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Bail industry may need bail out
Fri  Feb 24 2017 08:16PM
Jimmy Rios, owner of First Exit Bail Bonds in Punta Gorda, Fort Myers and Arcadia, was preparing for law school when he got a job in the bail industry. He … Find out how to read more online.
Grant plans to open funding spigot to local water-quality projects
Fri  Feb 24 2017 08:30AM

State Representative Mike Grant is back for a return engagement in the Florida House, previously serving two terms from 2004-2008. He then lost Republican primary races for a Senate seat …

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Fri  Feb 24 2017 08:12PM
Resale Shop offers specials The St. Vincent de Paul Resale Shop will feature many specials this week. Today is the last day the featured art deco department is 40 percent … Find out how to read more online.
Heart leads runner to finish half-marathon
Fri  Feb 24 2017 08:12PM
Balloons were strung, medals were awarded, handshakes were offered. It was a fitting finish line for a winner. That Craig Smith arrived there about a month late was beside the … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Fri  Feb 24 2017 01:19AM
Florida begins process of issuing medical marijuana ID cards TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida health officials who oversee the medical marijuana program have started processing identification card applications for patients and caregivers. The cards, which are issued through the Office of … read more.

Disabled vet beaten by accused animal abusers given car
Fri  Feb 24 2017 01:19AM
DAYTONA BEACH (AP) — A disabled Navy veteran has a new ride a week after authorities said he was beaten by three men he confronted as they were torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Kia-Mitsubishi gave Garry Blough, … read more.

2024: A tale of two cities and an uncertain Olympic future
Fri  Feb 24 2017 01:19AM
Olympic leader Thomas Bach’s grand plan was to streamline the Olympics, cut costs and encourage more cities to try to host the games. Judged by the first round of bidding since the revamp, the plan, titled “Agenda 2020,” has not … read more.

Florida may make it easier to sue doctors over abortions
Wed  Feb 22 2017 11:20PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Women who have abortions in Florida would find it easier to sue the doctors who performed the procedure, under a contentious bill now moving through the state House. But it’s unclear if the legislation — which … read more.

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Police chief, cop charged in death
Thu  Feb 23 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Both Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis and Officer Lee Coel have been criminally charged in the Aug. 9, 2016, fatal shooting of Mary Knowlton. State Attorney Steve Russell announced the charges in a press conference Wednesday … Find out how to read more online.

Front brings slightly cooler weather, no rain
Fri  Feb 24 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents can expect mostly sunny weather this weekend with temperatures remaining above normal until a front comes through the area. The normal high this time of year is 78 with a normal low of 55, according to … Find out how to read more online.

Save-A-Lot customer finds razor blade in banana
Fri  Feb 24 2017 08:30AM
ARCADIA — A boy cut himself on a razor blade embedded in a banana that his mother purchased at a Save-A-Lot grocery store Monday. Elizabeth Coberly, the boy’s mother, said there was a razor blade inserted into the fruit under … Find out how to read more online.

One seriously injured in truck collision in Punta Gorda
Fri  Feb 24 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A Fort Myers woman was seriously injured in a collision with a truck on Wednesday morning in Punta Gorda. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the incident occurred at 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. … Find out how to read more online.

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