Charlotte County

Government shutdown: what parks are open, closed

Want to know which parks and campgrounds are open during the current government shutdown? See below for details on each site. Big Cypress National Preserve From...
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Thousands come out in support of Naples Women’s March

On Saturday, thousands of women took to the streets in the U.S. in protest. There were 670 marches scheduled from coast to coast. Many of...

Rider in critical condition after motorcycle hits concrete barrier on I-75

A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries Saturday night after his motorcycle hit a concrete barrier on the highway. Austin Cornelius Simmons, 53, of St. Petersburg, was...
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Influx of flu cases has local restaurants taking extra precautions

It's the weekend, and that means there are a lot of people enjoying bars and restaurants downtown. With that said, it also means more opportunities...
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Controversial decision on Chiquita Lock pushed to March

The Chiquita Lock has been a part of Cape Coral's landscape since the early 1980's. Now, the 35-year-old Lock is showing its age, and the...

Man sentenced to life in prison for cocaine trafficking in Punta Gorda

A 34-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for cocaine trafficking, according to the state attorney's office. Angel Zayas Chico, of Puerto Rico,...

Babysitter of murdered 4-year-old girl receives 10 year suspended sentence

The baby sitter of a 4-year-old girl who vanished nearly two decades ago was sentenced Thursday. Melissa Harding-Jones was an accessory to the murder of...
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Couple arrested for copper wire thefts in Charlotte County

Charlotte County detectives have arrested two suspects in connection to a string of copper wire thefts targeting construction sites in the Port Charlotte area. Logan...

Cold weather shelters to open across Southwest Florida Wednesday night

Wednesday night through Thursday morning, the National Weather Service has advised temperatures will drop into the upper 30s and low 40s, with even colder...

SWFL, national events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The following events will take place Monday across Southwest Florida to celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Fort Myers A parade to celebrate...

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