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Third fired prison guard back at work
Fri  Jan 30 2015 04:36PM
SOUTH OF PUNTA GORDA — Another prison worker who appealed his firing related to the death of an inmate is now back on the job. The state Department of Corrections … Find out how to read more online.
Muscle Car City prepares for move
Fri  Jan 30 2015 04:06PM
PUNTA GORDA — Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City is gearing up for a big move this summer, and his new neighbors couldn’t be more revved up. “It’s a blessing to … Find out how to read more online.
County shoots down Gulf Cove cul-de-sac rumor
Fri  Jan 30 2015 12:42PM
GULF COVE — Grumblings that cul-de-sacs in Gulf Cove could be ripped out prompted Joanna Dearborn to go to a community meeting, only to find it was canceled by Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
More cheating probed in North Port
Fri  Jan 30 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — North Port Fire Chief Bill Taaffe has declined to comment on allegations of cheating in an investigation into three fire employees — two of whom resigned Wednesday … Find out how to read more online.
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NASA remembering 17 astronauts killed in the line of duty
Fri  Jan 30 2015 01:19AM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth. For Robert “Hoot” Gibson, it’s a time to … read more.

A sneaky snake: Teams hunt for rock pythons in Everglades
Fri  Jan 30 2015 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — For all the danger posed to Florida’s Everglades by invasive Burmese pythons, there’s one thing researchers don’t want to know: how they would interact with another python species that threatens to move into the same territory. The … read more.

Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear
Thu  Jan 29 2015 10:19PM
SEATTLE (AP) — For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca … read more.

Survivalist pleads not guilty in ambush killing
Fri  Jan 30 2015 01:19AM
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a late-night ambush pleaded not guilty Thursday, setting the stage for … read more.

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40 years for teacher, 50 for head start
Fri  Jan 30 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Teresa Scurry did not expect her Thursday morning to turn into a celebration of her 40 years at the Baker Center. “It’s phenomenal,” Scurry said after friends, family and co-workers surprised her with cake and flowers in … Find out how to read more online.

US 41 widening begins
Thu  Jan 29 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The widening of U.S. 41 in north Charlotte County to North Port begins today, as part of a two-year, $31 million project. Also known as Tamiami Trail, the road will expand from four to six lanes for … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Jan 30 2015 04:36PM
New Day in Haiti 2015 The New Day in Haiti 2015 food-packing event is set for today at New Day Christian Church, 20212 Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte. There will be three packing shifts: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. … read more.

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