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Jenkins’ death leaves void in veterans community
Mon  May 25 2015 01:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — On Oct. 26, 1967, while serving with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Sgt. Jim Lannon was participating in Operation County Fair in Quang … Find out how to read more online.
Emancipation Day frees the spirit
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — At the Blanchard House Museum’s annual Emancipation Day celebration Saturday, folks donned Civil War-era garb and real-life roles to tell the human story behind the abolishment of … Find out how to read more online.
‘This situation cannot be ignored’
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
An expert hired to study Sarasota County’s homeless issues said the recent slaying of a 43-year-old allegedly by a homeless man was “predictable.” Texas-based Dr. Robert Marbut, founder of Marbut … 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.
State, National and World News
New Orleans police officer fatally shot while in car
Sun  May 24 2015 09:57PM
(CNN) — A police officer for New Orleans’ housing authority was fatally shot while inside his car Sunday morning, police said. The officer, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was working overtime at a construction site … read more.

Hezbollah vows to expand involvement in Syria’s civil war
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Sunday that the region is facing “unprecedented danger” from extremist groups and vowed his militants will expand their involvement in Syria’s civil war in support of government forces. Sheik … read more.

Florida woman released in jailing over son’s circumcision
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son’s circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars. Heather Hironimus, 31, posted bond and was released at 10:18 p.m. Saturday, jail records … read more.

Exit poll: New Spain parties get big support in local vote
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
MADRID (AP) — New parties won strong support in Spain’s local elections Sunday as voters turned their back on the country’s traditional political heavyweights, an exit poll indicated. The governing conservative Popular Party won the most votes in 11 of … read more.

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More Local News
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 Facebook. The North Port Police Department said they found Luciano … 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 Defender Toby Oonk, reached a plea deal with state prosecutors … 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 to fall, even after the traditional end of season, optimism … Find out how to read more online.


Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners May 17: Round 1: 1-Marion Goodman, Ron Hickson; 2-Nancy Gant, Bill Tilley; 3-Judy Day, Allen Ogle. Round 2: 1-Sara Martin, Bill Kirkaldy; 2-Pam Kirkaldy, Allen Ogle; 3-Ginny Sines, Paul Martin. Charlotte Harbor Yacht … Find out how to read more online.

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