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Gulf Cove Methodists ready with the turkey
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
GULF COVE — No one needs to go hungry today or be alone on Thanksgiving. A long-standing tradition, Gulf Cove United Methodist Church invites the community to enjoy a free … Find out how to read more online.
Crime decreasing locally, statewide
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
Crime in Charlotte County for the first half of 2017 has decreased by more than 10 percent compared to the same time period last year, according to the Florida Department … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM

THANKSGIVING Closures

In observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, all Charlotte and Sarasota County government business offices, North Port and Punta Gorda city offices, along with the county and circuit …

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Cops: Father arrested after daughter nearly drowns
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
A Punta Gorda man was arrested Tuesday after his 2-year-old daughter nearly drowned in a lake at the Seven Palms Apartments on Slash Pine Circle, according to the Punta Gorda … Find out how to read more online.
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Annual art festival returns to Englewood this weekend
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The Annual Englewood Bank & Trust Thanksgiving Art Festival is all set for Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of Englewood Bank & Trust’s main branch, 1111 S. McCall Road, Englewood. The Englewood Bank & Trust Invitational is … Find out how to read more online.

One hole-in-one, two holes-in-one
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Do you know what the odds are of hitting a hole-in-one during a golf game? They’re about 12,000 to 1 for an average, amateur player, according to the Hole In One Registry. That’s pretty steep, but not impossible. … Find out how to read more online.


Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Christal Lynn Boothe, 31, 300 block of Fitzhugh Ave., Punta Gorda. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of firearm ammunition or weapon by Florida convicted felon, … Find out how to read more online.

Bed tax collections surpass 2016
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Tourism officials in Sarasota County have a lot to celebrate this Thanksgiving. According to a recent report release by Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates, collection of the local tourist development tax, better known as the bed tax, in 2017 … Find out how to read more online.

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Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:27PM
BC-APFN-US--Airlines-9/11 Settlement, 1st Ld-Writethru,119 Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement Eds: APNewsNow. Minor edits. Will be updated. The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Insurers for defendants including American Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to pay … read more.

US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued
Thu  Nov 23 2017 01:19AM
TOKYO — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa … read more.

US stocks mostly slip away from their latest record highs
Thu  Nov 23 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks mostly slipped away from their latest record highs Wednesday as the two former halves of Hewlett-Packard both tumbled, while falling interest rates helped phone companies but hurt banks. The price of oil jumped on reports … read more.

Therapist who advised baby bottle for boy, 9, gets court win
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:27PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s appeals court ruled Wednesday that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who told the parents of a 9-year-old boy to bottle feed him chocolate milk, engage him in … read more.

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