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MORE CHARGES FILED AGAINST PLACIDA MAN

DETECTIVES OF THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE FILED FIVE MORE CHARGES AGAINST A MAN WHO DROVE AROUND PALM ISLAND ON A GOLF CART WITH A SHOTGUN THREATENING TO KILL HIMSELF AND OTHERS LAST SUNDAY.  DEPUTIES SAY 57 YEAR OLD THOMAS CAMPBELL CALLED HIS SON... Read More.

BOATER MISSING IN GULF

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A MAN WHO WENT BOATING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO ON MONDAY HAS NOT BEEN HEARD FROM SINCE.  DEPUTIES SAY 58 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER MARQUARRIE LEFT A MESSAGE WITH A FRIEND THAT HE WAS TAKING HIS 26 FOOT OPEN CONSOLE... Read More.

PORT CHARLOTTE BANK ROBBER STILL ON THE LOOSE

CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAJOR CRIMES UNIT DETECTIVES RELEASED NEW VIDEO AND A BETTER STILL PHOTO OF A BANK ROBBER WHO HIT THE RBC CENTURA BANK LAST WEDNESDAY.  DEPUTIES SAY THE ROBBER TOOK OFF A HANDKERCHIEF FOR JUST A MOMENT WHICH WAS CAPTURED BY A SECOND... Read More.

SARASOTA COUNTY KEEPS MILLAGE FLAT

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY VOTED TO KEEP THE COUNTY’S MILLAGE RATE FLAT DESPITE SOME $40 MILLION DOLLARS LESS IN REVENUES FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.  COMMISSIONER JOE BARBETTA SAYS THAT SHOULD BE GOOD NEWS FOR A MAJORITY OF COUNTY RESIDENTS.  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR DAVID... Read More.

SUICIDAL MAN ARRESTED ON PALM ISLAND

A PLACIDA MAN WHO THREATENED TO COMMIT SUICIDE WAS ARRESTED ON PALM ISLAND LAST NIGHT.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY RECEIVED THE CALL JUST AFTER 9PM THAT A MAN, LATER IDENTIFIED AS 57 YEAR OLD THOMAS CAMPBELL, WAS HEADING TO THE BEACH TO KILL... Read More.

MOTORCYCLIST DIES FROM INJURIES

THE PORT CHARLOTTE MAN WHO WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON ON COCHRAN BOULEVARD HAS DIED.  25 YEAR OLD DUSTIN KLETT PASSED AWAY JUST BEFORE 7PM LAST NIGHT IN LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.  TROOPERS SAY 83 YEAR OLD STURGIS LYSTER OF PORT CHARLOTTE... Read More.

CHARLOTTE TO RAISE MILLAGE…TAXES STILL DROP

A PORTION OF THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY MILLAGE RATE WILL GO UP BY 7% NEXT YEAR, BUT MOST COUNTY RESIDENTS WILL STILL SEE A DROP IN THE TAXES THEY PAY.  COMMISSIONERS VOTED 3-2 TO TAKE THE MILLAGE RATE TO 6.0892, UP FROM 5.7096.  THE INCREASE... Read More.

WATERMELON CAPER SOLVED WITH TWO ARRESTS

TWO PEOPLE WANTED FOR ROBBERY AND GRAND THEFT OF A PUNTA GORDA MAN IN ENGLEWOOD LAST MONTH ARE BACK IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY AFTER BEING ARRESTED IN OSCEOLA COUNTY.  DEPUTIES SAY CARL BROWN ASKED THE BREAD OF LIFE MISSION IN PUNTA GORDA FOR TWO... Read More.

TRUCK HITS GUARDRAIL AND CALL BOX

A VENICE MAN WAS SITED IN AN ACCIDENT ON THE INTERSTATE THIS MORNING THAT WILL HAVE A LANE CLOSED FOR QUITE SOME TIME.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 61 YEAR OLD RICHARD WILSON WAS SOUTHBOUND ON THE INTERSTATE JUST NORTH OF THE RIVER ROAD... Read More.

PORT CHARLOTTE MAN CAUGHT ON CRIME SPREE

A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY MORNING AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY STOLE A VAN AND BURGLARIZED A HOME TUESDAY EVENING.  DETECTIVES SAY 27 YEAR OLD MICHAEL DUNBAR STOLE A DODGE VAN WHILE IT WAS PARKED AT THE MCDONALD’S AT 4695 TAMIAMI TRAIL IN PORT... Read More.