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Watch out for motorcycles
Fri  May 26 2017 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Michael Nicholas cruises down the road on his Harley-Davidson with enough lights to look like a spaceship. A rider for 58 years, he’s has never been in … Find out how to read more online.
Specht leaving Pirates for coaching hiatus
Sat  May 27 2017 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Bill Specht isn’t calling it “retirement.” It’s more of a hiatus. But no matter how you classify it, Specht won’t be coaching Port Charlotte High School’s basketball … Find out how to read more online.
Veterans care for Wall before Memorial Day
Sat  May 27 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Members of Charlotte County’s Vietnam Veterans of America gathered at Laishley Park early Friday to scrub clean the Vietnam Wall memorial. With buckets and rags in hand, … Find out how to read more online.
How Airbnb says it contributes to the community
Sat  May 27 2017 01:37AM
Although Airbnb largely does not contribute toward Charlotte’s tourist development tax, it notes that its homes host visitors who spend money locally. According to the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and … Find out how to read more online.
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Bullet tests clear Detroit man in prison since 1992
Sat  May 27 2017 01:19AM
DETROIT (AP) — A man who claims Detroit police framed him for a 1992 slaying walked out of prison for the first time in 25 years after new tests showed bullets taken from the victim’s body didn’t come from a … read more.

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo
Sat  May 27 2017 01:19AM
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia’s most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge … read more.

US safety board to probe plant explosion in West Virginia
Sat  May 27 2017 01:19AM
PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — An independent national agency is joining investigations into this week’s explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant that left the owner and an employee dead. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board examines the root … read more.

More records, barely, as stocks rise for 7th day
Sat  May 27 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made the tiniest of gains Friday as media companies and sellers of beauty products and food ticked higher. Major indexes added to their winning streak and record highs. Stocks spent the day flipping back … read more.

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Sat  May 27 2017 08:30AM
Calvary Baptist Church • Calvary Baptist Church, 75 Pine St., Englewood: “Pirates of Englewood” - The Bible Tells No Tales. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., June 19-22. Something for the whole family: Buccaneers vs Scallywags for ages 4-11, Pirates-Teenagers, Sea Dogs-A special … Find out how to read more online.

Attorney wants no mention of Knowlton’s death in police chief’s trial
Sat  May 27 2017 08:30AM
The defense attorney representing Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis wants evidence of Mary Knowlton’s death kept out of the chief’s jury trial. Lewis is charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor, stemming from the August incident in which former officer … Find out how to read more online.

Deputies find grow house while searching for suspect
Sat  May 27 2017 08:30AM
The suspect in multiple Charlotte County burglaries has been arrested and taken into custody. And, while searching for Blake Guild, CCSO deputies also stumbled onto an unrelated cannabis grow house, leading to two arrests. Guild, the prime suspect in residential … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda OKs designs for Veterans Park project
Sat  May 27 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Council members recently gave a nod of approval for project designs at Veterans Park that will include memorials, plazas, parking and a mural. Initial estimates for Phase II of the conceptual project is $450,000, which at this … Find out how to read more online.

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