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Charlotte High’s choice enrollment closed this year
Tue  May 23 2017 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte High School will shut its doors to incoming freshmen who live outside its boundaries next school year. In the past, parents of children who lived in … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte searching for burglary suspect
Tue  May 23 2017 01:00AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the suspect in more than 10 residential burglaries that have occurred since mid-April. Blake Guild, 27, has no current known address, but … Find out how to read more online.
State temporarily closes Sunset Grill
Tue  May 23 2017 01:00AM
It was Friday night — normally a fine time for an adult beverage, a 10-for-$10 special, live entertainment and sundown at Sunset Grill on the Harbor. But loyal regulars, who … Find out how to read more online.
USA Today, national news and our power to publish
Tue  May 23 2017 01:00AM
An anonymous source is someone, usually close to the subject at hand, who has information but won’t allow their name to be used in a story. Here in our neck … Find out how to read more online.
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Sick dog to reunite with family 2 years after disappearing
Mon  May 22 2017 09:02PM
HOWELL, N.J. — A dog found near death will be reunited with her owners two years after she disappeared. Five-year-old Cali was found at a rest stop in south New Jersey in April, the Asbury Park Press reported. The emaciated … read more.

NASA orders up urgent repairs at space station
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space Station. On Tuesday, two astronauts will venture out to replace a data relay box that broke over the weekend. The job falls to the two Americans … read more.

Haley wants UN to shift aid focus
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
AMMAN, Jordan — President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been … read more.

Stepmother of slain boy: ‘pain compliance does not work’
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The stepmother of a Kansas boy whose father killed him and fed his remains to the family’s pigs talked on a private Facebook group about restraining the child with handcuffs, ace bandages and splints, according … read more.

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Prisons still deadly
Mon  May 22 2017 08:30AM
In June 2016, an inmate in custody of the Florida Department of Corrections, staying at South Florida Reception Center, wrote a hopeful letter to his mother. “I can’t believe that I am still acting like an idiot after being in … Find out how to read more online.

Cooler weather, more rain expected this week
Mon  May 22 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians are getting some relief from the heat with a chance of rain each day and higher rain chances by mid-week. “We’re getting an increase of moisture compared to previous weeks and that’s where our rain chances come from,” … Find out how to read more online.

Bike run raises $3,000 for infant swimming lessons
Mon  May 22 2017 10:50PM
When offered a kidney implant from an infant, Jillian Forgea turned it down. “I had a 13-month-old niece, so I understood the kidneys were coming from a 13-month-old who drowned and I couldn’t imagine the pain the family of the … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte Harbor School celebrates graduates
Mon  May 22 2017 08:30AM
On Friday, the Charlotte Harbor School graduating class of 2017 received their diplomas. The seven students and their proud families and friends celebrated after the ceremony. … Find out how to read more online.

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