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Teens arrested in Punta Gorda bike thefts - On Wednesday, Punta Gorda Police made an arrest in the thefts of city-owned bicycles. - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

PGPD arrests 2 teens for thefts of city-owned bikes - Punta Gorda Police Detectives arrested a second suspect yesterday regarding recent thefts of bicycles. A 13-year-old from Fort Myers and a 15-year-old from Port Charlotte were found to have been responsible for the latest... - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Inmate at troubled prison killed after confrontation with guards - An inmate at a Punta Gorda prison being investigated by two state agencies died Friday night after a confrontation with corrections officers. - Fri, 18 Apr 2014

Punta Gorda to recognize domestic partnerships - Same-sex couples living in Punta Gorda are celebrating a new city ordinance. - Wed, 02 Apr 2014

Law Enforcement Torch Run benefits Special Olympics - Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Punta Gorda Police Department and Charlotte Correctional Institute participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the benefit of Special Olympics this morning. - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Super Boat Grand Prix race kicks off with parade in Punta Gorda - It's the largest event to ever sweep the shores of Manasota Key, and it's kicking off with a parade in downtown Punta Gorda. - Fri, 11 Apr 2014

Catch Punta Gorda air show Saturday and Sunday - Planes may be the visual stars of the Florida International Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport, but the pilots, in particular two who aren't even... - Fri, 28 Mar 2014

Punta Gorda preps for Florida International Airshow - High-speed military jets and acrobatic performers will roar into Punta Gorda Airport this weekend. - Fri, 28 Mar 2014

Teens arrested after car, home burglaries - Charlotte County deputies said six teenagers are responsible for a string of car and home burglaries in Punta Gorda -- and one crime led investigators to uncover another. - Mon, 07 Apr 2014

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Super Boat Grand Prix race kicks off with parade in Punta Gorda - NBC2 News - It's the largest event to ever sweep the shores of Manasota Key, and it's kicking off with a parade in downtown Punta Gorda. Racers are lining up their boats for the Super Boat Grand Prix Race. Everyone will be able to get a good look at the impressive ...Power boats on the Suncoast this weekend - WWSB ABC 7Inaugural Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix kicks off Friday - WTXL ABC 27 - Fri, 11 Apr 2014

Is new Punta Gorda ordinance valid? - Fox 4 - Yesterday the Punta Gorda City Council passed an ordinance making it legal for same sex couples to register as "domestic partners". For those couples it was perceived as a major hurdle that was crossed. But, what does this really do for them? What it ... - Fri, 04 Apr 2014

2014 Florida International Airshow in Punta Gorda - WWSB ABC 7 - Thousands were looking to the sky Sunday to enjoy the sight of dozens of airplanes flying overhead, as aircraft of all types roared into the Punta Gorda Airport for the 2014 Florida International Airshow. Marketing Director, Lindsey Barfield, said "We ...International Air Show in Punta Gorda Riveting - Guardian Liberty VoicePunta Gorda Air Show Draws Over 100K for Veterans-Themed Event - Newsmax.com - Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Hank Lytle: Not your stereotypical septuagenarian - Florida Weekly - The Punta Gorda resident, who turns 72 on May 1, isn't about to quit sprinting to take up something different — something less taxing — like, say, shuffleboard or spending his days in a rocking chair. Mr. Lytle trains relentlessly so he can compete ... - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Jacksonville man accused of sexual battery on a child in Punta Gorda - Lehigh Acres News Star - FDLE agents began investigating Carter in late 2013 after receiving information regarding the sexual battery of a child. Investigators believe the crime occurred while Carter lived in Punta Gorda, Fla. Carter was booked into the Duval County Jail and ...Man accused of sexual battery on a Punta Gorda child - Wink NewsJacksonville man arrested in sexual assault of child in Punta Gorda case - Florida Times-UnionJacksonville man accused of child sexual battery - WJXT JacksonvilleFirst Coast News -  -ActionNewsJax.com -  -WOKV - - Wed, 09 Apr 2014

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS - Florida Weekly - Ms. Lockhart realized that there was a need of her services for other seniors as well, which is how she came to open Helping Hands SW FL LLC, 318 Tamiami Trail, Unit 212, Punta Gorda (www.Helping- HandsFl.com), which has been providing in-home, ... - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Moms cruise free Mother's Day weekend - Florida Weekly - King Fisher Fleet, headquartered at Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda, invites moms to cruise during Mother's Day weekend at no charge. Free cruises for moms are as follows: 7 p.m. Friday, May 9: 1½-hour sunset cruise. 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10: full ... - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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