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Showers and thunderstorms possible this week
Sun  Apr 19 2015 06:49PM
Southwest Florida residents experiencing weather in spring that feels more like summertime can expect more of the same this week. Based on temperatures at the Charlotte County Airport, meteorologist Rodney … Find out how to read more online.
Day on the water a way to say thanks
Sun  Apr 19 2015 06:13PM
Lorraine Geiser, commodore of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, stood at a podium on the grounds Saturday and addressed the 20 local veterans who were about to be treated to … Find out how to read more online.
Incorporation push goes public
Sun  Apr 19 2015 06:25PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — About 50 residents and business people turned out Thursday for the initial public meeting regarding a possible incorporation drive for Port Charlotte. And many were as anxious … Find out how to read more online.
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Trial beginning for last 3 defendants in FAMU hazing case
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three years have passed since the brutal beating death of a Florida A&M University drum major exposed a culture of hazing within the school’s band. The final three former band members charged with manslaughter and felony … read more.

Poland summons US envoy over FBI head’s Holocaust comments
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Foreign Ministry urgently summoned U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday to “protest and demand an apology,” saying the FBI director suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust. James Comey made the remarks in an … read more.

Afghan police say insurgents enter southern police compound
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police chief says insurgents armed with guns and explosives have entered a police station in the southern city of Lashkar Gar after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the compound allowing … read more.

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
ATLANTA (AP) — A Canadian couple has sued a Georgia-based sperm bank saying the anonymous donor whose sperm they used to conceive a child was misrepresented to them. Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson filed the lawsuit last month in … read more.

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Special Olympians have fun at field day
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
ROTONDA — Skylar Martin lifted the golf club in celebration of making a hole-in-one in front of her friends. The 11-year-old fifth-grader at Peace River Elementary School in Charlotte Harbor was one of dozens of local members of the Special … Find out how to read more online.

Beauty of nature, art highlight eARTh Day Celebration
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Under a blue sky and a yellow sun wearing sunglasses, the crayon drawing shows Clara Bailey and her two sisters planting a tree amidst a field of green grass, adding to the beauty that Mother Earth already … Find out how to read more online.

Gated communities making a comeback
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Building luxury homes in a gated community in 2006 seemed like the right idea. But for developers Sam Rodgers and Lee Wetherington, it quickly became a nightmare. In 2004, after paying $28.9 million for 370 acres in North … Find out how to read more online.

Counties assail state’s primary care plan for underserved
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — One day after the Florida Department of Health confirmed that primary care services for the underserved will be switched over to the private sector in Sarasota County, commissioners from the two affected counties had their first opportunity Friday … Find out how to read more online.

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