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Man joined Seabees because of girlfriend
Mon  Jun 25 2018 08:30AM
Hank Pruitt, of Port Charlotte, joined the Seabees during the closing days of World War II because of an old flame. “She wrote me every day and then she stopped … Find out how to read more online.
Four shot at Harbour Heights party
Mon  Jun 25 2018 08:30AM
Four people were shot and injured at a party early Sunday morning in Harbour Heights, according to authorities. No suspects have been identified. All four victims are expected to make … Find out how to read more online.
Abortion numbers don’t tell real story
Sun  Jun 24 2018 08:30AM
At first glance, it would seem there were no abortions in Charlotte County last year and through at least April this year, despite hundreds in prior years. But numbers painting … Find out how to read more online.
Another hot and rainy week for Southwest Florida
Mon  Jun 25 2018 08:30AM
Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for this week, offering a small amount of relief from the heat in Southwest Florida. According to the National Weather service, the heat … Find out how to read more online.
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Red tide and dead fish dampen beach fun
Sun  Jun 24 2018 09:00PM
ENGLEWOOD — Englewood Beach resembled more like a doctor’s office during flu season Saturday with lots of people coughing and suffering watery eyes. “It smells out here,” said 8-year-old Jaylah Taylor, who along with her three sisters Myah, 10, Ayanah, … Find out how to read more online.

New technology eases intubation process
Sun  Jun 24 2018 08:30AM
When trauma, lung disease, or anaphylactic shock cause trouble breathing, Charlotte County paramedics hope to get a tube down patients’ throats in just 15 seconds. Soon, their jobs will be much easier with a clearer view made possible by new … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda Airport looks to reduce security waits
Sun  Jun 24 2018 08:56PM
Punta Gorda Airport is one of just a few airports serving Allegiant, which the airline pinpoints for longer than normal waits at security checkpoints. Since the airport expanded with the Bailey Terminal in 2016, Allegiant’s presence has also grown, according … Find out how to read more online.

State’s best place for jobs is …
Sun  Jun 24 2018 08:30AM
Here’s some advice for job seekers in Port Charlotte: Look in Sarasota. That’s based on to a study from WalletHub, which recently published the results of its 2018 “Best & Worst Cities in Florida for Jobs.” Port Charlotte was ranked … Find out how to read more online.

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’Game of Thrones’ co-stars wed
Mon  Jun 25 2018 01:19AM
LONDON (AP) — Former “Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride’s ancestral castle in Scotland. The couple and guests arrived for the afternoon service at Rayne … read more.

Florida attorney general confronted at Mr. Rogers movie
Mon  Jun 25 2018 01:19AM
TAMPA (AP) — Protesters confronted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a showing of a documentary about children’s TV host Fred Rogers, and they questioned the Republican’s stands on immigration and health care. The Tampa Bay Times reports Bondi received … read more.

Railroad unloading oil after derailment
Mon  Jun 25 2018 01:19AM
DOON, Iowa (AP) — Crews are working to contain and clean up crude that spilled when an oil train derailed in northwestern Iowa. BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams says workers have unloaded oil from 10 of the oil tank cars … read more.

Activists: US tells rebels in Syria not to expect support
Mon  Jun 25 2018 01:19AM
BEIRUT — Syrian government forces advanced deeper into the southern province of Daraa Sunday under the cover of airstrikes, entering new villages amid reports that the U.S. has told rebels not to expect an American intervention to defend them from … read more.

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