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Facebook pic leads to cat flap
Sat  Jul 26 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Less than 24 hours after posting a Facebook photo of himself holding a gun up to a cat on Thursday, Thomas McGuinness made national headlines and received … Find out how to read more online.
PGPD: Armed robber strikes area bank
Sat  Jul 26 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Authorities were investigating a suspected armed robbery at a local bank late Friday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., a white man wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses walked into … Find out how to read more online.
Tax holiday eases back-to-school fiscal pinch
Sat  Jul 26 2014 08:00AM
From Friday through Aug. 3, merchants won’t collect sales tax on any article of clothing, wallet, handbag, backpack and diaper bag costing $100 or less per item. During the three-day … Find out how to read more online.
PGPD: Armed robber strikes local bank
Sat  Jul 26 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Authorities were investigating a suspected armed robbery at a local bank late Friday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., a white man wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses walked … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Worries drag stocks lower
Sat  Jul 26 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon … read more.

Ukraine tensions build
Sat  Jul 26 2014 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. … read more.

Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall
Sat  Jul 26 2014 01:19AM
JERUSALEM — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel’s defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its … read more.

Japanese on evolution of ‘Godzilla’
Sat  Jul 26 2014 01:19AM
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation- breathing, skyscraper- stomping monster they call “Gojira” was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago. No matter its evolution in Hollywood over the decades, the Godzilla creature began as … read more.

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Facebook pic leads to cat flap
Sat  Jul 26 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Less than 24 hours after posting a Facebook photo of himself holding a gun up to a cat on Thursday, Thomas McGuinness made national headlines and received death threats. But he won’t be charged locally. “We believe … Find out how to read more online.

Cultural Center’s Hageman to retire — again
Sat  Jul 26 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — When Jim Hageman retires next month from his post as executive director of the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, it will mark his third retirement in a career that spans nearly 60 years. Maybe this time it … Find out how to read more online.

Airport races run lean
Sat  Jul 26 2014 08:00AM
Of the five candidates vying for commission seats on the Charlotte County Airport Authority this year, incumbent Kathleen Coppola leads the pack in money so far. According to the latest financial reports filed with the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections … Find out how to read more online.

9-year-old calls in vehicle fire
Fri  Jul 25 2014 06:54PM
ENGLEWOOD — In the eyes of the Englewood firefighters, Wesley Hottendorf is a hero. The 9-year-old boy made the 911 call Friday morning that alerted dispatchers to a vehicle fire on West Dearborn Street. “It’s just refreshing to see a … Find out how to read more online.

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