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Plane Lands on Beach, Kills Man and Injures Child

Authorities say a single-engine plane piloted by an Engle­wood man plowed into a father and daugh­ter Sun­day after­noon while mak­ing an emer­gency land­ing on Caspersen Beach. The man was killed, his daughter crit­i­cally injured. The Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office says the man and his daughter are from Georgia. The pilot of the 1972 Piper Chero­kee, […]

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Blue Heron Brings Project to a Stop

Endangered species have ground a Port Charlotte waterway clearing project to a halt, but the contractor continues to make $5-thousand a day for doing nothing. Blue Herons nested in Port Charlotte waterways filled with algae, and as long as the wildlife stays, the crews can’t remove the algae. Contract workers can’t get within 300 feet […]

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Port Charlotte Hospital Picketed

Dozens or people swarmed the sidewalks in front of Bayfront Health Port Charlotte Hospital yesterday picketing against the hospital’s forcing a woman to have a birth by C-section. Jennifer Goodall faced legal action against her if she didn’t comply with the hospital’s order to have her fourth child by cesarean. She had given birth that […]

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Pine bark shortages threatening blueberries

Florida’s blueberry growers say a shrinking supply of pine bark threatens this blossoming crop. A bark shortage has some people scrambling to find suppliers with enough to sell. Limestone in some parts of the state leave the soil unsuitable for blueberries, so growers have relied on layers of pine bark to lower its pH.

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