Florida needs a DEP secretary. The governor’s office says Herschel Vinyard steps down Monday. The governor has named Clifford Wilson III as interim secretary.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office seeks to identify a man in a check fraud case. Detectives believe he cashed a fake check for $2,000 at the Englewood Florida Community Bank in September. The check came from the Holiday Park & Recreation District. The sheriff’s office says no one knew this transaction involved a fraudulent check […]
Detectives have arrested a Port Charlotte man for trying to burglarize Charlotte Pharmacy the previous week. The sheriff’s office says it had already arrested 31-year-old Levi Jones for dealing in stolen property in an unrelated case. On Nov. 13, Charlotte Pharmacy reported someone had tried breaking into its building. Security footage showed a man dressed […]
A notorious 911 caller from Punta Gorda has done it again. Maria Montanez-Colon made news worldwide in February for calling it to get a date with a policeman. Now NBC2 says that on Friday, the 59-year-old Montanez-Colon called to report a theft. Police say she gave some of her dead husband’s things to her stepson […]
The latest “Click It or Ticket” event begins today. It runs through the end of Thanksgiving at the end of the month. Using seatbelts reduces the risk of a fatal injury in front-seat occupants by 45 percent, and reduces the risk of moderate to critical injures for those driving a car by 50 percent. The […]