Police in Punta Gorda have arrested a registered sex offender. They say 46-year-old Ralph Cullen failed to register a change of address and maintain his driver’s license. The News-Press reports he had moved into a storage unit on Ann Street. Cullen had put himself 750 feet from Sallie Jones Elementary, and he did not register […]
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The airport in Punta Gorda soon offers college level aviation classes. Commissioners have approved Western Michigan University to offer an aviation program here. The university must provide a student career services plan and enrollment. WWSB-TV reports that meeting these conditions allows a student to receive a provisional license for one year.
Representatives from six French companies continue visiting the region for a three-day inbound trade mission. The Naples Daily News reports the intinerary includes a stop in Charlotte County, as well as a visit to FGCU. A nonprofit French innovation network has organized this week’s visit.
The investigation continues into a substance at Planned Parenthood in Sarasota. At least six people went to a hospital yesterday following its discovery. Two dozen other people inside the building on Central Avenue underwent decontamination prodecures at the scene. A couple of Hazmat teams dispatched to the location.
The sheriff’s office has announced a pair of durg arrests in Punta Gorda. It executed a search warrant yesterday on Country Meadows Boulevard. The office has identified the accused as 18-year-old Alena Hawkshead and 18-year-old Maria Seelos. In addition to charging them both with possession of drug paraphernalia, it has accused Hawkshead of having cannabis […]