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Pedal & Play benefits riders and community
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — For some of the more than 600 riders who joined together in Saturday’s Sixth Annual Pedal & Play in Paradise, the bicycle event was a chance for … Find out how to read more online.
People from around the world are drawn to Southwest Florida
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:00AM
Millions of people find themselves drawn to Florida’s white sand beaches and sunny skies each year for vacations and school breaks, but a growing percentage have come to call the … Find out how to read more online.
Lawsuit: Hospital security inadequate
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The children of an elderly woman who had a valuable diamond stolen from her wedding ring while she was a patient at Fawcett Memorial Hospital are suing … Find out how to read more online.
Jobless rate falls as snowbirds come to nest
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
Fueled by a record-breaking number of seasonal visitors, and the jobs they bring, hiring increased across the board and across the region last month. The jobless rate in Charlotte County … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Delete, erase, shred
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction. Before delete keys on computers, there were paper shredders, erase buttons on tape recorders and trash cans. Think Oliver North … read more.

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation’s history. All the … read more.

Signs of discord at Iran nuke talks as deadline looms
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran’s top diplomat ahead of an … read more.

Who claims what in Cuba?
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
Soon after Fidel Castro came to power, his government seized the refineries, hotels and sugar plantations that were the most visible signs of the American hold on the island’s economy. But a look at long- unsettled claims for what was … read more.

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Latino group evolves with its goals
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Latinos are the most populous minority currently living in this country. Since 1970, the Hispanic population has increased sixfold, from 9.1 million to 53 million by 2012. Charlotte County’s Latino population has been growing as well, … Find out how to read more online.

K-9 couture
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:00AM
Punta Gorda Police Officer Lee Coel and his German shepherd Spirit, front and center, were presented a K-9 bulletproof vest Thursday at the police station. Money for the vest was donated by the Charlotte Community Foundation (pictured from the foundation … Find out how to read more online.

Is this a Census scam?
Fri  Mar 27 2015 09:34AM
Frank Robinson thought it was a scam. So did Gene Broecker. Each just received letters from the U.S. Census Bureau in the mail addressed to “Resident.” Frank said the letter instructed him to go online and fill out a survey. … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:00AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners March 22: Round 1: 1-Fern Tropea, Dan Reed; 2-Alan Ogle, Mickey Mullaney; 3-Kim Smith, Ron Hickson. Round 2: 1-Marian Goodman, Joey Siracusa; 2-Paul Martin, Ron Hickson; 3-Sarah Martin, Mickey Mullaney. Charlotte Harbor … Find out how to read more online.

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