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Routine trip ends with $1.3M
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
Imagine going on a relatively routine trip to the grocery store. Now, imagine that trip earned you $1.3 million. Jodi Hinand, 56, asked her husband to pick up some last-minute … Find out how to read more online.
Hit the road: Fuel prices continue to fall in region
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
Gas prices in Charlotte County have hit a record low for this summer. Following national and statewide trends, local prices are dropping by the day. According to, the current … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda communications manager terminated
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
Punta Gorda leaders were mum this week on why the city’s communication’s manager was fired Tuesday. Lucia Ross had worked for the city since January of this year. In her … Find out how to read more online.
Controversial Jamaica Way rezone moving forward
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
Despite resistance from some, the City Council approved the first reading of a rezoning proposal for a lot at 1700 Jamaica Way in Punta Gorda. A second reading of the … Find out how to read more online.
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Charlotte Commissioner Deutsch: Not done yet
Wed  Jun 20 2018 08:30AM
Elected in 2010, Charlotte County Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch believes his years of service aren’t over. “I think my experience speaks for itself,” Deutsch said. “I think I’ve demonstrated my ability to work cooperatively with people; to move things ahead.” … Find out how to read more online.

Sun adds folks you should get to know
Wed  Jun 20 2018 08:30AM
A great newsroom staff is getting even better. We’re lucky at the Sun to have some bright, dedicated people who help put this paper out every day with their reporting and writing, editing and design skills. I thought this might … Find out how to read more online.

Public Works attempts to triage 1,400 requests
Wed  Jun 20 2018 08:30AM
Charlotte County Public Works crews are facing a backlog of 1,400 drainage requests. The unusually high number comes after a month of heavy rainfall and a dry season spent mostly on projects related to Hurricane Irma. “We’ve had record-breaking rainfalls … Find out how to read more online.

Suspect uses shopping cart to steal batteries
Wed  Jun 20 2018 08:30AM
A Punta Gorda man was arrested Saturday after a short shopping spree in someone else’s truck. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the suspect took four batteries from a parked vehicle, placed them in a Walmart shopping cart and walked … Find out how to read more online.

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Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:19AM
TORONTO — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage … read more.

People donate millions to help separated families
Wed  Jun 20 2018 10:48PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. … read more.

Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar
Wed  Jun 20 2018 10:48PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Trump’s decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Niurka Lopez of Michigan said Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy made … read more.

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule
Wed  Jun 20 2018 10:48PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. … read more.

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