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Cavanagh spent time in Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima
Mon  Jul 25 2016 08:30AM
Tom Cavanagh Jr. of Deep Creek arrived at Pearl Harbor aboard a troop transport with thousands of other Marines. World War II was 10 months from being over. “Pearl Harbor … Find out how to read more online.
Convicted killer gets new trial
Mon  Jul 25 2016 08:30AM
A Charlotte County jury found Eddie McNealy guilty of second-degree murder with a firearm and sent him to prison for the rest of his natural life, after he was accused … Find out how to read more online.
Nuisance pigs = profitable pork
Mon  Jul 25 2016 08:30AM
Florida is trying to build a new meat industry with a problematic animal. Wild pigs damage land when digging for food, and repairs can get costly for property owners. So, … Find out how to read more online.
Ushering in ‘remarkable change’
Mon  Jul 25 2016 04:46PM
Bill Folchi felt it. As he listened to Donald Trump speak to close the Republican National Convention very late Thursday night in Cleveland, he was struck with a sense of … Find out how to read more online.
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Police: Woman found dead, daughter charged
Mon  Jul 25 2016 01:19AM
ELLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of a sex worker whose disappearance led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains strewn along Long Island’s Gilgo Beach was found dead in her apartment and another daughter has been charged … read more.

16-year-old girl charged in Florida man’s death
Mon  Jul 25 2016 01:19AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A 16-year-old Southwest Florida girl is back in the state after being charged in the death of a former neighbor. The Lee County Sheriff’s office says the Fort Myers girl was originally named as an … read more.

Police: Video shows Florida man raping unconscious woman
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:35PM
GAINESVILLE, (AP) — A 34-year-old man was captured on a video raping a 19-year-old unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a Florida restaurant, police said Friday. The video shows Christopher Shaw raping the woman early Thursday before two witnesses … read more.

Iran confirms Iranian-American has been detained
Mon  Jul 25 2016 01:19AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s judiciary has confirmed the detention of an Iranian-American who was visiting family in Iran, the country’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported Sunday. The report did not name the Iranian-American involved or say when he was … read more.

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Trip to Charlotte beach to become more complicated in August
Mon  Jul 25 2016 04:46PM
Sometimes it’s not easy to get to the beach if you live in Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda. If you go toward Fort Myers Beach, you never really know if there’s going to be one of those classic one-hour plus … Find out how to read more online.

Sports bar entrepreneurs
Sat  Jul 23 2016 08:30AM
The old Sportsman’s Lounge sat on the outskirts, low slung, set back from the road. In those days, the sportsmen in question were more likely hunters and fishermen than football and hockey fans. The memorabilia on the walls were rods, … Find out how to read more online.

The advantages of verbal negotiations
Sat  Jul 23 2016 08:30AM
Q: I’ve sold quite a few homes, but none in Florida. In my experience, the offers and counteroffers were always in writing. The Realtor who listed my Florida home a few days ago just called to give me the details … Find out how to read more online.

Tensions rise at seven-hour sewer hearing
Fri  Jul 22 2016 05:16PM
PUNTA GORDA — At a protracted public hearing that started Wednesday and extended into Thursday morning, residents and business owners continued to push back against planned sewer expansions across Charlotte County, and the enormous costs they would bring, particularly to … Find out how to read more online.

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