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,... Read More.

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... Read More.

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... Read More.
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IT’S OFFICIAL…NO TRAILER FOR ENGLEWOOD BEACH

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY VOTED 5-0 TO END NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE VENICE PIER GROUP TO PUT A TRAILER ON ENGLEWOOD BEACH TO SELL FOOD AND SUNDRIES.  NEARBY BEACH BUSINESSES WERE AGAINST THE TRAILER... Read More.

HARDING-JONES BOND SET

A BOND HEARING WAS HELD TUESDAY FOR THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF KILLING FOUR YEAR OLD PILAR RODRIGUEZ MORE THAN A DECADE AGO.  THE ATTORNEY FOR MELISSA HARDING-JONES, FORMERLY MELISSA COOPER, ASKED FOR A STANDARD... Read More.

VENICE WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED ON INTERSTATE

A VENICE WOMAN WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT ON THE INTERSTATE IN NORTH PORT EARLY MONDAY MORNING.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 35 YEAR OLD LORI GREENBERG WAS SOUTHBOUND IN THE INSIDE LANE... Read More.
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WOMAN CHARGED WITH DUI IN ACCIDENT

AN ENGLEWOOD WOMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT IN TOWN LAST NIGHT.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 56 YEAR OLD PATRICIA O’LEARY WAS EASTBOUND ON BEACH ROAD APPROACHING A STOPPED PICK-UP... Read More.

SECURITY GUARD ACTS QUICKLY IN ARREST

A SECURITY GUARD AT A VENICE FACTORY IS BEING LAUDED AS A HERO AFTER STOPPING A POTENTIAL ROBBERY LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  CAPTAIN SCHUSLER WAS ASSIGNED TO TERVIS TUMBLER FOR AN OVERNIGHT SHIFT WEDNESDAY WHEN... Read More.

MAN FOUND IN HOME IDENTIFIED

AUTHORITIES HAVE IDENTIFIED THE MAN FOUND IN A HOME FOLLOWING A FIRE TUESDAY EVENING.  MAJOR CRIMES UNIT DETECTIVES SAY 71 YEAR OLD EDWARD LALUMIERE WAS THE MAN FOUND BY FRIENDS AFTER THEY WENT TO... Read More.
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WOMAN GETS 12 YEARS FOR FRAUD

A WOMAN WHO BILKED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM RETIREES WHO LIVED IN CHARLOTTE SQUARE CONDOMINIUMS WAS SENTENCED TO A DOZEN YEARS IN PRISON WEDNESDAY IN PUNTA GORDA.  JUDGE ALANE LABODA CALLED THE ACTIONS OF... Read More.