24-year-old John Andrews of Punta Gorda was arrested for violating probation recently, even though he wasn’t on probation. Andrews’ attorney says a paperwork mix-up between Sarasota and Charlotte counties led to the arrest. Andrews had just finished serving 10 months for DUI. Now, he’s trying to warn others that it could happen to them, too.
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Some good news on the real estate front in southwest Florida: the rate of foreclosures in the region is down from a year ago. The Sarasota-Manatee area fell from 4.31 percent last June to 2.13 percent this year. Charlotte County dropped from 5.18 percent to 2.44 percent. The bad news, though: Charlotte County still posted […]
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to drive responsibly and soberly next weekend. The national drunk driving enforcement crackdown for “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” has already started. It runs through Labor Day. Until it ends, local enforcement watches closely for people who may drive impaired or under the influence of […]
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help with finding the suspects involved in a burglary that occurred early yesterday morning. Investigators say security video shows an SUV drive up to Skip’s Placid Marine in Englewood at 4am Wednesday, then leave with a jet ski on a trailer. Anyone with information on the incident […]
Tropical Storm Erika continues grinding ever so slowly toward the west, with the center of the storm having passed by the Leeward Islands earlier today. Erika still has maximum sustained winds of about 45 miles-per-hour. The storm is projected to start turning slightly northward and pass directly over Puerto Rico overnight, then work it way […]