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BODY IDENTIFIED BUT NAME STILL WITHHELD

AUTHORITIES HAVE IDENTIFIED THE BODY FOUND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING IN A CANAL NEAR PRINEVILLE STREET AND CORDOBA AVENUE IN PORT CHARLOTTE, BUT THEY ARE STILL WITHHOLDING THE NAME PENDING NOTIFICATION OF THE NEXT OF KIN.  THE MAN’S BODY WAS FOUND BY A RESIDENT JUST BEFORE 11AM AS IT WAS SURROUNDED BY ALLIGATORS.  IT WAS REMOVED […]

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STARR AND SKIDMORE SQUAWK

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BOB STARR AND ROBERT SKIDMORE GOT INTO A HEATED EXCHANGE AT TUESDAY’S COMMISSION MEETING ABOUT THEIR TRAVEL EXPENSE BUDGET.  STARR, WHO HAS NOT SPENT A CENT IN THIS FISCAL YEAR, QUESTIONED SKIDMORE SPENDING MORE THAN $6000 OF THE $10,000 DOLLARS THAT HAS BEEN SPENT, WHICH INCLUDES HIM SIGNING OUT THE COUNTY VEHICLE […]

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IT’S OFFICIAL…NO TRAILER FOR ENGLEWOOD BEACH

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY VOTED 5-0 TO END NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE VENICE PIER GROUP TO PUT A TRAILER ON ENGLEWOOD BEACH TO SELL FOOD AND SUNDRIES.  NEARBY BEACH BUSINESSES WERE AGAINST THE TRAILER AND THEY GATHERED OVER 1900 SIGNATURES OF RESIDENTS WHO FELT THE SAME WAY.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONER ROBERT SKIDMORE DID SAY HE […]

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HARDING-JONES BOND SET

A BOND HEARING WAS HELD TUESDAY FOR THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF KILLING FOUR YEAR OLD PILAR RODRIGUEZ MORE THAN A DECADE AGO.  THE ATTORNEY FOR MELISSA HARDING-JONES, FORMERLY MELISSA COOPER, ASKED FOR A STANDARD BOND OF $10,000 DOLLARS FOR A FIRST DEGREE FELONY.  ATTORNEY ROBERT BARRAR ALSO TOLD THE COURT THAT HARDING-JONES HAS SUFFERED FROM […]

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VENICE WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED ON INTERSTATE

A VENICE WOMAN WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT ON THE INTERSTATE IN NORTH PORT EARLY MONDAY MORNING.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 35 YEAR OLD LORI GREENBERG WAS SOUTHBOUND IN THE INSIDE LANE TWO MILES SOUTH OF TOLEDO BLADE BOULEVARD JUST BEFORE 7AM WHEN SHE EXITED THE ROADWAY FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON.  HER TOYOTA […]

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