NORTH PORT — Florida’s new law banning texting by drivers takes effect July 1.
A Charlotte County man is taking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to court in a class action lawsuit regarding background checks for firearm purchases.
Nearly 7,000 people were issued warnings and citations during Operation School Zone in April. The Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force released the results of the statewide initiative Tuesday.
A detainee at the Charlotte County Jail was sentenced to an additional 180 days after allegedly throwing an electronic tablet across the recreation yard into a basketball hoop, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported.
A Charlotte County woman was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for her role in a counterfeiting operation last year, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the person or people responsible for spray-painting five vehicles in different Port Charlotte shopping plazas.
PORT CHARLOTTE — Workers at Mark’s Wholesale Carpet & Tile got a surprise Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. when a car swerved off the road and into the corner of their building.
A federal jury found Ashanti Roundtree, 44, of Warm Mineral Springs, guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin, possessing a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, according to information from the U.S. Middle Dist…
PORT CHARLOTTE — A man walked up to a shopper pushing her grocery cart to her car in the parking lot of Publix on Peachland Boulevard and asked if she needed help with her groceries.
A 90-year-old pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a North Port driver on Gasparilla Island Tuesday, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
Deputies with guns and shields surrounded a home on Beacon Drive in Port Charlotte Friday afternoon, but the standoff turned out to be a false alarm. A neighbor had reported a domestic disturbance, and deputies learned a car crashed into a home on the street, and a male who suffered injuries…