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Some cry fowl over free turkeys
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Shelomie Francois waited in a line of about 110 people that snaked around the North Port Salvation Army building to get a voucher for a free turkey to feed her … Find out how to read more online.
Halloween portraits, with a heavy heart
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Tammy Grueber will carry through with her pledge to provide free photos of Halloween revelers Friday at Nickolson’s Portrait Studio, to support the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. … Find out how to read more online.
2008 sales tax projects bring rewards
Tue  Oct 28 2014 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — As the 1 percent sales tax referendum approaches, arguments are being heard from both sides regarding the proposed projects’ cost, importance and financial impact on those who … Find out how to read more online.
County to vote on homeless plan
Tue  Oct 28 2014 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Wayne had been without a home for a decade before seeking services and emergency housing at the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. After receiving assistance to obtain deserved Social … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks slip after Fed statement; dollar gains
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — An optimistic statement from the Federal Reserve sent the dollar up and gold prices down Wednesday as traders prepared for rising interest rates. Major U.S. stock indexes ended with a slight loss after the Fed confirmed … read more.

Florida ready for recount
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — There’s a chance that Florida’s bitter — and expensive — governor’s race between incumbent Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist could trigger a recount — a word that sends shudders through the state. Polls consistently show … read more.

Obamacare subsidies challenged
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law. Some of the same players who mounted the first failed effort … read more.

Obama: US can’t seal itself off
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon … read more.

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Research: Halloween ‘deadliest day’ for child pedestrians
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Police officers on Halloween night will be strictly enforcing a reduced speed limit of 15 mph in the Punta Gorda Historic District, to help keep trick-or-treaters safe. There will be a “heavily uniformed police presence” keeping an extra eye out … Find out how to read more online.

Financial issues top county’s agenda
Mon  Oct 27 2014 08:30AM
MURDOCK — At their regular meeting on Tuesday, Charlotte County commissioners will focus on such major issues as next year’s Health Department contract, impact fees and the future of the Super Boat Race. The proposed 2015 Charlotte County Health Department … Find out how to read more online.

Cops: Love triangle sparked murder-suicide
Tue  Oct 28 2014 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — A love triangle sparked the quarrel that led to last week’s murder-suicide at a local trailer park, officials confirmed Monday. Rosemery Martinez, 36, used a .40-caliber handgun to shoot her husband, Jonathan Edward Brewer, 42, and a … Find out how to read more online.

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