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Foreclosure filings at precrisis levels
Wed  Jul 8 2015 12:35AM
New foreclosure filings across Southwest Florida have dipped to levels not seen since before the foreclosure crisis. According to the local clerks of courts in Charlotte and Sarasota counties, new … Find out how to read more online.
Gulf oil spill releases pots of gold
Wed  Jul 8 2015 12:35AM
MURDOCK — Unrelated to last week’s record-setting financial settlement announced between BP and the Gulf states affected by the 2010 oil spill, Charlotte County on Tuesday approved another agreement with … Find out how to read more online.
Governor’s veto leaves Charlotte sore
Tue  Jul 7 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners are disheartened and baffled after coming up on the short end of state budget funding when the governor’s veto pen stripped the county of millions approved … Find out how to read more online.
Hot, humid days expected
Mon  Jul 6 2015 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents sweltering with a heat index reaching 105 degrees over the weekend should get some relief this work week. The index measuring what the weather feels like with … Find out how to read more online.
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AP source: Fed’s gun used in Frisco pier slaying
Tue  Jul 7 2015 10:54PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday. The official, who was not … read more.

SC Confederate flag removal advances
Tue  Jul 7 2015 10:54PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Senate gave its final approval Tuesday to removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, but across the hall in the House, Republicans quietly sought a way to make a last stand to preserve … read more.

US stocks end with modest gain
Tue  Jul 7 2015 10:54PM
NEW YORK (AP) — New twists in the Greek debt crisis led to a choppy day of trading on Tuesday, as a late turn left the stock market with a modest gain. Greece and its creditors held talks in Brussels … read more.

Pope urges Latin Americans to unify, spread the faith
Tue  Jul 7 2015 10:54PM
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis urged a crowd of 1 million people Tuesday to channel the same urgency that brought Latin America its independence from Spain into spreading the faith on a continent where Catholicism is losing souls to … read more.

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Sailor, cruiser unscathed in Allied invasions
Mon  Jul 6 2015 08:30AM
The USS Philadelphia sailed in convoys to Algeria and Sicily through the treacherous Mediterranean of 1943. It entered Palermo Harbor and struck at enemy shore batteries, and was there when Allied troops took heavy fire landing on the beaches of … Find out how to read more online.

Overtime overreaction?
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
Local reaction to an Obama administration proposal to increase eligibility for overtime pay is split. It may mean more money in some people’s pocket, but many say businesses will just find a way to get around it. The Obama administration … Find out how to read more online.

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