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Property has deep roots in the community
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — In 1883, Isaac Trabue, a Kentucky attorney and developer, bought a stretch of pristine land along the city’s waterfront that he planned to convert into miles of … Find out how to read more online.
Giving Challenge ramps up community spirit
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:00AM
As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, more than $2 million had been raised for nonprofits in Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota and Manatee counties during this year’s Giving Challenge — and it’s not too late for … Find out how to read more online.
Bravo, Prado
Tue  Sep 1 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — On any given evening in the early 1950s, people would visit Belle Isles Park in Detroit and listen to the many Doo Wop groups practicing there. Among … Find out how to read more online.
Stripper gets prison for luring client to beating
Tue  Sep 1 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — A former exotic dancer is heading to prison for her role in a robbery that almost killed a client. Jamie Yell was working at Emerald City Gentlemens … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Abortion forgiveness
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and … read more.

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The sell-off adds to what … read more.

Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a … read more.

Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Republicans lack … read more.

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Heavy rains expected
Mon  Aug 31 2015 08:30AM
Tropical Storm Erika lost steam over the weekend as it collided with Hispaniola’s mountainous terrain and Cuba tore it apart. The storm claimed at least 20 lives and caused widespread flooding as it moved through the Caribbean. Though it’s no … Find out how to read more online.

Local nonprofits look to Giving Challenge
Mon  Aug 31 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Hitting the donate button at 2:26 a.m. could mean an extra $5,000 added to one lucky supporter’s charity during the upcoming Giving Challenge. The Giving Challenge is a 24-hour online fundraiser which begins Tuesday at noon. Over … Find out how to read more online.

Former airman refueled planes in flight
Mon  Aug 31 2015 08:30AM
Mike Raymond, commander of Post 110 American Legion in Port Charlotte, contends he had “the best job in the Air Force” as a boom operator on a 707 jet refueling tanker during the Cold War of the 1980s. “It’s the … Find out how to read more online.

CCSO: Bank robber sought
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit currently is investigating a bank robbery at the Charlotte State Bank, 1100 Tamiami Trail, Murdock. At approximately 11:20 a.m. Saturday, a suspect described as a white male wearing jeans and a hoodie-like … Find out how to read more online.

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