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Air Show, Waterfest earn Charlotte support
Wed  Jul 26 2017 01:00AM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Home sales decline in June, prices remain steady
Wed  Jul 26 2017 01:00AM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Angry man attacks anger counselor
Wed  Jul 26 2017 01:00AM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
A dog’s life
Mon  Jul 24 2017 08:30AM
Hounds on Henry is a good spot. There’s lots of nicely mowed grass. There’s lots of room to roam. There’s water. There’s good shade, and places to rest. The dogs … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:10PM
BC-Financial Markets, 9th Ld-Writethru,777 US stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising AP Photo NYBZ241 Eds: Updates with close of US trading. With AP Photos. By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes … read more.

US ambassador reports progress on new North Korea sanctions
Wed  Jul 26 2017 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS — The United States and China are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday. The U.S. … read more.

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf
Wed  Jul 26 2017 01:19AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf. Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard later … read more.

Five-story building collapses in India, killing at least 12
Wed  Jul 26 2017 01:19AM
MUMBAI, India — A five-story building came crashing down Tuesday in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring 12 others, police said. Another dozen people were feared trapped under the rubble. The cause of … read more.

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Gatorz founders brought something special to town
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
Great things happen sometimes when the right people have the right vision. That happened here in the 1990s when the Spieldenner brothers had an idea that a bar specializing in chicken wings and music could make it in little Port … Find out how to read more online.

Beware: Jaws heads for the harbor
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
It may be only on film, but the legendary great white shark “Jaws” is headed into Charlotte Harbor. And it looks like more than 1,000 spectators may be on the beach and in the water behind the Charlotte Harbor Event … Find out how to read more online.

‘Operation Charlotte’s Web’ checks sex offender addresses
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office checked the addresses of 88 registered sex offenders in Charlotte County throughout the weekend. The operation, referred to as Charlotte’s Web, resulted in one arrest. Marcus Bolden, 22, was arrested at his address on the … Find out how to read more online.

Gator attacks man in retention pond
Tue  Jul 25 2017 03:21PM
A 68-year-old homeless man was bitten by a 9-foot alligator while bathing in a retention pond in Port Charlotte Monday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said Fredric Iman received multiple bites, resulting in injuries to his left foot … Find out how to read more online.

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