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Fire veteran retires after 30 years
Fri  Aug 1 2014 06:32PM
In 1963, the year before Gregg Bala was born, his father and grandfather helped to start a volunteer fire department in Punta Gorda, at the site that is now Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Man steals snowbird’s car
Fri  Aug 1 2014 06:39PM
ENGLEWOOD — A man has been accused of using a neighbor’s house and car — without permission — while the owner was away for the summer, according to a Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
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Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal
Fri  Aug 1 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity. The deal announced late Wednesday is the latest … read more.

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
Fri  Aug 1 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where … read more.

Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor’s office
Fri  Aug 1 2014 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician’s office for about an hour, authorities say. The woman, … read more.

Price tag for new Tampa area expressway is $454M
Fri  Aug 1 2014 01:19AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Department of Transportation officials say a new expressway linking two major roads in the Tampa Bay area will cost about $454 million — about $116 million more than first announced. Most of the extra … read more.

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Sales-tax holiday is great time to shop
Fri  Aug 1 2014 05:48PM
The sales-tax holiday is in full swing through midnight Sunday, and shoppers across the state are celebrating the savings. Florida families will get a break on sales taxes this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers. And the savings … Find out how to read more online.

Beach bacteria claims life
Thu  Jul 31 2014 10:10AM
A middle-aged patient died in Sarasota County after contracting an ocean-borne bacterial infection through an open wound, according to the Florida Department of Health. The bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus, is present in coastal waters — especially during the summer when water … Find out how to read more online.

Spa soaked for $178K
Fri  Aug 1 2014 06:39PM
PUNTA GORDA — The former office manager of Spago Day Spa & Salon has been accused of making more than $175,000 in fraudulent purchases on the company’s business card between 2010 and 2012, according to a Punta Gorda Police report. … Find out how to read more online.

Report: Port Charlotte man caught with child pornography
Fri  Aug 1 2014 05:12PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A 36-year-old local man has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography. Again. Daniel Edward Palmer — a sex offender, having been convicted of 12 counts of possessing child porn in 2009 — was arrested Thursday on … Find out how to read more online.

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