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Historical plaque pays homage to Bailey Cemetery
Sat  Feb 28 2015 06:49PM
EAST OF PUNTA GORDA — At a historical marker dedication for Lt. Carl Bailey Cemetery on Friday, re-enactors of the 2nd Infantry, United States Colored Troops, also paid tribute to … Find out how to read more online.
Spring fever
Sat  Feb 28 2015 05:22PM
Saturday was the Tampa Bay Rays’ first full-squad spring training workout at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte. … Find out how to read more online.
River Road expansion awaits funding
Sat  Feb 28 2015 06:40PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Only two obstacles are standing in the way of widening River Road to four lanes from the Tamiami Trail intersection to the interstate — the land to … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Heart Walk: exercise in self-help
Sat  Feb 28 2015 07:09PM
PUNTA GORDA — Gary Barker had all the warning signs of heart disease before undergoing a bypass in September. And the precautions he took as a result of this forewarning … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Florida may lose $1B
Sat  Feb 28 2015 07:06PM
MIAMI — Florida is scheduled to lose $1 billion in federal health funds at the end of June, a hole in the state budget the Legislature must fill in its upcoming session if a settlement isn’t reached between the administrations … read more.

Egyptian court declares Hamas a ‘terrorist organization’
Sat  Feb 28 2015 07:06PM
CAIRO — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a “terrorist organization” on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country’s toppled Islamist-dominated government. The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate effect on … read more.

Obama, Netanyahu on collision course
Sat  Feb 28 2015 07:06PM
WASHINGTON — For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. The … read more.

Investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation
Sat  Feb 28 2015 07:06PM
MOSCOW — Russia’s top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life. … read more.

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Carrs inducted into Wall of Warriors
Sat  Feb 28 2015 07:09PM
PUNTA GORDA — When retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dick Carr first met his wife Jean, a U.S. Air Force nurse, she just had a wisdom tooth extracted. A fighter pilot, he had made an emergency stop because his … Find out how to read more online.

County reconsidering Harbour Heights sidewalk project
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County is taking a second look at perhaps funding a sidewalk project in Harbour Heights. Citing child safety as a main consideration, District 1 Charlotte County Commissioner Ken Doherty said the Harbour Heights sidewalk plan might be … Find out how to read more online.

Deep Creek MSBU rates will double
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Promising residents will pay now or pay more later, Charlotte County commissioners have approved a street repaving program that will boost Deep Creek annual assessments by more than 100 percent for the next decade. Following a public hearing … Find out how to read more online.

1 dead in explosion, fire at Sarasota house
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — One person was killed late Thursday in an explosion and fire at a Sarasota home that remain under investigation, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. About 9:24 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence in the … Find out how to read more online.

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