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No Air Show in Punta Gorda This Year

There’ll be no air show in Punts Gorda this year. The March dates for the show were scrubbed earlier this year, but orgsniZers were hoping they could do something in October. NBC2 reports that too is now out the window. They are looking at putting on an air show next year. The problem is cost.

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CCSO Warns of Grand Jury Scam

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says there’s a new phone scam. Someone’s been calling residents claiming they’re with the sheriff’s office and that you have to pay a fine for missing grand jury duty. An office spokesperson says the caller threatens them with arrest if they don’t immedidately pay a fine for the violation. It […]

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2 more CCSO alcohol compliance checks, 4 more arrests

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reports four arrests in the latest round of alcohol complaince checks in Port Charlottte. Personnel visited 13 businesses on Wednesday night as an undercover underage decoy tried buying alcohol. Most of the store clerks checked this person’s ID and refused to sell, but two clerks on Tamiaimi Trail did not. […]

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Sarasota Man Jailed for Child Porn Possession

A Sarasota man’s being held without bail in the County Jail for possession of child pornography. http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WENG-032715-Jennings-Sarasota Kiddie Porn VO.mp3 42-year old Albert Anderson’s facing 40-plus counts of sexual performance by a child. According to the Herald-Tribune, Sarasota County Sheriff’s detectives got a search warrant after their investigation spotted an IP address that had been […]

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School Bus Driver Alleegdly Hits Special Needs Child

A 63 year old Sarasota County Schools bus driver’s been arrested for allegedly hitting and biting an 11-year-old North Port special needs student. North Port PD say Max Bedwell’s charged with misdemeanor battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Herald-Tribune reports this happened March 6th. The child was being noisy, and Bedwell […]

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