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Low pressure area south of Florida Keys monitored; Election Day to be wet
Mon  Aug 29 2016 08:30AM
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure between the Florida Keys and Cuba for tropical storm development this week. The low-pressure area is likely to move … Find out how to read more online.
Some laws are stranger than fiction
Mon  Aug 29 2016 08:30AM
The Answer Man was amused recently reading about weird laws in force around this nation of ours. Like in Kentucky, it’s illegal to throw eggs at a public speaker. In … Find out how to read more online.
Meals on Wheels is a blessing
Mon  Aug 29 2016 08:30AM
Adele Fairchild gets lonely. So the 83-year-old former elementary teacher prays a lot. And, for her, one of the answers to those prayers has been Meals on Wheels. Her cur-chow … Find out how to read more online.
Zika Hope targets mosquitoes
Mon  Aug 29 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — In embarking on an ambitious, communitywide campaign to stop the Zika virus from infecting the local mosquito population, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County decided to … Find out how to read more online.
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First family goes hiking in national park in Virginia
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:32PM
TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and the first family are hiking at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. Their visit Sunday comes as the National Park Service’s celebrates its centennial. The president has marked the week by creating … read more.

Woman who was beaten, set on fire in Georgia home dies
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — A coroner says an 83-year-old Georgia woman who was badly burned and critically injured during an attempted robbery has died. Meriwether County Deputy Coroner Leonard Wigley Jr. tells local news media that Dorothy Dow died Saturday at … read more.

Turkey lifts headscarf ban for its policewomen
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ISTANBUL (AP) — It is official: Turkey’s female police officers will be able to wear headscarves as part of their uniform. The ruling published by the government’s official gazette this weekend says policewomen can wear headscarves under their caps or … read more.

UN: Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent’s efforts for economic growth, according to a U.N. report launched Sunday. Deeply rooted structural obstacles such as unequal distribution of resources … read more.

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Jail officer fired
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte County Corrections Deputy Michael Burnette was fired Friday following an internal investigation into allegations he bullied and mistreated an inmate. Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell said Saturday that, although no charges could be brought against Burnette for his alleged … Find out how to read more online.

No easy fix for affordable housing shortage
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:30AM
Justin Willis grew up in North Port and owned a few businesses there before taking his family out of state to “see if the grass was greener.” Living in Washington, D.C., and then in the mountains of North Carolina taught … Find out how to read more online.

Airport wants better public relations
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:30AM
Punta Gorda Airport is an airport on the move, enjoying growth that may become more than a spurt if its low-cost offerings continue to draw ultra-low-cost flights. But some on the elected authority board seem anxious how people in the … Find out how to read more online.

The place is smoking
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:30AM
The new Fedora’s Cigar Bar, 209 Wood St., in Punta Gorda, held a recent grand opening celebration. The newly renovated establishment has an assortment of wine, beer and cigars, catering to ladies as well as men. … Find out how to read more online.

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