A brush fire yesterday afternoon in Port Charlotte provided for some excitement, but no injuries or damage. It happened near Jaeger Avenue and McCabe Street. The fire reached four or five acres at its peak. NBC2 reports an 11-year-old girl made the 911 call. The Florida Forest Service continues investigating how it all started.
The University of Florida opens a food pantry for needy students and staf when Summer B classes begin next month. The Gainesville Sun identifies the dean of students office as the operator. A survey of 1,800 students shows 10 percent of students do not have enough food to the point where it affects their studies.
The governors of Kansas and Texas support the lawsuit from Florida’s governor against the Obama administration. The suit from Rick Scott accuses the administration of coercing states to expand Medicaid in order to receive money to help hospitals treating the poor. Some Florida hospitals claim they may close should the state fail to receive a […]
A free hurricane preparation seminar is coming up this Friday at Venice City Hall. It’ll include Venice police and fire chiefs, Sarasota County emergency management officials, the city engineer, the Red Cross, and a meteorologist, to give you the information needed to get ready for hurricane season. It’s Friday at 8 a.m., until noon.
The local tourism bureau reports that the USA BMX National Series race in Punta Gorda generated about 700-thousand dollars in direct expenditures for Charlotte County. That also includes more than 19-thousand dollars in tourist development tax and the sale of more than 15-hundred hotel rooms nights. More than 600 bike riders spent the weekend here, […]