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A step toward unity
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Waving an American flag, and boasting a huge smile and youthful exuberance, 11-year-old Amy Washington led the way during Saturday’s Peace March across the Barron Collier Bridge … Find out how to read more online.
Former medical assistant accused of prescription fraud
Sat  Apr 25 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A 38-year-old woman was arrested Friday for allegedly filling fake prescriptions using the names of two physicians at the Sarasota medical office where she was working, a … Find out how to read more online.
Crash drives wedge between victim’s family, boyfriend
Sat  Apr 25 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A 20-year-old woman who was trapped in a car after a power pole fell on top of it last month has filed a restraining order against her … Find out how to read more online.
SCSO: Osprey man had 1,200 images of child porn
Sat  Apr 25 2015 08:30AM
OSPREY — A 53-year-old Osprey man had a team of detectives waiting for him as he returned home from a trip to New Orleans Thursday, according to the Sarasota County … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News

Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:19AM
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering … read more.

Earthquake rocks Nepal
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:19AM
More than 1,394 die amid infrastructure failures … read more.

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt … read more.

Film officials try 3rd time for incentive program
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — Proponents of Florida’s film industry are back in Tallahassee for the third year in a row, trying to get funding for a new tax incentive program. After failing to find the necessary support in the Legislature the … read more.

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More Local News
Back on the job
Fri  Apr 24 2015 08:30AM

UNRESOLVED PRISON DEATHS

There are more than 200 pending prison inmate death investigations in Florida. Six of them involve Charlotte Correctional Institution:

LeftAlign.129LeftAlign.133Inmate, age Date of death

LeftAlign.27LeftAlign.134Frank Moreno, 40 10/10/13

Charles Sydnor, 66 12/18/13

Matthew Walker, 45 4/11/14

Damion Foster, 37 5/21/14

Amons Korion, …

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North Port Relay fights cancer, honors survivors
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Katee Shepard is an 11-year survivor of leukemia. “When I was diagnosed, I was given two months, and here I am,” she said with a smile. Shepard was one of many cancer survivors who took to the … Find out how to read more online.

Big step forward for home sales
Fri  Apr 24 2015 08:30AM
With home sales already off to a fast start this year, March sales reached even greater levels in Charlotte and Sarasota counties. The Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of Realtors reported 606 total residential sales in March, reflecting a 31 percent increase … Find out how to read more online.

Remembering the ‘Forgotten War’
Fri  Apr 24 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John W. Arens told the story of an Army combat medic’s heroism during the Korean War. The medic was tending to a wounded soldier when his machine gunner was shot. “He grabbed that … Find out how to read more online.

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