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Parkside projects inch ahead
Tue  Mar 3 2015 08:49PM
MURDOCK — In addressing upcoming Parkside Community Redevelopment Area projects, the County Commission on Tuesday approved funding for some, set priorities for others, and reallocated money to make more improvements … Find out how to read more online.
Glitches delay new test
Tue  Mar 3 2015 08:30AM
The first day of new standardized testing got off to a rocky start in Southwest Florida. School districts across the state were forced to delay or suspend the test, and … Find out how to read more online.
Flag day is every day for one veteran
Tue  Mar 3 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — George Combs, 84, is very proud of his military service. The Kentucky native enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1949 and attended airborne school in Fort Benning, … Find out how to read more online.
Lawyer for injured teen has questions
Tue  Mar 3 2015 08:30AM
The family of the local prep baseball standout who was seriously injured in a crash last week on his way to a game has retained a prominent area civil attorney, … Find out how to read more online.
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Lawmaker renews push to bring mega casinos
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — South Florida could become home to two massive casinos, dog tracks could end live greyhound racing and slot machines could expand into other parts of the state under a mammoth gambling bill filed Monday. The measure filed … read more.

Spacecraft nears dwarf planet
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet … read more.

Boston short of season snow record — for now
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now. Sunday’s snowfall brought the city’s total to 103.9 inches. It needs … read more.

Netanyahu to address Congress today
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not — and could not — fully understand … read more.

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Edgewater Drive to close for two years
Mon  Mar 2 2015 03:10PM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Ken McDonald wasn’t having much luck on Friday, fishing off the pier at Sunrise Park. First, he wasn’t getting any nibbles. And then he learned that Edgewater Drive, which he uses regularly to get to the park … Find out how to read more online.

‘Tropical air mass’ causes warmer weather this week
Mon  Mar 2 2015 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents can expect warmer weather all week, even with a weak front coming through toward the end of it. After the last cool front came through a few days ago, Tyler Fleming, a meteorologist for the National Weather … Find out how to read more online.

Jim Julian launched first wave of Navy drones
Mon  Mar 2 2015 08:30AM
When Jim Julian flipped the switch, cranking up a small remote-controlled helicopter on the deck of a Navy destroyer, he became a part of history that stretches to the increasing use of drones in today’s military. Shortly after graduating in … Find out how to read more online.

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