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Outdoor Channel ‘Reels in’ Englewood guide
Thu  Oct 8 2015 06:00PM
ENGLEWOOD — Many hours of footage featuring local Captain Chris O’Neill was edited into a half-hour fishing program that will air Saturday. In July, O’Neill, 48, owner of Tail Chaser … Find out how to read more online.
Police end baby burial probe
Wed  Oct 7 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The Punta Gorda Police Department has suspended a 10-month investigation stemming from a tip that a woman and/or her significant other buried a baby behind a local … Find out how to read more online.
Invasive plants cover Lake Niagara
Tue  Oct 6 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Since moving from Tallahassee to Charlotte County 13 years ago, Magdalena Young has come to cherish the diverse flora bestowed on Southwest Florida. So much so that … Find out how to read more online.
Bar owners avoid jail in gambling case
Tue  Oct 6 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The owners accused of offering illegal gambling at the popular hangout formerly known as Boomers will avoid jail time. Gus Kontos reached a plea deal on Monday, … Find out how to read more online.
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Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:16PM
By ALBERT AJI and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault … read more.

EU to crack down on people refused asylum
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:14PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries are closing in on an agreement Thursday to crack down on migrants who have been refused entry into the bloc so they can be swiftly sent home. A key issue will be to ensure … read more.

Round 2: Downstream South Carolina towns brace for flooding
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:14PM
By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Along South Carolina’s coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic. And in the Columbia … read more.

Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450M
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:12PM
By MARLEY JAY AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming music company Pandora said Wednesday it is buying ticket seller Ticketfly for $450 million in a deal the two see changing the way fans find new music and learn … read more.

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Plan B: Airport officials want WMU
Tue  Oct 6 2015 08:33PM
PUNTA GORDA — Though much is still unknown about the possibility of Western Michigan University opening an aviation program in Charlotte County, one thing’s for sure: The Punta Gorda Airport wants them. At a recent meeting of the Charlotte County … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
Frances Faye Rossi hasn’t driven an automobile for several years, but that’s a good thing. “Look how beautiful the sky looks,” Rossi said as she rode a Charlotte County Transit Route 10 bus from her home in El Jobean to … Find out how to read more online.

David Dunn-Rankin gets prestigious publishing nod
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
David Dunn-Rankin, president of the Sun Coast Media Group and publisher of the Charlotte Sun, will be nominated as president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association on Monday during the organization’s News Industry Summit in Savannah, Ga. The SNPA, an … Find out how to read more online.

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