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Sat  Feb 25 2017 07:18PM
American Legion Post 110 • Bridge winners Feb. 20: 1-Ann Beers, 4520; 2-Barb Lutz, 3420; 3-Corlotta Crowell, 3900; 4-Tom Zinneman, 3390. Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club • Slam Bridge winners Feb. … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Feb 25 2017 07:18PM
Charlotte County births There were no births reported this week in Charlotte County. Charlotte County marriages • Leroy William Anthony of South Jamesport, N.Y., and Colleen Joy Carreiro of Kingston, … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County to fund new hangar
Sat  Feb 25 2017 07:18PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — With a substantial financial commitment expected from Charlotte County, essential flight-training facilities for Western Michigan University could soon take shape at Punta Gorda Airport. If the funding … Find out how to read more online.
Pretrial services cuff bondsman
Sat  Feb 25 2017 08:30AM
It wasn’t long ago bondsman Brent Klein was making good money as business boomed. Not quite Dog the Bounty Hunter status — a character many in the industry despised because … Find out how to read more online.
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Suspect in Kim Jong Nam attack says she got $90 for a prank
Sat  Feb 25 2017 06:50PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Indonesian woman who is one of the suspects in the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s half brother said she was paid $90 for what she believed was a prank, an Indonesian … read more.

Muhammad Ali’s son detained at airport: ‘Are you Muslim?’
Sat  Feb 25 2017 06:48PM
Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Returning from a Black … read more.

Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border
Sat  Feb 25 2017 06:48PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to … read more.

Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a ‘drunken mess,’ not political
Sat  Feb 25 2017 06:45PM
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a “drunken mess” after his father … read more.

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PCMS students get ‘passport’ to future careers
Sat  Feb 25 2017 07:18PM
Port Charlotte Middle School students recently explored various career paths at a career night themed a “Passport to the Future.” The event held in the school’s gymnasium attracted more than 40 professionals from various professions, according to a release. Hundreds … Find out how to read more online.

Museum names John Davidson Wall of Warrior Honoree
Sat  Feb 25 2017 07:18PM
The officers and directors of the Military Heritage Museum inducted their 10th military veteran into the Wall of Warriors hall of fame on Feb. 24 at the Twin Isles Country Club in Punta Gorda. Friends, family and community members came … Find out how to read more online.

Widower: ‘Do the right thing’
Sat  Feb 25 2017 07:18PM
Gary Knowlton is no longer in a forgiving mood. The husband of Mary Knowlton, the retired librarian who was shot to death in a public police demonstration Aug. 9, 2016, is angry. “… I don’t want there to be any … Find out how to read more online.

Anti-Trump protesters march across bridge
Sat  Feb 25 2017 07:18PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The anti-Trump “Indivisible” movement took to the streets Saturday, with hundreds of demonstrators marching across the Peace River bridge in a show of resistance to the president’s agenda. The march, entitled “Indivisible for Peace and Tolerance,” protested … Find out how to read more online.

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