The Coast Guard keeps looking for a missing boater from Charlotte Harbor. It tells WFTX-TV that someone last saw this person leaving from the El Jobean boat ramp yesterday afternon. Authorities have identified him as 62-year-old Jim Winkler. Winkler’s 17-foot flats boat has turned up near Jug Creek on the north end of Pine Island. […]
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The governor and top Republicans try once more to select a new insurance commissioner. He and three cabinet members have an emergency meeting today to interview new candidates for the job. Then they may vote to hire someone. This meeting happens days before Kevin McCarty leaves the job. McCarty has offered to stay until a […]
The governor wants the Republican Party to fall in line and back Donald Trump. Speaking to reporters in Tampa, Rick Scott says he anticipates Trump getting close to or reaching the party’s delegate mandate to win the nomination. Scott says Trump’s clean sweep of five primaries in the Northeast on Tuesday shows the effort within […]
This month could end as the worst month for Florida panther deaths in recent years. The Miami Herald reports nine of them have died in road accidents this month, and that marks a record for a single month since people started keeping track. FWC calls this increased number a morbid sign of the species’ growing […]
Sarasota County commissioners have adopted an amendment that fines unlicensed contractors at least a thousand dollars per day. For more information on contractors or to file a complaint, please visit the website for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.