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Palm Auto Mall sale finalized
Fri  Jan 20 2017 08:30AM
Negotiations were concluded Wednesday for the sale of Palm Auto Mall, a landmark Punta Gorda business for 61 years on Tamiami Trail, to the Gettel Automotive Group of Bradenton. Gettel, … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County presents wish list to state delegates
Fri  Jan 20 2017 08:30AM
Water, sand, ink and alcohol. Those were some of the elements brought before state representatives at Charlotte County’s annual Legislative Delegation meeting Thursday at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association. … Find out how to read more online.
Denise Amber Lee left a legacy
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
John Walsh said, “If you are given the opportunity to change things, then how can you not at least try?” The quote reminds Nathan Lee of the importance of sharing … Find out how to read more online.
Thrills, concerns linger over Braves decision
Thu  Jan 19 2017 03:13PM
NORTH PORT — While the region is buzzing with news that the Atlanta Braves has set its sights on Sarasota County, more specifically West Villages, as a future spring training … Find out how to read more online.
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Suspect in officer’s slaying spews expletives at judge
Fri  Jan 20 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A suspect in a police officer’s slaying directed expletive-laced outbursts at a judge during his initial hearing Thursday on charges that he also killed his ex-pregnant girlfriend. He declared that many of the accusations against him … read more.

Senator behind gambling expansion worked for resort owners
Fri  Jan 20 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The powerful state senator trying to push through a dramatic expansion of gambling in Florida recently was working for the company that owns an iconic Miami Beach hotel interested in adding slot machines. State Sen. Bill … read more.

Trump steps into security bubble; will he bring his phone?
Fri  Jan 20 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few hours after President-elect Donald Trump was briefed by intelligence officials about Russian meddling in the election, an Associated Press reporter called his cellphone seeking an interview. The call went to voicemail and the reporter did … read more.

Indian activist Peltier’s supporters hope for clemency FBI summary of the Peltier case: https:
Wed  Jan 18 2017 09:42PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Supporters of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, hope President Barack Obama will grant him clemency and shorten … read more.

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Mother of victim testifies in murder trial
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
Sharon McPhillips cried on the witness stand as she identified her daughter’s belongings. Tara Sidarovich’s purse, wallet, sunglasses, keys, cigarettes and credit cards were left behind on the day she disappeared, Oct. 1, 2001. On Wednesday, McPhillips testified in the … Find out how to read more online.

For wildlife center, another step in move
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
As the Punta Gorda City Council unanimously decided to set aside $750,000 from the reserve fund to pay for refurbishing Ponce de Leon Park, officials from the Peace River Wildlife Center couldn’t help but believe their facility’s planned move had … Find out how to read more online.

King waiting on death row
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
Nearly a year ago, an attorney for Michael King argued the convicted killer shouldn’t be sentenced to death and instead spend his life in prison. Attorney Maria Perinetti told Florida Supreme Court justices King’s death penalty case isn’t valid because … Find out how to read more online.

Grand Slam
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The region slugged a home run Tuesday, beating out Palm Beach and Collier counties as Sarasota County secured exclusive negotiation rights as the Atlanta Braves’ spring training home. After a two-year courtship, the news was made official … Find out how to read more online.

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