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Financial giant moves into downtown Punta Gorda
Fri  Mar 6 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — After more than three years of negotiations, financial powerhouse Morgan Stanley finally inked a deal with the city to rent office space downtown. “This has been a … Find out how to read more online.
Cloudy, breezy weather expected this weekend
Fri  Mar 6 2015 08:30AM
The forecast calls for a “cloudy weekend” ahead for Southwest Floridans. A cold front is moving in today, according to Charlie Paxton, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, bringing … Find out how to read more online.
Judge: Murder case not affected by recordings
Thu  Mar 5 2015 02:53PM
PUNTA GORDA — A judge has decided a local murder case has not been hindered, despite allegations of governmental misconduct and denial of due process because jail staff sent a … Find out how to read more online.
Parkside projects inch ahead
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:31AM
MURDOCK — In addressing upcoming Parkside Community Redevelopment Area projects, the County Commission on Tuesday approved funding for some, set priorities for others, and reallocated money to make more improvements … Find out how to read more online.
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Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The military commander of al-Qaida’s Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a number of other fighters. State-run news agency SANA said … read more.

Envelopes with white powder found at Canadian offices
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
TORONTO (AP) — Authorities in Quebec launched an investigation after envelopes containing a suspicious white powder were found Thursday in the district offices of at least two Conservative Canadian cabinet ministers. A government official later said the powder sent to … read more.

Cardinal Egan, retired NY archbishop, dies at age 82
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died … read more.

Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands without power in West Virginia. By midday Thursday, a strong … read more.

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Lenten flavor
Fri  Mar 6 2015 02:30PM
St. Charles Borromeo Knights of Columbus Council 5399 holds a Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday (except Good Friday) during Lent in the Parish Center, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte. The menu will be a choice … Find out how to read more online.

Glitches delay new test
Tue  Mar 3 2015 08:30AM
The first day of new standardized testing got off to a rocky start in Southwest Florida. School districts across the state were forced to delay or suspend the test, and Charlotte and Sarasota counties were no exception. Michael Riley, spokesman … Find out how to read more online.

Flag day is every day for one veteran
Tue  Mar 3 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — George Combs, 84, is very proud of his military service. The Kentucky native enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1949 and attended airborne school in Fort Benning, Ga., and served with the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd … Find out how to read more online.

Lawyer for injured teen has questions
Tue  Mar 3 2015 08:30AM
The family of the local prep baseball standout who was seriously injured in a crash last week on his way to a game has retained a prominent area civil attorney, who said the 17-year-old’s medical bills likely will exceed $1 … Find out how to read more online.

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