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16 top restaurants, bars near spring training stadiums in Sarasota, Bradenton, Port Charlotte, Venice

Jimmy Geurts Entertainment reporter @JimmyGeurtsWade Tatangelo Entertainment Editor @wtatangelo — Southwest Florida is the place to be during this month and next, especially for baseball fans.


One man arrested for drugs in North Port after police launch investigation of his home

NORTH PORT (WWSB) - North Port Police want people to know “buying drugs is officially harder." One home that was considered a problem for the community is now under investigation after one man was arrested in North Port.


Florida Man Charged With Murder In Wisconsin Cold Case

WAUKESHA COUNTY, WI -- A 78-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged in Wisconsin after authorities say he may be the person responsible for his wife's death in 1979.


Florida mayor arrested after firing shots at SWAT team

PORT RICHEY, Fla. - The mayor of a Florida town has been arrested after he fired shots at a SWAT team attempting to serve a search warrant. Officials announced their presence at the home of Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad at 4:40 a.m. Thursday. The mayor had been accused of practicing medicine without


Cracking the Case: Charlotte County detectives using 3D laser scanner

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Four in Your Corner sat down with the Crime Scene Supervisor for the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office to get an inside look at how their Faro 3D Laser Scanner works. The tool gives investigators a way to almost step back into a crime scene after it's been cleared.


Huge snake mauled by alligator in Florida, shocking video shows

A giant python in the Florida Everglades met its demise earlier this week when an alligator decided to make the serpent its next meal. Rich Kruger was near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami-Dade on Monday when he came across the shocking sight.


Philly Pretzel Factory is recruiting franchisees in Charlotte County

His father died when Philadelphian Dan DiZio was nine. At 11, he started slinging pretzels to help support his mom and sister. A neighbor who owned a wholesale pretzel bakery had found himself with 1,000 surplus pretzels one day and was going to throw them away.


Florida governor Ron DeSantis wants to import prescription drugs from Canada

Florida's governor on Wednesday proposed bringing cheaper, Canadian prescription drugs to Florida as a way to cut health care costs. Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he wants to create an importation program that brings Canadian prescription drugs to the Sunshine State.


Hundreds arrested in South Florida, Treasure Coast massage parlor bust

JUPITER, Fla. - Hundreds of people have been arrested in South Florida and the Treasure Coast in connection with a massive human trafficking and prostitution sting related to massage parlors, authorities confirmed.


Disney World Is Offering Huge Discounts to Florida Residents — Here’s How to Save

There’s officially one more reason why living close to Disney World makes you the luckiest person on earth. According to the Disney website, Florida residents can cash in on an exclusive deal to enjoy three days at the park for only $175 through the "Discover Disney" ticket special.


Charlotte County eyes higher impact fees

Some Charlotte County commissioners are ready to pull the trigger on increasing impact fees for new construction. The question is how much. The board sat through another presentation on fees on Feb. 19, showing how higher fees might pay for two future road widening projects: Harborview Road and Edge


Two endangered Florida panthers found dead just days apart, wildlife officials say

Two Florida panthers were found dead days apart from each other, state wildlife officials said. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said Tuesday that a 2-year-old male was found dead off of Golden Gate Boulevard in Collier County. It was struck and killed by a


Measure to Lift Florida’s Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Clears Another Hurdle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Legislation to end Florida's medical marijuana smoking ban cleared a top House panel Thursday, with the chamber's Republican leaders dropping their insistence that the drug be consumed only through filtered cigarettes.


Crime scene tape surrounds Englewood apartment complex

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - The Charlotte County Forensics Unit is investigating a possible stabbing in Englewood, near the Merchants Crossing shopping plaza. Deputies were called to the plaza Thursday morning for a "disturbance."


Florida couple accused of running illegal dental office out of garage

NORTH PORT, Fla. - A west-central Florida couple is accused of illegally running a dental office out of their home garage, the Bradenton Herald reported. Enrique Sanabria Gravier, 48, and his wife, Adriana Gutierrez Hoyos, 47, were arrested Tuesday by North Port Police and the Florida Department of


Three injured in disturbance at Englewood shopping plaza

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies responded to a possible stabbing that left three people injured Thursday morning in Englewood. It happened around 10 a.m. at the Publix Plaza at the corner of S. McCall Road and Placida Road.


A quick fix for Pickleball noise issue in Punta Gorda

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Relief from the sounds of pickleball is on the way for some Punta Gorda homeowners. Providing a quick fix the city council approved two sides of fencing to help block the noise coming from the games at Gilchrist Park.


Israel's first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel’s first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon’s surface.


“Fully skeletonized” remains found in rural Florida identified as missing teen Jabez Spann

Skeletal remains found Saturday in a rural Florida area have been identified as belonging to teen Jabez Spann, missing since September of 2017. “Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m., skeletal remains were found in rural portion of Manatee County, west of I-75, [by] an individual working in


North Port couple charged with practicing dentistry without a license

A North Port couple was arrested after police discovered they were practicing dentistry without a license. The investigation started on Nov. 5 when the Florida Department of Health received a tip that two people had been operating an unlicensed dentistry practice out of their home at 1323 S. San Mat