A Charlotte County inmate has injuries after jumping from his housing unit at the jail. The sheriff’s office continues investigating how this happened this morning. It has identified the inmate as 43-year-old Billy Ray Wilson of Port Charlotte. Authorities arrested him last November for dealing in stolen property and possessing a weapon as a felon. […]
The Coast Guard says it has found a second body while searching for a missing family off the coast near Englewood. Ace Kimberly and his three teenage children left from Sarasota on Sunday afternoon. They wanted to go to Fort Myers for repairs to their boat, but they ran into a storm with six-foot seas. […]
The Coast Guard says crews have found personal items while looking for a family whose sailboat disappeared off the coast near Englewood. Capt. Gregory Case says they have recovered a bucket with a cell phone and a wallet. Crews have also found green and yellow kayaks that the boat towed. Officials found a body yesterday, […]
The Coast Guard says it has recovered a yellow kayak. Capt. Gregory Case says it matches the description of one of those that a sailboat towed. That sailboat disappeared off the coast of Englewood on Sunday. Case also says a response boat and helicopter saw a flare for three seconds in the search area.
Venice ranks among the 10 safest mid-sized cities in Florida. The study from ValuePenguin.com has ranked over 200 cities from crime metrics that have to do with the FBI. Venice overall has the 35th overall safety rank in Florida. It comes in 28th as far as safety from property crime goes, and 48th when it […]