The state’s official sea turtle nesting season along the Gulf Coast begins Sunday. Since sea turtles don’t necessarily pay attention to the calendar, Mote Marine Laboratory want you to watch out for turtles. They may arrive sooner than normal, and some may take longer than the season to hatch.
Jeb Bush has given his first interview since dropping out of the race for the White House. On CNN, he says he remains hopeful someone else besides Donald Trump can win the Republican nomination. He believes that if Trump does not earn it on the first vote at the convention, then he may not fit […]
The search continues for a North Port man whose boat turned up without him. A woman called the Coast Guard this morning to say her husband had not come home from a fishing trip. She said 62-year-old Jim Winkler left El Jobean Marina on a 20-foot flats boat yesterday afternoon. Winkler’s wife said he never […]
The governor and the state’s CFO have finally agreed on a candidate for insurance commissioner. They have decided to promote deputy insurance commissioner David Altmaier. He replaces Kevin McCarty, who leaves the position on Monday. Both the governor and the CFO had nominated other people for the job, but they found no support from others […]
Some parks in the region have emerged as hot spots for men to engage in sexual activity. WFTX-TV reports the arrest of a man for exposing himself to an undercover deputy at Flatwoods Environmental Park in Punta Gorda. It marks the second arrest for this behavior there in the last three weeks. Gilchrist Park in […]