Call for special session falls short

Attempts to get members of the Florida House and Senate to call for their own special session on Stand Your Ground laws have fallen short. On Monday, the Secretary of State received signatures from more than 30 lawmakers requesting the session which was enough to trigger a poll of both chambers. Three-fifths of the members […]

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Search continues for Burger King burglar

Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance to identify a man who burglarized the Burger King restaurant on King’s Highway overnight. Just after midnight last night (August 15, 2013), an unknown man was knocking on the drive-through window at the Burger King, located at 910 Kings Highway in Port Charlotte, which had closed for the night. […]

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Hurricane Season Could Take Off Soon

The recent lull in tropical cyclone activity could come to an end later this week, with forecasters expecting a hurricane season that started strong and will finish in similar fashion. The Herald-Tribune reports June and July produced 4-named storms, above average for early in the season. We’re now approaching the peak of the hurricane season, […]

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Stand Your Ground Special Session

Florida legislators are being asked whether or not they’ll support holding a special session to deal with the state’s “stand your ground law.” Despite Gov. Scott’s refusal to call a special session, there’s a state law that allows lawmakers to bypass him, if at least 32-lawmakers say yes. If that happens, then three-fifths of the […]

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Venice continues water main relocations

Venice’s utilities department continues its water main replacement program. It looks to move water mains in the backs of private properties to the front of them. The program also replaces parts of old and deteriorating water pipes. The first phase of construction begins this fall. It runs south of Armada Road, north of Villas Drive, […]

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