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Mon  Apr 25 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Jerrud Lee Johnson, 40, 22300 block of Lehigh Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI, and three counts of off bond. Bond: … Find out how to read more online.
Dunn-Rankin a true patriarch
Thu  Apr 28 2016 04:33PM
Maybe once every generation or so, a man and a place come together in perfect symmetry. He fits the place. The place fits him. So it was with Derek Dunn-Rankin … Find out how to read more online.
Buster Longino keeps ‘old Florida’ alive
Fri  Apr 15 2016 03:45PM
Clad in a cowboy hat, lived-in flannel shirt and dusty jeans, 90-year-old Berryman “Buster” Longino is the epitome of “old Florida” — history that is rapidly vanishing in these times … Find out how to read more online.
Dry weather expected until later in the week
Mon  Apr 11 2016 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians can expect the pleasant weekend weather to continue at least through the early part of this week. “It looks like we’ll have a dry start to the week,” … Find out how to read more online.
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Cute alert: Florida manatee gives birth to twins
Thu  Apr 28 2016 01:19AM
SARASOTA (AP) — Scientists say a manatee that swims in waters near Sarasota has given birth to rare twins. The Herald-Tribune reports the manatee, Tomo-Bella, who has been observed by marine biologists since 1993, was spotted by an onlooker in … read more.

13-year-old with replica weapon shot by police in East Baltimore
Thu  Apr 28 2016 01:19AM
BALTIMORE — A 13-year-old boy was shot by Baltimore police officers in East Baltimore who said he was carrying a replica weapon, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday evening. Police said two detectives saw the youth with what looked like … read more.

Police shooting of armed musician heads to grand jury
Thu  Apr 28 2016 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH — A grand jury will decide whether a former police officer should face charges in the fatal shooting of a legally armed black musician who was waiting on the side of the road for a tow truck, … read more.

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Marine battled Chinese troops, freezing conditions in Korea
Mon  Apr 11 2016 08:30AM
The Korean War began the week before James Hawn, now of Port Charlotte, graduated from Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., in June 1950. He became part of the 1st Marine Division, which played a major role in … Find out how to read more online.

North Port man killed in US 41 wreck
Mon  Apr 4 2016 08:30AM
MANATEE COUNTY — A 23-year-old North Port man died early Sunday morning when he reportedly lost control of his motorcycle and struck another vehicle. The wreck happened shortly after 2 a.m. on U.S. 41. Clinton Davis was approaching Hernando Avenue … Find out how to read more online.

Mostly sunny and dry week with cool breeze expected
Mon  Apr 4 2016 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians can look forward to a calm work week weather- wise with no severe weather projected. “It looks pretty nice,” said meteorologist Andrew McKaughan of the National Weather Service on Sunday regarding this week’s weather outlook. “We had a … Find out how to read more online.

Fundraiser crosses $1 million mark for Semper Fi Fund
Sun  Apr 3 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — After seven years of events, the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club Semper Fi fundraiser has topped $1 million for the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit that helps injured troops. “Not bad for our little event,” Gail Choate, … Find out how to read more online.

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