Englewood, FL

North Port man arrested after fight lands victim in ICU

NORTH PORT, Fla. — A North Port man is facing charges after a fight left a victim struggling for his life Saturday, officials said. Just before 10 p.m,. police responded to Cathedall Ave. after someone reported the fight and said that CPR was being performed on the victim, according to the North Port Police Department.
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Two men arrested after stealing 350ft of copper wiring

Punta Gorda, Fla. – Two Charlotte County men have been arrested after stealing approximately 350-feet of copper wiring. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Irby Construction yard in Punta Gorda after a report that a large amount of wiring had been cut from a spool. Surveillance video from June 17th, showed Michael Goff, of Port Charlotte, illegally entering the premise through a fence before cutting the large amount of wiring and loading it onto a dolly.
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North Port man hospitalized after fight, police say

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A North Port man is in intensive care and another faces charges after an altercation Saturday night, police say. On June 25 just before 10 p.m., North Port Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Cathedall Avenue after a caller said they witnessed a fight between two men and that one needed CPR.

Gabby Petito’s mother is ‘fed up’ with ‘narcissist’ Brian Laundrie

Gabby Petito’s mother says she is “fed up” after a confession note written by Brian Laundrie claimed he had killed her daughter to “take away her pain”.“Narcissists rewrite history to escape accountability,” Nichole Schmidt wrote on Twitter on Monday, along with hashtags “justice for Gabby” and “the truth will be revealed”.Laundrie claimed responsibility for Ms Petito’s death in a note found in a dry bag next to his remains in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park and released by the Laundrie family attorney last week. He claimed Ms Petito, 22, was injured after falling while trying to cross a creek and...

Port Charlotte woman missing since Tuesday, considered endangered

Deputies are looking for a Port Charlotte woman who has been missing from her home since Tuesday. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Wendy L. Hanleck was last seen Tuesday evening at her residence on Arnold Avenue in Port Charlotte. She drives a 2015 Silver Chevy Spark bearing FL Tag 11BGRD. Hanleck is considered endangered and may be in the North Port area.

Sarasota judge grants motion to dismiss injunction barring Herald-Tribune from ID'ing deputies

A Sarasota judge ruled Monday in favor of dissolving an injunction that prevented the Sarasota Herald-Tribune from publishing information regarding the sheriff's deputies involved in a fatal shooting. Circuit Judge Charles Williams said he will stay the ruling until 4 p.m. Tuesday to allow for the attorneys representing the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, the...

Lunch With a View At Harpoon Harry’s

The other day I was reminded that a meal with a view is a bonus situation. It is akin to getting dessert for free or being upgraded at a hotel. The restaurant I’m speaking of comes with gentle sounds of waves lapping against the dock, which you overlook. Double American flags flank the posts in the water so that when the wind catches the stars and stripes, they appear to magically stretch over the span of the waterway. Happy people with a pep in their step hop off their boats, hoping to score a table just like the one you are currently perched upon. The smells from the kitchen remind you of cocoanut shrimp which would absolutely match the ambiance of your waterfront lunch stop for the day. What is this magical place? Harpoon Harry’s Restaurant and Sports Bar and it makes a Tuesday (or any day) feel like a mini-vacation.

Missing endangered adult may be in North Port

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - Officials in Charlotte County say that they have reason to believe that a missing endangered woman may be in North Port. Wendy L. Hanleck was last seen June 21 at her residence on Arnold Avenue in Port Charlotte. She drives a 2015 Silver Chevy Spark bearing FL Tag 11BGRD.

Tropical storm warnings up for some Islands in Caribbean

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Tropical storm warnings are up for parts of the Windward Islands in the eastern Caribbean tonight. It now looks likely that a tropical disturbance will turn into tropical storm Bonnie in the next 24 hours as it moves west at 10-20 mph. The system will continue to move to the west over the next 5 days and will stay well south of our area.

Driver crashes into Camp Bow Wow doggie daycare center

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -A daycare owner is picking up the pieces after a car plowed into the side of the building early Sunday morning. Sarasota Police have taken Luis Vargas Romero, 24, into custody for allegedly driving into the Camp Bow Wow doggie daycare center on 17th Street. No one was hurt since the center has been closed for construction for the past several months, but the owner is looking at serious damages with shattered glass, broken gutters and severe wall damage.
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Jack’s Donuts store spotlight: Fort Wayne

Lee Marcum, aka Dr. Donut, stopped by the Indy Now set to highlight one of its great stores. He talked about Fort Wayne Jack’s Donuts at 6731 Jefferson Boulevard. Watch the video to see how the Jack’s Donuts Fort Wayne team hard to overcome challenges from the moment they opened.
Longboat Observer

Country Club home tops sales at $1.76 million

A home in Country Club topped all transactions in this week’s real estate. Miguel Barrales Betanzos and Edith Salcedo De Barrales, of Sarasota, sold their home at 6803 Dominion Lane to Peter and Annick Stephenson, of Lakewood Ranch, for $1,762,500. Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,268 square feet of living area. It sold for $1.04 million in 2013.