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Officials: Sticker could help save pets’ lives
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:49AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Pet owners can help potentially save their furry friend’s lives just by obtaining a sticker. County safety officials on Tuesday announced the launch of their latest sticker … Find out how to read more online.
Low-income housing for seniors rebuilt
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:49AM
PUNTA GORDA — Some senior residents may have moved on, and others may have died since their homes were destroyed by Hurricane Charley in 2004. Still, some never gave up … Find out how to read more online.
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Trump continues to dangle 3rd party prospect
Wed  Jul 29 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican, and he says that won’t change — so long as he’s “treated fairly.” If not, the billionaire real-estate mogul and reality TV star could mount a third-party run … read more.

US indexes advance on earnings
Wed  Jul 29 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks steadied and U.S. markets advanced Tuesday, as investors were encouraged by strong results from UPS, Ford and other big companies. The recovery comes after five straight days of losses for U.S. indexes. It’s not … read more.

Family finds $1M in gold
Wed  Jul 29 2015 01:19AM
SEBASTIAN, Fla. — The night before her treasure-hunting family discovered $1 million worth of Spanish gold off central Florida’s Atlantic coast last month, Hillary Schmitt had a premonition they were going to find something big. “I’m like, ‘What is this … read more.

Coast Guard search for missing teens intensifies
Tue  Jul 28 2015 10:42PM
(CNN) — In the warm waters off Florida this time of year, the Coast Guard says, someone can survive four, maybe five days. Florida teens Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos have been missing since Friday — four days and counting. … read more.

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Getting out the word on the arts
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Tish Sheesley sees herself as sort of a town crier for the arts community. “Our mission is to promote and advocate,” the new executive director of the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County said. “My job is to shout … Find out how to read more online.

Bike Boca’s beautiful path
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:49AM

Bicycle safety tips

• Wear a properly fitted helmet

• Adjust your bicycle to fit

• Check your equipment. Before riding, inflate tires properly and check that your brakes work.

• Try to always wear neon, fluorescent or other bright …

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Residents react to prospect of Midway expansion
Tue  Jul 28 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — While motorists anxiously await the widening of Midway Boulevard, with roadwork set to begin next month, residents remain wary of the three-year construction schedule. “It will be good for traffic, but it might be really disruptive for … Find out how to read more online.

County sues tree service
Tue  Jul 28 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County has filed suit against a local tree service after the company was cited for cutting down trees without a permit. Brown’s Budget Tree Service, a family-run operation since 2000, was fined $1,000 for illegally chopping down … Find out how to read more online.

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