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Golf carts could spell trouble on the road
Mon  Apr 23 2018 03:44PM
Golf carts — vehicle with their originally intended function right in the name — are increasingly going off course, used more as an everyday means of transportation. Many owners have … Find out how to read more online.
Homeowners association to hold first election in 20 years
Tue  Apr 24 2018 08:30AM
Residents of the Kings Gate residential development in Port Charlotte will soon be able to elect their own homeowners’ association board, after 20 years of control by the developer, Benderson … Find out how to read more online.
Soggy weather forecast to kick off the week
Mon  Apr 23 2018 08:30AM
Break out the umbrellas, because it’s going to be a soggy start to the week in Southwest Florida. According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected … Find out how to read more online.
Venice man survived Leopoldville sinking
Mon  Apr 23 2018 01:40PM
Merrill Dayton was one of the lucky ones who escaped the SS Leopoldville disaster off the coast of France on Christmas Eve 1944. The Leopoldvile was a Belgium troop transport … Find out how to read more online.
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Military museum headed to IMPAC University
Mon  Apr 23 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Military Heritage Museum intends to expand and relocate this summer from Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda to the IMPAC University building on West Marion Avenue. The historic depository of veterans’ memorabilia — with more than 500,000 … Find out how to read more online.

Hurricane Irma boats still languishing off I-75
Mon  Apr 23 2018 01:33PM
With the next hurricane season just over a month away, casualties of Hurricane Irma last year continue to languish just off I-75 near the Tuckers Grade exit in Charlotte County. More than 30 boats damaged during Irma that were removed … Find out how to read more online.

Victim wages war on human trafficking
Mon  Apr 23 2018 01:27PM
When Jamie Walton was a 14-year-old living in Venice, she spent every other weekend flying from Florida to Atlanta to see the 46-year-old man she’d met and started a romantic relationship with online. During her visits, he told people she … Find out how to read more online.

South County courthouse contracts to be considered
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Progress toward a new courthouse for South County will take a step forward if Sarasota County commissioners approve a pair of contracts during its meeting Tuesday. As part of their consent agenda, commissioners are being asked to approve … Find out how to read more online.

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Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate
Tue  Apr 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON —Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to … read more.

3 teens accused of killing 1 of the boys’ mothers
Mon  Apr 23 2018 09:50PM
AP-US-Mother-Killed-Son-Charged,318 3 teens accused of killing 1 of the boys’ mothers Eds: Updates with details, background and quotes. Fixes Writethru sequence. Incorporates ME--Woman Killed. The Associated Press LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Three teenagers tried to drug one of the boys’ … read more.

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims
Mon  Apr 23 2018 09:50PM
BC-US--Lynching Memorial, 6th Ld-Writethru,952 New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims AP Photo ALBA101, ALBA107, ALBA108, ALBA113, ALBA102, ALBA105, ALBA111, ALBA112, ALBA110, ALBA122, ALBA108 Eds: Adds quote from a descendant of a lynching victim who had visited the museum and … read more.

Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt
Tue  Apr 24 2018 01:19AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said. Police and … read more.

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