UPDATE: The boater who was transported to Englewood Hospital during this incident was pronounced dead at the hospital later on Sunday, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials in Fort Myers. No name has been released, and there is no report yet explaining what happened in the crash.
PORT CHARLOTTE — Within two years, two bicyclists were stopped for pedaling through stop signs. Both ended up with five cops on scene and a trip to jail.
North Port Police is not releasing the names of the two people involved in a murder/suicide, citing Marsy’s Law to protect the anonymity of victims, according to city spokesperson Josh Taylor.
PUNTA GORDA — Florida International Air Show is coming up Nov. 1-3 at Punta Gorda Airport. The Sun asked the performers this year to answer some questions about themselves and the future of airshows.
In some cases, it took weeks before supplies reached the hardest hit areas of the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian spent more than a day spinning over islands, ripping away roofs, inundating ground floors and taking lives.
NORTH PORT — A man wielding a machete was shot and killed by Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents serving a search warrant Friday night.
Children paddled their hearts out Saturday morning during the annual Englewood Pioneer Days Cardboard Boat Races at Ann Dever Regional Park Pool. The free event was sponsored by the Englewood Flotilla 87 who gave awards to all boaters who participated. Englewood Mayor for A Day John Radkins,…
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) Historic Preservation Committee members on Friday tidied the Lt. Carl A. Bailey Cemetery on Duncan Road in Punta Gorda.
Debra Aellig, 59, has been in pain for 17 years. In 2002, she was a nurse in Wisconsin. She played racquetball, and was a relatively healthy individual, but then she started having hip pain.
PUNTA GORDA — A semi driver was cited for careless driving after falling asleep behind the wheel on southbound Interstate 75 near the Jones Loop Road exit in Charlotte County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
SEBRING — The Diocese of Venice is now facing a lawsuit from a woman who said Father Nicholas McLoughlin, formerly of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte, sexually assaulted her during confession.