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Sun  Feb 26 2017 08:30AM
Since President Donald J. Trump took office, local immigration attorneys have seen their clients grow fearful of law enforcement. Without legal documentation, foreign-born residents are afraid the simplest interactions with … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Feb 26 2017 08:30AM
American Legion Post 110 • Bridge winners Feb. 20: 1-Ann Beers, 4520; 2-Barb Lutz, 3420; 3-Corlotta Crowell, 3900; 4-Tom Zinneman, 3390. Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club • Slam Bridge winners Feb. … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Feb 26 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County births There were no births reported this week in Charlotte County. Charlotte County marriages • Leroy William Anthony of South Jamesport, N.Y., and Colleen Joy Carreiro of Kingston, … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County to fund new hangar
Sun  Feb 26 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — With a substantial financial commitment expected from Charlotte County, essential flight-training facilities for Western Michigan University could soon take shape at Punta Gorda Airport. If the funding … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Rick Scott gets post that may elevate national profile
Mon  Feb 27 2017 01:00AM
Gov. Rick Scott will be second-in-command of a Republican organization that played a huge financial role in his re-election. On Friday the Republican Governor’s Association named Scott their vice chairman, replacing South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who resigned and was … read more.

Justices turn down FPL in power line dispute
Mon  Feb 27 2017 01:00AM
TALLAHASSEE — The state Supreme Court on Friday turned down an appeal by Florida Power & Light in a case about whether the utility could be required to install underground transmission lines as part of a nuclear-power project in Miami-Dade … read more.

Midwest, Wyoming lawmakers target wolf protections again
Sun  Feb 26 2017 07:37PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pressure is building in Congress to take gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming off the endangered list, which would allow farmers to kill the animals if they threaten livestock. Representatives from Minnesota, Wisconsin, … read more.

Air Force officer’s sexual assault sentence called lenient
Mon  Feb 27 2017 01:19AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Air Force noncommissioned officer convicted of misconduct with eight women, including three who accused him of sexually assaulting them, was sentenced to three months confinement and another month of hard labor, a punishment a victims’ … read more.

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Pretrial services cuff bondsman
Sat  Feb 25 2017 08:30AM
It wasn’t long ago bondsman Brent Klein was making good money as business boomed. Not quite Dog the Bounty Hunter status — a character many in the industry despised because it portrays bond agents as vigilantes — Klein, the owner … Find out how to read more online.

PCMS students get ‘passport’ to future careers
Sun  Feb 26 2017 08:30AM
Port Charlotte Middle School students recently explored various career paths at a career night themed a “Passport to the Future.” The event held in the school’s gymnasium attracted more than 40 professionals from various professions, according to a release. Hundreds … Find out how to read more online.

Museum names John Davidson Wall of Warrior Honoree
Sun  Feb 26 2017 08:30AM
The officers and directors of the Military Heritage Museum inducted their 10th military veteran into the Wall of Warriors hall of fame on Feb. 24 at the Twin Isles Country Club in Punta Gorda. Friends, family and community members came … Find out how to read more online.

Widower: ‘Do the right thing’
Sun  Feb 26 2017 08:30AM
Gary Knowlton is no longer in a forgiving mood. The husband of Mary Knowlton, the retired librarian who was shot to death in a public police demonstration Aug. 9, 2016, is angry. “… I don’t want there to be any … Find out how to read more online.

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