The former owner of a North Port dance studio that was found guilty of performing sex acts with a 15-year-old female student has been sentenced to 26 years in prison. 40-year old Lauren Debenedetta... 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.
Charlotte County officials announced a pair of road closures that start next week. South Jones Loop at the Alligator Creek south branch culvert will be closed Sept. 23 until Oct. 21 for major repairs.... Read More.
Florida Power & Light plans to install 1,000 electric-charging stations at 100 locations across the state. The utility’s announcement Wednesday says the stations would be located on major roadways, public parks, shopping malls, tourist destinations... Read More.
Low counts of red tide have turned up in water samples off the coast of Charlotte County. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, researchers detected very low counts of red tide... Read More.
Florida House Republicans have elected a 35-year-old rising star to lead their chamber over the next two years. Rep. Chris Sprowls will preside over a chamber overwhelmingly dominated by Republicans. The state Senate is also... Read More.
North Port City Clerk Kathryn Wong has resigned. The Herald-Tribune says Wong, who has been out on maternity leave, sent the City Commission a letter of resignation dated Sept. 11, citing medical reasons. She... Read More.
Florida lawmakers are again wading into the contentious issue of gun violence, amid a national debate over gun control deepens ahead of next year’s elections. A legislative committee in Florida on Monday convened criminologists,... Read More.
Sunseeker Resort announced it will be renovating the Kingsway Country Club and golf course. The renovation will leave the course closed from April to December of 2020. Kingsway is scheduled to reopen prior to the... Read More.