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Accused murderer gets third trial
Sun  May 3 2015 08:30AM
The Second District Court of Appeals granted accused killer John Allen Lee a third trial after his attorneys alleged the state withheld critical evidence during his previous, second, murder trial. … Find out how to read more online.
Nesting turtles turning up in numbers
Sun  May 3 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — April turned out to be a good month for the start of local sea turtle nesting on Gulf beaches. “I believe (we’ve seen) the highest numbers of April … Find out how to read more online.
High-speed hazard
Fri  May 1 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Ramon Merino drives every day from his home off Edgewater Drive to his job in mosquito control at the Charlotte County East Port Environmental Campus on Harborview … Find out how to read more online.
$23M malpractice verdict
Fri  May 1 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The recent $23 million award in a medical malpractice lawsuit for a mother whose daughter was born with a severe brain injury is believed to be the … Find out how to read more online.
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Britain has new princess
Sun  May 3 2015 01:19AM
LONDON — From Prince Charles to royal fans to most of those who put down a bet, millions in Britain were hoping for a girl. The Duchess of Cambridge delighted her nation and royal enthusiasts around the world Saturday by … read more.

1 in 4 renters use half their pay for housing costs
Sun  May 3 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities. That’s the finding of an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit … read more.

Issues of poor inch into presidential race
Sun  May 3 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate. Tensions in places such as Baltimore … read more.

Some 1,200 migrants rescued by Italy in sea off Libyan coast
Sun  May 3 2015 01:19AM
ROME (AP) — Ships from the Italian Coast Guard and navy have rescued more than 1,200 migrants after smugglers’ boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya. Italian officials say the migrants were being taken Saturday to Italian … read more.

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Soldier fought Germans during WWII
Mon  Apr 27 2015 08:30AM
Tony Di Gregorio spent the cold, rainy winter of 1944 fighting Germans in the Appian Mountains of Italy during World War II. “We’d go out every night looking for them,” the Rotonda resident, now 93, said, adding the Germans put … Find out how to read more online.

Disabled man seeks aid to fence back yard for service dog
Mon  Apr 27 2015 03:46PM
A Port Charlotte man confined to an electric wheelchair is hoping the community will help him pay for a backyard fence so his service dog-in-training has a place to run safely. Dean Collier has cerebral palsy — a neurological disorder … 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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