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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
All hail the (new) chief
Fri  Apr 18 2014 06:37PM
When Marianne Taylor was a little girl, her family lived next door to the local fire chief in Point Lookout, N.Y. “He was great,” she said. “But even back then, … Find out how to read more online.
His final words
Fri  Apr 18 2014 06:43PM
Bethel A.M.E. Church in Punta Gorda held a Good Friday service that focused on the “Seven Last Words” of Jesus, on the way to, and on, the cross. The featured … Find out how to read more online.
Jobless numbers hold steady
Fri  Apr 18 2014 07:12PM
The region’s unemployment rate in March showed little change from the previous month but continued its steady decline from a year ago. The state Department of Economic Opportunity reported that the … Find out how to read more online.
Nixle free alert system to start in two weeks
Fri  Apr 18 2014 03:20PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Want to get a personal alert when there is a major road closure in Charlotte County? Or how about learning when someone has been reported as a … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Prop 8 lawyer’s views on gay marriage evolving
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan … read more.

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who … read more.

Fla. woman doesn’t blame bear for her attack
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was attacked by a bear last weekend says she doesn’t want bears to be killed by wildlife officials for doing what wild animals do. Terri Frana told Orlando television station WFTV … read more.

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
Thu  Apr 17 2014 09:14PM
PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival … read more.

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Penny priorities
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK —The Charlotte County Commission on Tuesday tentatively selected projects that would be funded with passage of a sales-tax referendum in November. The list of community initiatives will serve an additional purpose, however, because it will be used by supporters … Find out how to read more online.

Jobless numbers hold steady
Fri  Apr 18 2014 06:43PM
The region’s unemployment rate in March showed little change from the previous month but continued its steady decline from a year ago. The state Department of Economic Opportunity reported that the jobless rate in Charlotte County fell 0.1 percent from February … Find out how to read more online.

Locally injured manatee sent to zoo
Fri  Apr 18 2014 06:43PM
A distressed manatee, which had several cuts from being hit by boat propellers, was rescued Thursday at Gasparilla Marina in Placida. The sea cow was take to a manatee hospital at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. If the manatee … Find out how to read more online.

‘Seven Last Words’
Fri  Apr 18 2014 08:03PM
Bethel A.M.E. Church in Punta Gorda held a Good Friday service that focused on the “Seven Last Words” of Jesus, on the way to, and on, the cross. The featured speakers included pastors and others from area churches in Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.

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