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Allegiant adds Dayton route
Mon  Aug 29 2016 09:19PM
Beginning Nov. 17, Allegiant Air will offer travelers a new, nonstop route to Punta Gorda from Dayton, Ohio. To celebrate, the company will offer fares starting at $51. “Allegiant is … Find out how to read more online.
Election Day almost here
Mon  Aug 29 2016 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — There are several heated primary races on tap as voters head to the polls Tuesday, none of which is more contested than the three GOP candidates vying … Find out how to read more online.
Elephant in the room
Mon  Aug 29 2016 09:19PM
Tom Lewis leaned over and kissed his wife, Amanda. They were waiting for their celebrity waiter to deliver their spaghetti. There was a lot of love and a big giant … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte home sales down from last month and last year
Mon  Aug 29 2016 08:47PM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — With inventory drying up during the hot summer season, home sales and prices in Charlotte County are receding as well. In Charlotte, the median sales price and … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
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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Allegiant adds Dayton route
Mon  Aug 29 2016 09:08PM
Beginning Nov. 17, Allegiant Air will offer travelers a new, nonstop route to Punta Gorda from Dayton, Ohio. To celebrate, the company will offer fares starting at $51. “Allegiant is pleased to announce this new service, giving the people of … Find out how to read more online.

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 through the Gulf of Mexico on Monday where environmental conditions … 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 Forgan, Oklahoma, you can’t ride your bike backward on main … 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 mix barked as I came into the yard of her … Find out how to read more online.

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