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Punta Gorda OKs Vivante Cut despite legal action
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The board president at Vivante Homeowners Association said Wednesday a proposal to create a navigable channel from the upscale development to Peace River would free up boat … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff budgets
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
Equipped with a $65 million budget, representing a 6.7 percent increase from last fiscal year, Sheriff Bill Prummell is going into 2018 with plans to stay a step ahead of Charlotte County’s expected … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda OKs Vivante Cut despite legal action
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The board president at Vivante Homeowners Association said Wednesday a proposal to create a navigable channel from the upscale development to Peace River would free up boat … Find out how to read more online.
Tale of 2 budgets Salaries drive sheriffs’ increases
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
Equipped with a $65 million budget, representing a 6.7 percent increase from last fiscal year, Sheriff Bill Prummell is going into 2018 with plans to stay a step ahead of Charlotte County’s expected … Find out how to read more online.
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Punta Gorda OKs Vivante Cut despite legal action
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The board president at Vivante Homeowners Association said Wednesday a proposal to create a navigable channel from the upscale development to Peace River would free up boat slips throughout the city and save taxpayer dollars. Charlie Cheek, … Find out how to read more online.

Forecast: Freeze gives way to warmth
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
It was only a matter of time before the northern freezing temperatures caught up to Florida — specifically, Southwest Florida. But the area’s freezing temperatures won’t last long. According to the National Weather Service, Wednesday night’s freeze warning runs through … Find out how to read more online.

Suspects arrested in string of copper wire thefts
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
Two suspects were arrested Tuesday in connection with a string of copper wire thefts targeting construction sites in the Port Charlotte area, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported. The arrests closed four investigations of wire thefts reported over the last … Find out how to read more online.

Today’s NAACP
Tue  Jan 16 2018 08:30AM
When white supremacist Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida, the president of the Florida State NAACP, Adora Obi Nweze, did not call for members of his organization to protest. In fact, he asked people to stay away from … Find out how to read more online.

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Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis
Thu  Jan 18 2018 10:31PM
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation’s governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight … read more.

For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize
Thu  Jan 18 2018 10:31PM
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force, while looking ahead to the coming year with a mix of combativeness and trepidation. The events … read more.

Florida Governor: Time to fully ban texting while driving
Thu  Jan 18 2018 10:31PM
AP-FL-XGR--Texting and Driving-Florida,111 Florida Governor: Time to fully ban texting while driving Eds: APNewsNow. The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he supports having the state fully ban texting while driving. The state has some … read more.

Coroner: Las Vegas shooting gunman’s ashes given to brother
Thu  Jan 18 2018 10:30PM
AP-US--Las Vegas Shooting-Gunman’s Remains, 1st Ld-Writethru,130 Coroner: Las Vegas shooting gunman’s ashes given to brother AP Photo LA409, LA410 Eds: APNewsNow. Links new photos. Minor edits. With AP Photos. By KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials in … read more.

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