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“Waste Watch” program aims to keep neighborhoods safe and clean

Waste Management and Charlotte County are teaming up with local law enforcement to relaunch their "Waste Watch" program. The "Waste Watch" program is designed for...
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Safety upgrades coming to downtown Punta Gorda roadways

As the downtown Punta Gorda area gradually becomes more popular and bringing in more traffic, upgrades are being made to make the highways more...
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Retired SWFL sergeant to walk across the state for veterans

A Southwest veteran is facing scorching temperatures and a long journey in support of injured combat veterans. Retired Marine Staff Sergeant Oscar A. Rauda is...
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One person dead, three others injured after SUV crashes into roof, pool

One person is dead and three others injured after an SUV crashes into a home's roof, landing in the swimming pool. Neighbors say they woke...
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Charlotte County cracks down on pet cruelty with animal abuse registry

Starting Monday, harsher penalties for animal abusers will go into effect statewide, and Charlotte County wants to take it a step further. The Charlotte County...
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North Port considers year-round fertilizer restrictions

The City of North Port is considering passing a year-round voluntary fertilizer ban. City commissioners say they need to take action now to begin reducing...
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Maracaibo Kidspace park in Port Charlotte receiving upgrades

A rundown playground in Port Charlotte is getting a makeover following a $146k over haul which will bring in new equipment and swings in...

Former Lee commissioner says water quality solutions are up to the people

Can we search Southwest Florida's past to find solutions to the current water quality crisis? Former Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah says yes, and that...

Doctors warn of potential airborne toxins from algae & red tide

Lee Health just released brand new numbers regarding how many patients they are seeing for algae-related health concerns. Even in areas where blue-green algae isn't...
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Mote Marine to use $2.2M to fight red tide

Mote Marine Laboratory announced it will use a $2.2 million fund to test new and different methods of fighting red tide. The latest red tide...

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