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Tensions rise at seven-hour sewer hearing
Fri  Jul 22 2016 05:16PM
PUNTA GORDA — At a protracted public hearing that started Wednesday and extended into Thursday morning, residents and business owners continued to push back against planned sewer expansions across Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Truex hears from South Gulf Cove, Rotonda Meadows
Fri  Jul 22 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Charlotte County Commission Chairman Bill Truex wanted to hear from South Gulf Cove and Rotonda Meadows-Villas property owners on proposed assessment hikes to their communities. Because Truex couldn’t … Find out how to read more online.
Agencies train beyond Florida mandates
Fri  Jul 22 2016 05:16PM
From his hospital bed, Charles Kinsey told a television news crew how he had his arms in the air, telling police he’s a therapist helping an autistic man before being … Find out how to read more online.
South Gulf Cove seeks park funding
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
MURDOCK — The South Gulf Cove Beautification Unit Advisory Board had expected to allocate funds to pay for a pavilion and bathrooms at San Domingo Park. But that’s not going … Find out how to read more online.
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Florida’s jobs agency gives checks to departing employees
Sat  Jul 23 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Amid a major shakeup pushed by Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida agency responsible for luring jobs to the state is paying nearly a half-million dollars to departing employees. Florida taxpayers are picking up the majority of … read more.

County worker accused of threatening Florida AG Pam Bondi
Fri  Jul 22 2016 10:19PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi got a death threat from a county worker in central Florida who accused her of hating gays and taking bribes from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. A Florida Department … read more.

Authorities: $1B Medicare fraud nursing home scam, 3 charged
Sat  Jul 23 2016 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, according to an indictment unsealed … read more.

Historic home destroyed by fire
Fri  Jul 22 2016 10:19PM
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say one of Melbourne’s oldest surviving houses has been destroyed by a fire. Florida Today reports that firefighters responded to the Elizabeth Eaton home early Thursday afternoon. The flames were knocked down about an hour … read more.

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Injured bobcat gets released
Wed  Jul 20 2016 03:29PM
ROTONDA WEST — The female bobcat who was knocked out when she hit a car last week, was released after recovering at the Peace River Wildlife Center. Wildlife Center employees took the bobcat back to the area near Rotonda, where … Find out how to read more online.

Nautical sewing specialists
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
I wonder how many of us have the need for a sewing machine that costs $4,000 and can sew through material or rubber that is inches thick? On top of that, you would need special sewing machines that can handle … Find out how to read more online.

Man shot at Englewood park
Wed  Jul 20 2016 03:39PM
ENGLEWOOD — Jeremy McDermott is still recovering from a bullet that grazed his forehead and shattered his pinky. On July 6, McDermott, 39, said he was at the Englewood Park Recreation Center when he was allegedly beaten and robbed before … Find out how to read more online.

Meet the candidates
Thu  Jul 21 2016 06:28PM
PUNTA GORDA — At this month’s Third Wednesday Coffee, sponsored by the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, a candidate forum gave the public a chance to informally talk with a full spectrum of office-holders and -seekers, alike. The chamber also … Find out how to read more online.

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