Suspect Bused in Venice Purse Snatching

Venice Police arrested a man for strong-arm robbery today after being called to TJ Max Shopping Center just after noon. Witnesses reported seeing a man on a bicycle riding past the grocery store in the shopping plaza as an elderly woman was coming out. They say the man grabbed her purse and rode around to […]

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State House Panel Passes Slimmed Down Health Plan for Poor

The State House Appropriations Committee’s approved a smaller Health Choices Plan for the state’s poor, instead of a federally funded expansion of Medicaid. There are, however, two other plans to provide health coverage for Florida’s poor. One uses federal money and gives residents vouchers to buy their own private insurance; and another less comprehensive plan […]

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Septic tank leak a potential public health hazard

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL – A Charlotte County man’s yard is a total mess and the health department says it’s creating a potential public health hazard for everyone around. Water from his septic tank isn’t draining and pipes are crushed and broken. Two Sundays ago, Bruce Gorneault saw something bubbling out of the ground at his […]

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Charlotte County’s unemployment drops

Unemployment dropped significantly across Southwest Florida in March, with Lee County’s rate at its lowest point in almost five years at 6.8 percent. That’s down from 7.4 percent in February and from 9 percent a year ago. Collier’s rate dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.9 percent in February and 8.9 percent a year ago. […]

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