The Coast Guard wants boaters in the region to use caution this holiday weekend after recent incidents. These incidents include the disappearance of a family of four off the coast near Englewood, as well as a man’s death following a boat collision near Boca Grande. Officials want people to prepare themselves by having the right […]
One of the world’s largest online destinations for home furnishings and decor has announced the best places for a backyard party this summer. Wayfair has named several places from Florida in its top 20. These include Punta Gorda, which has cracked it at #12. The rankings stem from Wayfair.com sales data by region of outdoor […]
Authorities expect a man to survive yesterday’s shooting in North Fort Myers. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting at a Higgins Road home near Bayshore and Twin Brooks roads. They say an unidentified man sleeping inside the home needed to go to a hospital for treatment of injuries.
Two separate crashes involving semi trucks caused traffic delays this afternoon. One happened on I-75. and the other on Bermont Road. The Bermont Road crash happened late this morning at State Road 31 east of Punta Gorda. The highway patrol said it caused a complete roadblock at the intersection where a truck overturned. It reported […]
A federal judge in Tallahassee has before him arguments over a new law that governs abortion clinics in Florida. The Tampa Bay Times reports lawyers for the state and Planned Parenthood have appeared in district court. One of the issues pertaining to the law that the governor signed this year has to do with blocking […]