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Charlotte Sheriff’s deputies looking for 2 runaway teens

WIlliam K. Blount

WIlliam K. Blount

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Char­lotte County Sheriff’s deputies are look­ing for two run­away teens who were last seen at their respec­tive homes in the Engle­wood area on Sun­day night.

William K. Blount, 17, was last seen at his Gillot Boule­vard home in the Gulf Cove area of Engle­wood at about 9 p.m. Sun­day night, April 12. He was reported to have gone for a drive in his par­ents’ 2005 cop­per Ford Freestar van after a dis­agree­ment with his parents.

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Missing woman, child located and safe

Update: The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office announced shortly after 3 p.m. the miss­ing peo­ple have been found unharmed.

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Deputies look­ing for missing-endangered adult and child

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Char­lotte County Sheriff’s deputies are look­ing for an Engle­wood woman who left her par­ents’ res­i­dence yes­ter­day with her 6-year-old son. She is listed as a miss­ing endan­gered adult.

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Temporary S. McCall lane closure starts April 13

Expect a lane closure starting Monday on South McCall Road from Oriole Boulevard to Wilmington Boulevard

Expect a lane clo­sure start­ing Mon­day on South McCall Road from Ori­ole Boule­vard to Wilm­ing­ton Boulevard

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Pub­lic Works

ENGLEWOOD, Fla – The  east­bound out­side lane of South McCall Road from Ori­ole Boule­vard to Wilm­ing­ton Boule­vard will be closed dur­ing busi­ness hours from Mon­day, April 13, through Fri­day, April 17.

This lane clo­sure is nec­es­sary due to con­struc­tion activ­i­ties in con­junc­tion with the Win­ches­ter Boule­vard South exten­sion project. Upon com­ple­tion, Win­ches­ter Boule­vard will be a direct four-lane con­nec­tor from Placida Road to I-75 via River Road in Sara­sota County.

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Englewood man dies from injuries in I-75 crash

A tow truck driver has been charged in the incident.

A tow truck dri­ver has been charged in the incident.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood man has died from injuries sus­tained April 5 in a four-vehicle crash on Inter­state 75.

William Golden Jr., 55, of Engle­wood, was pro­nounced dead Thurs­day, April 9, accord­ing to the Florida High­way Patrol.

Golden was crit­i­cally injured, while dri­ving his 2006 Ford Crown Vic­to­ria north on I-75 near mile marker 154 in Char­lotte County about 5:28 a.m April 5, FHP reported.

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Tom Adams bridge maintenance completed

Tom Adams Bridge (file)

Tom Adams Bridge (file)

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Pub­lic Works

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Main­te­nance was com­pleted on Beach Road at the Tom Adam’s Bridge late Thurs­day.  A diag­nos­tic eval­u­a­tion was con­ducted and repairs were made; the draw­bridge was tested and is fully oper­a­tional. The US Coast Guard and staff at the Venice draw­bridge received noti­fi­ca­tion to resume nor­mal operations.

The Tom Adams Bridge is sched­uled for reha­bil­i­ta­tion this year includ­ing replace­ment of the exist­ing ten­der house, elec­tri­cal, and mechan­i­cal equipment.

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Marathon Blvd. at Gasparilla Road to closure overnight April 8

Be alert for road closure.

Be alert for road closure.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An overnight road clo­sure is sched­uled on Marathon Boule­vard, at the inter­sec­tion of Gas­par­illa Road, start­ing at 8 p.m. Wednes­day, April 8, through Thurs­day morn­ing at 9 a.m. or as soon as the asphalt patch is paved.

Util­ity work will be con­ducted at this loca­tion in con­junc­tion with the Gas­par­illa Road widen­ing project. Detour signs will be in place to direct traf­fic around the con­struc­tion area via Sawyer Cir­cle and Marathon Boulevard.

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April 18 only: Save 40 percent on overdue traffic tickets

Stop procrastinating and save some money.

Stop pro­cras­ti­nat­ing and save some money.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Cir­cuit Court

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – If you have an over­due Char­lotte County traf­fic ticket, the Char­lotte Co. Cir­cuit Court clerk’s office is giv­ing you a break on col­lec­tion fees – for one day only

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Child Protection Center honors SCSO Victim Advocate

From left: Capt. Charlie Thorpe, Victim Advocates Concetta Hollinger-Holmes, Autumn Roppolo, Mollie Cool, and Maj. Paul Richard

From left: Capt. Char­lie Thorpe, Vic­tim Advo­cates Con­cetta Hollinger-Holmes, Autumn Rop­polo, Mol­lie Cool, and Maj. Paul Richard

Sub­mit­ted by SCSO

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office Vic­tim Advo­cate Autumn Rop­polo has been named 2015 Child Advo­cate of the Year by the Child Pro­tec­tion Center.

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