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With more flights on the horizon, airport plans to add parking
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
More flights means more passengers means more trouble finding a place to park at Punta Gorda Airport. But drivers soon may be wandering less through the lots, hunting for that … Find out how to read more online.
City to hold attorney talks
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:06PM
NORTH PORT — Legality became the point of contention among the North Port city commissioners Tuesday as they discussed the city attorney’s contract. During the City Commission meeting in City … Find out how to read more online.
Feedback sought for next principal
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:06PM
NORTH PORT — About 40 people gathered Tuesday night to discuss what traits they hope to find in the next principal at North Port High School. The group of mainly … Find out how to read more online.
Miami woman accused of prescription drug fraud
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:22PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A Miami area woman is facing criminal charges after she was arrested this week at a local pharmacy for what authorities said was attempting to obtain a … Find out how to read more online.
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Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents
Wed  Jul 27 2016 01:19AM
DALLAS — The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead … read more.

Brazil police arrest last suspect in Olympics terrorism case
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro. The Federal Police said … read more.

Florida mourns again
Tue  Jul 26 2016 08:30AM
Two people are dead, including a 14-year-old boy and a Lehigh Senior High School basketball star, and up to 16 are injured following a deadly shooting early Monday morning during a party at Club Blu in Fort Myers. The Fort … read more.

Surgeon general: Precaution best method to fight Zika
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy toured a mosquito control facility in Orlando on Monday and said now is the time to start taking precautions … read more.

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Coyote sightings reported across region
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:04PM
Charlotte County has seen a considerable increase in coyote populations over the past 20 years. It is not uncommon to see coyotes in all urban, rural and suburban areas of Charlotte County. Active both day and night, they have been … Find out how to read more online.

iHeart forum to connect candidates, voters
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:04PM
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte County residents and property owners near and far have the opportunity to hear from candidates competing in eight different races today. The event starting at 6 p.m. is attracting candidates running for sheriff, county commission, Punta … Find out how to read more online.

Graffiti binge targets food truck, park
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:22PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Vandals who spray-painted obscene graffiti on a popular food truck cost the owners of The Ravenous Rhino a full day’s work Wednesday. Lee Caglioti and her husband, Brian O’Flaherty, took to social media early in the morning … Find out how to read more online.

Garbage collection costs jump 16.49 percent
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:18PM
Charlotte County residents will see an increase in their Solid Waste Assessment rates from $148.04 to $172 annually, starting Oct. 1. The Board of County Commissioners approved the decision unanimously Tuesday. The increase is the result of a request by … Find out how to read more online.

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