In a crime going all the way back to 1949, the Florida Senate has apologized to the families of four black men who were accused of rape in Lake County. The men who were known as the Groveland Four were part of a series of events that has led Gov. Rick Scott to grant them […]
The Florida Commission on Ethics has concluded that former North Port city attorney Rob Robinson violated state law when he suggested the city create a position of magistrate for code enforcement and zoning hearings officer positions. The decision, made last week supported the actions taken earlier this year by the state Division of Administrative Hearings, […]
Punta Gorda airport will be getting a new non-stop destination next month. Starting May 25th, travelers will be able to fly non-stop from Punta Gorda to Louisville, Kentucky. That makes Louisville the 31st year-round destination and, including seasonal flights, 35th destination from the airport.
The Florida House has voted to make the purchase of liquor in grocery stores easier. The bill, authored by a Hialeah Republican, would repeal a nearly 100-year old law requiring stand-alone liquor stores. Lobbyists for Walmart and Target lobbyists have argued that repealing the law is needed to meet customers’ demands and convenience. But State […]
A new study shows 4 of the 5 deadliest highways in the nation are in Florida, including one in our backyard. US-1 tops the national list with more than a thousand fatal crashes over the past decade. US-41 in Tampa ranks second, US-27 third, and US-441 fifth. Locally, US-17 between Punta Gorda and Jacksonville comes […]