Teacher Arrested for Battery

A middle school teacher in Venice is facing a charge of sexual battery of a student. 24-year-old Matthew James Minton, who works at Island Village Montessori middle school was arrested by police on Friday after they searched his home in Venice. Minton is accused of sexual battery of a victim between the ages of 12 […]

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CCSO Traffic Enforcement

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has announced at which locations it will pay special attention traffic enforcement this week. Deputies will be watching for speeders in Port Charlotte at Tamiami Trail and Toledo Blade Boulevard and Peachland Boulevard and Forest Nelson Boulevard, and in Punta Gorda at Bermont Road and State Road 31. And they’ll […]

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Arts & Crafts Festival

The Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club presents its 25th ANNUAL Fine Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend. It takes place at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds. Hours are 6 to 9 tonight for the Bandana Bash, featuring a band called “Bandana;” 9 AM to 5 PM tomorrow and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. The event […]

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