Clergy, law enforcement and county and city officials united outside the Charlotte County Justice Center Wednesday for prayers and positive reflection. Rev. Louis Anderson, president of the NAACP addressed the crowd saying that "all lives matter". Commissioner Bill Truex addressed... Read More.
DeSoto County Sheriffs Narcotic’s Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 31. K9 Kita was present on scene and conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle, which yielded a positive result for the possible presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A... Read More.
Charlotte County Fire and EMS are getting new CPR Equipment to provide improved emergency care. The ‘Lucas’ Chest Compression system will be used to help perform CPR on patients in cardiac arrest. LUCAS® Chest Compression System provides benefits to cardiac arrest patients by delivering Guidelines-consistent, high-quality... Read More.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended the statewide moratorium on evictions through July 1. The former ban was scheduled to end at 12:01 a.m. June 2. DeSantis issued the 45 day suspension on evictions and foreclosures... Read More.
SEBRING — The JCPenney at Lakeshore Mall is among 154 of the stores closing nationwide in the retailer’s first post-bankruptcy phase to shrink its footprint. The Plano, Texas-based retailer said it would start the closure process next week, but it could take... Read More.
PUNTA GORDA — The Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda opened Friday after being closed for months in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The museum, located at 900 W. Marion Ave., will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Some activity... Read More.
A 61-year-old woman from Arcadia was killed after veering into the path of a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon. A 27-year-old driver from Riverview was driving a pickup west on State Road 70 approaching when the 61-year-old in a sedan-type vehicle traveled into the intersection. The 61-year-old... Read More.
"The Florida House Speaker's Office is monitoring the coronavirus situation and will be sending this daily newsletter as a summation of data and as a resource — with links to raw and compiled data — to assist you in keeping your constituents informed. This,... Read More.
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced a new, mobile-friendly online application for Reemployment Assistance available at www.FloridaJobs.org/RAApplication. “The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is committed to ensuring Floridians are able to receive the benefits owed to them during this... Read More.
STATE OF FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 20-91 (Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency) WHEREAS, on March 1, 2020, I issued Executive Order 20-51 directing the Florida Department of Health to issue a Public Health Emergency; and WHEREAS, on March 1, 2020, the State... Read More.