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Authorities Need Public’s Help In Locating Murder Suspect

STOP and take a good look at this wanted murder suspect on the run! Right now the search is on for Matthew Scott Flores, who has an active warrant for Murder in Hardee County within the city of Wauchula. Flores was last seen driving a Nissan Altima with Florida License Plate Tag JTHQ77.

DeSoto County Government Looks To Extend Local State Of Emergency

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a Local State of Emergency meeting Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 8:55 AM to extend the local state of emergency as recovery efforts continue for Hurricane Ian. The meeting will be held in the arena of the Turner Center. This meeting is open...

K9 Lucy Helps DeSoto County Detective With Drug Bust

This week Detective Albritton busted this sneaky suspect and convicted felon, Bryan Jeffery Lucas, on a traffic stop! It was a team effort as K9 Lucy conducted a free air sniff and found both methamphetamine and marijuana during the search. Bryan Lucas was arrested and booked into DeSoto County Jail...

Two Arrested For Unauthorized Entry Into Port Charlotte High School

A Port Charlotte High School teacher of thirty years observed two individuals walking across the baseball field from the west side of campus yesterday afternoon. The subjects approached the school gymnasium and were let inside by an unknown student. The staff member caught up to the individuals and followed them inside.

Vote for the Herald-Tribune Athlete of the Week

Makayla Rassbach of Imagine School at North Port girls basketball is the Herald-Tribune Athlete of the Week. Rassbach received 1,208 or 50.4% of the 2,398 votes. Mackenzie Long of Lemon Bay girls basketball was second with 784 votes. Vote for last week’s Herald-Tribune Athlete of the Week at. Here...

Florida Invests Over $17.7 Million to Conserve 3,500 Acres

Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved the investment of more than $17.7 million to conserve more than 3,500 acres across the state. The five properties stretch from Nassau County south to Charlotte County and protect or buffer lands within the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a recently designated network of connected lands that is crucial for wildlife habitat. They also complete two Florida Forever projects.

Debris cleanup from Hurricane Ian wrapping up soon in Charlotte County

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (WWSB) - Months and months of debris cleanup in Charlotte County coming to an end soon. This is great news for residents, four months after Hurricane Ian made it’s presence known. Nearly 4.7 million cubic yards of debris has been picked up, everything from vegetative and construction debris to appliances.

Gulf Coast Baseball Approaching Opening Weekend

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The JUCO baseball season is literally knocking on the door as the Gulf Coast Commodores open up their season Friday, January 27th over in North Port, FL. They will be squaring off with State College of Florida. The Commodores coming of a good season overall...

Eighty Thousand Dollars Awarded to the Child Protection Center

The Child Protection Center, Inc. (CPC) has been awarded $80,000 in funds through the generosity through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc. and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation. These grants provide necessary funding for the updates and replacement of the nonprofit’s elevator to ensure code compliance and reliability. The Child Protection Center's mission is the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse and has provided services throughout Sarasota and DeSoto counties for over 42 years. The office in Sarasota is a state-of-the-art facility that houses the Child Protection Team (CPT) on the second floor. CPT is legislatively mandated and works with the DCF and local law enforcement on the cases of children who are suspected victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect, and facilitates forensic interviews, medical assessments, and court testimonies. Doug Staley, Executive Director of the Child Protection Center, commented on the increasing need for child abuse services within the community. The Child Protection Center’s mission is the Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment of Child Abuse, as the organization envisions a community where children are safe from abuse and free to thrive. For over 40 years, CPC has been serving Sarasota and DeSoto Counties in the State of Florida, and is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. For more information on CPC, visit or call 941-365-1277.

Englewood, January 27 High School ⚽ Game Notice

The DeSoto County High School soccer team will have a game with Lemon Bay High School on January 26, 2023, 16:00:00. #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 img { margin: 0; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 div { margin: 0; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 p { margin: 24px 0; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; letter-spacing: -0.24px; color: #333; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .icon { background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: center; background-size: 100% 100%; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item:last-child { border-bottom: none; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item { padding-bottom: 32px; border-bottom: 1px solid #f9f9f9; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card { padding: 24px; border: 1px solid #F2F2F2; border-radius: 8px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams { display: flex; margin-bottom: 26px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team { display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex: 1; justify-content: flex-start; align-items: center; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .vs { width: 40px; height: 97px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .logo { width: 120px; height: 120px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .name { margin-top: 11px; color: #333; font-weight: 600; font-size: 16px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center; letter-spacing: -0.31px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item { margin-left: -8px; margin-top: 8px; display: flex; align-items: center; font-weight: 400; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; letter-spacing: -0.15px; color: #888; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item .icon { margin-right: 4px; width: 12px; height: 12px; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: center; background-size: 100% 100%; }

SWFL metro areas see increase in mortgage delinquency rates in November 2022

The Cape Coral-Fort Myers and Punta Gorda areas were among 18 U.S. metro areas to post year-over-year increases in overall mortgage delinquency rates in November 2022, according to data from CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insight Report. Cape Coral-Fort Myers saw an increase of 3.1% and Punta Gorda experienced a 2.9% jump to top the list. Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania, rounded out the top three with a 0.6% increase. For November 2022, 2.9% of all mortgages in the U.S. were in some stage of delinquency, which means 30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure, representing a 0.7% decrease compared to 3.6% in November 2021.

Tax Refund Possible Due To Hurricane Damages

WAS YOUR RESIDENCE UNINHABITABLE FROM HURRICANE IAN OR HURRICANE NICOLE?. You can apply for a tax refund for 2022, if your residence was deemed uninhabitable for at least 30 days or more. DEADLINE:. APRIL 3, 2023. Individuals applying should bring the following documents for proof of uninhabitability:. Utility Bill. Building...