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Animal Welfare League searches for new director
Mon  May 21 2018 06:16PM
The Charlotte County Animal Welfare League and its one-time executive director, Sharon Thomas, have parted ways after 10 years. “We were all in a good position. It was an amicable … Find out how to read more online.
Local BSA reps weigh in on Boy Scouts evolution
Mon  May 21 2018 08:30AM
Despite a name and policy change allowing girls to join the Cub and Boy Scouts, local representatives for Boy Scouts of America admit that not much is really changing. “Girls … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte kicks off centennial plans
Mon  May 21 2018 08:30AM
From a train to a salute. Ideas for ways to mark Charlotte County’s centennial, which will fall on April 23, 2021, flowed freely among those who took part in the … Find out how to read more online.
North Port man fired atomic cannon
Mon  May 21 2018 08:30AM
Army Specialist-3rd Class Marvin Kelly was listed as assistant gunner on a 280 millimeter atomic cannon. It was the biggest and baddest artillery piece the U.S. Army every produced during … Find out how to read more online.
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Forecast: A week of rain and thunder
Mon  May 21 2018 08:30AM
Don’t put away the umbrellas any time soon. According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast everyday this week for Southwest Florida, with the heaviest downpour expected for the weekend. There is a 40 percent … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda comes together for Emancipation Day
Sun  May 20 2018 08:30AM
From the steps of the Blanchard House Museum there rang a proclamation of freedom Saturday morning. Retired Lt. Col. Scot Shively reenacted the role of Union General Edward M. McCook, who on May 20, 1865 was tasked with receiving the surrender … Find out how to read more online.

Discussing next steps on River Road
Sun  May 20 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — With Sarasota County commissioners already accepting the offer from the Florida Department of Transportation, this Tuesday they will discuss the next steps that will turn River Road into a state highway. The discussion will likely occur in the … Find out how to read more online.

School Board denies charter school
Sun  May 20 2018 01:14PM
SARASOTA — Members of Protect Our Public Schools Manasota protested against a charter school that applied to Sarasota County Schools for a location near Palmer Ranch in southern Sarasota. The charter school would have been known as Pinecrest Academy Gulf … Find out how to read more online.

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Honduran drug kingpin sentenced to life in US prison
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
MIAMI (AP) — A convicted Honduran drug kingpin whose cocaine supplied the Mexican cartel headed by the trafficker known as “El Chapo” has been sentenced to life in U.S. prison. Court records show a Miami federal judge imposed the sentence … read more.

Woman in smiling mugshot faces manslaughter in DUI crash
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died. News outlets report 44-year-old Angenette … read more.

Alabama boy drowns in rough surf along Florida’s Gulf Coast
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old Alabama boy died after getting caught up in rough surf on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The News Herald reports Christian Doyle of Dothan, Alabama, was one of three swimmers pulled from the water … read more.

Man who stormed Trump resort booked into Florida jail
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
MIAMI (AP) — The man who stormed President Donald Trump’s Miami-area golf resort last week has been moved from a hospital to a Florida jail. Miami-Dade County jail records show 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi of Doral was booked Sunday evening while … read more.

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