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Safety urged as boating season kicks off
Sun  May 27 2018 06:53PM
Although boating is a year-round activity in Southwest Florida, local law enforcement and boating organizations are taking the opportunity to emphasize safe boating this weekend, since Memorial Day is the … Find out how to read more online.
Forecast: Soggy Memorial Day
Sun  May 27 2018 06:53PM
As Subtropical Storm Alberto continues its northward path through the eastern Gulf of Mexico, Memorial Day in Southwest Florida is shaping up to be the wettest in recent memory, according … Find out how to read more online.
As hurricane season nears, local emergency managers prepare for worst
Sun  May 27 2018 08:30AM
A year after one of the most active hurricane seasons on record, this year’s Atlantic storm season is expected to be near to slightly above average this year. But that … Find out how to read more online.
Marine wanted to fight in Vietnam; ended up fighting in Puerto Rico
Sun  May 27 2018 06:34PM
Keith Connors, of Alameda Isles Mobile Home Park, Englewood, was still in high school when he quit and joined the Marine Corps. He wanted to fight in Vietnam. “I signed … Find out how to read more online.
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Winners circle
Sun  May 27 2018 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners May 20: Round 1: 1-Nancy Heder, Barb Carrol; 2-Sarah Martin, Fran Smith; 3-Randy Austin, George Stern Jr. Round 2: 1-Sarah Martin, Justin Sherman; 2-John Seaman, Fern Tropea; 3-Henry Tropea, George Stern Jr. … Find out how to read more online.

Weekly record
Sun  May 27 2018 08:30AM
Charlotte County marriage licenses • Michael Alan Sotak of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Valerie Anne McCreadie of Shaker Heights, Ohio • Chelsea Nichole Grant of Shawnee, Kan., and Nicholas Bradley Rude of Shawnee, Kan. • Geary Stephen Yamashita of North … Find out how to read more online.

Kids helping kids
Sat  May 26 2018 08:30AM
Tarpon fishing might not be your cup of tea. That’s understandable — not everyone wants to take on big game fishing. But here’s something we can all support: Kids helping kids. And that’s what the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic is … Find out how to read more online.


Sun  May 27 2018 08:30AM
SUNDAY • Bert’s Patriotic Weekend 10 a.m. Breakfast & Registration at the Widow 11 a.m. Run to the Wall, Kick-stands up • Run to the Wall of Southwest Florida 12:30 p.m. at the gazebo at Veteran’s Park inside Laishley Park … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Robert Kennedy Jr. backs 2nd-gunman theory in his father’s assassination
Sun  May 27 2018 08:36PM
As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy approaches, conspiracy theories still abound. The latest to add his voice to those who believe there was a second gunman is the senator’s son Robert F. Kennedy Jr. … read more.

A Trump shout-out and more last week in Florida politics
Sun  May 27 2018 08:36PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor’s office and all three Cabinet seats are open, Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, several congressional seats will … read more.

Website: Orlando is 2nd best city for summer jobs
Sun  May 27 2018 08:36PM
ORLANDO (AP) — A financial-oriented website is ranking the Orlando area as the nation’s second-best city for summer jobs. WalletHub said Orlando ranked only behind Scottsdale, Arizona for the best place to get a summer job. Miami was ranked No. … read more.

Police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee
Sun  May 27 2018 08:36PM
DELAND (AP) — Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital — and then slipped a note … read more.

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