A 26-year-old North Port man is charged with robbery with a firearm, a felony, after a Friday morning incident at a Winn Dixie on Tamiami Trail. Police report that Wesley Brackin was pulled over in his truck at Chancellor Boulevard and S. Sumter Crossing Road after police said he demanded money from a cashier shortly […]
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North Port High School has extra counselors this week following the death of a teacher Friday. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office believes Antoinette Gordon died at the hands of her estranged husband. It continues investigating both their deaths as a murder suicide. The office says the two met outside a McDonald’s on Tamiami Trail for […]
We know more about Saturday’s drownings on Lake Manatee. It happened after a weekend camping retreat started on Friday at the state park. Senior pastor Jessie Perez of Rio de Vida Ministries says after a morning service, four boats hit the lake. A wave capsized the canoe carrying 44-year-old Julian Palma, 29-year-old Ivan Torres, and […]
Florida’s senators want congressional colleagues to approve emergency funding to fight the Zika virus. This follows the first American death from Zika. Resistance continues to an appropriation of $1.9 billion. This would pay for Zika research, testing, and treatment.
Two people died in a boating accident Saturday afternoon on Lake Manatee. FWC responded after waves caused a canoe to capsize near the middle of it. A boater nearby rescued 36-year-old Juan Gomez as he clung to the canoe. A witness says the water took two other men to the bottom of the lake. The […]