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Police adding 2 positions for ‘hot spots’
Wed  May 23 2018 08:30AM
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
Wed  May 23 2018 08:30AM
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
Wed  May 23 2018 08:30AM
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
Wed  May 23 2018 08:30AM
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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Judge sides with parents, boots adult son from New York home
Tue  May 22 2018 11:50PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — In a real-life case of “Failure to Launch,” an upstate New York judge Tuesday ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents’ house after they went to court to have him ejected. Michael Rotondo … read more.

Florida marks milestone in Everglades python control program
Wed  May 23 2018 01:19AM
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Florida is marking a milestone in its attempt to control an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. The state has been paying a select group of 25 hunters to catch and kill the invasive snakes … read more.

Florida city warns residents of power outage, zombies
Tue  May 22 2018 11:36PM
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for zombies. That’s right — zombies. The Palm Beach Post reports that Lake Worth officials sent out … read more.

Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire, found dead
Wed  May 23 2018 01:19AM
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A man suspected of trading wild bursts of gunfire with officers during a long standoff in the Florida Panhandle was found dead Tuesday in a gasoline-soaked apartment after an armored vehicle approached, authorities said. “We … read more.

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