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CCSO Busts Three on Drug Charges in East Englewood

Narcotics detectives arrested three East Englewood men this morning on drug charges after serving a search warrant at their home. CCSO detectives obtained the warrant after several tips about activity at 11885 Newgate Avenue. Officers found over 25 grams of cannabis and cannabis seeds, a grinder, digital scales, and 48 small plastic baggies similar to […]

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Fiuve Bid for Temp Springs Management

Five companies have submitted bids to temporarily manage Warm Mineral Springs. North Port officials opened the bids today, but wouldn’t reveal anything more than the names of the companies. The herald-Tribune reports they are –Warm Springs Attractions–New Vision Energy Solutions Consulting Group LLC–Bioluminescence Institute Inc.-Springs Management Services, LLC–National and State Park Concessions Inc. The Springs […]

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Nelson wants CONNECT investigated

For the third time, Sen. Bill Nelson wants the labor department to investigate the state’s new computer system for unemployment benefits. Since CONNECT began operating in October, over 50,000 Floridians have spent some time waiting for benefits because the system did not process claims. The state continues withholding payments to the system’s vendor until it […]

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Scott sees Obama today

Florida’s governor sees the President today. Rick Scott and other top Republicans meet in Washington for the Republican Governor’s Association meeting. Scott has spent months trying to meet with the President over increases in flood insurance policies. The governor claims huge rate increases hurt residents, and the real estate market continues recovering from the last […]

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Port Charlotte Man Arrested in Child Sex Sting

47-year old Paul Vangelder of Port Charlotte’s in the Sarasota County Jail without bond, after being arrested in a sting. The Herald-Tribune reports North Port Police say Vangelder thought he was meeting the parents of a 3-year old boy and a 9-year old special needs girl he wanted to have sex with. Investigators say Vangelder […]

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