NEW ELDERLY SCAM HITTING THE AREA

CHARLOTTE COUNTY ECONOMIC CRIMES DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A NEW SCAM THAT INVOLVES WINNING A LOTTERY AND A NEW CAR.  SO FAR TWO CASES ARE BEING INVESTIGATED WHERE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS HAVE BEEN SENT TO... Read More.

TWO ARRESTED FOR TRAFFICKING POT

TWO SARASOTA MEN ARE BEHIND BARS AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP ON THE INTERSTATE MONDAY NIGHT.  SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY PULLED OVER 29 YEAR OLD LASHAUN SMITH JUST SOUTH OF THE UNIVERSITY PARKWAY EXIT... Read More.

VENICE BEACH STILL CLOSED TO SWIMMING

TEST RESULTS RELEASED ON TUESDAY CONTINUE TO SHOW ELEVATED LEVELS OF BACTERIA ON VENICE BEACH KEEPING THE BEACH WATERS CLOSED TO SWIMMING AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.  IT’S BEEN TWO WEEKS SINCE HIGH LEVELS OF... Read More.

WOMAN GETS IN FIGHT AT TACO BELL

AN ENGLEWOOD WOMAN WAS ARRESTED EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING AFTER SHE TOOK EXCEPTION TO BEING BUMPED BY A CAR IN A DRIVE-THRU.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 54 YEAR OLD SUSAN VIEAUX WAS IN THE DRIVE-THRU... Read More.

TWO FROM P C CHARGED WITH STEALING COPPER

TWO PORT CHARLOTTE RESIDENTS WERE ARRESTED FRIDAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE THEFT OF NEARLY 3300 FEET OF COPPER WIRING FROM NEW STREET LIGHT POLES LAST WEDNESDAY.  DEPUTIES SAY WARRANT SQUAD DETECTIVES CAUGHT UP WITH... Read More.

OGILVIE NEW LEMON BAY FOOTBALL COACH

LEMON BAY HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DAN JEFFERS ANNOUNCED THURSDAY THE HIRING OF DAVID (D J) OGILVIE AS THE NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AT THE SCHOOL.  OGILVIE HAS BEEN THE COACH AT YOUNGSTOWN BOARDMAN HIGH... Read More.

CATHOLIC PRIEST HAS BAIL REDUCED

A CATHOLIC PRIEST ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY BATTERY ON A NOKOMIS TEENAGE BOY HAD HIS BAIL REDUCED AT A HEARING YESTERDAY.  PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY 54 YEAR OLD WILLIAM WERT HAS BEEN IN JAIL WITHOUT BAIL... Read More.

SEWER EXPANSION OPPOSED BY MOST

ABOUT 70 PEOPLE SHOWED UP AT THE WEST COAST CHURCH ASSEMBLY OF GOD TO VOICE THEIR OPINIONS ON THE PROPOSED SEWER EXPANSION IN THE MANASOTA BEACH ROAD AREA.  ACCORDING TO THE SUN, THE ADMINISTRATOR... Read More.