Venice Police interrupt burglary

A Venice Police officer on patrol interrupted a burglary even though the burglar thought he had prevented evidence of his crime. Around 2:30 a.m., the officer was in the 400 block of S. Tamiami Trail, when he heard a loud noise behind the building where a cleaners and liquor store are located. When the officer […]

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CCSO enforcing traffic in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte

(CHARLOTTE COUNTY) The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will pay special attention to traffic enforcement at these locations from August 12-18 SPEED ENFORCEMENT: Entire length of Burnt Store Rd. (Punta Gorda) Midway Blvd. (Port Charlotte) TRAFFIC LIGHT/STOP SIGN ENFORCEMENT: Jones Loop Rd. and I-75 (Punta Gorda) US 41 and Veterans Blvd. (Port Charlotte) According to the […]

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Dream Defenders switch to voter registration

The group that has been holding a round-the-clock sit-in at Governor Scott’s office since the verdict was reached in the George Zimmerman murder trial now says it will focus on voter registration drives at college campuses across the state. The Dream Defenders say they have a goal of registering 61-thousand, 550 new voters. That was […]

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Three Hurt in Punta Gorda Crash

Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash flipped a vehicle in Punta Gorda this afternoon. It happened at US-41 and Olympia and involved two vehicles. One of the cars, one carrying two passengers, flipped. Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to cut open the flipped vehicle. Three out of the […]

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River Road Project Rolling Along

As the $8.7 million River Road/U.S. 41 intersection improvement project taking place just north of North Port hits the one-third completion mark, Sarasota County officials say the project should be finished sometime this winter. They also say there could be a short overnight closure in a little more than two weeks so the work can […]

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