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Are we having a hard time separating fact from opinion?
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:00AM
It can be a debate about politics, sports, religion or other subjects, but online, it can get vicious. How people act online and in real life can sometimes be drastically … Find out how to read more online.
Will feds follow state’s lead on more money for charter schools?
Tue  Jun 27 2017 08:30AM
As the state moved forward this month with more funding for charter schools, local instructors have been watching the developments in Washington to see how that could affect them and … Find out how to read more online.
McGuire Park set for face-lift
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:00AM
MURDOCK — The county is moving ahead with a major renovation of McGuire Park, a cornerstone project in the revival of Parkside. At Tuesday’s meeting, Charlotte commissioners unanimously approved a … Find out how to read more online.
Police testify in chief’s trial
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:00AM
Around July 4, 2016, then-Punta Gorda Police Lt. Katie Heck gave then-Officer Lee Coel the ammunition he later used to shoot and kill Mary Knowlton, a woman taking part in … Find out how to read more online.
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Technology companies fall sharply, leading US indexes lower
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:19AM
Technology stocks led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday after a day of mostly choppy trading. Phone and utilities companies were among the big decliners after a sell-off in bonds sent yields sharply higher. Banks bucked the broader market … read more.

Florida governor, prosecutor fight heads to state high court
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO — Does Florida’s governor have the power to take away a prosecutor’s case if he disagrees with a decision not to seek the death penalty? The state’s highest court will hear arguments Wednesday over that question in a legal … read more.

NYC subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring 34
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in minor injuries as hundreds of people were evacuated from trains along the subway line. “We started seeing sparks through the windows. … read more.

California man isn’t asked, doesn’t say where missing son is
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:19AM
LAS VEGAS — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn’t hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge … read more.

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Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:00AM
The Charlotte County area has a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Contact one of the following organizations to see how you can get involved and give back to the community. • Animal Welfare League: Volunteers needed as dog walkers, cat … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:00AM
Laishley Park 4th Fest 2017: A family-oriented, community festival from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be vendors, displays, food, beverages, live music, 12 giant inflatable waterslides and other water-related games. The festival culminates with a big fireworks display … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:00AM
In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all Charlotte County government business offices and Punta Gorda city offices will be closed July 4, along with the county and circuit courts. All post offices will be closed July 4. Other offices … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda Horseman's Association Awards Dinner
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:00AM
On Saturday, the Punta Gorda Horseman’s Association held its year-end awards banquet at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County in Port Charlotte. … Find out how to read more online.

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