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Filmmakers return to SWFL with second full-length feature
Fri  Mar 23 2018 08:30AM
When an older man saw Tim Ritter’s film “Testament” at a film festival in Orlando, he came up during the Q&A and said, “Human frailty. This just captures human frailty.” … Find out how to read more online.
Coast Guard searching for missing boater
Fri  Mar 23 2018 01:39PM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a North Port man who went missing last month after setting sail from Charlotte County. Benjamin Hartman, 41, left the area sometime … Find out how to read more online.
A growing shadow over Southwest Florida
Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:52AM
Whether in baseball or the airport business, it’s good to be hitting high in the lineup. Among ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air’s lineup of 120 airports, Punta Gorda Airport began 2018 … Find out how to read more online.
Analyst calls provide Sunseeker insight
Thu  Mar 22 2018 09:52AM
Allegiant Travel has told financial analysts it would walk away from its Sunseeker Resort project if an in-depth look at costs showed an insufficient return from the project. But the … Find out how to read more online.
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A Boy’s World
Mon  Mar 19 2018 05:46PM
Kaleb names all the drills, saws, and other hand tools used by his group at Gator Wilderness Camp School. They use the tools to build tents where they live in the woods east of Punta Gorda. Aidan calls out the … Find out how to read more online.

Shelters, River Road highlight cooperative efforts
Thu  Mar 22 2018 10:17AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — While the Charlotte County commissioners could not take any official action Wednesday in a joint meeting with the Sarasota County commissioners, their heads were nodding on more cooperation on hurricane sheltering. Specifically, Sarasota County is asking for … Find out how to read more online.

Trabue Woods one step away from name change
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — District 5 Councilwoman Nancy Prafke said Wednesday the renaming of a downtown Punta Gorda neighborhood would help unite the city. A group launched a campaign earlier this year to rebrand Trabue Woods — a historically black neighborhood … Find out how to read more online.

Still no answers for parking at Gilchrist
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — It’s structure versus spirit in the ongoing debate to let musicians and fans park on the grass at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Guitar Army representatives addressed the city, leaving some council … Find out how to read more online.

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White House staffers on edge as Trump eyes another shake-up
Sat  Mar 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is tired of being told “no.” Six weeks of staff churn and pronouncement shocks reflect a president who has grown increasingly confident on the job and more trusting of his instincts. After 14 months in … read more.

Extremist slain, 3 dead after rampage in southern France
Sat  Mar 24 2018 01:19AM
TREBES, France — A gun-wielding extremist went on a rampage Friday in a quiet corner of southern France, killing three people as he hijacked a car, opened fire on police and took hostages in a supermarket, where panicked shoppers hid … read more.

President Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto
Sat  Mar 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode … read more.

Oregon attorney general considers investigating Facebook
Sat  Mar 24 2018 01:19AM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s attorney general said Friday she is reviewing whether to launch an investigation of Facebook, including whether it violated a state law that protects online customers’ private information. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum told The Associated Press … read more.

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