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People helping people
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
Shy-Khia Walker tapped her sleeping baby’s bouncer gently with her foot during a visit from volunteers and social service workers in the living room of her sparsely decorated apartment. As … Find out how to read more online.
Help us shine a light in the right places
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
Think of your local newspaper as having a flashlight. Where we choose to shine that light can make a difference in how community leaders deal with issues. When issues are … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: Dead K-9 may have been hit by car
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Officials are investigating how a Charlotte County Sheriff’s K-9 officer managed to escape and ultimately die over the weekend. The dog, Edo, was discovered dead in a … Find out how to read more online.
People helping people
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
Shy-Khia Walker tapped her sleeping baby’s bouncer gently with her foot during a visit from volunteers and social service workers in the living room of her sparsely decorated apartment. As … Find out how to read more online.
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Pedestrian killed in Veterans Boulevard crash Tuesday
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
A pedestrian was killed in a Port Charlotte accident Tuesday afternoon, according to a Charlotte County Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Michael Davis. The crash occurred at the intersection of Veterans Boulevard and Theresa Boulevard around 2:20 p.m. The four-door sedan hit the … Find out how to read more online.

Foster children celebrated at Santa party
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — One of the children sitting on Santa’s lap had cocaine in her system at 6 months old. Now in foster care, the 2-year-old is fine. About 25 children were treated to an afternoon of decorating cookies, face painting, … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte commissioners wait on employee pay plan
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Following a labor union’s urging, the Charlotte County Commission pumped the brakes on approving a pay plan for county employees Tuesday, giving staff time to work with trade associations before finalizing a structure. As part of an initiative … Find out how to read more online.

Sheriff opens new District 2 office
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office opened its new District 2 office at 992-A Tamiami Trail in the Grand Oaks Plaza in north Port Charlotte Monday. The new office will make it easier for citizens and business owners in the area … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss of El Faro
Wed  Dec 13 2017 01:19AM
A ship captain’s unwillingness to listen to his crew’s suggestions to change course from the path of a raging hurricane. A weak corporate safety culture that left crewmembers ill-prepared to deal with heavy weather. An old ship with outdated lifeboats, … read more.

New highs for S&P 500, Dow
Wed  Dec 13 2017 01:19AM
Big-name companies notched gains on Wall Street Tuesday, delivering more records for two of the major stock indexes. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average finished at all-time highs for the second day this week, … read more.

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors
Wed  Dec 13 2017 01:19AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ plan to raise entrance costs at other … read more.

Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria
Wed  Dec 13 2017 01:19AM
MOSCOW — Before he was killed by a sniper in Syria at age 23, Ivan Slyshkin wrote a poignant message on social media to his fiancee: “We will see each other soon — and I will hold you as tight … read more.

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