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Rumford Street investigation continues
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Although Rumford Street has now been opened, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate the situation that led to the blocking off of the Punta Gorda … Find out how to read more online.
I’ve learned to avoid road rage
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
Have you ever looked up at the road to see a head-on collision coming? I’ve been on the road a lot since I started commuting from Sebring. I forgot how … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte approves Babcock Ranch revisions
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Babcock Ranch is changing course during the early stage of development. This week the County Commission approved a reduction of entitlements during the initial phase of the 18,000-acre … Find out how to read more online.
Man gets 10 years in Placida BUI manslaughter case
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
It’s been more than a year since Kathy Kelly last saw her son, 23-year-old Dylan Gonzalez. On Wednesday, the man responsible for her son’s death pleaded guilty to BUI manslaughter … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
New deal reached to fix VA budget crisis after vets protest
Thu  Jul 27 2017 09:54PM
WASHINGTON — House Republicans and Democrats reached agreement Thursday on a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fill a shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ program of private-sector care, seeking to avert a disruption to medical care for thousands … read more.

Falling tech stocks pull US indexes off their record highs
Thu  Jul 27 2017 09:54PM
NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes pulled back from their record highs Thursday after an afternoon swoon for technology companies helped overshadow another big day for telecoms. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2.41 points, or 0.1 percent, from … read more.

Iran claims it launched rocket carrying satellite into space
Thu  Jul 27 2017 09:54PM
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket into space, the country’s state media reported on Thursday, in what is likely the most significant step yet for the launch vehicle. A confirmed launch of the “Simorgh” rocket … read more.

Thrill ride OK’d hours before deadly state fair accident
Thu  Jul 27 2017 09:54PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers through the air, according … read more.

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Used car bonanza?
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
Automotive industry financial reports predict used car prices will decline by at least 20 percent, or up to as much as 50 percent, in the next four to five years. Reuters news service calls it “a dealer’s dream, an automaker’s … Find out how to read more online.

Air Show, Waterfest earn Charlotte support
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — The Englewood Beach Waterfest navigated Charlotte County commissioners into new waters. At Tuesday’s board meeting, Charlotte County commissioners unanimously voted to award $50,000 in cash and $30,000 of in-kind services for the Florida International Air Show at the … Find out how to read more online.

Home sales decline in June, prices remain steady
Thu  Jul 27 2017 03:20PM
After post-recession highs a month ago, home sales in Charlotte and Sarasota counties leveled off a bit but median sale prices remain strong. Single-family homes in Charlotte County dropped 8 percent from May with 37 fewer homes sold and 431 … Find out how to read more online.

Cops: Angry man attacks anger counselor
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man was arrested Monday after allegedly attacking his 68-year-old anger management counselor. According to the police report, Michael Kelley, 25, called the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office to report his counselor stabbing him with a pen. Kelley is … Find out how to read more online.

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