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PGPD: Armed robber strikes local bank
Sat  Jul 26 2014 11:18AM
PUNTA GORDA — Authorities were investigating a suspected armed robbery at a local bank late Friday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., a white man wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses walked … Find out how to read more online.
Facebook pic leads to cat flap
Sat  Jul 26 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Less than 24 hours after posting a Facebook photo of himself holding a gun up to a cat on Thursday, Thomas McGuinness made national headlines and received … Find out how to read more online.
PGPD: Armed robber strikes area bank
Sat  Jul 26 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Authorities were investigating a suspected armed robbery at a local bank late Friday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., a white man wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses walked into … Find out how to read more online.
Tax holiday eases back-to-school fiscal pinch
Sat  Jul 26 2014 08:00AM
From Friday through Aug. 3, merchants won’t collect sales tax on any article of clothing, wallet, handbag, backpack and diaper bag costing $100 or less per item. During the three-day … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Worries drag stocks lower
Sat  Jul 26 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon … read more.

Ukraine tensions build
Sat  Jul 26 2014 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. … read more.

Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall
Sat  Jul 26 2014 01:19AM
JERUSALEM — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel’s defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its … read more.

Japanese on evolution of ‘Godzilla’
Sat  Jul 26 2014 01:19AM
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation- breathing, skyscraper- stomping monster they call “Gojira” was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago. No matter its evolution in Hollywood over the decades, the Godzilla creature began as … read more.

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PGPD: Armed robber strikes local bank
Sat  Jul 26 2014 11:05AM
PUNTA GORDA — Authorities were investigating a suspected armed robbery at a local bank late Friday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., a white man wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses walked into the Bank of America at 100 Madrid Blvd. — … Find out how to read more online.

Construction powers forward
Sat  Jul 26 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — County officials have determined that the incident in which a crane fell onto some power lines alongside U.S. 41 Thursday afternoon was just an accident, and the micro-tunneling project for which it was being used will continue … Find out how to read more online.

Winners Circle
Sat  Jul 26 2014 10:08AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners July 13: 1-Bill Tilley; 2-Christ Azarias; 3-Judy Tilley. Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club • Partners Bridge winners July 17: 1-Gibby and Bob Marshall; 1-Pat Slaughter, Frank Betz; 3-Rita and Dave Anderson. • Slam … Find out how to read more online.

Weekly Record
Sat  Jul 26 2014 10:08AM
Charlotte County births • Brady Joseph Klekot, to Emily Rowe and Michael Klekot of North Port, at 9:37 a.m. July 8. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. • Ethen Edward James Paul Rose, to Breauna Mitchell and Dewayne Paul Rose … Find out how to read more online.

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