Sea turtle nesting season begins Sunday

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.

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Search continues for man missing from boat

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 […]

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Governor, CFO settle on insurance commissioner

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 […]

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