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‘We are a Phoenix’
Mon  Sep 18 2017 11:48AM
SEBRING — Among the ruins strewn along State Road 64 as it crosses into Highlands County stands the ghost of a colossus. The remains of a tree more than a … Find out how to read more online.
Venice man helped keep Navy flying
Mon  Sep 18 2017 08:30AM
John Denike worked as an aviation repair sheet metal worker for Schweitzer Aviation in the Elmira, New York, area building glider planes before World War II. So when he joined … Find out how to read more online.
Returning to NORMAL
Mon  Sep 18 2017 03:33PM
Port Charlotte resident Jim Ford has not slept well since Irma raged through his neighborhood a week ago, Sunday. His days have been stressful in an unfamiliar way, overcome by … Find out how to read more online.
Irma left destruction, and lessons for life
Mon  Sep 18 2017 08:30AM
I am more than ready to put Hurricane Irma behind me. But, before I do, I have a few observations about the storm, the reactions, the comeback and the stories … Find out how to read more online.
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Sarasota, Charlotte residents grateful as schools reopen today
Mon  Sep 18 2017 03:13PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Sally Lutz remembers Hurricane Charley ripping through the ceiling in 2004 when she worked at Neil Armstrong Elementary. Now an assistant principal at Port Charlotte Middle School, she feels lucky Irma only damaged some ceiling tiles that … Find out how to read more online.

Irma aftermath: Peace River floods DeSoto County
Mon  Sep 18 2017 03:33PM
Unprecedented. It’s a term that was rarely used until the pending arrival of the record-breaking storm churning in the Atlantic just a week ago. Although Hurricane Irma is long gone and many are focused on recovery, there are hundreds in … Find out how to read more online.

Locals donate water, supplies to Irma victims
Sun  Sep 17 2017 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — As an electrician, Alex Baldwin has traveled the state and seen firsthand the devastation Hurricane Irma has caused. Navigating the back roads from Cape Coral to Arcadia, he said Charlotte County was lucky, missing the brunt of … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte Police Beat
Sun  Sep 17 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Marsha Kay Boggs, 45, 100 block of Caddy Road, Rotonda West. Charge: battery on person 65 years or older. Bond: $10,000. • Erica Rosalie Vandegaart, 26, 2100 block of Alton … Find out how to read more online.

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Why some hurricanes linger while other storms die quickly
Tue  Sep 19 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — This hurricane season is showing how wild and varied storms’ life cycles can be. Most storms seem to be tracked for days while others appear to pop out of nowhere. And some just linger around. Hurricane Jose is … read more.

Trump is riding ‘dead horse’ on climate issue, Gov. Brown says
Tue  Sep 19 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday touted steps the state has taken toward a healthier climate, but warned that powerful forces he called “climate deniers” are resisting technologies and policies designed to improve conditions. “I like all … read more.

Christie: Drugmakers to work on nonaddictive pain medication
Tue  Sep 19 2017 01:19AM
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that pharmaceutical companies agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction. The Republican governor made the announcement in Trenton, shortly after he convened … read more.

Banks lead US stocks modestly higher
Tue  Sep 19 2017 01:19AM
Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, nudging the stock market to another record high. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average closed at new highs as the market extended its gains … read more.

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