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Turkey day weather dries out
Mon  Nov 24 2014 08:30AM
The sun should come out on Thanksgiving Day after being wet and soggy earlier in the week. Today, the forecast is partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s … Find out how to read more online.
Officials offer holiday safety tips
Mon  Nov 24 2014 08:30AM
Flames shot through the rooftops of two Los Angeles homes last Thanksgiving as firefighters arrived. Cooking the turkey had gone terribly wrong, sending an elderly woman to the hospital. Witnesses … Find out how to read more online.
Local man served with 104th Timberwolf Division during WWII
Mon  Nov 24 2014 12:47PM
Ralph Cook of Venice ended up a chaplain’s assistant serving with the 104th “Timberwolf Division” in Europe during World War II after flunking an eye exam to enter pilot training … Find out how to read more online.
Mud run, festival get folks back to ‘Nature’
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — At a recent get-together in Englewood, Ann Gillis resolved that it was time to try her first long-distance run ever. But, like many post-cocktail decisions, it was … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
Mon  Nov 24 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a … read more.

Putin says he won’t be Russia’s president for life
Mon  Nov 24 2014 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won’t remain Russia’s president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday. Staying in … read more.

Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat
Mon  Nov 24 2014 01:19AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. A fan … read more.

Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms
Mon  Nov 24 2014 01:19AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt. Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare to for the possibility … read more.

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‘Small Business Saturday’ promotes shop-local culture
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
Small-business owners agree that creativity and inspiration are two ingredients that set local businesses apart from their larger, corporate competitors. “There are a lot of creative things going on locally,” Jennifer Nicol, owner of North Port Feed Supply, said. “There … Find out how to read more online.

THURSDAY is the new BLACK FRIDAY
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
There’s no turning back for bargain hunter Melanie White. “I have shopped Black Friday every year since I was 16,” she said. “I am almost 40. I do it because of the savings — you have no idea what it … Find out how to read more online.

Jobless rate dips
Mon  Nov 24 2014 12:39PM
Area unemployment numbers continued their downward trend in October, aided by the triple threat of an improving economy, returning snowbirds and the approaching holidays. The unemployment rate in Charlotte County fell to an even 6 percent in October, down from … Find out how to read more online.

Inmate injured in prison transport crash
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Martina Tatarcyk was horrified when she got a call saying her son was in surgery following a crash on Interstate 4 while being transported from prison back to the Charlotte County Jail. “Keith was shackled in the van … Find out how to read more online.

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