STAUB SUDDENLY ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONER SHANNON STAUB SHOCKED THOSE IN ATTENDANCE AT WEDNESDAY’S COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT SHE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE COMMISSION AT THE ENDL OF THE YEAR.  STAUB IS IN HER FOURTH TERM AS COMMISSIONER AND HAS BEEN ON THE BOARD FOR 14 YEARS.  SHE BECAME EMOTIONAL WHEN REFLECTING ON THOSE […]

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MAN RUNS OVER HIS OWN TODDLER

A PUNTA GORDA MAN RAN OVER HIS OWN TWO YEAR OLD BOY AS HE BACKED OUT OF HIS DRIVEWAY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 41 YEAR OLD RONALD SCRIBNER JR. WAS BACKING HIS FORD PICK-UP FROM 16150 WILDWOOD COURT WHEN HIS SON NATHAN WALKED INTO THE PATH OF THE FRONT RIGHT TIRE AND […]

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FOUR ARRESTED FOR DEALING IN CRACK

FOUR SARASOTA COUNTY RESIDENTS WERE ARRESTED AFTER DEALING CRACK COCAINE WITH AN UNDERCOVER DETECTIVE IN PORT CHARLOTTE.  THE TRANSACTION OCCURRED JUST BEFORE 6PM IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE PROMINADES MALL ON TAMIAMI TRAIL, WHICH HAPPENS TO BE THE HOME OF THE SHERIFF’S DISTRICT FOUR OFFICE.  15 YEAR OLD NIKO CURRINGTON OF VENICE PROVIDED THE […]

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BODY IDENTIFIED BUT NAME STILL WITHHELD

AUTHORITIES HAVE IDENTIFIED THE BODY FOUND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING IN A CANAL NEAR PRINEVILLE STREET AND CORDOBA AVENUE IN PORT CHARLOTTE, BUT THEY ARE STILL WITHHOLDING THE NAME PENDING NOTIFICATION OF THE NEXT OF KIN.  THE MAN’S BODY WAS FOUND BY A RESIDENT JUST BEFORE 11AM AS IT WAS SURROUNDED BY ALLIGATORS.  IT WAS REMOVED […]

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STARR AND SKIDMORE SQUAWK

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BOB STARR AND ROBERT SKIDMORE GOT INTO A HEATED EXCHANGE AT TUESDAY’S COMMISSION MEETING ABOUT THEIR TRAVEL EXPENSE BUDGET.  STARR, WHO HAS NOT SPENT A CENT IN THIS FISCAL YEAR, QUESTIONED SKIDMORE SPENDING MORE THAN $6000 OF THE $10,000 DOLLARS THAT HAS BEEN SPENT, WHICH INCLUDES HIM SIGNING OUT THE COUNTY VEHICLE […]

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