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Turkey Day shooter gets probation
Sat  May 23 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The 64-year-old Port Charlotte man originally charged with trying to murder a female friend on Thanksgiving will avoid prison time. Rickey Hill, with his attorney, Assistant Public … Find out how to read more online.
Murder victim ID’d
Sat  May 23 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Cesar Ramonzajac McClatchy, 43, reportedly died Thursday at the hands of a 22-year-old homeless man, Nicholas Robert Ryan Luciano — someone with whom McClatchy was “friends” on … Find out how to read more online.
Turkey Day shooter gets probation
Sat  May 23 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The 64-year-old Port Charlotte man originally charged with trying to murder a female friend on Thanksgiving will avoid prison time. Rickey Hill, with his attorney, Assistant Public … Find out how to read more online.
Jobless figures point to summer ‘season’
Sat  May 23 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Imagine, if you will, a season that never ends, when visitors and spending abound year-round. It may sound like wishful thinking, but as the area jobless rate continues … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Walmart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, the nation’s largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. That means asking meat producers, eggs suppliers and others … read more.

Oil makes stocks slide slightly
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note. Major indexes fell from the start on Friday as oil drillers and other energy-related companies followed oil prices lower. Stocks spent much of … read more.

Oil pipeline leaks on rise
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation’s infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents. Since 2009, the annual number of … read more.

ISIS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. The … read more.

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A true ‘full day of work’
Sat  May 23 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The more than 200 men and women who make up Charlotte County Fire/EMS certainly stay busy to keep local residents safe. In fact, the agency already has responded to about 13,000 calls this year, or nearly 100 per … Find out how to read more online.

Home sales, prices maintain strong showing
Fri  May 22 2015 08:30AM
The Southwest Florida real estate market had another stellar month in April, making it the second highest month for sales in the last 12. According to the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Realtor Association, Realtors in Charlotte County reported a total … Find out how to read more online.

Motorists must be vigilant on air bag recall
Fri  May 22 2015 08:30AM
Limited updates are prompting panicked calls to local car dealerships from motorists seeking information about the massive air bag recall impacting perhaps 34 million drivers. The recall has Bill Nelson, Florida’s senior U.S. senator, angry. “Folks shouldn’t have to drive around wondering … Find out how to read more online.


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