MOTORCYCLIST DIES FROM INJURIES

THE PORT CHARLOTTE MAN WHO WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON ON COCHRAN BOULEVARD HAS DIED.  25 YEAR OLD DUSTIN KLETT PASSED AWAY JUST BEFORE 7PM LAST NIGHT IN LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.  TROOPERS SAY 83 YEAR OLD STURGIS LYSTER OF PORT CHARLOTTE TURNED HIS KIA LEFT INTO THE PATH OF KLETT’S BIKE, FORCING HIM […]

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CHARLOTTE TO RAISE MILLAGE…TAXES STILL DROP

A PORTION OF THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY MILLAGE RATE WILL GO UP BY 7% NEXT YEAR, BUT MOST COUNTY RESIDENTS WILL STILL SEE A DROP IN THE TAXES THEY PAY.  COMMISSIONERS VOTED 3-2 TO TAKE THE MILLAGE RATE TO 6.0892, UP FROM 5.7096.  THE INCREASE IS NEEDED TO COVER A NEARLY $22 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET SHORTFALL […]

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WATERMELON CAPER SOLVED WITH TWO ARRESTS

TWO PEOPLE WANTED FOR ROBBERY AND GRAND THEFT OF A PUNTA GORDA MAN IN ENGLEWOOD LAST MONTH ARE BACK IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY AFTER BEING ARRESTED IN OSCEOLA COUNTY.  DEPUTIES SAY CARL BROWN ASKED THE BREAD OF LIFE MISSION IN PUNTA GORDA FOR TWO PEOPLE TO HELP HIS LOAD ABOUT 2000 WATERMELONS.  41 YEAR OLD JANEEN […]

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TRUCK HITS GUARDRAIL AND CALL BOX

A VENICE MAN WAS SITED IN AN ACCIDENT ON THE INTERSTATE THIS MORNING THAT WILL HAVE A LANE CLOSED FOR QUITE SOME TIME.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 61 YEAR OLD RICHARD WILSON WAS SOUTHBOUND ON THE INTERSTATE JUST NORTH OF THE RIVER ROAD EXIT AT AROUND 7:45AM WHEN HE DRIFTED ONTO THE SHOULDER AND […]

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PORT CHARLOTTE MAN CAUGHT ON CRIME SPREE

A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY MORNING AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY STOLE A VAN AND BURGLARIZED A HOME TUESDAY EVENING.  DETECTIVES SAY 27 YEAR OLD MICHAEL DUNBAR STOLE A DODGE VAN WHILE IT WAS PARKED AT THE MCDONALD’S AT 4695 TAMIAMI TRAIL IN PORT CHARLOTTE AT AROUND 7PM TUESDAY.  THE OWNER LEFT THE KEYS IN […]

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