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Punta Gorda approves special assessments
Thu  Dec 8 2016 12:55AM
The Punta Gorda City Council unanimously approved resolutions for special assessments on the Punta Gorda Isles Bird Section canal cut-through and the Burnt Store Isles electric undergrounding study — both … Find out how to read more online.
Man sentenced to life for Bonhomme murder
Thu  Dec 8 2016 12:55AM
Dwayne Johnson insisted on his innocence during his sentencing for the murder of Kello Bon-homme during a drug deal two years ago, even when faced by Bon-homme’s family asking how … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Dec 8 2016 12:55AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Sara Ruthann Hughes, 21, of Tallahassee. Charges: two counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. • Michael Roy Millhoff Jr., … Find out how to read more online.
Restaurant dynasties beat odds, survive for generations
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
When Karen Slusar’s husband died, she felt finished with their Dairy Queen. Her daughters had other ideas. After Hurricane Charley tore the roof from The Captain’s Table and gutted the … Find out how to read more online.
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Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:57PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas could be the epicenter for the nation’s next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America’s second-largest state. The number of Texas kindergarten … read more.

A show, a trial and now the rerun in ‘Cops’ murder-for-hire
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:57PM
WEST PALM BEACH — Dalia Dippolito either wanted a hit man to kill her newlywed husband, or she’s the victim of police trying to become famous on the “Cops” television show. Prosecutor Craig Williams told jurors in a straightforward, 10-minute … read more.

Former Eagle Scout set to be executed for Alabama killing
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:57PM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama man convicted of killing a store clerk is scheduled to be executed Thursday, but lawyers for the former Eagle Scout are urging it be blocked because a judge overrode a jury recommendation in imposing the … read more.

Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:57PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A survivor of last year’s massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement room … read more.

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Retreat offers glimpse into 2017
Thu  Dec 8 2016 12:55AM
SARASOTA — It’s officially called a retreat, but actually serves as an organizational meeting for the Sarasota County Commissioners as they move into the new year. On Friday morning, commissioners will meet for their annual retreat, but not in their … Find out how to read more online.

Region remembers Pearl Harbor
Thu  Dec 8 2016 12:55AM
NORTH PORT — The 75th anniversary of the attacks at Pearl Harbor was remembered Wednesday morning in North Port. The event is hosted annually on Dec. 7 in an effort to keep alive the memory of those who died as … Find out how to read more online.

City in need of food donations
Thu  Dec 8 2016 12:55AM
NORTH PORT — In the season of giving, the city is encouraging residents to open their hearts and help their less fortunate neighbors through food and toiletry donations. North Port’s annual 12 Days of Giving Food and Toy drive is … Find out how to read more online.

Veterans remember Pearl Harbor
Thu  Dec 8 2016 12:55AM
Members of the American Legion Post 113 and VFW Post 10476, both in Rotonda, held a joint Pear Harbor Commemoration Ceremony Wednesday at Marina at Rotonda West. … Find out how to read more online.

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