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Port Charlotte teacher arrested for filing false police report

A Port Charlotte Elementary school teacher was arrested for making up an elaborate story for why he was late for work. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Karter Clark, 25 walked into Neil Armstrong Elementary at about 9:02 a.m. Monday crying.

NBC 2 - 2018-12-18 06:03:00

VIDEO: Deputy hit by car by alleged shoplifter; she and 7 others arrested in retail theft sting

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Eight people were arrested during a three-day operation in Sarasota County aimed at curbing retail theft. Deputies focused on major retail areas from Sarasota to Venice and made eight arrests, filing 24 charges. The sheriff's office says those arrested have a total of 15 prior conv

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-12-18 17:06:00

Package of medication sent to Port Charlotte VA

A suspicious package was investigated at the Port Charlotte VA Clinic Monday. The opened package contained anti-depressant medication that had been mailed back to the facility. No injuries have been reported.

NBC 2 - 2018-12-17 22:09:00

Armed men impersonating officers pull driver over in Port Charlotte

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Two men, one armed, pulled over a driver while impersonating law enforcement officers on Monday morning in Charlotte County, deputies said. Authorities are now looking for the duo after they pulled the unidentified driver over around 9:30 a.m. near Birchcrest Boulevard and Que

NBC 2 - 2018-12-17 17:14:00

Fake money increasingly circulates in Charlotte County

Federal reserve note, or cash, replicas imprinted with Chinese characters identifying them as “training money” are becoming more prevalent in Charlotte County, according to a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office press release.

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-12-18 21:14:30

Two men impersonating law enforcement in Charlotte County

PORT CHARLOTTE (WWSB) - Deputies in Charlotte County are warning motorists after two men impersonating law enforcement stopped a vehicle Monday morning. It happened around 9:30am near Birchcrest and Quesada in Port Charlotte. Deputies say the two men are driving white vehicles, possibly Hondas, with

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-12-17 17:26:00

5 things to know for Dec. 18

1.) Forecast: Cool, quiet Tuesday ahead of big storm system this week. We've got a couple of quiet weather days on tap before a big storm system moves in from the Gulf of Mexico later this week.

NBC 2 - 2018-12-18 07:00:00

Florida's minimum wage is rising on Jan. 1

Floridians who get minimum wage will start 2019 with more in their paychecks. Effective Jan. 1, the minimum wage in Florida is $8.46, up from $8.25. In 2017, the rate was $8.10.

10NEWS - 2018-12-18 23:48:00

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 'Grinch' steals penguin decoration from North Port home

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) - Police in North Port are searching for a "Grinch" who was caught on camera stealing a penguin Christmas decoration. The theft happened Saturday night at a home on Abbotsford Street.

WFLA.COM - 2018-12-18 21:35:00

Police: Teacher running late lied about being stopped by phony law enforcement officers

PORT CHARLOTTE (WWSB) - Deputies in Charlotte County have arrested a 25-year-old teacher who they say lied about two men impersonating law enforcement because he was running late.

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-12-17 17:26:00

Florida father shoots older son to protect younger sibling, police say

Authorities in a Florida county say a father has been left "absolutely shattered" after he shot and killed his older son in an effort to save his younger son's life, with the sheriff's office saying the move was justified based on evidence.

MSN.COM - 2018-12-17 18:08:40

Unknown suspect wanted for retail theft totaling to over $300 in Port Charlotte

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fl (WWSB) - Deputies need your help finding a suspect wanted for retail theft at a Target in Port Charlotte. On November 3, around 6:30 p.m. a Loss Prevention Officer at Target observed an unknown male steal two electronic items totaling to $324.97.

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-12-14 16:05:00

Man who allegedly stole scratch-off tickets caught while trying to redeem them

PORT CHARLOTTE (WWSB) - A Sarasota man who allegedly stole lottery tickets earlier this week was arrested Wednesday when he tried to redeem some of them. Deputies say Joseph Dillow of Sarasota broke into the Orin Little Convenience Store on Harbor Boulevard in Port Charlotte sometime overnight betwe

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-12-13 20:20:00

SILVER ALERT: Sarasota deputies search for 92-year-old man who disappeared

SARASOTA, Fla. -- A Silver Alert has been issued for a 92-year-old Englewood man who is in need of medication, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Ira McConnell was last seen getting into his car around 5 a.m. Saturday at his home on Charleston Circle.

10NEWS - 2018-12-17 19:26:00

Sarasota man arrested for sexual battery of allegedly sleeping woman, video voyeurism

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Sarasota man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly sexually assaulting a sleeping woman. According to an arrest affidavit, during an interview with a deputy, the victim stated she was scrolling through images on the DropBox application on her phone and discovered sexually

WFLA.COM - 2018-12-17 20:46:00

North Port: The Downing Thomason 75,000 light Winter Wonderland

For local Sarasota County news (only) you can join my group https://www.facebook.com/groups/veniceflorida/. Having the combination of this page and the group membership, some how increases your chances of seeing my feeds, according to FB. Remember to turn on the group notification too. – Francesco.

THESCOOPRADIOSHOW.COM - 2018-12-16 04:45:15

VIDEO: A new playground for special needs children opens in North Port

NORTH PORT, Fl (WWSB) - A new playground will officially open up in North Port that will allow all children to experience the joy of playing. On Sat. Dec. 15, the Boundless Adventures Playground will cut the ribbon for children with special needs.

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-12-15 16:28:00

Chilly start! Stormy weather expected later this week across Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - It's a chilly start to the week Monday as colder and drier air moved into Central Florida. It will be sunny a cool with an average high of 66 degrees across Central Florida, Certified meteorologist Brian Shields said.

WFTV - 2018-12-17 10:39:09

Dad gave alcohol to teen driver before crash that killed his daughter, officials say

For local Sarasota County news (only) you can join my group https://www.facebook.com/groups/veniceflorida/. Having the combination of this page and the group membership, some how increases your chances of seeing my feeds, according to FB. Remember to turn on the group notification too. – Francesco.

THESCOOPRADIOSHOW.COM - 2018-12-16 12:48:41

Deputies: 19-year-old man traded iPhone X for sex act with 14-year-old girl

SARASOTA (WWSB) - A 19-year-old Port Charlotte man has been arrested after he allegedly traded his iPhone X for a sex act with a 14-year-old girl. Kristian Gupta is charged with lewd and lascivious battery of a victim aged 12- to 16-years-old and false reports to law enforcement authorities.

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-12-13 21:49:00