Phone Outages Caused by Copper Theft

It was a lack of copper that knocked out the phones in Port Charlotte over the weekend. Century Link told the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office yesterday that the theft of copper wiring cut phone lines for about 100 of its customers. The company said somebody got to a phone box and took the copper wire, […]

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Russian Pilot Uninjured In Venice Crash

A student pilot from Russia uninjured in a plane crash in Venice today. A Cessna 152, single-engine aircraft crashed today around 10:45 a.m. in the 500 block of Base Avenue in Venice. The aircraft, owned by Florida Flight Training, is a total loss. The only person onboard, a student pilot who once served as a […]

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Double Semi Crash Slows I-75 In Punta Gorda

Traffic was slowed in Punta Gorda this morning after two semis collided on I-75. The collision at I-75 and Tuckers Grade, mile marker 150. A Charlotte County Fire/EMS SPecial Operations unit was called to the scene after a driver was reported trapped in the cab of one of the semis. There were also reports of […]

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Another Drive-By Shooting In Newtown

Police searching for the person who fired shots at a home in Newtown late yesterday. Witnesses say it was a drive-by shooting in the 1400 block of 19th Street. No one reportedly in the house at the time. The investigation being stepped up because it’s only two weeks since another drive-by shooting in Newtown left […]

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