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Fire veteran retires after 30 years
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:00AM
In 1963, the year before Gregg Bala was born, his father and grandfather helped to start a volunteer fire department in Punta Gorda, at the site that is now Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Man steals snowbird’s car
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — A man has been accused of using a neighbor’s house and car — without permission — while the owner was away for the summer, according to a Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
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Israel pushes deeper into Gaza
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally … read more.

S&P 500 has worst week in 2 years
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years. Investors found little reason to move money into stocks, faced … read more.

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at crash site
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:19AM
HRABOVE, Ukraine — Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims’ belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down. Artillery boomed in the distance as the 70-member … read more.

Judge: Draw new map
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis wants the new map by Aug. 15, meaning … read more.

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Sales-tax holiday is great time to shop
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:00AM
The sales-tax holiday is in full swing through midnight Sunday, and shoppers across the state are celebrating the savings. Florida families will get a break on sales taxes this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers. And the savings … Find out how to read more online.

Beach bacteria claims life
Thu  Jul 31 2014 10:10AM
A middle-aged patient died in Sarasota County after contracting an ocean-borne bacterial infection through an open wound, according to the Florida Department of Health. The bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus, is present in coastal waters — especially during the summer when water … Find out how to read more online.

Spa soaked for $178K
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — The former office manager of Spago Day Spa & Salon has been accused of making more than $175,000 in fraudulent purchases on the company’s business card between 2010 and 2012, according to a Punta Gorda Police report. … Find out how to read more online.

Report: Port Charlotte man caught with child pornography
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A 36-year-old local man has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography. Again. Daniel Edward Palmer — a sex offender, having been convicted of 12 counts of possessing child porn in 2009 — was arrested Thursday on … Find out how to read more online.

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