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Charlotte Schools’ pools face refurbishing after violations
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:00AM
Charlotte County Public Schools is pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into refurbishing its pools, following a string of violations identified by the Florida Department of Health since at least … Find out how to read more online.
My junior high has been written out of history
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:00AM
The history of the world never changes. But our opinion and understanding of it evolves over time. When I was younger, my family moved from Delaware to Orlando. I was … Find out how to read more online.
One dead in Port Charlotte crash
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:00AM
A 64-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a Saturday crash in Port Charlotte, the Florida Highway Patrol reported Monday. Wade Martin Byington, 64, of Port Charlotte, was driving a … Find out how to read more online.
Signs, signs everywhere
Mon  Aug 21 2017 08:30AM
Like weeds, signs advertising everything from “We buy cheap houses” to “We buy junk cars” have sprung up throughout the nation along highways, byways and even residential streets. Snipe signs … Find out how to read more online.
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Cops: One dead in ‘disturbance’
Mon  Aug 21 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office investigators spent Sunday conducting a death investigation at a home on the 2700 block of Eleventh Avenue in Grove City. Deputies were dispatched to the home at 10:01 a.m. for a report of a … Find out how to read more online.

Man received two Purple Hearts in WWII
Mon  Aug 21 2017 08:30AM
Pfc. Joe Steimel of Holiday Park in North Port was a twice-wounded mortarman who served in the 29th Infantry Division that fought its way through France and Germany during the last year of the war in Europe in World War … Find out how to read more online.

Florida fourth in pending immigration cases
Mon  Aug 21 2017 08:30AM
Between Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties, 263 individuals have pending cases in immigration court, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, an online data tool maintained by Syracuse University. Sixteen cases have been filed in Sarasota in the last 90 … Find out how to read more online.

Forecast partly cloudy for eclipse
Mon  Aug 21 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians may be disappointed that the partial eclipse isn’t coming earlier in the day when the skies are more clear. The eclipse will start at around 1:18 p.m. today with the most coverage of the sun at 2:50 p.m. and end … Find out how to read more online.

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Walmart expands grocery service with Uber to 2 more markets
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing service Uber to two more markets — Dallas and Orlando, Florida. The world’s largest retailer had launched a pilot grocery service with Uber Technologies Inc. last year in … read more.

Google to serve next version of Android as ‘Oreo’
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:19AM
SAN FRANCISCO — An upcoming update to Google’s Android software finally has a delectable name. The next version will be known as Oreo, extending Google’s tradition of naming each version after a sweet treat. Google anointed the software Monday after … read more.

US stock indexes inch higher after back-to-back down weeks
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks inched higher Monday, as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index steadied following back-to-back losses the last two weeks. This week may be a calmer one for the stock market, after an uncharacteristically bumpy stretch shook … read more.

Barcelona fugitive shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:19AM
SUBIRATS, Spain (AP) — The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who … read more.

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