AM
LINCOLN, Neb. — Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil leak from the Keystone pipeline would seem to be poor timing four days before regulators in Nebraska decide whether to allow a major expansion of the system, but officials say state law … read more.

Retailers rise again
Sat  Nov 18 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn’t add to the previous day’s gains. A slew of retailers including discount … read more.

Zimbabwe ruling party calls for Mugabe to step down
Sat  Nov 18 2017 01:19AM
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has called for President Robert Mugabe to step down after nearly four decades in power, state-run broadcaster ZBC reported late Friday. It said that the branches of Mugabe’s party in eight of 10 … read more.

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