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Corrections Deputy Disciplined

An inmate at the Charlotte County Jail accuses a corrections deputy of putting a satanic curse on him. Todd McGathey claims on a regular basis that he is possessed by demons. In what Deputy Joseph Osinga calls a “lapse in judgment,” he rearranged cards from McGathey’s solitaire game to line up as “666.” However, Osinga […]

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Come Sail Away

The Charlotte County Community Services Department and the Charlotte Harbor Community Sailing Center invite you to “Come Sail Away,” a free sailing event 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday March 11th at Port Charlotte Beach Park. Novice sailors can navigate the waters of Charlotte Harbor in an O’Day or Hobie Cat sailboat. Instruction and […]

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CCSO Skimmer Sweep

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recently reported that Data Collection Devices, also known as credit card skimmers, were discovered in some area gas station pumps. Members of the Sheriff’s Economic Crimes Unit conducted a sweep of over 429 gasoline pumps throughout the county and located an additional skimmer. The sheriff’s office says these sweeps will […]

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Chief Placed on Leave

The chief of the Punta Gorda Police Department has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation. That action was taken Thursday, one day after Chief Tom Lewis was charged with one count of culpable negligence in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman during a community police academy last August. The […]

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Venice Charter School #4

A charter school in Venice is one of the best public middle schools in Florida. That’s according to the independent website Niche, which assessed metrics including academics, teachers, diversity and culture, and ranked Student Leadership Academy as fourth in excellence among the state’s almost 600 public middle schools. Niche also ranked Student Leadership Academy teachers […]

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