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Thunderstorms continue this week
Sun  Jun 26 2016 04:06PM
Thunderstorms are likely to continue across Southwest Florida this week, with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s near the coast and low to mid 90s farther inland, according to … Find out how to read more online.
Teen arrived at Pearl Harbor days before attack
Sun  Jun 26 2016 04:42PM
When the Japanese bombed America’s Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor shortly before 8 a.m., Dec. 7, 1941, “Bud” Whitney was a 19-year-old electrician’s helper working at the Navy Yard in … Find out how to read more online.
Coast Guard finds second body in search for missing family
Fri  Jun 24 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The U.S. Coast Guard found a second body and part of a sailboat during their search for the missing Kimberly family of Sarasota on Thursday, the second full … Find out how to read more online.
Teen looks to rebound after coma
Sun  Jun 26 2016 04:20PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — After nearly seven months in a coma, Deshawn (Shawnee) Thompson, 17, of Port Charlotte, woke up and started signing and mouthing some words. The next morning, he … Find out how to read more online.
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Britain, EU at odds over timing of divorce talks
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:58PM
By JILL LAWLESS and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The European Union wants a quickie divorce, but Britain wants time to think things over. Senior EU politicians demanded Saturday that the U.K. quickly cut its ties with the … read more.

23 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:58PM
By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press CLENDENIN, W.Va. (AP) — Surrounded by muddy devastation, Cathy Light and her husband Chris thought it was “heaven sent” they had free burgers to munch on in a Clendenin parking lot Saturday. To their left, … read more.

At least 14 killed in Somalia hotel attack; police say ended
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:56PM
By ABDI GULED Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital Saturday, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the grenade-throwing assailants to the top floor and … read more.

Study: Rotting trees caused mysterious holes in huge dunes
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:56PM
By TOM COYNE Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into one and nearly died were caused by sand-covered trees … read more.

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Coast Guard finds body in search for missing family
Thu  Jun 23 2016 08:30AM
Authorities searching the Gulf of Mexico for a missing family found one person’s body late Wednesday. “At about 4:30 this afternoon one of the Coast Guard helicopters located a deceased person in the search area wearing a life jacket,” a … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda Police Department receives second Excelsior Accreditation Recognition
Fri  Jun 24 2016 08:30AM
The Punta Gorda Police Department has been awarded Excelsior Status by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) for a second time. The Commission convened at the ChampionsGate Resort in ChampionsGate, Florida, yesterday to review 33 Florida criminal justice … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda bank robbery suspect arrested
Fri  Jun 24 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A North Fort Myers man made his first appearance in court Thursday after he was arrested and charged in the Nov. 30, 2015, robbery of Busey Bank, 2815 Tamiami Trail, in Punta Gorda. Robert Joseph Percoski, 38, … Find out how to read more online.

‘They got it wrong’
Fri  Jun 24 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The first thing that jumped out at Tom Ireland when he read a recently released State Attorney’s Office report on the death of his son at the Charlotte County Jail is that they got his son’s height … Find out how to read more online.

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