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Officials: Sticker could help save pets’ lives
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:49AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Pet owners can help potentially save their furry friend’s lives just by obtaining a sticker. County safety officials on Tuesday announced the launch of their latest sticker … Find out how to read more online.
Low-income housing for seniors rebuilt
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:49AM
PUNTA GORDA — Some senior residents may have moved on, and others may have died since their homes were destroyed by Hurricane Charley in 2004. Still, some never gave up … Find out how to read more online.
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Iran says will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:53PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities, an official said in remarks broadcast by state TV on Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said … read more.

Great white shark thwarts marathon swim in San Francisco Bay
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:53PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A great white shark thwarted a Northern California man’s quest to become the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands. The Marin Independent Journal reports Thursday that Corte Madera marathon … read more.

Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:52PM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities in Sierra Leone are now monitoring more than 500 people after one man died from Ebola in area where the virus had been gone for months. Hassan Abdul Sesay, a member of parliament from … read more.

Senate passes 6-year highway bill, short patch still needed
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:52PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a long-term transportation bill, but lawmakers still plan to consider a 3-month patch to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states, since the House has left for the August recess. The $350 … read more.

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Getting out the word on the arts
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Tish Sheesley sees herself as sort of a town crier for the arts community. “Our mission is to promote and advocate,” the new executive director of the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County said. “My job is to shout … Find out how to read more online.

Bike Boca’s beautiful path
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:49AM

Bicycle safety tips

• Wear a properly fitted helmet

• Adjust your bicycle to fit

• Check your equipment. Before riding, inflate tires properly and check that your brakes work.

• Try to always wear neon, fluorescent or other bright …

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Residents react to prospect of Midway expansion
Tue  Jul 28 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — While motorists anxiously await the widening of Midway Boulevard, with roadwork set to begin next month, residents remain wary of the three-year construction schedule. “It will be good for traffic, but it might be really disruptive for … Find out how to read more online.

County sues tree service
Tue  Jul 28 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County has filed suit against a local tree service after the company was cited for cutting down trees without a permit. Brown’s Budget Tree Service, a family-run operation since 2000, was fined $1,000 for illegally chopping down … Find out how to read more online.

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