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No Florida International Air Show This Year

There will be no 35th Annual Florida International Air Show this year. The board of directors of the non profit that runs the event says they’ve canceled this years show set for March 27-29 at the Punta Gorda Airport. Organizers cite several problems, the largest is no presenting sponsor. They also site a lack of […]

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FPL looking to double state’s solar power

The state’s largest investor-owned utility has big plans. FPL intends to build three new solar farms that would nearly double Florida’s solar capacity. The company says it has found a “cost-effective” way to expand solar power, and it wants to install the systems in three places. FPL wants to add 225 megawatts to the current […]

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Charlotte County Car Theft

A Punta Gorda man’s been arrested for strong armed robbery and motor vehicle theft. CCSO deputies say a neighbor asked 22-year old Delano Mathurin to help him clean the Regal Cinemas at Town Center Mall early yesterday. While helping Mathurin change a vacuum cleaner bag, the victim says Mathurin slugged him and started going through […]

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Traffic stop results in multiple drug charges

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has charged a North Port woman with drug trafficking. A deputy followed 34-year-old Danielle Wiitala this morning into the parking lot at Hooters on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. The sheriff’s office says a series of traffic offenses led up to this point. Deputies asked both Wiitala and 38-year-old Ashanti […]

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