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Aqui Esta proposal passes to City Council
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:00AM
A proposed Aqui Esta Drive development goes to the Punta Gorda City Council for a hearing in November. The city’s planning commission has given the project its OK although concerns … Find out how to read more online.
Cameras, technology focus of police
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:00AM
With advanced cameras and technology, there have been many changes to policing in the region. From heat sensing cameras in helicopters, to breakthroughs in forensic testing, the tools used by … Find out how to read more online.
The air up there
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:00AM
ABOVE PUNTA GORDA — Soaring up to 12,500 feet, the U.S. Army Golden Knights descended toward the crowd of the Florida International Air Show. “The first trick we do is … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Man bites, attacks officer after trying to steal from Wal-Mart
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:00AM
NORTH PORT — A man has been arrested after allegedly attacking a Wal-Mart loss-prevention officer, according to North Port Police Department reports. Tihomir Tenev, 33 of the 3500 block of … Find out how to read more online.
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8 charged in theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones at Miami airport
Tue  Oct 25 2016 09:36PM
MIAMI (AP) — Eight people have been charged in the theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones using a disguised tractor-trailer to steal the cargo at Miami International Airport. The FBI said in a news release Tuesday the suspects were arrested in … read more.

Florida inks deal with fertilizer maker on sinkhole cleanup
Tue  Oct 25 2016 09:34PM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida officials have reached a deal with the company responsible for a large sinkhole that resulted in millions of gallons of contaminated water pouring into a drinking water aquifer. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the … read more.

Nearly 2 million Floridians have already voted
Tue  Oct 25 2016 09:33PM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — More than 1.6 million Floridians have already voted in this year’s crucial election. New numbers released Tuesday by the state Division of Elections show nearly 300,000 voters went to early voting sites on the first day it … read more.

Police: Refugee kills former co-worker, self; injures 3
Tue  Oct 25 2016 09:32PM
ROANOKE, Va. — A refugee from Kenya killed one former co-worker, wounded three others and then killed himself Tuesday in a workplace shooting that authorities are still trying to unravel in Virginia, police said. Getachew Fekede, 53, had entered the … read more.

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Pet dress-up day
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:00AM
Pet owners came out to the Animal Welfare League on Sunday with their pets dressed up for Halloween for a fun photo session. Dressed in all sorts of Halloween costumes, they posed for their formal photo and behaved like champs … Find out how to read more online.

Fired deputy dodges prosecution
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — A deputy fired by Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell last month for conduct unbecoming an officer and possible criminal activity will not be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office. Deputy First Class Anthony Nardi lost his badge … Find out how to read more online.

County fires company responsible for gas leaks
Tue  Oct 25 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — After back-to-back gas line breaks that required the mobilization of first responders and bottlenecked traffic in the area of Kings Highway and Midway Boulevard, Charlotte County fired a subcontractor on the $26 million road and utilities improvement project … Find out how to read more online.

SWAT team called after reports of gunfire in Punta Gorda
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — A call of a disturbance with gunshots fired Tuesday culminated with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office activating its elite SWAT team unit on the 800 block of Riverside Drive in unincorporated Punta Gorda, where several individuals were … Find out how to read more online.

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