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Sunseeker general contractor out as Allegiant assembles financing
Wed  Aug 8 2018 05:42PM
Allegiant Air appears to have parted ways with its general contractor for the Sunseeker mega-resort. Allegiant President John Redmond said he could neither confirm nor deny that Manhattan Construction Company … Find out how to read more online.
Crossroads director: Grad’s arrest highlights need for transitional services
Wed  Aug 8 2018 05:40PM
A Port Charlotte teenager charged with burglary of a church came under spotlight last week after the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office posted surveillance footage on Facebook. Felix Valdez Jr., 19, … Find out how to read more online.
One dead in Port Charlotte crash
Mon  Aug 6 2018 06:38PM
PORT CHARLOTTE − One person was killed in a crash at the intersection of U.S. 41 and State Road 776 early Monday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. At 5:14 … Find out how to read more online.
State Attorney candidate charged with violating election laws
Mon  Aug 6 2018 06:38PM
State Attorney Candidate Chris Crowley was arrested Monday on two felony charges for violating election laws, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office reported. In June, State Attorney Stephen Russell asked the … Find out how to read more online.
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No one’s ‘getting rich’
Mon  Aug 6 2018 06:03PM
North Port Deputy Police Chief Chris Morales says officers go to work “knowing in the back of their mind they may not come home. You can’t put a price tag on that.” That fact alone may be enough to justify … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte County Airport Authority District 2: Experience vs. growth
Mon  Aug 6 2018 08:30AM
Will business or aviation prevail? Newcomer Julie Price is running against incumbent Robert Hancik. It’s a race between the business community and an experienced candidate in aviation. Both candidates are running as Republicans. Not only will the winner get to … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte County Airport Authority District 4: Non-partisan candidate closes Republican primary
Mon  Aug 6 2018 08:30AM
Two types of experience are butting heads this year. Airport Authority’s District 4 has held the same representative, Republican Kathleen Coppola, for 28 years. Now, newcomer Stan Smith, who has 50 years of aviation experience, is running for her seat. … Find out how to read more online.

More Charlotte schools to offer free meals
Mon  Aug 6 2018 08:30AM
Eighteen of the 20 eligible Charlotte County Public Schools K-12 campuses now offer free breakfast and lunch. As part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Program, every single student at the qualifying campuses can receive a full … Find out how to read more online.

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Wells test positive for chemicals in Space Coast town
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Low levels of cancer-causing chemicals have been found in three wells of a Florida town. Satellite Beach City Manager Courtney Barker said Wednesday that the chemicals are similar to ones used in fire extinguishing foams, … read more.

Girl hit by car on Florida beach, suffers minor injuries
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a car on a Florida beach. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia … read more.

2 officers, bicyclist injured when patrol car hits tree
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida police officers were injured when a patrol car hit a tree while responding to an emergency call. Tampa police said in a news release that the crash happened late Wednesday in Tampa. Police said … read more.

Resort damaged by Hurricane Irma to reopen before Labor Day
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
DUCK KEY, Fla. (AP) — Nearly a year after Hurricane Irma wiped out a portion of the Florida Keys, a landmark resort plans to reopen in time for Labor Day Weekend. The Miami Herald reports Hawks Cay Resort on Duck … read more.

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