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Bike stolen, recovered within minutes
Mon  Jun 18 2018 07:11PM
A Charlotte County man had his bike stolen and recovered within minutes Saturday. A Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy interviewed Terrence Turner early in the afternoon Saturday and registered his bicycle, … Find out how to read more online.
I’ve got something important to tell you
Mon  Jun 18 2018 07:16PM
‘Hey kids, I’ve got something important to tell you.” It was 1976, our Mom and Dad had gathered the five children around the table. Dad said, “I’ve decided to leave … Find out how to read more online.
Any takers? Candidate qualifying period runs this week for local elections
Mon  Jun 18 2018 08:30AM
Dozens of candidates have announced they’re running for local elected offices, including some without opposition, at least yet. Open spots on some community development district boards and city councils, for … Find out how to read more online.
Plattner still in talks with Punta Gorda to save Automax
Mon  Jun 18 2018 07:18PM
It’s foreclosure time for the Plattner’s Palm Automax dealership. The property, which also houses the former Slip-Not Lounge, has been cited multiple times since 2016 for code violations amounting to … Find out how to read more online.
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Big plans with walkways for bicyclists and pedestrians
Mon  Jun 18 2018 08:30AM
An advisory committee heard last week about plans for 53 projects over 20 years to enhance bicycle/pedestrian pathways in Charlotte County. The Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee met to discuss the Charlotte County Regional Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan. This master plan, which has … Find out how to read more online.

Sheriff Knight: Sarasota County schools overlook safety costs
Mon  Jun 18 2018 01:48PM
Sheriff Tom Knight told Sarasota County school officials about costs they may be missing in their plan to create a 42-officer security force. Knight and other top law enforcement leaders said the school district will need its own dispatchers, hardware … Find out how to read more online.

Heat index aims for triple digits
Mon  Jun 18 2018 08:30AM
There’s no mercy this week when it comes to the weather in Southwest Florida. It’s hot, it’s rainy. Then it’s hot and it’s rainy again ... and then there’s the humidity. According to the National Weather Service, the heat index … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
Phil Holloway’s mother ruled her home the same way the nuns in Catholic school did. That is to say she spanked her son. “I was brought up under the premise not to spare the rod,” Holloway said. “My mom taught … Find out how to read more online.

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Ex-hospice supervisor pleads guilty in fraud scheme
Mon  Jun 18 2018 01:19AM
DALLAS (AP) — A former hospice nursing supervisor in North Texas has pleaded guilty to her role in a $60 million health care fraud scheme that prosecutors allege involved overdosing patients for profit. Jessica Love pleaded guilty to conspiracy to … read more.

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud
Mon  Jun 18 2018 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and patients as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California … read more.

Army narrows list of cities down to 5 for new command HQ
Mon  Jun 18 2018 01:19AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Army spokesman says officials have narrowed to five the number of cities under consideration to house a prestigious command center that’s meant to modernize Army operations and technology. Col. Patrick Seiber tells the Austin … read more.

FBI agent removed from Russia probe is willing to testify
Mon  Jun 18 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team after sending anti-Trump text messages says he is willing to testify before Congress. A lawyer for Peter Strzok told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte … read more.

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