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Testimony underway in police chief’s trial
Mon  Jun 26 2017 07:38PM
John Pryor remembers a sign in the police department on Aug. 9, 2016, that read, “This is the safest place in the city.” That statement proved false later that evening. … Find out how to read more online.
State cites drinking as cause of fatal boat crash
Mon  Jun 26 2017 07:38PM
PUNTA GORDA — “I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to give you my blood because I’ve been drinking,” is how Assistant State Attorney Marin Stark opened his … Find out how to read more online.
Florida Democrats losing ground Their slim majority does not equal seats in Tallahassee
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:30AM
Florida has more registered Democrats than Republicans — a trend dating back at least 44 years — and yet the GOP has controlled the statehouse for the last 21 years. … Find out how to read more online.
Miracles
Sun  Jun 25 2017 08:30AM
Two-year-old Alexis Allison ran into the kitchen of her Englewood home to grab some strawberries. Her parents seldom tell her “no” anymore — not since the little, blonde toddler died … Find out how to read more online.
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BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:46PM
BMW said Monday it will invest an additional $600 million to expand its South Carolina plant, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next four years. CEO Harald Krueger’s announcement coincided with the German automaker’s celebration of 25 years of manufacturing … read more.

US stock indexes close mostly higher; oil recovers
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:46PM
BC-Financial Markets, 8th Ld-Writethru,758 US stock indexes close mostly higher; oil recovers AP Photo NYBZ126 Eds: Updates with close of US trading. With AP Photos. By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Monday, snapping a … read more.

Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:46PM
BAMAKO, Mali — A Swedish man kidnapped by Islamic militants in northern Mali nearly six years ago has been released from captivity, the Swedish government confirmed Monday. There was no immediate word on the fate of a second hostage, from … read more.

Subway digging uncovers ‘Pompeii-like scene’ in Rome
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:46PM
ROME — Digging for Rome’s new subway has unearthed the charred ruins of an early 3rd-century building and the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a crouching dog that apparently perished in the same blaze that collapsed the structure. Archaeologists on Monday said … read more.

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Manslaughter trial begins today for BUI case
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man accused of causing the death of a visiting Kansas attorney by operating a boat while drunk in 2013 faces trial today. The tragic incident happened days before Christmas. On Dec. 22, Lee Hollis was operating a … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office opens new substation in Englewood
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Bruce Pomeroy stood in front of the new Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office District 1 headquarters on land he said could’ve been a softball field. “This land was dedicated originally for recreation 25 years ago,” the longtime Englewood resident … Find out how to read more online.

More wet weather ahead
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians can expect more of the same wet weather this week as they experienced over the weekend. “We’re entrenched in typical wet pattern,” for summertime, National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian LaMarre said. LaMarre urged lightning awareness because summer is … Find out how to read more online.

Strong belief gets credit
Sun  Jun 25 2017 08:30AM
The Allison family of Englewood is not alone in experiencing what they believe was a miracle. Here are some other miracles community members shared with the Sun: Birth defies odds Doctors told Monique Miller of North Port she would not … Find out how to read more online.

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