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Accused Cop Killer Caught

Orlando police have captured accused cop killer Markeith Loyd. That follows a more than one-week manhunt during which Port Charlotte native and Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Norman Lewis was killed when a van hit his motorcycle. Loyd is accused of shooting and killing Orlando police Master Sergeant Debra Clayton in the parking lot of an […]

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Venice Plan Cuts Growth

A cutback in growth is part of the proposed 2017 comprehensive plan for the city of Venice. The city planning commission reviewed a draft of the plan Tuesday and voted unanimously to have it prepared for presentation to city residents for their feedback. The plan reduces 57-thousand potential dwelling units down to 32-thousand. It also […]

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Braves Pick Sarasota County

The Atlanta Braves have announced that Sarasota County is the destination for the team’s new spring training complex, and the team is in exclusive negotiations with the county and its partners at the West Villages in North Port. According to a news release from the county, if the terms of an agreement can be reached, […]

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Grandmother Charged in Drowning

A four-month old boy drowned in a bathtub at his home in North Port on November 16th. Now, his grandmother is charged with negligence and aggravated manslaughter in the death of Anakin David James Ennis. North Port police say a lengthy investigation determined that 44-year-old Robin Lee Florand negligently left the child in the bathtub […]

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Juveniles Charged with Burglaries

Four juveniles have been arrested in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries in the Deep Creek section of Port Charlotte. The crimes happened in the early morning hours of last Friday. All total there were nine reported burglaries of unlocked vehicles. Once these reports were received, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Units and […]

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