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Cavanagh spent time in Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima
Sun  Jul 24 2016 05:07PM
Tom Cavanagh Jr. of Deep Creek arrived at Pearl Harbor aboard a troop transport with thousands of other Marines. World War II was 10 months from being over. “Pearl Harbor … Find out how to read more online.
Convicted killer gets new trial
Sun  Jul 24 2016 06:24PM
A Charlotte County jury found Eddie McNealy guilty of second-degree murder with a firearm and sent him to prison for the rest of his natural life, after he was accused of shooting a man to death outside a Port Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.

Nuisance pigs = profitable pork
Sun  Jul 24 2016 06:24PM
Florida is trying to build a new meat industry with a problematic animal. Wild pigs damage land when digging for food, and repairs can get costly for property owners. So, … Find out how to read more online.
Ushering in ‘remarkable change’
Sat  Jul 23 2016 08:30AM
Bill Folchi felt it. As he listened to Donald Trump speak to close the Republican National Convention very late Thursday night in Cleveland, he was struck with a sense of … Find out how to read more online.
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IS attacks protest in Afghan capital, kills 80 people
Sat  Jul 23 2016 09:14PM
By LYNNE O’DONNELL Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than … read more.

Russian balloonist lands safely in Australia after 11 days
Sat  Jul 23 2016 09:14PM
By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A cold and exhausted 65-year-old Russian balloonist came back to Earth with a bruising thud in the Australian Outback on Saturday after claiming a new record by flying solo around the … read more.

Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings
Sat  Jul 23 2016 09:12PM
By GEORGE JAHN and PAUL WHEATLEY Associated Press MUNICH (AP) — The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to … read more.

California wildfires burn near Los Angeles and Big Sur
Sat  Jul 23 2016 09:12PM
By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildfires burned out of control Saturday in mountains north of Los Angeles and near Big Sur on California’s scenic Central Coast, posing a threat to some 1,300 homes and a sanctuary … read more.

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Trip to Charlotte beach to become more complicated in August
Sat  Jul 23 2016 08:30AM
Sometimes it’s not easy to get to the beach if you live in Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda. If you go toward Fort Myers Beach, you never really know if there’s going to be one of those classic one-hour plus … Find out how to read more online.

Sports bar entrepreneurs
Sat  Jul 23 2016 08:30AM
The old Sportsman’s Lounge sat on the outskirts, low slung, set back from the road. In those days, the sportsmen in question were more likely hunters and fishermen than football and hockey fans. The memorabilia on the walls were rods, … Find out how to read more online.

The advantages of verbal negotiations
Sat  Jul 23 2016 08:30AM
Q: I’ve sold quite a few homes, but none in Florida. In my experience, the offers and counteroffers were always in writing. The Realtor who listed my Florida home a few days ago just called to give me the details … Find out how to read more online.

Tensions rise at seven-hour sewer hearing
Fri  Jul 22 2016 05:16PM
PUNTA GORDA — At a protracted public hearing that started Wednesday and extended into Thursday morning, residents and business owners continued to push back against planned sewer expansions across Charlotte County, and the enormous costs they would bring, particularly to … Find out how to read more online.

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