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Shelter seeks homes for pets
Mon  Dec 22 2014 08:30AM
He was either hit with a bat or used as bait to taunt another dog — either way, Mojo’s jaw was dislocated and he would die without medical treatment. Seeing … Find out how to read more online.
‘Unsettled weather pattern’ clears out by Christmas
Mon  Dec 22 2014 08:30AM
A white Christmas is unlikely, but Southwest Florida weather should be chillier Christmas Day. Andrew McKaughan of the National Weather Service said residents will see warmer weather earlier this week … Find out how to read more online.
Complaint filed against Positive Bounds
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Four local business members have filed a complaint through the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services against the … Find out how to read more online.
App targets Brazilian tourists
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
Chip Futch, marketing director for the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, said a future iPhone and Android application may bring millions more tourists to Southwest Florida. The app, currently … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said. “Quite a few suspects who were facilitators in one way or the … read more.

Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast. The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000-horsepower gas turbine engines. Gyroscopes keep the … read more.

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they’ll know whether “driverless” vehicles are safe. It’s a … read more.

Iraqi Kurds push into contested northern town
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State militants who have controlled the area for months. The battle … read more.

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Area high school grades news mixed
Fri  Dec 19 2014 08:30AM
Grades for Charlotte County Public Schools’ three major high schools dipped, while two in Sarasota County leaped from a B to an A, according to a state report released Thursday. Charlotte, Lemon Bay and Port Charlotte high schools received a … Find out how to read more online.

Englewood launches ‘Waterfest’ plans
Fri  Dec 19 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Planning for the Englewood Beach Waterfest in November 2015 is on its way. The goal is for the Offshore Powerboat Association to stage powerboats qualifying and racing off Englewood Beach from Nov. 18-22. Unlike the Charlotte Harbor Super Boat … Find out how to read more online.

Cold front may come in chilly or wet Christmas package
Fri  Dec 19 2014 08:30AM
Although it’s highly unlikely to see a White Christmas in Southwest Florida, meteorologist Robert Garcia with the National Weather Service said he and his colleagues “never rule it out.” While some residents from up North may be disappointed that it … Find out how to read more online.

Fishermen’s Village looking to expand
Thu  Dec 18 2014 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — In the 36 years since Fishermen’s Village entered into a land lease with the city, the visitor outpost has grown from a sleepy spot on the harbor to a thriving waterfront attraction that draws an estimated 1 … Find out how to read more online.

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