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Medical marijuana rules, access hazy in Southwest Florida
Tue  Jul 18 2017 01:59PM
Venice’s Compassionate Care Clinic is busy. Dr. Barry Gordon, laptop in hand, bounds around the tiny, three-room office space just off I-75 meeting with patients. Gordon, along with executive director … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda sex offender receives 21 months for failing to register
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
FORT MYERS — A 45-year-old Punta Gorda man received 21 months in federal prison on Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender. Eric David Erdmann registered as a … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte eyes millage-rate reduction
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — At a Charlotte County workshop this week, there was just one citizen who addressed next year’s proposed budget and millage rate. But his knowledge of the subject was … Find out how to read more online.
Two arrested in drug bust at Bayshore Park
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County deputies confiscated more than 200 pills during a drug bust at Bayshore Park Monday. The deputies came to the park searching for Hope Jeske, wanted for an out-of-county … Find out how to read more online.
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Made-in-USA goods can be pricey and elusive, just ask Trump
Thu  Jul 20 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s push this week to get Americans to buy goods “made in America” is harder than it might seem. Even for Trump. The gold-plated pens the president uses to sign laws are assembled in Rhode Island … read more.

Technology and health care lift stocks to record highs
Thu  Jul 20 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks continued to climb Wednesday, led by technology, health care and energy companies. Media companies also rose as stock indexes set record highs. The technology part of the Standard & Poor’s 500 index finally broke the … read more.

Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law
Thu  Jul 20 2017 01:19AM
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale took full effect. Customers sniffed pungent green … read more.

EU closer to sanctions on Poland over changes in judiciary
Thu  Jul 20 2017 01:19AM
WARSAW, Poland — The European Union is coming closer to imposing sanctions on Poland for the government’s controversial attempt to take control of the judiciary, a senior EU official warned Wednesday, as new street protests and heated debate erupted in … read more.

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Convicted Punta Gorda killer pleads guilty in Vermont case
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
The man convicted in a Charlotte County 2001 cold case homicide pleaded guilty Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Vermont to possessing two firearms as a convicted felon. Phillip Barr, 47, was wanted for the 2001 homicide of 19-year-old … Find out how to read more online.

Sprayer is new weapon in war on bugs
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
To say controlling disease-carrying mosquitoes is a challenge may be an understatement. One female mosquito can lay up to 500 eggs. She can do it three times before dying. Her eggs are deposited in as little as one inch of … Find out how to read more online.

Former Lemon Bay football players organize jamboree to remember teammate
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Josh Schulte and Lucas Sparks decided they wanted to do something to remember their late teammate and friend Austin Hirschy and help his family. And they did just that Sunday. The two former Lemon Bay High School and … Find out how to read more online.

Kids’ Needs needed more than ever
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — When Leslie Edwards graduated from Lemon Bay High School in 1988, she never would have imagined that the number of Englewood kids from economically struggling families would grow. But it has. “There’s far more kids,” said Edwards, who … Find out how to read more online.

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