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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
‘Spring’ into family fun
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — With arts and crafts, bounce houses and all-day Easter egg hunts, the annual Spring Spectacular is a haven for young tots. But it’s not for kids only. … Find out how to read more online.
Family traditions
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
Brenda Reyes remembers fondly the Easter traditions she celebrated as a child growing up in the Philippines. Good Friday, Christianity’s most solemn day of observance, was always a time for … Find out how to read more online.
Statute offers differing views on transparency
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
Florida Statute 112.533 governs the way law enforcement agencies receive and process complaints against their own officers. The statute allows for agencies like the North Port Police Department to withhold the … Find out how to read more online.
Businesses want changes for next Grand Prix
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — If things don’t change for next year’s boat race, one local business owner is going to rally others and complain to Charlotte County commissioners. Jill Hemmes, owner of … Find out how to read more online.
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More arrested in ferry disaster
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:19AM
AP-AS-SKorea-Ship-Sinking,1495 Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested AP Photo SEL808, LJM127, SEL815, SEL814, SEL812, SEL807, SEL806, SEL107, SEL108, TOK102, SEL104, GFX2042, GFX2041, LJM122, LJM124, LJM126, LJM121, LJM125, XAHN102, LJM123 Eds: Updates with divers breaking window and retrieving three … read more.

Student fought for Holocaust justice
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:19AM
AMSTERDAM — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part time in Amsterdam’s city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them … read more.

Red flag in Obamacare virus review
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. … read more.

Malaysia asks world to pray for plane clue
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:19AM
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official on Saturday asked the world to “pray hard” for a clue to help find Flight 370, while authorities said a robotic submarine was expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean … read more.

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Water district nixes city request
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA — Southwest Florida Water Management District officials listened to nearly an hour of pleas from city leaders before rejecting their request to prioritize Punta Gorda’s grant application for a reverse-osmosis water-treatment plant. Officials from the water district, commonly known … Find out how to read more online.

50 years of hunts and smiles
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
Charlotte County sponsored its 50th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning at North Charlotte Regional Park in north Port Charlotte. At the free event for preschoolers through fifth-graders — which started with a 1-mile Fun Walk, and then proceeded to … Find out how to read more online.

All hail the (new) chief
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
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, I had no aspirations to get into the field. So … Find out how to read more online.

Cheap thrills
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
For the tens of thousands of fans who turned out for last weekend’s inaugural Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix, the experience was marked by exciting races, perfect weather and little cost. While total crowd estimates ranged up to 40,000 … Find out how to read more online.

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