49-year old Michael Defeo of Punta Gorda’s been sentenced to 9-plus years in federal prison on his guilty plea to wire fraud. NBC2 reports Defeo’s also been ordered to forfeit over $5.7-million, prosecutors say the proceeds from his illegal activity, as well as pay the same amount in restitution to his victims. Prosecutors say Defeo […]
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has declared for the NFL Draft. Winston won the Heisman last season as he led the Seminoles to the national championship. His only loss at FSU came in the Rose Bowl last week.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office arrested a North Fort Myers man for cocaine possession. Deputies stopped the man’s truck on Bermont Road in Punta Gorda on Saturday because it pulled a trailer that did not have a tag. The office says 19-year-old Payton Iles informed them he had just bought the trailer and had not […]
Gay couples will be able to get a marriage license in many Florida counties starting next Tuesday, Sarasota and Manatee among them. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle issued a clarification yesterday that his order last year striking own the state’s same sex marriage ban as unconstitutional applied to all 67 counties, not just Washington […]
Hundreds of new laws have started today nationwide. They include increases in states’ minimum wage, more privacy protection in public places, I-D badges for health care providers, and tighter regulation for motor scooters. One controversial law in California: The “yes means yes” law, which requires those accused of sexual assault to prove the other person […]