ARGUMENT OVER FOOD LEADS TO ARREST

A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER ALLEGEDLY HITTING HIS ROOMMATE BECAUSE HE WAS EATING ALL OF HIS FOOD.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO A HOME IN THE 21300 BLOCK OF GLENDALE... Read More.

MAN HAS A BEER IN FRONT OF DEPUTY

A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY AFTER HE OPENED A BEER IN PUBLIC WHILE A CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTY WAS ARRESTING HIS FRIEND ON A WARRANT.  DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO A SERVICE STATION PARKING... Read More.

ABANDONED HOME FIRE IN ENGLEWOOD

AN ABANDONED HOME IN OVERBROOK GARDENS BURNED TO THE GROUND EARLY THIS MORNING.  ENGLEWOOD FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT CHIEF BRIAN GORSKI SAID THE FIRE BROKE OUT JUST AFTER 3AM AT 1642 OVERBROOK ROAD. ... Read More.

FIRE COMMISSIONERS DROP THE DROP PLAN

ENGLEWOOD FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS VOTED WEDNESDAY TO DROP A CONTROVERSIAL DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN THAT WOULD HAVE GIVEN FIREFIGHTERS THEIR THIRD PENSION INCREASE IN AS MANY YEARS.  OVER FIFTY RESIDENTS SHOWED UP AT... Read More.

BAY HAVEN TEACHER NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR

MELISSA OWENS, A THIRD GRADE TEACHER AT BAY HAVEN SCHOOL OF BASICS PLUS IN SARASOTA HAS BEEN NAMED THE SARASOTA COUNTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR.  SHE WAS PRESENTED THE AWARD AT THE TEACHER OF... Read More.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY AND BEATING

A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN WAS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH ENTERING A HOME WITH A GUN.  DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO A HOME IN THE 21000 BLOCK OF OLEAN BOULEVARD JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON MARCH 13TH... Read More.

MAN FOUND DEAD IN A PUNTA GORDA PARK

AUTHORITIES SAY A MAN WAS FOUND DEAD ON A BOAT RAMP AT HATHAWAY PARK IN PUNTA GORDA YESTERDAY.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THE NAME OF THE 66 YEAR OLD MAN IS BEING WITHHELD PENDING... Read More.

ARMED ROBBERY OF DOLLAR GENERAL STORE

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR THREE PEOPLE THEY SAY WERE INVOLVED IN AN ARMED ROBBERY OF A DOLLAR GENERAL STORE IN SARASOTA YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.  DEPUTIES SAY TWO OF THE SUSPECTS ENTERED THE STORE... Read More.

FORMER BUSINESS OWNERS CHARGED WITH STEALING

TWO PEOPLE WHO OWNED A BOAT SALES BUSINESS IN ENGLEWOOD WERE ARRESTED FRIDAY ON WARRANTS FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE.  AUTHORITIES SAY 48 YEAR OLD BRETT HYDE OF NAPLES AND 24 YEAR OLD... Read More.

LAND SWAP A DONE DEAL

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY VOTED 4-1 TO COMPLETE THE LAND SWAP WITH SOUTHWEST LAND DEVELOPERS.  THE COMPANY WOULD GET 137 ACRES OF MURDOCK VILLAGE LAND, WHILE THE COUNTY WOULD GET 33 ACRES OWNED... Read More.