Authorities say a single-engine plane piloted by an Englewood man plowed into a father and daughter Sunday afternoon while making an emergency landing on Caspersen Beach. The man was killed, his daughter critically injured. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office says the man and his daughter are from Georgia. The pilot of the 1972 Piper Cherokee, […]
Endangered species have ground a Port Charlotte waterway clearing project to a halt, but the contractor continues to make $5-thousand a day for doing nothing. Blue Herons nested in Port Charlotte waterways filled with algae, and as long as the wildlife stays, the crews can’t remove the algae. Contract workers can’t get within 300 feet […]
Dozens or people swarmed the sidewalks in front of Bayfront Health Port Charlotte Hospital yesterday picketing against the hospital’s forcing a woman to have a birth by C-section. Jennifer Goodall faced legal action against her if she didn’t comply with the hospital’s order to have her fourth child by cesarean. She had given birth that […]
All Florida Power and Light customers in Port Charlotte have their power back. Electricians have fixed frayed power lines in the area. A giant construction crane tipped over yesterday and fell on them at Highway 41 and Harbor Boulevard. WINK-TV reports this put 300 people in the dark for a few hours.
Florida’s blueberry growers say a shrinking supply of pine bark threatens this blossoming crop. A bark shortage has some people scrambling to find suppliers with enough to sell. Limestone in some parts of the state leave the soil unsuitable for blueberries, so growers have relied on layers of pine bark to lower its pH.