PUNTA GORDA — Each year, eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, according to information from Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership.
SOUTH VENICE - An arrest for shoplifting Thursday evening led to a violent altercation between the suspect and Sarasota County Sheriff's officials.
State wildlife officials are investigating after some Florida panthers and bobcats in Southwest Florida have been seen struggling to walk. They are showing difficulty coordinating their back legs and appear to be suffering from a debilitating condition.
The hottest months of the year are almost behind us, but the electric bills that follow can be devastating for seniors with limited incomes. Fortunately, older adults with a home energy emergency may be eligible for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP).
ENGLEWOOD — After an administrative investigation, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office determined the shooting of Englewood resident Bradley Rundle was a justified homicide. The two unidentified deputies who fired their weapons shot 48 rounds at Rundle and hit him twice.
Local waters may have begun healing from last year's toxic red tide blooms, but wildlife officials aren't so sure snook, redfish and seatrout have recovered.
A story Wednesday about election system security included a quote from Election Systems & Software spokesperson Katina Granger, which was preceded by a statement that wasn't said by her. Granger said ES&S election management systems are not connected to the internet, and cannot conne…
This story was updated to clarify that Thomas McVicker had had previous interactions with law enforcement other than traffic violations including being transported twice to crisis stabilization units and being Baker Acted once.