Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives need your help. Do you know anything about the theft of nearly two dozen new truck tires? They were stolen from a Cleveland business more than a week ago. Detectives said the theft happened on August 23. The owners of Boulevard Tire on US 17, east of Punta Gorda called the […]
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Florida Republican Party Chairman Dave Bitner of Port Charlotte says today he’s leaving his post as head of the state G-O-P for health reasons. Bitner, a former Port Charlotte lawmaker, has been diagnosed with A-L-S, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. In a letter to state Republicans, he says that diagnosis is what’s leading to […]
A South Punta Gorda Heights teen was busted over a can of ravioli. Yes, ravioli. Eighteen year old Kyle Aldrich and his brother got into a fight over a can of ravioli, as they played tug-of-war over the can. Aldrich took and elbow to the mouth and pulled a kitchen knife on his brother. Police […]
A Sarasota County man set to be arraigned on Friday in the shooting death of his wife. Authorities say 66-year-old Frank Olms will face a charge of second-degree murder in the killing of Nancy Walsh-Olms. The charge reduced from its original classification as premeditated first-degree murder.
North Port can continue to claim it’s the largest city in Sarasota County. New figures put North Port’s population at 57,893, which is 536 more than last year. Sarasota’s growing, too. The numbers show an increase of 197 residents since the 2010 census.North Port now estimated to have around fifty-five hundred more residents than Sarasota. […]