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Punta Gorda man was ‘Walking Dead’ in Vietnam
Mon  Jul 23 2018 08:30AM
Bob Hayes was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division when he got to Vietnam in 1966. As an 18-year-old gun-toter, it didn’t take … Find out how to read more online.
Rainy days in the forecast for SW Florida
Mon  Jul 23 2018 08:30AM
More rain, more heat in the weather forecast for this week. According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected every day throughout the week. For today, … Find out how to read more online.
Phosphate gets hearing in Arcadia
Sun  Jul 22 2018 08:30AM
ARCADIA — Theresa Wheeler, who grew up on a cattle-and-citrus farm her grandparents homesteaded a century ago, says her son is now raising his own sons on that Pine Level … Find out how to read more online.
North Port celebrates highest beam at new ballpark in ‘topping-off’ ceremony
Sat  Jul 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Major League Baseball is in the seventh-inning stretch of the 2018 season. And so is construction of the Atlanta Braves new spring training facility, where area residents … Find out how to read more online.
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Islanders to help pay for sand
Sat  Jul 21 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Charlotte County commissioners approved new taxing units Thursday to ensure Gulf beaches stay sandy. “We need to get this program going,” said Damian Ochab, president of the South Manasota/Sandpiper Key Association. “The fact remains, the sand is not … Find out how to read more online.

Cops: Baby’s broken bones lead to her mom’s arrest
Sat  Jul 21 2018 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte mother was arrested Thursday after investigators learned she allegedly caused head trauma and multiple fractures to her 4-month-old baby. The girl’s father brought the baby into the emergency room at Fawcett Memorial Hospital on June 24 because … Find out how to read more online.

Surprise inspection
Fri  Jul 20 2018 08:30AM
One of Florida’s largest medical marijuana treatment centers had to stop processing cannabis this week because of a food-safety inspection deadline. The Miami Herald reported Thursday that Surterra halted its production of new items last week after it was notified … Find out how to read more online.

FPL replacing power poles on River Road
Fri  Jul 20 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — For months, electrical crews will line River Road replacing power poles — so expect delays at times. “The project in Englewood is part of our continued investments in making the energy grid stronger and more storm-resilient,” Richard Beltran, … Find out how to read more online.

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Administration releases documents about former Trump adviser
Sun  Jul 22 2018 08:54PM
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Saturday released a set of documents once deemed top secret relating to the wiretapping of a onetime adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The New York Times reported that the documents involving former Trump … read more.

Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency
Mon  Jul 23 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The agency that supervises the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating. The little-noticed provision in a defense policy bill is opposed by the Trump administration and senior lawmakers … read more.

Papa John’s, big bucks, Harvest: A week in Florida politics
Mon  Jul 23 2018 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor’s office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; several congressional … read more.

Gunman in Trader Joe’s standoff was feuding with grandmother
Mon  Jul 23 2018 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES — A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother’s home exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking dozens of people hostage inside a Los Angeles supermarket, a relative said … read more.

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