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CCSO REPORTS FRAUDULANT SALVATION ARMY PHONE CALLS BEING MADE FOR DONATIONS

(PORT CHARLOTTE) The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents of fraudulent phone calls asking for donations to the Salvation Army. Officials say the Salvation Army does not participate in telephone solicitations. The Salvation Army has been receiving calls from area residents who say an unknown man is contacting them by phone posing as a […]

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Sarasota Seeking Airlines to Replace AirTran

Sarasota airport officials are hustling to replace the loss of AirTran flights next summer, a story we reported yesterday. Southwest Airlines saying its AirTran subsidiary will pull its flights from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in August in a move to withdraw from smaller airports. WHen that happens, direct service from the Sun Coast to Baltimore, Chicago […]

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GOP Candidates, First Lady, Descend On Sun Coast

Just days from the Florida Republican Presidential primary, candidates from all sides are descending on the Sun Coast. RIck Santorum spoke in Venice last night. He’ll appear at a rally at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda tomorrow afternoon and wind up with a speech in Sarasota Sunday. Newt Gingrich speaking this afternoon in Sarasota, an […]

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Vest Saves Deputy In Stabbing

A Charlotte County deputy thankful for his protective equipment today after being stabbed while answering a domestic disturbance call. Deputies arrested 53-year-old Dino Grosutti during the incident in the 300 block of Strasburg Drive in Port Charlotte last night — but not before they say Grosutti stabbed one of them in the rib area with […]

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Increased Aircraft Noise In Venice

If you live in some areas near Venice Municipal Airport you may experience increased aircraft noise for a few days. That’s because a main runway is being closed down for repairs and maintenance. Airport officials say Venice’s runway 4-22 will be closed until Friday. During that time, the other principal runway at the airport will […]

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