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Knowlton family to attend Police Chief Lewis’ trial
Thu  Jun 22 2017 10:07AM
PUNTA GORDA — Mary Knowlton’s son, Steve Knowlton, said the family will be at the trial of Police Chief Tom Lewis, and his dad, Gary Knowlton, will briefly testify about … Find out how to read more online.
Wed  Jun 21 2017 08:30AM
Dennis Platte visits Port Charlotte Town Center often, shopping at Sears and J.C. Penney, and even walking the mall for exercise. He loves the clothes and friendly staff at J.C. Penney, … Find out how to read more online.
Full house for assisted living hearing
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — More than 200 residents filed into the Charlotte Harbor Event Center Wednesday to voice concerns as the City Council mulled over a proposed assisted living facility. Punta … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Man from dating site steals woman’s car
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
A Punta Gorda woman had her car stolen from her after meeting a Fort Myers man from an online dating site for the first time. According to an arrest warrant, … Find out how to read more online.
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Uber pushes its founder out
Thu  Jun 22 2017 01:19AM
DETROIT — Under Travis Kalanick’s leadership, Uber’s “Animal House”-style business plan was to grow as quickly as possible, steamrolling regulators while flouting the rules of workplace conduct. Behavior at the male-dominated company didn’t seem to matter. Riders embraced the app-based … read more.

US indexes mixed
Thu  Jun 22 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer, extending their dismal start to the year. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market … read more.

Activists say Turkey bolsters its troops in northern Syria
Thu  Jun 22 2017 01:19AM
BEIRUT — Turkey bolstered its ground forces in northern Syria in a possible lead-up to renewed battles between the Turkish military and local Kurdish forces, a monitoring group and a Syrian opposition commander said Wednesday. According to the Britain-based Syrian … read more.

Prince Philip in London hospital
Thu  Jun 22 2017 01:19AM
LONDON — Prince Philip, the elderly husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been hospitalized with an infection, but Buckingham Palace said Wednesday that he’s out of bed and in good spirits. The palace didn’t paint a dire picture of his … read more.

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Green Street Church move faces hurdles
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Julie Giuliano likes the idea of moving the Historic Green Street Church and Museum to the Lemon Bay Cemetery on State Road 776. “It would be nice,” said Giuliano, who lives on 2nd Avenue across from the cemetery, … Find out how to read more online.

North Port Police Department promotes summer pool safety
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Police Department and the YMCA are inviting families out to learn more about pool safety Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m. at the North Port YMCA pool, families are invited to learn more about water … Find out how to read more online.

‘Get your glow on,’ at North Port’s B-I-N-G-Glo
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Friday night will be bright and fluorescent at one North Port location as the city hosts its occasional Binglo night. It is a family game night that takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. at the George Mullen Activity … Find out how to read more online.

Finding a tax balance
Tue  Jun 20 2017 08:30AM
Thirteen years ago, Hurricane Charley turned Punta Gorda into rubble. Homes and businesses were destroyed. The city’s infrastructure was nearly washed away. And, depending on who you ask, the city is still playing catch-up following the Category 4 storm. Gary … Find out how to read more online.

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