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Punta Gorda man was in Patton’s famed unit
Mon  Mar 27 2017 12:35AM
Former Sgt. Ed Strnad pulled a massive 8-inch artillery piece behind a modified Sherman tank through Europe during World War II as part of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army. The … Find out how to read more online.
Dry weather will continue this week
Mon  Mar 27 2017 12:35AM
Charlotte County residents can expect another warm, dry week with highs in the 80s. Temperatures today will be in the low to mid 80s. From Tuesday onward it will be … Find out how to read more online.
Teen charged with DUI manslaughter in Port Charlotte wreck
Mon  Mar 27 2017 12:35AM
An 18-year-old North Port woman was charged Sunday with DUI manslaughter in connection with a deadly October traffic crash in Port Charlotte. Kelsi Lanier was allegedly under the influence of … Find out how to read more online.
Semi driver charged with grand theft
Mon  Mar 27 2017 12:35AM
PUNTA GORDA — A truck driver passing through the Punta Gorda Weigh Station on Interstate 75 was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing a semi out of Georgia. Weight inspectors at … Find out how to read more online.
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Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:58PM
BRADENTON (AP) — Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele … read more.

Ahoy, justices! Floating home case winner back to high court
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:58PM
RIVIERA BEACH (AP) — Fane Lozman beat long odds when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with him in 2013 that his floating home was a house, not a vessel subject to seizure by the city of Riviera Beach, Florida. The … read more.

USF football player in stable condition after shooting
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:58PM
TAMPA (AP) — A University of South Florida football player was injured from a shooting. The University of South Florida said in a statement Sunday that safety Hassan Childs was in stable condition. The statement says that no one else … read more.

Judge says Pulse lawsuit may be tossed out of federal court
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:57PM
ORLANDO (AP) — A judge says a lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman’s employer and wife may be tossed out of federal court. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra last week issued an order raising … read more.

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An F for Enterprise Florida?
Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:30AM
After perfecting their line of all-natural body products for years, Jamie and D.J. Lovern opened Lolablue eight years ago. The Loverns were denied a bank loan and funded the business using credit cards. Without much capital, the North Port-based firm struggled at … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:30AM

Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County births There were no births reported this week in Charlotte County. Charlotte County marriages • Paul Aviles of Hammonton, N.J., and Stacey Lee Jester of Hammonton, N.J. • Christopher William Nemecek of Springfield, Ill., and Brandy Leigh Gray … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:30AM
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.

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