MAN DROVE OVER MAILBOXES DRUNK

AN ENGLEWOOD MAN’S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS MORE THAN DOUBLE THE LEGAL LIMIT WHEN HE DROVE HIS PICKUP TRUCK OVER SEVERAL MAILBOXES IN HIS ROBERTA DRIVE NEIGHBORHOOD OVER THE WEEKEND.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 69 YEAR OLD EDWARD BAUMGARTNER WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A BLACK NISSAN TRUCK SUNDAY AFTERNOON WHEN THE VEHICLE PLOWED […]

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ONE OF TWO BOMBS EXPLODE AT RESTAURANT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DETECTIVES CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO ONE OF TWO BOMBS THAT EXPLODED IN A PORT CHARLOTTE RESTAURANT PARKING LOT.  DEPTUIES SAY THEY RECEIVED A CALL JUST BEFORE 6PM FRIDAY FROM WITNESSES AT JOE CRACKER’S ON TAMIAMI TRAIL AFTER THEY HEARD A LOUD BANG AND SAW SMOKE COMING FROM A PLASTIC SODA BOTTLE THEY […]

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MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SARASOTA ACCIDENT

A SARASOTA MAN WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT SUNDAY EVENING.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 22 YEAR OLD WILLIAM GUTTENTAG WAS SOUTHBOUND ON NORTH LOCKWOOD RIDGE ROAD IN THE INSIDE LANE JUST BEFORE 6:45PM.  HE TRIED TO AVOID A CAR DRIVEN BY 22 YEAR OLD JOSHUA VALENTE IN FRONT OF HIM BUT COULD NOT […]

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SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY SOUNDS ALARMS

THE SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY ANNOUNCED THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR FORTY YEAR HISTORY THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO TAKE IN EVERY ANIMAL THAT’S BROUGHT TO THEIR ENGLEWOOD CENTER.  THEY SAY A LACK OF NEEDED FUNDING IS FORCING THEM TO MAKE SERIOUS REDUCTIONS IN THEIR SERVICES AND PROGRAMS, WHICH NOW INCLUDES ACCEPTING ANIMALS FROM SARASOTA […]

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SCHOOL BUS CRASH INJURES SIX STUDENTS

AUTHORITIES SAY SIX STUDENTS WERE INJURED IN A SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT IN PUNTA GORDA.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 52 YEAR OLD GAYLA SOBIECH OF PORT CHARLOTTE WAS STOPPED FACING WEST ON WEST BOUND GULF COURSE BOULEVARD JUST AFTER 3PM YESTERDAY.  SHE THEN PULLED HER SCHOOL BUS WITH 43 STUDENTS ON BOARD OUT ACROSS NORTHBOUND […]

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