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Residents deal with incinerator business
Fri  Aug 28 2015 08:30AM
SOUTH GULF COVE — At least one resident grabbed the microphone and said she didn’t want a business like Charlotte Organix in her neighborhood. However, others at a recent meeting … Find out how to read more online.
Closing in on Fishermen’s Village deal
Thu  Aug 27 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — After months of lengthy negotiations, Fishermen’s Village and the city finally settled on language Wednesday that spells out the conditions of a complicated land deal that, if … Find out how to read more online.
AMIkids Crossroads moving to charter school status
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A residential group home and on-site school for foster boys located on 20 acres of land in eastern Charlotte County is close to becoming a charter school. … Find out how to read more online.
Animal deaths remain a mystery
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Authorities are still trying to decide who or what is to blame for a bizarre incident that left eight deer and a dog dead. Charlotte County Animal … Find out how to read more online.
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Ind. high court hears dispute over ‘0INK’ plate
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a police officer was wrongly denied a vanity license plate saying ‘0INK,’ which state officials had deemed offensive. Solicitor General Thomas Fisher told the Indiana Supreme Court that the … read more.

Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Trump announced the event during an appearance Thursday in South Carolina, … read more.

Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man is accused of killing a 9-year-old girl who was inside her Ferguson home when shots were fired into a bedroom. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch on Thursday charged 21-year-old De’Eris … read more.

Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
BC-US--Restaurant Explosion-Kansas City,130 Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury says Time Warner Cable is largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that … read more.

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Gleason to leave Sun for county position
Tue  Aug 25 2015 08:30AM
Award-winning Sun editorial page editor Brian Gleason is leaving the newspaper to accept a job as communications manager with Charlotte County. County Administrator Ray Sandrock said Gleason will fill a position that has been vacant since the county began downsizing … Find out how to read more online.

City mulls wildlife center options
Tue  Aug 25 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — City leaders all agree that the Peace River Wildlife Center should remain at Ponce de Leon Park. How to accomplish that, though, is still very much a mystery. For months, City Council members have been debating how … Find out how to read more online.

Slain firefighter’s family posts ‘call for action’
Tue  Aug 25 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The family of Charlotte County firefighter Sam Presley Dreher will not quit until they see Danielle Dreher, Sam’s ex-wife, behind bars for good. Danielle, a 43-year-old North Port woman, was sentenced to three years in prison Aug. 19 at … Find out how to read more online.

Wrongly jailed man says he’s not alone
Tue  Aug 25 2015 08:30AM
A Punta Gorda man who spent four days in the Charlotte County Jail last week after police arrested him on a false warrant may not be the only one being wrongly imprisoned. “Other people reached out saying it happened to … Find out how to read more online.

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