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Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Wins Gold at Flagler Awards

PUNTA GORDA/ENGLEWOOD BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2019) – Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau was presented with the prestigious Henry Award this week, the highest honor in the Creativity in Public Relations category, presented by VISIT FLORIDA at the Flagler Awards. The awards... Read More.
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RIVERVIEW MAN FOUND IN PUNTA GORDA MOTEL

A RIVERVIEW MAN WAS FOUND DEAD INSIDE A PUNTA GORDA MOTEL ROOM LATE SUNDAY MORNING.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE CALLED BY THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING REQUESTING ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING A SUICIDAL MAN, IDENTIFIED AS 44 YEAR OLD ERIC... Read More.

PUNTA GORDA WOMAN SOLD CRACK TO COPS

A PUNTA GORDA WOMAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER SELLING CRACK COCAINE FOR A THIRD TIME TO UNDERCOVER DETECTIVES IN PORT CHARLOTTE.  DEPUTIES SAY 59 YEAR OLD ROSE SCANLIN MADE THE SALES ON MARCH 31ST, APRIL 11TH AND LAST FRIDAY.  WHEN FRIDAY’S TRANSACTION WAS COMPLETED, DEPUTIES... Read More.
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MAN HIT BY A CAR IN PUNTA GORDA

A PUNTA GORDA MAN WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 54 YEAR OLD HOPE SUMMEY OF NORTH PORT WAS NORTHBOUND ON I-75 NEAR US 17 IN THE OUTSIDE LANE JUST BEFORE 11PM FRIDAY.... 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 NOTIFICATION OF THE NEXT OF KIN.  DEPUTIES WERE CALLED JUST... Read More.
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PETS PERISH IN PUNTA GORDA HOUSE FIRE

AUTHORITIES SAY A FIRE THAT CONSUMED A HOME IN RURAL PUNTA GORDA TUESDAY NIGHT KILLED SEVERAL FAMILY PETS.  WE FIRST REPORTED THE BLAZE ON OIL WELL ROAD NOT FAR FROM THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTION FACILITY YESTERDAY AND TOLD YOU THE FAMILY GOT OUT... Read More.

PUNTA GORDA COUNCILMAN’S CAR IN ACCIDENT

A PUNTA GORDA CITY COUNCILMAN COULD BE IN TROUBLE AFTER HIS CAR WAS FOUND BY POLICE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.  ACCORDING TO THE SUN, OFFICERS WERE FOLLOWING UP ON A REPORT THAT A CAR HAD KNOCKED DOWN A YIELD SIGN AND STRUCK A PALM TREE... Read More.