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Practices, not hospitals
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:00AM
Although personal information of 4.5 million people was stolen from Community Health Systems by Chinese hackers in July, the information was taken from patients of physicians whose practices are affiliated … Find out how to read more online.
Allegiant adds West Virginia route
Tue  Aug 19 2014 06:55PM
Allegiant Air on Tuesday announced a new nonstop route between Huntington, W.Va., and the Punta Gorda Airport, beginning Nov. 20. Tickets for this latest destination are available now, according to … Find out how to read more online.
Park comeback relies on sales tax
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — By all accounts, McGuire Park, listlessly tucked away in Parkside, has seen better days. The tennis courts no longer can be used, the parking lots are potholed … Find out how to read more online.
Allegiant adds West Virginia route
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Allegiant Air on Tuesday announced a new nonstop route between Huntington, W.Va., and the Punta Gorda Airport, beginning Nov. 20. Tickets for this latest destination are available … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel areas
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced another … read more.

Parents keep babies off Facebook
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, “a … read more.

Ferguson struggles for order
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:19AM
FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson’s leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of … read more.

Longtime ‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday Night Live.” Don Pardo, the eras-spanning radio and TV announcer whose resonant voice-over style was celebrated for … read more.

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Teen’s family hopes state will spare memorial marker
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Allison Moore can’t contain her sadness. This week, the memorial display for her teenage daughter could be removed from the site where she died in 2005. Allison and Charlie Moore of Englewood were notified last month that the … Find out how to read more online.

Teen gets 5 years for robbing mom, child
Tue  Aug 19 2014 03:50PM
A 17-year-old Port Charlotte boy who held up a mother and child outside a local bank has been sentenced to five years in prison. Shamar Blair — charged as an adult — pleaded no contest and was found guilty of … Find out how to read more online.

Teen gets 5 years for robbing mom, child
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — A 17-year-old Port Charlotte boy who held up a mother and child outside a local bank has been sentenced to five years in prison. Shamar Blair — charged as an adult — pleaded no contest and was … Find out how to read more online.

A day of many firsts
Tue  Aug 19 2014 08:00AM
About 200 students and their parents lined up outside Peace River Elementary School much earlier than the school’s 8:55 a.m. start time Monday. “The line was all the way around the corner,” said principal Jody Poulakis. “The parents come and … Find out how to read more online.

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