Regional unemployment has increased with more seasonally dependent companies cutting staff for the summer. Charlotte County’s jobless rate has increased in the last month from 4.7 percent to 5.2 percent. However, that number sits much lower than it did a year ago. Charlotte County’s unemployment rate at this time last year came out to 5.9 […]
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has received word from a restaurant owner about a possible scam. The owner says a man claimed a restaurant employee spilled food on him. The owner also says the man had to get his clothing dry-cleaned, and he presented a bill for it. The owner wrote a check to cover […]
Police in Cape Coral want help in finding a missing teenager. They have described Nicole Peterson as endangered. Someone last saw her last night at her home. Authorities say the 16-year-old Peterson has a diminished mental capacity. She last wore a pink shirt and blue jean pants.
Punta Gorda Police had offered free safety equipment to protect people playing the Pokemon Go game. The department had offered free reflective vests and flashing lights to anyone who wanted them. On its Facebook page, the police now say they have run out of reflective vests. They still have clip-on flashing lights, though. The department […]
The FAA has honored Punta Gorda Airport. The airport has received this year’s Air Carrier Airport Safety Award for the Southern Region. The FAA claims Punta Gorda Airport “has worked hard to enhance safety, which increasing operation effectiveness.” It says the airport has made 18 safety improvements. FDOT has just named Punta Gorda Airport its […]