Close

Sun Subscriber Website Login






Please wait....
 
DIRECTORY
 The Punta Gorda Herald Top Stories

Loading...
LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Overtime overreaction?
Sat  Jul 4 2015 06:41PM
Local reaction to an Obama administration proposal to increase eligibility for overtime pay is split. It may mean more money in some people’s pocket, but many say businesses will just … Find out how to read more online.
Building keeps booming in North Port
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:30AM
The fireworks you hear tonight might be an echo of North Port’s building boom. Coming off a strong final six months of 2014, when the city issued 312 permits worth … Find out how to read more online.
Boaters: Keep an eye out for manatees
Fri  Jul 3 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — An aerial survey in February suggested a record number of more than 6,000 manatees swam in Florida waters. But as 2015 progresses, more manatees are dying from watercraft … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
America celebrates
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:24PM
Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highlights of Independence Day celebrations: Music on national mall Heavy … read more.

McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan withdrawal
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:24PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration’s current plan to draw down U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country’s capital. The Republican told … read more.

Girl dies when sturgeon jumps into boat
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:24PM
LAKE CITY, Fla. — A 5-year-old Florida girl died after a sturgeon leaped into her boat along the Suwannee River and struck her. Wildlife officials said Jaylon Rippy died after being struck Thursday night. Her mother and 9-year-old brother were … read more.

Matt Stonie outgobbles Chestnut in Coney Island hot dog contest
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:24PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey “Jaws” Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut’s bid for a ninth straight victory. … read more.

Page: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7
More Local News
A history of sewer plans, resident pans
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — When Adam Cummings first arrived on the County Commission in 1994, he was immediately placed in the line of fire. A large-scale plan to convert septics to sewers across middle and western portions of Charlotte had been … Find out how to read more online.

Nancy Lisby to be honored at Fourth Fest
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The woman who cannot retire is being asked to step forward and accept a grateful community’s thanks for the enduring contributions she has made over the course of half a century of volunteerism that has positively affected … Find out how to read more online.


Sat  Jul 4 2015 02:26PM
Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club • Ladies Bridge winners June 30: Maria Couper, 3490; Irene Runkle, 3390. • Slam Bridge winners July 1: LaQuita Morris, 4140; George Miller, 4100; Geri Dempsey, 3620. • Mahjong winners June 30: 1-Judy Fiedler; 2-Sari Knip. Charlotte Square Condominium … Find out how to read more online.

Dreher requests new trial on burglary, theft charges
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:58AM
After a four-day trial in June that returned a guilty verdict of burglary and theft charges for Danielle Dreher, the former wife of slain Charlotte County firefighter Sam Dreher, Danielle’s defense team has filed a motion for a new trial, … Find out how to read more online.

Page: [1] 2 3
AP Video
Punta Gorda Weather
Publish Your Photos
ADVERTISEMENT