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Residents react to prospect of Midway expansion
Mon  Jul 27 2015 08:43PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — While motorists anxiously await the widening of Midway Boulevard, with roadwork set to begin next month, residents remain wary of the three-year construction schedule. “It will be … Find out how to read more online.
County sues tree service
Mon  Jul 27 2015 06:42PM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County has filed suit against a local tree service after the company was cited for cutting down trees without a permit. Brown’s Budget Tree Service, a family-run … Find out how to read more online.
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Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West
Mon  Jul 27 2015 01:19AM
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A white-bearded Florida man has won the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt. Retired air traffic controller Charlie Boice of Palm Beach Gardens prevailed Saturday night at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, a hangout of … read more.

Mother of founders of The Allman Brothers Band dies at 98
Mon  Jul 27 2015 01:19AM
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — The mother of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band has died in Florida at the age of 98. Gregg and Duane Allman were raised by their mother, Geraldine, in the Daytona Beach … read more.

Tips help guide search for missing Jacksonville boy
Mon  Jul 27 2015 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say tips are helping guide the search for a missing 21-month-old Jacksonville boy. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Sunday was searching retention ponds, neighborhoods near a highway and a mobile home park for Lonzie Barton. … read more.

State officials say they’re recruiting more foster families
Mon  Jul 27 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Child welfare officials say they’re recruiting more foster families than ever before. The Department of Children and Families said recently that they have licensed nearly 1,400 foster homes. That’s up from 211 last year and brings … read more.

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Corporal dodged enemy, friendly fire in Korea
Mon  Jul 27 2015 12:51PM
Robert Borboro, of Cross Creek RV Park north of Arcadia, spent the better part of two years in Korea during that war. While it’s been 60 years since he was a corporal based at Young Dong Po, and his memory … Find out how to read more online.

New American with a Southern flair
Mon  Jul 27 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Lee Richardson likes to describe himself as a local boy. Born and raised in Punta Gorda, he got into the restaurant business as a teenager working as a bus boy in a Sarasota restaurant. From there he … Find out how to read more online.

‘Bulk’ mail?
Sun  Jul 26 2015 08:30AM
SOUTH GULF COVE — After he allegedly sent thousands of steroids from his South Gulf Cove home and the Englewood post office, federal agents arrested Robert G. Gregory on multiple drug charges. Gregory, 39, of the 9000 block of Calumet … Find out how to read more online.

DCSO: Additional victims sought in child porn case
Mon  Jul 27 2015 11:53AM
DESOTO COUNTY — A Tampa man is facing numerous charges related to child pornography, and authorities fear there may be more victims who’ve not yet been identified. The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office took 55-year-old Douglas Creighton Dewell into custody last … Find out how to read more online.

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