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Rumford Street investigation continues
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Although Rumford Street has now been opened, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate the situation that led to the blocking off of the Punta Gorda … Find out how to read more online.
I’ve learned to avoid road rage
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
Have you ever looked up at the road to see a head-on collision coming? I’ve been on the road a lot since I started commuting from Sebring. I forgot how … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte approves Babcock Ranch revisions
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Babcock Ranch is changing course during the early stage of development. This week the County Commission approved a reduction of entitlements during the initial phase of the 18,000-acre … Find out how to read more online.
Man gets 10 years in Placida BUI manslaughter case
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
It’s been more than a year since Kathy Kelly last saw her son, 23-year-old Dylan Gonzalez. On Wednesday, the man responsible for her son’s death pleaded guilty to BUI manslaughter … Find out how to read more online.
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Experts: Software theft shows threat of mercenary hackers
Thu  Jul 27 2017 01:19AM
MONTPELIER, Vt. — On an October morning in 2012, the system administrator of a tiny Vermont defense contractor arrived at work to find the business’ computers had been hacked and a sophisticated software program stolen. Prosecutors later concluded the thieves … read more.

US stocks edge higher; bond yields fall following Fed
Thu  Jul 27 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes inched further into record territory Wednesday after AT&T, Boeing and others joined the parade of big companies reporting stronger profits than analysts expected. Stocks that pay big dividends were particularly strong after the Federal … read more.

Trump misfires on Mideast
Thu  Jul 27 2017 01:19AM
BEIRUT — President Donald Trump is not up to speed on who’s fighting whom in the Middle East. The president wrongly credited the Lebanese government with fighting Hezbollah when he heaped praise on its prime minister at the White House … read more.

Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home
Thu  Jul 27 2017 01:19AM
LONDON — Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support unless his parents and a hospital agree on a plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a … read more.

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Used car bonanza?
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
Automotive industry financial reports predict used car prices will decline by at least 20 percent, or up to as much as 50 percent, in the next four to five years. Reuters news service calls it “a dealer’s dream, an automaker’s … Find out how to read more online.

Air Show, Waterfest earn Charlotte support
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — The Englewood Beach Waterfest navigated Charlotte County commissioners into new waters. At Tuesday’s board meeting, Charlotte County commissioners unanimously voted to award $50,000 in cash and $30,000 of in-kind services for the Florida International Air Show at the … Find out how to read more online.

Home sales decline in June, prices remain steady
Thu  Jul 27 2017 03:20PM
After post-recession highs a month ago, home sales in Charlotte and Sarasota counties leveled off a bit but median sale prices remain strong. Single-family homes in Charlotte County dropped 8 percent from May with 37 fewer homes sold and 431 … Find out how to read more online.

Cops: Angry man attacks anger counselor
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man was arrested Monday after allegedly attacking his 68-year-old anger management counselor. According to the police report, Michael Kelley, 25, called the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office to report his counselor stabbing him with a pen. Kelley is … Find out how to read more online.

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