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Police end baby burial probe
Tue  Oct 6 2015 08:05PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The Punta Gorda Police Department has suspended a 10-month investigation stemming from a tip that a woman and/or her significant other buried a baby behind a local … Find out how to read more online.
Invasive plants cover Lake Niagara
Tue  Oct 6 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Since moving from Tallahassee to Charlotte County 13 years ago, Magdalena Young has come to cherish the diverse flora bestowed on Southwest Florida. So much so that … Find out how to read more online.
Bar owners avoid jail in gambling case
Tue  Oct 6 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The owners accused of offering illegal gambling at the popular hangout formerly known as Boomers will avoid jail time. Gus Kontos reached a plea deal on Monday, … Find out how to read more online.
Plan B: Airport officials want WMU
Tue  Oct 6 2015 08:02PM
PUNTA GORDA — Though much is still unknown about the possibility of Western Michigan University opening an aviation program in Charlotte County, one thing’s for sure: The Punta Gorda Airport … Find out how to read more online.
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Report details ordeal of 4 firefighters trapped by blaze
Mon  Oct 5 2015 08:58PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four California firefighters were in serious trouble almost immediately after a helicopter dropped them near ground zero of what they thought would be a small blaze. The wind picked up dramatically and unexpectedly, turning the small … read more.

Pilot dies during American Airlines flight
Mon  Oct 5 2015 08:58PM
(CNN) — Medical emergencies are rare, but hardly unprecedented in commercial flights. It’s far less common when they involve the plane’s pilot — and that pilot dies. That’s what happened Monday on an American Airlines flight between Phoenix and Boston, … read more.

Mexican judge frees 4 of 7 suspects in army slayings
Mon  Oct 5 2015 08:58PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican judge ruled there is insufficient evidence to try four of the seven soldiers charged in the 2014 killing of 22 gang suspects, some of whom were apparently shot after they surrendered. Only one soldier … read more.

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
Mon  Oct 5 2015 08:58PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress. The countries reached a contentious trade pact Monday that … read more.

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Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
Frances Faye Rossi hasn’t driven an automobile for several years, but that’s a good thing. “Look how beautiful the sky looks,” Rossi said as she rode a Charlotte County Transit Route 10 bus from her home in El Jobean to … Find out how to read more online.

David Dunn-Rankin gets prestigious publishing nod
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
David Dunn-Rankin, president of the Sun Coast Media Group and publisher of the Charlotte Sun, will be nominated as president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association on Monday during the organization’s News Industry Summit in Savannah, Ga. The SNPA, an … Find out how to read more online.

Manasota erosion ‘chronic’
Tue  Oct 6 2015 07:12PM
ENGLEWOOD — Gulf beach erosion on Manasota Key is not going away. It’s getting worse. Coastal Engineering Consultants completed a Manasota Key North Beach Erosion Study from the Sarasota-Charlotte county line south. The conclusion is that there’s a deficit of … Find out how to read more online.

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