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Trump to go to Walter Reed Hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19, the White House said Friday, as the virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans spread to... Read More.

Search Warrant Leads to 5 Arrests on Drug Charges

Punta Gorda- On September 29, 2020, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of SWAT and other ancillary units, executed a lawful search warrant at 15524 Lime Dr. in Punta Gorda.  As a result of this search, 5 individuals were arrested... Read More.

Unemployment Drops in DeSoto County

Optimistic news for the DeSoto County employment outlook since the COVID 19 pandemic. DeSoto County ranks ninth for the county with the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 4.5% unemployment. Of the 67 counties in Florida, Lafayette County has the lowest jobless rate at... Read More.

Fucillo Kia Gets New Owner

Southwest Florida’s Kia Car King, New Yorker Billy Fuccillo,  has agreed to sell two flagship Kia dealerships in Port Charlotte and Cape Coral. Buyer LMP Automotive Holding expects to close the the 36 million dollar deal by the end of the year. The deal comes... Read More.

Emergency Order Allows Bars To Re-Open

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has issued and emergency order to re open Florida Bars starting Monday. Gov. Ron DeSantis and DBPR Secretary Halsey Beshears issued the order, permitting bars and other alcoholic beverage vendors to resume sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption... Read More.

Peak Of Hurricane Season Is Here

Today (September 10th) is the statistical peak day of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Paulette, located over the central tropical Atlantic -  and on Tropical Storm Rene, located... Read More.

CARES Application Deadline

The application period for the first round of CARES funding ENDS this Friday at 5:00 p.m. If you are still in the process of compiling your items, please do so as quickly as you can. If you... Read More.