Punta Gorda

August 14, 2014: Downtown Punta Gorda the day after Hurricane Charley.  (Photo by: Bay Scroggins)

10-Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Charley

The category four storm made landfall over North Captiva Island in Lee County and moved into Charlotte County on August 13, 2004.


BAUTZEN, GERMANY - APRIL 07:  The plaiting mane of a horse is prepared for the Easter riders procession April 7, 2012 in Wittichenau near Bautzen, Germany. Sorbians, a Slavic minority in eastern Germany, celebrate Easter Sunday with processions of mounted riders dressed in 19th-century outfits who travel from village to village to sing and announce the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Sorbians speak their own language, Sorbian, which is related to Czech and Polish, and maintain a culture rich in traditions, theatre, literature, poetry, education, media and crafts. Since the dissolution of the former East Germany in 1989, Sorbians have seen the unity of their ethnicity erode as young Sorbians have begun to leave for bigger cities while Sorbian institutions see funding from government subsidies cut. Approximately 1,500 Sorbian men participate in the annual Easter riding.  (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Deputies On The Hunt For Horse Mane Thief

Deputies in Punta Gorda are searching for a thief who made of with quite an unusual catch: a horse’s mane.



Arrest Made In 1999 Murder Of 4-Year-Old

It’s a cold case that’s been unsolved since 1999. But Tuesday, Kentucky State Police, the FBI, and Charlotte County deputies announced that a second suspect has been announced in the death of 4-year-old Pilar Rodriguez of Hollywood in the late 1990’s.

CBS Miami–07/16/2013

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Llamas Land In Hospital Following SW Florida Crash

Four llamas part of crash that stopped traffic on a southwest Florida interstate are being checked out by veterinarians.


Bill Haast poses in front of a cement serpent in this undated photo taken at the old Serpentarium in Miami. (HO / Nancy Haast)

Creator Of Miami Serpentarium Dies At 100

The man who mesmerized generations of paying customers from 1947 to 1984 by extracting venom at his Miami Serpentarium as a spine-tingling South Florida attraction is dead.