The family of a Port Charlotte teenager who was killed while protecting his younger sister during a home invasion says he died a hero. Family spokeswoman Crystal Stone told reporters 15-year-old Khyler Edman was... Read More.
Today is the day the hands-free texting ban goes into effect for school and construction zones. Drivers need to be hands-free of any type of wireless device in active school and construction zones. Through... Read More.
A Venice shopping center that was once the home of a long-closed KMart finally has a new tenant. Marshalls will open its doors in the Jacaranda Plaza off of the US-41 Bypass this week.... Read More.
A pilot was rescued when his ultralite plane crashed in the water off of Englewood. Charlotte County Fire Rescue says the plane went down over the weekend near St. Paul Drive. The pilot was rescued... Read More.
The second annual 5K Battle of the Bridges Regatta is Saturday. 152 entries from 18 different clubs are registered to participate. The 3.1-mile headrace, which is hosted by Sarasota Scullers, runs from 8 a.m. to... Read More.
Sarasota County officials issued a no swim advisory Thursday afternoon for Brohard Beach in Venice. Officials said during routine testing on Wednesday, the amount of enterococcus bacteria found were outside acceptable limits. The beach remains... Read More.
Sarasota County parks officials have come with a solution they hope will solve -or at least slow down- erosion issues at Blackburn Point Park in Osprey. Crews put in biodegradable coir logs along part... Read More.
The Venice City Council unanimously voted this week to allow a new, 75-year lease with a Michigan developer for the olf home of the Ringling Circus. Early plans for the land include a hotel,... Read More.
Charlotte County veterans have been honored over the years, taking part in Southwest Florida honor flights. Now, they’ll be able to leave without having to travel too far. Starting next year, honor flights will... Read More.
Sarasota County sheriff’s officials went on a month-long shoplifting sting and ended with 51 people being arrested and 103 charges being filed. Just one of the arrests involved any sort of police chase. Back... Read More.