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Special Olympians have fun at field day
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
ROTONDA — Skylar Martin lifted the golf club in celebration of making a hole-in-one in front of her friends. The 11-year-old fifth-grader at Peace River Elementary School in Charlotte Harbor … Find out how to read more online.
Beauty of nature, art highlight eARTh Day Celebration
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Under a blue sky and a yellow sun wearing sunglasses, the crayon drawing shows Clara Bailey and her two sisters planting a tree amidst a field of … Find out how to read more online.
Tern Bay development stuck in time
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
SOUTH OF PUNTA GORDA — Purple Emperor Way looks like any other ornately titled street in an exclusive subdivision. Fancy cars in the driveways, flowerbeds blooming with color and flags … Find out how to read more online.
Gated communities making a comeback
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Building luxury homes in a gated community in 2006 seemed like the right idea. But for developers Sam Rodgers and Lee Wetherington, it quickly became a nightmare. In … Find out how to read more online.
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Trial beginning for last 3 defendants in FAMU hazing case
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three years have passed since the brutal beating death of a Florida A&M University drum major exposed a culture of hazing within the school’s band. The final three former band members charged with manslaughter and felony … read more.

Poland summons US envoy over FBI head’s Holocaust comments
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Foreign Ministry urgently summoned U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday to “protest and demand an apology,” saying the FBI director suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust. James Comey made the remarks in an … read more.

Afghan police say insurgents enter southern police compound
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police chief says insurgents armed with guns and explosives have entered a police station in the southern city of Lashkar Gar after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the compound allowing … read more.

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
ATLANTA (AP) — A Canadian couple has sued a Georgia-based sperm bank saying the anonymous donor whose sperm they used to conceive a child was misrepresented to them. Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson filed the lawsuit last month in … read more.

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Commissioners discuss city fees, business tax
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — In a workshop Friday morning, North Port commissioners were presented with changes to citywide fees they requested for the upcoming 2015-16 fiscal year. City Finance Director and other department heads proposed to commissioners what they believe are … Find out how to read more online.

Longtime Lion Bill Nurse dies
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Bill Nurse, 86, a 48-year member of the North Port Lions Club, has died. Nurse was operated on in December 2014 for cancer of the jaw, but the cancer came back, according to family members. He passed … Find out how to read more online.

Report: Deputies bag nuisance mall-goer
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — A man who urinated near a kiosk at the mall may have claimed he was a “king,” but the deputy who arrested him came off as the real community hero. The Port Charlotte Town Center called the Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.

Community quietly remembers Peeples
Thu  Apr 16 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Although Vernon Peeples was passionate as a politician and historian, those who knew him well said he was a quiet man who kept to himself. As such, his funeral Wednesday afternoon was a low-key affair. There was … Find out how to read more online.

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