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False robbery report leads to arrest
Thu  Apr 24 2014 02:14PM
PUNTA GORDA — A 16 year-old female on Tuesday reported to the Punta Gorda Police Department that her backpack had been snatched as she walked through Punta Gorda. After being … Find out how to read more online.
Area technical college changes name
Thu  Apr 24 2014 02:10PM
Southern Technical College in Port Charlotte, formerly Southwest Florida College, an accredited private institution offering career education through bachelor, associate and diploma programs since 1974, has been acquired by Southern … Find out how to read more online.
Country Fest to take over Fairgrounds
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:56PM
Don your favorite hat and pull on your boots — Country Fest is back in town. Only a few VIP tickets remain for Sunday’s Country Fest 2014 at the Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Technical college changes name
Thu  Apr 24 2014 02:04PM
Southern Technical College in Port Charlotte, formerly Southwest Florida College, an accredited private institution offering career education through bachelor, associate and diploma programs since 1974, has been acquired by Southern … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
First lady touts one-stop job site for vets
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to … read more.

Amid Russian warning, Ukraine’s in a security bind
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov … read more.

New Syrian gas attacks?
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
BEIRUT — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, … read more.

Teen ‘had no clue’ he was in Maui
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
HONOLULU — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner’s wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, … read more.

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‘Postcard weather’ over weekend
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:20PM
Patchy and possibly dense fog should give way to sunny skies and almost perfect beach weather well before the morning commute hours, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Tampa office said. The fog should dissipate before 5 a.m. today … Find out how to read more online.

‘Postcard weather’ over weekend
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:38PM
Patchy and possibly dense fog should give way to sunny skies and almost perfect beach weather well before the morning commute hours, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Tampa office said. The fog should dissipate before 5 a.m. today … Find out how to read more online.

Sunshine Lake testing to begin
Thu  Apr 24 2014 12:30PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Buddy DiPalma bought his home on the shores of Sunshine Lake for the view: crystal-clear water teeming with fish, water fowl and other aquatic life. That was in 2003. Five years later, however, the pristine paradise was … Find out how to read more online.

Council hopes to increase healthy assets for youth
Thu  Apr 24 2014 02:08PM
Funding from a Florida agency could help improve the lifestyles for Charlotte County youth. The Children’s Services Council received a $24,000 grant from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, said Emily Lewis, the Family Services Division manager. The funds will … Find out how to read more online.

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