A Punta Gorda nurse is in jail following his arrest on child pornography charges. 25-year-old John Casey, Jr., was taken into custody by the state’s cyber-crime task force after a search warrant of his Luther Road apartment turned up numerous digital images of underage exploitation. Casey remains in the Charlotte County jail. A preliminary hearing […]
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Bill Nelson has made a vow. The senator has promised to fight legislation that would end a ban on some oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. A Senate committee last week passed a bill that would end a four-decade ban on crude oil exports. This legislation would open more of the Gulf for oil […]
Here’s where CCSO deputies will be doing stepped up traffic enforcement this week…. http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WENG-080315-Jennings-CCSO Traffic VO.mp3 They’ll be doing traffic signal enforcement at the intersections of US 41 and Midway Blvd., and Veterans Blvd. and Atwater St. in Port Charlotte. They’ll be on the lookout for speeders the entire length of Melbourne Street in Port […]
Gov. Rick Scott is not happy with three Florida hospitals, including Venice Regional Bayfront Health, for being ranked among the nation’s worst for infection prevention. Scott said in a press release that the designation by Consumer Reports is “troubling and unacceptable.” Venice’s CEO resigned this week following a mishandling of a sewer leak cleanup.
An Englewood man was arrested yesterday morning for what Sarasota sheriff’s deputies are calling a vicious attack. 10 News reports that after a night out, 29-year-old Charles Evans choked his girlfriend until she lost consciousness–twice–locked her inside his house, and assaulted another man who tried to get the woman away from the scene. The woman […]