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Deputies shoot, kill man armed with knives
Tue  Feb 28 2017 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Jacob Taulbee came out of the woods next to his home and headed toward deputies with two knives raised, Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell said Monday. At least … Find out how to read more online.
Unchained ‘pulpiteers’ perform — Pastors display talent in variety show
Tue  Feb 28 2017 01:00AM
Have you heard the one about the pastors who got together and put on a variety show? Good Lord! Well, they did just that. Six of them. They called it … Find out how to read more online.
Let’s get The Conversation started
Tue  Feb 28 2017 01:00AM
I didn’t really know Bruce Wilson Jr., but I could tell he had a passion for his job. He kept telling me how he had a way to bring our … Find out how to read more online.
Lent means more …
Mon  Feb 27 2017 08:30AM
For centuries, practicing Catholics and other observers of the Christian faith ate fish on Fridays year-round — but especially during the 40 days of Lent. Although millions still practice that tradition, … Find out how to read more online.
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Rick Scott gets post that may elevate national profile
Mon  Feb 27 2017 08:30AM
Gov. Rick Scott will be second-in-command of a Republican organization that played a huge financial role in his re-election. On Friday the Republican Governor’s Association named Scott their vice chairman, replacing South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who resigned and was … read more.

Justices turn down FPL in power line dispute
Mon  Feb 27 2017 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — The state Supreme Court on Friday turned down an appeal by Florida Power & Light in a case about whether the utility could be required to install underground transmission lines as part of a nuclear-power project in Miami-Dade … read more.

Midwest, Wyoming lawmakers target wolf protections again
Sun  Feb 26 2017 07:37PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pressure is building in Congress to take gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming off the endangered list, which would allow farmers to kill the animals if they threaten livestock. Representatives from Minnesota, Wisconsin, … read more.

Air Force officer’s sexual assault sentence called lenient
Mon  Feb 27 2017 01:19AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Air Force noncommissioned officer convicted of misconduct with eight women, including three who accused him of sexually assaulting them, was sentenced to three months confinement and another month of hard labor, a punishment a victims’ … read more.

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‘We did not tie up the land just to sit on it’
Mon  Feb 27 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — As the final closing date approaches for the Murdock Village property, the developer is moving forward with plans to transform the vacant land into a master- planned community with all the amenities demanded by today’s homeowners. Donald Schrotenboer, … Find out how to read more online.

Long-vacant home being renovated for a Punta Gorda eatery
Mon  Feb 27 2017 08:30AM
A long-vacant historic home is being renovated for a downtown Punta Gorda restaurant. Local developer Bruce Laishley, who recently bought the building at 321 West Retta Esplanade, said Carmelo’s Italian Ristorante has plans to move in once renovations are done. … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda man served on minesweeper in Pacific
Mon  Feb 27 2017 08:30AM
Duane Waterman, who lives south of Punta Gorda, served aboard a minesweeper, USS YMS-200, at the end of World War II. He was a seaman 1st class, and she was a wooden boat about 20 feet wide and 100 feet … Find out how to read more online.

He can’t convince VA he was not at Pearl Harbor
Mon  Feb 27 2017 10:39PM
The Department of Veterans Affairs insists William Moyer was burned on his hands and face during an explosion on his ship at Pearl Harbor in 1958. Moyer, who lives in Harbour Heights, says that’s crazy. “I’ve never even been on … Find out how to read more online.

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