North Port Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

A North Port man’s facing 20 counts of possessing child pornography and a count of possessing with intent to distribute. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Fort Myers Regional Operations Center Cyber/High-Tech Squad arrested 48-year-old Gregory Jones of North Port yesterday. They got a search warrant and searched Jones home in the 6300 block of […]

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Venice Fire Department observes Fire Prevention Week

Venice firefighters will be visiting area schools and other places to teach fire safety and prevention throughout October in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is Preventing Kitchen Fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the most common cause of fires and injuries in the home. The Venice Fire […]

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Food Pantry Coming to Woodland Middle School

Woodland Middle School’s opening a food pantry for the families of its students tomorrow. The pantry, will be in an unused teachers lounge on campus. The Herald-Tribune reports it’s expected to open with about 970 pounds of food, including dairy products, fresh meat and fruits and vegetables. Other schools in Sarasota County already have food […]

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Sarasota Chase Ends with Charlotte Arrest

A Venice man was arrested yesterday in Port Charlotte after allegedly trying to get away from Sarasota County deputies in the North Port area. Jason Robert Gibson, 34, of 1956 San Silvestro Drive in Venice, was charged in Charlotte County Tuesday afternoon with two counts of Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Failure to Stop […]

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CCSO, Books-a-Million & Yogurt Mountain Support Youth Ranch

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is joining with Books-a-Million and Yogurt Mountain in supporting the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch at a “Bookfair” this Saturday. The Port Charlotte Books-a-Million and Yogurt Mountain, located at 1825 Tamiami Trail in the Village Market Place, are hosting the Bookfair and will be donating a portion of their proceeds to […]

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