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.
The Charlotte County School Board unanimously approved a $326 million budget for the upcoming school year this week. The budget is $24.2 million more than last school year. The district estimated they will spend... Read More.
Police in North Port this morning are still searching for a man that escaped from police custody yesterday afternoon. 41-year old Robert Harrelson was wanted on a number of drug and weapons charges when... Read More.
The Manatee County School Boardis giving the green light to increase the audit budget from $49,000 to $75,000 to review Palmetto-based Lincoln Memorial Academy. This audit helped lead to the termination of... Read More.
Officials with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office are out in force enforcing school bus laws during this first week of school. On social media Tuesday, the sheriff's office posted a notice telling drivers to... Read More.
School is now officially back in session for Sarasota and Charlotte counties. And with that comes some added traffic on the roadways. Most of the increases in traffic will -obviously- come in the morning... Read More.
A second-grader was hurt after a school bus and a truck crashed in Lehigh Acres on this morning. The second-grader was taken to Health Park with minor injuries as a precaution. The Florida... Read More.
Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday will start this Friday, and run through Tuesday, August 6th. Even though the holiday is aimed at getting students prepared, it doesn't mean everyone can't get in on... Read More.
A security guard has testified that Nikolas Cruz was such a threat when he attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that he was searched for weapons every morning. Cruz is accused of returning to... Read More.
A group of protestors gathered outside the Sarasota County School District headquarters yesterday to protest the continued employment of the district's Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Maultsby. Maultsby has been accused of harassing female employees... Read More.