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06/24/2019 11:20 PM
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office investigating deadly shooting in Englewood - Wink News
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office investigating deadly shooting in Englewood  Wink News

UPDATE: Armed man fatally shot when two Charlotte County deputies open fire. —–. Charlotte County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic call that led to a ...


06/22/2019 06:55 AM
FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 128: Old Charlotte County Courthouse, 1928, Punta Gorda - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 128: Old Charlotte County Courthouse, 1928, Punta Gorda  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

It says something about Punta Gorda's commitment to its historic building stock that the vintage courthouse is still standing. It was built in 1928, seven years after ...


06/22/2019 07:49 PM
Deputies arrest Port Charlotte suspect in domestic dispute shooting - Wink News
Deputies arrest Port Charlotte suspect in domestic dispute shooting  Wink News

Charlotte County deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man for a shooting Saturday afternoon that left one person injured. Suspect Frantz Andre Pierre-Louis, 76, ...


06/10/2019 03:00 AM
Man arrested for Charlotte County deputy-involved hit-and-run - Wink News
Man arrested for Charlotte County deputy-involved hit-and-run  Wink News

A man is behind bars after he was arrested for a deputy-involved hit-and-run while he was on his way to court for previous crimes he was accused of and then ...


06/20/2019 01:39 PM
New charges filed on accused Charlotte County pool molester - Fox 4
New charges filed on accused Charlotte County pool molester  Fox 4

A former Florida man and registered sexual offender was arrested Wednesday in Texas after new allegations of molestation at a Charlotte County pool have ...


06/10/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte County is giving away free land for affordable housing - Wink News
Charlotte County is giving away free land for affordable housing  Wink News

Charlotte County is giving away land for free to help inspire a building boom. By 2025, the county needs to add nearly 11,000 housing units to keep pace with ...


06/23/2019 10:26 AM
Cape Coral teen suffers critical injuries in crash of ATV in southern Charlotte County - The News-Press
Cape Coral teen suffers critical injuries in crash of ATV in southern Charlotte County  The News-Press

A Florida Highway patrol report said Leviticus Haney, 16, was riding a Polaris Sportsman ATV southbound on Huffmaster Road north of Whispering Pine Road.


06/25/2019 05:45 PM
DNA found in car at fatal 2016 crash leads to prison sentence for Charlotte County man - The News-Press
DNA found in car at fatal 2016 crash leads to prison sentence for Charlotte County man  The News-Press

DNA found in a car involved in a 2016 crash that killed two passengers led to a prison sentence Tuesday for the Port Charlotte man who was driving.


06/06/2019 12:52 AM
COMMUNITY IN THE KNOW - Florida Weekly
COMMUNITY IN THE KNOW  Florida Weekly

Bloodmobile visitsBurnt Store Presbyterian The Florida Blood Centers will be collecting blood from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, June 9, at Burnt Store Presbyterian.


06/26/2019 11:08 AM
Florida Man Sentenced To 14 Years For Leaving Scene Of Fatal Crash - CBS Miami
Florida Man Sentenced To 14 Years For Leaving Scene Of Fatal Crash  CBS Miami

PUNTA GORDA (CBSMiami/AP) — A lengthy prison sentence acts as a reminder to never leave the scene of a crash. A Florida man has been sentenced to 14 ...


06/25/2019 02:06 PM
Divided Charlotte County commission cancels contract for firing range project - yoursun.com
Divided Charlotte County commission cancels contract for firing range project  yoursun.com

PORT CHARLOTTE — Attempts ended Tuesday to salvage negotiations with the contractor for the Charlotte County Sheriff Office firing range.


06/26/2019 11:40 AM
Florida man arrested on warrant for sexual battery charge in Henderson - 14 News WFIE Evansville
Florida man arrested on warrant for sexual battery charge in Henderson  14 News WFIE Evansville

A man has been arrested in Henderson County on a warrant out of Florida.


06/24/2019 12:26 PM
Port Charlotte man arrested for home invasion and assault - Wink News
Port Charlotte man arrested for home invasion and assault  Wink News

Victim wakes up to Port Charlotte intruder lying on top of her, deputies say. The suspect, Jorge Deleon Galindez, 44, faces charges.


06/11/2019 05:00 PM
Charlotte County leaders probe herbicides - yoursun.com
Charlotte County leaders probe herbicides  yoursun.com

Charlotte County commissioners ordered a review of all pesticides used by the county after hearing a middle school teacher describe stopping a maintenance ...


05/31/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte County architect charged in abandoning man overboard in February crash, FWC says - The News-Press
Charlotte County architect charged in abandoning man overboard in February crash, FWC says  The News-Press

A Charlotte County architect was arrested three months after seeing a man fall overboard and failing to help after their boats nearly collided in Charlotte Harbor, ...


06/01/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte County man arrested for leaving boat crash in February - Wink News
Charlotte County man arrested for leaving boat crash in February  Wink News

A Charlotte County man is behind bars for leaving a boat crash that killed another man four months ago. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ...


06/20/2019 08:40 AM
Florida rolls out modified driver licenses, ID cards - Florida Weekly
Florida rolls out modified driver licenses, ID cards  Florida Weekly

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles began issuing a modified Florida driver license and ID card with enhanced security features to.


06/04/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office seeks information in Sharon Gill homicide cold case - Wink News
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office seeks information in Sharon Gill homicide cold case  Wink News

On March 21, 1990, Sharon Gill, 42, was stabbed to death in her home on Rampart Blvd in the Deep Creek area of Punta Gorda. Her home was located between ...


06/11/2019 05:00 PM
Authorities release more suspect photos in vehicle theft, attempted robbery - yoursun.com
Authorities release more suspect photos in vehicle theft, attempted robbery  yoursun.com

Deputies are seeking the public's help identifying three suspects involved in a car theft that occurred last week at the RaceTrac on Sandhill Boulevard.


06/20/2019 12:26 AM
Threatened snakes released in recovery effort - Florida Weekly
Threatened snakes released in recovery effort  Florida Weekly

Fifteen eastern indigo snakes, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, have been released in northern Florida as part of a continuing.


05/31/2019 03:00 AM
Here's where students can receive free breakfast, lunch this summer - yoursun.com
Here's where students can receive free breakfast, lunch this summer  yoursun.com

Kids aged 1 to 18 in Charlotte County can receive free lunch over the summer through Champ's on Wheels (The C.O.W).


06/20/2019 12:26 AM
Rob Garcia joins Woodstock-era music tour - Florida Weekly
Rob Garcia joins Woodstock-era music tour  Florida Weekly

Venice resident and singer/guitarist Rob Garcia — best known for his solo show "Rock 'n' Roll Love Letter" — has dreamed of being a touring band musician ...


06/19/2019 07:11 AM
Fatality in Port Charlotte crash caused by medical emergency - Fox 4
Fatality in Port Charlotte crash caused by medical emergency  Fox 4

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Troopers are investigating a fatal crash on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte early Wednesday. It happened shorty after 4 a.m. near ...


06/20/2019 12:26 AM
When children drown: preventing the unthinkable - Florida Weekly
When children drown: preventing the unthinkable  Florida Weekly

Earlier this month, country singer Granger Smith stunned his fans when he announced that his 3-year-old son, River, had died in a drowning accident at home.


06/26/2019 07:49 AM
Heat Advisories issued in several SWFL counties Wednesday - Fox 4
Heat Advisories issued in several SWFL counties Wednesday  Fox 4

The National Weather *Service* has issued a Heat Advisory for several coastal Florida counties, due to extremely hot temperatures and high humidity on ...


06/13/2019 06:15 PM
School resource deputy resigns after coming to youth event intoxicated, report says - yoursun.com
School resource deputy resigns after coming to youth event intoxicated, report says  yoursun.com

A school resource deputy with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office resigned last month after allegedly showing up drunk to an Explorers' event on May 11.


05/30/2019 03:00 AM
What lies beneath: a conference on protecting cemeteries - Florida Weekly
What lies beneath: a conference on protecting cemeteries  Florida Weekly

Above: City Councilman Jaha Cummings — here portraying Lt. Carl Bailey during a historic cemeteries tour in 2016 — will speak at the Cemetery Resource ...


06/14/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte County deputy resigns after investigators said he showed up drunk to children's event - NBC2 News
Charlotte County deputy resigns after investigators said he showed up drunk to children's event  NBC2 News

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Charlotte County deputy resigned after investigators said he showed up drunk to a Sheriff's Office sponsored children's event.


06/26/2019 05:07 AM
Florida jumps to 20th place among states in cultural funding - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Florida jumps to 20th place among states in cultural funding  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

State budget approved by Gov. Ron DeSantis allocates $21.25 million in arts and cultural grants.


06/06/2019 03:00 AM
3 suspects wanted for vehicle theft and hit-and-run - Wink News
3 suspects wanted for vehicle theft and hit-and-run  Wink News

Authorities want help from the public to identify three suspects in a hit-and-run and car theft. On Thursday, Charlotte County Sheriff's Office responded to a ...


06/02/2019 03:00 AM
Crews control brush fire south of Englewood in Charlotte County - Wink News
Crews control brush fire south of Englewood in Charlotte County  Wink News

Crews are controlling a large fire near Ann and Chuck Dever Regional Park south of Englewood in Charlotte County Sunday. Battalion Chief Don Pasick of ...


06/20/2019 12:26 AM
Value of LaCroix stock has evaporated - Florida Weekly
Value of LaCroix stock has evaporated  Florida Weekly

I can still remember the first time I heard the name "LaCroix." I think it was around 2016, when my wife brought home a case of the sparkling seltzer water from.


06/18/2019 03:00 AM
Register for mosquito control service in Southwest Florida - Wink News
Register for mosquito control service in Southwest Florida  Wink News

Are you experiencing a high number of mosquitoes at your home? Lee County and Charlotte County mosquito control aircraft's will spray for excessive ...


06/26/2019 10:20 AM
CMS names new principals at South Meck, two other schools - Charlotte Observer
CMS names new principals at South Meck, two other schools  Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina named new principals at South Mecklenburg High School, Shamrock Gardens Elementary and Ashley Park ...


06/20/2019 12:26 AM
No degree required: certifications on rise - Florida Weekly
No degree required: certifications on rise  Florida Weekly

One assumes that going to college means the end goal is to walk away with a degree. Often that is the case, but we're finding that more careers don't require a.


06/26/2019 04:18 PM
Henderson man awaits extradition to Florida on alleged child crimes - The Gleaner
Henderson man awaits extradition to Florida on alleged child crimes  The Gleaner

A Henderson man has been arrested for alleged crimes in Florida involving a child and is awaiting extradition.


06/19/2019 12:59 PM
Deputies looking for missing juvenile in Port Charlotte - Fox 4
Deputies looking for missing juvenile in Port Charlotte  Fox 4

Deputies are looking for a Port Charlotte 14-year-old who was last seen leaving his home on Tuesday.


06/13/2019 03:00 AM
Coming up at the Renaissance Academy - Florida Weekly
Coming up at the Renaissance Academy  Florida Weekly

Introduction to Amateur Radio Noon-2 p.m. Monday, June 17 Fee: $25 Instructor: James Nelson Amateur or "ham" radio is a hobby enjoyed by technical and.


06/07/2019 03:00 AM
8-foot alligator caught in Charlotte County may be killed - Wink News
8-foot alligator caught in Charlotte County may be killed  Wink News

From death roll to death row, trappers caught an 8-foot alligator in a canal near homes in Charlotte County. This big reptile is not something safe to go near.


06/24/2019 06:06 PM
New pickleball paddles appease noise conscious neighbors - Wink News
New pickleball paddles appease noise conscious neighbors  Wink News

It is the sound that drives some people crazy. Those against more pickleball courts said it is too loud. But one man said, he has the solution: quiet paddles.


05/30/2019 03:00 AM
Florida Before the Mouse - Florida Weekly
Florida Before the Mouse  Florida Weekly

IT WAS THE LATE 1940S, AND Dad was home after serving in World War II. Gas rations were lifted, and the family at last could take a well-deserved road trip.


06/26/2019 07:26 AM
Traffic Alerts: June 26 - NBC2 News
Traffic Alerts: June 26  NBC2 News

6:10 p.m.. Eastbound Pine Ridge Road near Lawson Way in north Naples is down to one lane after an accident. 5:40 p.m.. Follow this story to get email or text ...


05/29/2019 03:00 AM
Drugs found hidden in bible in Charlotte County hotel - Fox 4
Drugs found hidden in bible in Charlotte County hotel  Fox 4

Detectives served a search warrant at a Charlotte County hotel Tuesday, uncovering numerous drugs and firearms, with some even found hidden in a bible.


06/05/2019 03:00 AM
Aerospace program at Punta Gorda Airport could bring hundreds of jobs - Wink News
Aerospace program at Punta Gorda Airport could bring hundreds of jobs  Wink News

A new million dollar project could bring more jobs to Southwest Florida. Soon, you could see an aerospace program coming to the Punta Gorda Airport.


06/13/2019 03:00 AM
Off-season adventures on Cedar Key - Florida Weekly
Off-season adventures on Cedar Key  Florida Weekly

Nancy and I wanted to take a trip this week and, since we went out in our boat cruising and island-hopping last week, we decided to drive. Heading north on I-75.


05/30/2019 03:00 AM
charlotte correctional institution employee caught with 9 cell phones in her underwear - NBC2 News
charlotte correctional institution employee caught with 9 cell phones in her underwear  NBC2 News

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - An employee of the Charlotte Correctional Institution is accused of trying to smuggle nine cell phones into the prison.


06/26/2019 09:16 PM
Nudists say Outer Banks ideal for skinny-dipping. They’d love a bare-all beach. - Charlotte Observer
Nudists say Outer Banks ideal for skinny-dipping. They’d love a bare-all beach.  Charlotte Observer

A poll by a national association of nudists ranks the Outer Banks as among the most ideal places in North America where skinny dippers should be allowed to ...


06/11/2019 03:00 AM
FHP: Florida man flees from deputy so he can attend his own trial - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
FHP: Florida man flees from deputy so he can attend his own trial  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

CHARLOTTE COUNTY -- A man pulled over by a Charlotte County Sheriff's Office deputy Monday fled from the scene and crashed into a patrol car before he ...


06/26/2019 06:00 AM
Ex-Punta Gorda officer charged with manslaughter wont get new judge - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Ex-Punta Gorda officer charged with manslaughter wont get new judge  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lee Coel, who fatally shot a retired librarian during a demonstration, says he will not receive a fair trial at the hands of the circuit judge appointed to his case.


06/24/2019 05:30 PM
New habitat in North Port for endangered scrub jays? - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
New habitat in North Port for endangered scrub jays?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Two tracts of land in North Port are being eyed as part of a 'stepping stone' process to give scrub jays in Sarasota and Charlotte counties a better chance for ...


06/26/2019 06:22 PM
2 more deputies fired for inaction after school shooting - Charlotte Observer
2 more deputies fired for inaction after school shooting  Charlotte Observer

A Florida sheriff says two additional deputies have been fired for their inaction after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that ...


06/13/2019 03:00 AM
GIVING IN THE KNOW - Florida Weekly
GIVING IN THE KNOW  Florida Weekly

Visani comedy show benefits Homeless Coalition Attend Devin Siebold's standup comedy routine at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Visani's Restaurant and ...


06/20/2019 03:39 PM
Twitter had some funny nickname ideas for a potential Tampa Bay-Montreal MLB team - Kansas City Star
Twitter had some funny nickname ideas for a potential Tampa Bay-Montreal MLB team  Kansas City Star

News came Thursday that Major League Baseball has given the Tampa Bay Rays an opportunity to explore playing some of its future games in Montreal.


06/26/2019 03:05 PM
Florida editorial roundup - Charlotte Observer
Florida editorial roundup  Charlotte Observer

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___. June 25. The St. Augustine Record on a Florida representative's push to pass a border wall funding law: ...


06/04/2019 03:00 AM
Councilman sees high-flying future for aerospace in Charlotte - yoursun.com
Councilman sees high-flying future for aerospace in Charlotte  yoursun.com

Florida state agency Space Florida could be joining the effort to bring Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul operations to Punta Gorda Airport.


06/22/2019 06:00 PM
Florida's the nation's boat theft capitol, but you don't have to be a victim - yoursun.com
Florida's the nation's boat theft capitol, but you don't have to be a victim  yoursun.com

By ANNE EASKER. Staff Writer. How thieves do it: Florida ranks number one for boat thefts in the country, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, ...


06/07/2019 03:00 AM
Deputies searching for three car theft suspects who abandoned car in Bradenton - WWSB
Deputies searching for three car theft suspects who abandoned car in Bradenton  WWSB

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Detectives with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office are requesting assistance identifying three black men who are suspects in stolen ...


06/06/2019 12:52 AM
Picture worthy - Florida Weekly
Picture worthy  Florida Weekly

THE IMAGES ARRIVE FROM ALL over the nation, carefully wrapped in stiff cardboard, bubblewrap and boxes. Some are hand delivered by Florida ...


06/21/2019 07:49 AM
Florida education news: Superintendent search, banned books, corporal punishment and more - Tampa Bay Times
Florida education news: Superintendent search, banned books, corporal punishment and more  Tampa Bay Times

A roundup of education news from around the state.


05/30/2019 03:00 AM
Police Beat for May 31 - yoursun.com
Police Beat for May 31  yoursun.com

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:


05/28/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte County assisted living facilities prepare for hurricane season - Fox 4
Charlotte County assisted living facilities prepare for hurricane season  Fox 4

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla -- Hurricane season is approaching quickly, and while it's important for you to prepare to protect the family that's living with you, what ...


06/06/2019 12:52 AM
She may be small, but Dorothy is tons of fun - Florida Weekly
She may be small, but Dorothy is tons of fun  Florida Weekly

It's glamping season again for Dorothy the Airstream, the super cute, used, 22-foot Airstream my husband I bought about a year ago. We'd love to take her out.


06/24/2019 03:38 PM
Florida Carry's challenge to FDLE background checks goes forward - Tallahassee.com
Florida Carry's challenge to FDLE background checks goes forward  Tallahassee.com

A ruling by the First DCA allows the gun-rights group to go forward with its challenge of FDLE's background check process.


06/13/2019 03:00 AM
From a Southwest Florida deli to ATF chief in Washington - Florida Weekly
From a Southwest Florida deli to ATF chief in Washington  Florida Weekly

Although friends and family say they are not surprised, now, that Regina Lombardo's qualities led her to lead one of the big federal law enforcement agencies,


06/25/2019 06:00 AM
State approves funding for hurricane shelter in Babcock Ranch - The News-Press
State approves funding for hurricane shelter in Babcock Ranch  The News-Press

The state's budget included $8 million for the new facility. Babcock Ranch will also provide $7.7 million of their own funding for the shelter.


06/06/2019 03:00 AM
FLORIDA PANTHER UPDATE - Florida Weekly
FLORIDA PANTHER UPDATE  Florida Weekly

The Florida panther, Florida's official state animal, has been listed as a federally endangered species since 1967. As the state grows, suitable habitat for.


06/19/2019 07:30 PM
6 Skunk Ape sightings in Charlotte, 8 in Sarasota. Are you a believer? - yoursun.com
6 Skunk Ape sightings in Charlotte, 8 in Sarasota. Are you a believer?  yoursun.com

PORT CHARLOTTE — The Skunk Ape, or Florida's Bigfoot, is an animal that may or may not be real.


06/20/2019 04:45 PM
Firefighter dons rescue gear to throw first pitch at Rays Spring Training game - Kansas City Star
Firefighter dons rescue gear to throw first pitch at Rays Spring Training game  Kansas City Star

A firefighter in Charlotte County, Florida, threw the first pitch of the Tampa Bay Rays MLB meeting with the New York Yankees on Sunday, February 24, while ...


06/26/2019 05:05 PM
Candidates visit children's migrant shelter amid fresh fury over conditions - The Advocate
Candidates visit children's migrant shelter amid fresh fury over conditions  The Advocate

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday seized on renewed national attention to conditions at the southern U.S. border, rushing ...


06/10/2019 03:00 AM
Detectives search for two men in a gas station robbery - Wink News
Detectives search for two men in a gas station robbery  Wink News

Detectives are searching for two men in a Charlotte County gas station robbery Monday morning. Around 2:30 a.m., the suspect with long sleeves went behind ...


06/20/2019 12:14 PM
Arrest of a Punta Gorda suspect seizes vape pen THC cartridges, pills - Wink News
Arrest of a Punta Gorda suspect seizes vape pen THC cartridges, pills  Wink News

An arrest of a Punta Gorda suspect led to the seizure of many THC vape pen cartridges and other drugs inside his car, after a trooper made a traffic stop for a ...


06/07/2019 03:00 AM
Stolen Jeep found in Manatee County after crash, chase in Charlotte County - NBC2 News
Stolen Jeep found in Manatee County after crash, chase in Charlotte County  NBC2 News

Deputies chased after the Jeep on I-75 but stopped near Mile Marker 176.


06/10/2019 03:00 AM
Man arrested for 7000 files of child pornography files in Englewood - Fox 4
Man arrested for 7000 files of child pornography files in Englewood  Fox 4

An 80 year old Englewood man was arrested and charged after investigators found approximately 7000 downloaded files.


06/08/2019 03:30 PM
Florida deemed worst state for bicycle fatalities - yoursun.com
Florida deemed worst state for bicycle fatalities  yoursun.com

Since 2011, over 50 bicyclists died from fatal accidents in Charlotte, DeSoto and Sarasota counties.


05/30/2019 03:00 AM
North Port sailor defends America as 'information warrior' - Florida Weekly
North Port sailor defends America as 'information warrior'  Florida Weekly

A North Port native, who graduated from North Port High School in 2009, is stationed with a command responsible for teaching future information warriors the.


06/10/2019 03:00 AM
High rip tide risks in effect in Lee and Charlotte counties - Fox 4
High rip tide risks in effect in Lee and Charlotte counties  Fox 4

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The National Weather *Service* is warning about a high rip tide risk for a few Southwest Florida counties. For Monday, the NOAA said life ...


06/09/2019 03:00 AM
NC motorcycle rider struck and killed by lightning is identified by Florida troopers - The State
NC motorcycle rider struck and killed by lightning is identified by Florida troopers  The State

A 45-year-old Charlotte man riding a motorcycle on Interstate 95 near Orlando was killed when he was struck by lightning, cracking his helmet, and crashed after ...


06/01/2019 03:00 AM
Nearly half of Florida school districts could arm staff, but not traditional schools here - yoursun.com
Nearly half of Florida school districts could arm staff, but not traditional schools here  yoursun.com

So far, 30 of Florida's 67 school district's have opted to implement the Guardian Program in their schools, according to a report from Florida Department of ...


05/31/2019 03:00 AM
2 arrested at Punta Gorda home for drug possession, trafficking - Wink News
2 arrested at Punta Gorda home for drug possession, trafficking  Wink News

After getting a search warrant, Charlotte County Sheriff's office arrested and man and a woman found in possession of fentanyl and other illegal drugs and ...


06/05/2019 12:00 AM
Column: Workshops refine strategic focus areas in Charlotte - yoursun.com
Column: Workshops refine strategic focus areas in Charlotte  yoursun.com

The final of four Charlotte County Commission strategic focus area workshops is scheduled for June 18 in Room 119 of the Administration Center. Readers may ...


06/16/2019 03:00 AM
Rays draw smaller crowds to spring training - yoursun.com
Rays draw smaller crowds to spring training  yoursun.com

PORT CHARLOTTE — The Tampa Bay Rays struggle to fill seats in season at Tropicana Field, and the same may be true for spring training in Charlotte County.


06/07/2019 03:00 AM
What They're Saying: LSI Cos. - Business Observer
What They're Saying: LSI Cos.  Business Observer

Commercial real estate brokerage firm LSI Cos. says in its first quarter 2019 Market Trends report that it believes Southwest Florida will continue to benefit from ...


06/24/2019 06:49 PM
DeSantis signs bill to build hurricane evacuation center at Babcock Ranch - NBC2 News
DeSantis signs bill to build hurricane evacuation center at Babcock Ranch  NBC2 News

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. - The state is committing to improving storm safety for Floridians. Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill dedicating $8 million toward ...


05/30/2019 03:00 AM
Corrections officer found smuggling cell phones into jail - Fox 4
Corrections officer found smuggling cell phones into jail  Fox 4

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- A Charlotte County corrections officer is accused of trying to smuggle nine cellphones into prison. According to a Charlotte County ...


06/22/2019 05:45 PM
The future of the former Western Michigan University hangar is up in the air at PG Airport - yoursun.com
The future of the former Western Michigan University hangar is up in the air at PG Airport  yoursun.com

By LIZ HARDAWAY. Staff Writer. PUNTA GORDA — “I want to thank WMU for leaving,” said board chairwoman Pam Seay in Thursday's Charlotte County Airport ...


06/16/2019 03:00 AM
Former officer accused of manslaughter denied motion to recuse judge - Wink News
Former officer accused of manslaughter denied motion to recuse judge  Wink News

A former police officer accused of killing a woman during a training demonstration in 2016 wanted the judge assigned to his trial removed. But the request has ...


06/07/2019 03:00 AM
How does $100 million in health care savings sound? - yoursun.com
How does $100 million in health care savings sound?  yoursun.com

Ten years ago, Charlotte County started paying for its own health care system.


06/06/2019 03:00 AM
Hundreds of hibiscus plants featured at 68th annual show and sale - Florida Weekly
Hundreds of hibiscus plants featured at 68th annual show and sale  Florida Weekly

With more than 600 plants expected for sale and several hundred more judged at the "oldest, largest" hibiscus show in Florida, according to organizers, one.


06/21/2019 05:43 PM
Weather Blog: Bring on the heat? The record says SWFL is getting warmer - NBC2 News
Weather Blog: Bring on the heat? The record says SWFL is getting warmer  NBC2 News

This weekend in Southwest Florida will be stiflingly hot, but in this edition of the weather blog, we're talking about a different kind of warming.


06/24/2019 09:18 AM
Health Matters: Vivida Medicaid Managed Care - NBC2 News
Health Matters: Vivida Medicaid Managed Care  NBC2 News

It's funded by the state and federal government. “Medicaid is a government-sponsored program that provides health care for low-income eligible adults, children, ...


06/14/2019 05:45 PM
Port Charlotte Middle School student's mom suing school board - yoursun.com
Port Charlotte Middle School student's mom suing school board  yoursun.com

A Port Charlotte Middle School student's mom is suing the Charlotte County School Board over an October incident where she said her child was beat up on the ...


06/18/2019 03:00 AM
Florida education news: Computer education, superintendent search, salary standoff and more - Tampa Bay Times
Florida education news: Computer education, superintendent search, salary standoff and more  Tampa Bay Times

COMPUTER EDUCATION: Citing his commitment to jobs and education, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis highlights a $10 million investment into computer science ...


06/11/2019 12:00 AM
Preventing elder abuse - yoursun.com
Preventing elder abuse  yoursun.com

Saturday, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Designated by a 2006 United Nations resolution, the U.N. still emphasizes elder abuse remains one of ...


05/30/2019 12:47 AM
Noelle Casagrande joins Captains For Clean Water as director of operations - Florida Weekly
Noelle Casagrande joins Captains For Clean Water as director of operations  Florida Weekly

Captains For Clean Water has announced the addition of Noelle Casagrande as its new director of operations. Since its founding in 2016, Captains For Clean ...


06/11/2019 03:00 AM
Column: Florida's hurricane history | Features - yoursun.com
Column: Florida's hurricane history | Features  yoursun.com

Good day to all! Although we got an early start again this year with Andrea, hurricane season didn't actually begin until June 1, so since it is now upon us,


06/02/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte nixes support for regional studies - yoursun.com
Charlotte nixes support for regional studies  yoursun.com

Charlotte County commissioners voted unanimously last week to put off supporting a climate change study and an opiate addiction resource guide proposed by ...


05/29/2019 03:00 AM
Port Charlotte High grad awarded Kiwanis Foundation scholarship - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Port Charlotte High grad awarded Kiwanis Foundation scholarship  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Nick Asselin, a Port Charlotte High School graduate seeking a career in journalism, recently was awarded a Kiwanis Foundation scholarship endowed by ...


06/08/2019 03:00 AM
Punta Gorda MSA ranks 14th nationally in construction employment growth - yoursun.com
Punta Gorda MSA ranks 14th nationally in construction employment growth  yoursun.com

The good news: our construction employment is growing.


05/29/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte commissioners throw support to airplane mechanic program - yoursun.com
Charlotte commissioners throw support to airplane mechanic program  yoursun.com

Some Charlotte County commissioners want to ensure the new airplane mechanic program gets first crack at classroom space at the Punta Gorda Airport.


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Goodbye empty space at Lake Betty Park. Hello kidscapes - yoursun.com
Goodbye empty space at Lake Betty Park. Hello kidscapes  yoursun.com

By BETSY CALVERT. Staff Writer. PORT CHARLOTTE — Construction on the first phase of a new Lake Betty Park could begin next year. That's what about two ...




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