TATTOO HELPS IDENTIFY MOOSE LODGE THIEF

A PUNTA GORDA MAN IS BEHIND BARS THANKS TO A CRIME STOPPERS CALLER WHO RECOGNIZED A TATTOO IN A PICTURE CIRCULATED BY AUTHORITIES.  DETECTIVES SAY 41 YEAR OLD THOMAS PEGG WAS THE MAN WHO BURGLARIZED THE MOOSE LODGE AT 27590 DISSTON AVENUE BACK ON AUGUST 14TH.  AN ALARM WENT OFF JUST AFTER 4AM THAT MORNING, […]

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BABYSITTER CHARGED IN COLD CASE KILLING

THE BABYSITTER SUSPECTED IN THE ELEVEN YEAR OLD COLD CASE OF PILAR RODRIGUEZ WAS ARRESTED MONDAY NIGHT IN WASHINGTON STATE.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF BILL CAMERON SAID AT A TUESDAY PRESS CONFERENCE THAT NOW 33 YEAR OLD MELISSA HARDING JONES, AKA MELISSA COOPER, WAS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE FELONY AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER OF A CHILD IN THE […]

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ELECTION RESULTS PRIMARY 2010

THE VOTERS WENT TO THE POLLS YESTERDAY BUT IT APPEARS THE NUMBERS WERE HELD DOWN BY THE RAIN.  IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, STEVEN R. DEUTSCH THUMPED INCUMBENT RICHARD LOFTUS FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 4 SEAT, WHILE CHRIS CONSTANCE BESTED DON MCCORMICK FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR THE DISTRICT 2 SEAT.  […]

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CHURCH BURGLAR WAS A WITNESS

PUNTA GORDA POLICE ARRESTED TWO TEENS MONDAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE BURGLARY OF A CHURCH EARLIER THIS MONTH.  POLICE SAY THE PUNTA GORDA CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE WAS ROBBED BACK ON AUGUST 10TH, WITH SEVERAL PIECES OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT COMING UP MISSING.  POLICE SAY ONE OF THE TWO TEENS ARRESTED, 17 YEAR OLD SANTINO PERALTA, […]

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PRICES FALL CREATING TREPEDATION

ON THE HEELS OF A REPORT THAT EXISTING HOME SALES NATIONWIDE WERE DOWN 27% IN JULY, FIGURES WERE RELEASED FOR THE SOUTHWEST PLEX AND THEY SHOWED SIMILAR ALARMING TRENDS.  ACCORDING TO THE GROUP METROSTUDY, JULY’S MEDIAN PRICE FOR EXISTING HOME SALES WAS OFF 12% TO $157,700 IN THE SARASOTA/BRADENTON MARKET, WHICH INCLUDES THE CITY OF […]

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