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Police adding 2 positions for ‘hot spots’
Tue  May 22 2018 08:31PM
Punta Gorda Police Chief Pam Davis wants to hire two new officers to patrol “hot spots” with the goal of stopping trouble before it happens. Davis said the department often … Find out how to read more online.
‘Twisted Fork’ restaurant coming to Harley-Davidson dealership
Tue  May 22 2018 08:26PM
Bert’s Black Widow Harley-Davidson has announced the name of the new restaurant which will be going up as part of its new entertainment complex later this year. Twisted Fork will … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County lifts burn ban
Tue  May 22 2018 08:31PM
The Charlotte County Commission voted to lift the burn ban Tuesday which has been in place since the start of April. The ban prohibited all open burning and the discharge … Find out how to read more online.
Former chief sends public corruption complaint to FBI
Tue  May 22 2018 02:23PM
Former Punta Gorda police chief Tom Lewis is bringing in the feds — or at least trying to. Claiming the Punta Gorda Police Department refused to investigate his allegations of … Find out how to read more online.
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Animal Welfare League searches for new director
Tue  May 22 2018 06:57PM
The Charlotte County Animal Welfare League and its one-time executive director, Sharon Thomas, have parted ways after 10 years. “We were all in a good position. It was an amicable parting of ways,” said Aggie Aguila, operations manager at the … Find out how to read more online.

Local BSA reps weigh in on Boy Scouts evolution
Tue  May 22 2018 01:55PM
Despite a name and policy change allowing girls to join the Cub and Boy Scouts, local representatives for Boy Scouts of America admit that not much is really changing. “Girls have been in boy scouting for a long time,” said … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte kicks off centennial plans
Mon  May 21 2018 08:30AM
From a train to a salute. Ideas for ways to mark Charlotte County’s centennial, which will fall on April 23, 2021, flowed freely among those who took part in the county’s organizational kickoff meeting Friday at Port Charlotte Beach Complex. … Find out how to read more online.

North Port man fired atomic cannon
Mon  May 21 2018 08:30AM
Army Specialist-3rd Class Marvin Kelly was listed as assistant gunner on a 280 millimeter atomic cannon. It was the biggest and baddest artillery piece the U.S. Army every produced during the early Cold War years of the 1950s. The big … Find out how to read more online.

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Honduran drug kingpin sentenced to life in US prison
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
MIAMI (AP) — A convicted Honduran drug kingpin whose cocaine supplied the Mexican cartel headed by the trafficker known as “El Chapo” has been sentenced to life in U.S. prison. Court records show a Miami federal judge imposed the sentence … read more.

Woman in smiling mugshot faces manslaughter in DUI crash
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died. News outlets report 44-year-old Angenette … read more.

Alabama boy drowns in rough surf along Florida’s Gulf Coast
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old Alabama boy died after getting caught up in rough surf on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The News Herald reports Christian Doyle of Dothan, Alabama, was one of three swimmers pulled from the water … read more.

Man who stormed Trump resort booked into Florida jail
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
MIAMI (AP) — The man who stormed President Donald Trump’s Miami-area golf resort last week has been moved from a hospital to a Florida jail. Miami-Dade County jail records show 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi of Doral was booked Sunday evening while … read more.

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