PIZZERIA OWNER HELD UP AT GUNPOINT

THE OWNER OF BELLA NAPOLI PIZZERIA ON PEACHLAND BOULEVARD IN PORT CHARLOTTE WAS HELD UP AT GUNPOINT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE CALLED JUST BEFORE 12:30AM TO THE CLOSED RESTAURANT.  THE VICTIM SAID HE ANSWERED A KNOCK AT THE REAR DOOR AND ENCOUNTERED TWO BLACK MEN WEARING BLACK HOODIES, ONE OF […]

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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN SARASOTA COUNTY

TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN SARASOTA COUNTY, AND SHERIFF TOM KNIGHT REMINDS MOTORISTS TO USE EXTRA CAUTION AND OBEY SPEED LIMITS, PARTICULARLY IN SCHOOL ZONES, OR YOU WILL PAY.  DRIVERS SHOULD BE VIGILANT AND NEVER ALLOW DISTRACTIONS TO TAKE THEIR EYES OFF THE ROAD AS MANY STUDENTS WALK OR RIDE BICYCLES TO […]

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TWO 15 YEAR OLDS CAUGHT STEALING

TWO 15 YEAR OLDS WERE ARRESTED SATURDAY IN CONNECTION WITH A STRING OF VEHICLE BREAK-INS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.  DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND THE BOY AND GIRL AS THEY RODE BIKES IN THE AREA OF THE THEFTS AT AROUND 2AM SATURDAY, BUT THEY PEDELED FASTER AS AUTHORITIES CLOSED IN.  THEY THEN DITCHED THE BIKES AND TRIED […]

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CLEANUP OF HOMES CAMPS BEGINS

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE BEGAN CLEANUP OF TWENTY HOMELESS CAMPS IN PORT CHARLOTTE ON SATURDAY.  THE CAMPS HIT ON SATURDAY WERE EAST OF US 41 AND SHERBOURNE STREET, AND DEPUTIES SPENT MUCH OF LAST WEEK WARNING VAGRANTS OF THEIR PLANS.  SOME 25,000 POUNDS OF ITEMS, TRASH AND GARBAGE WERE CLEANED UP SATURDAY ALONE BY […]

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MORE CHANGES AT THE TOP IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY

PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY CHARLOTTE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR DON ROOT WAS FIRED WEDNESDAY AFTER YELLING AT A MEMBER OF THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY DURING A COMMITTEE MEETING.  ROOT WAS APPARENTLY FRUSTRATED AT ANOTHER COMPANY WHO BACKED OUT OF COMING TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY AT THE LAST SECOND.  ROOT HAS BEEN WITH THE COUNTY SINCE 2007, AND […]

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