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Interstate and road travel around the Suncoast a bit hectic this time of year. The closing of parts of I-75 near North Port not helping.
With money now in hand, the city of North Port will soon be tackling its pot hole problem.
The city of North Port is one big step closer to starting work on hundreds of miles of pot hole riddled roads.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has sentenced Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari to life in prison without parole for the 2001 mob-style slaying of a prominent businessman who ran a fleet of gambling ships and founded the Miami Subs restaurant chain. A jury had recommended against the death penalty for the 56-year-old Ferrari in the shooting death of Konstaninos "Gus" Boulis, former chief of the SunCruz Casinos.
**UPDATE** -- Florida Highway Patrol has reopened all southbound lanes at the River Road exit after closing them overnight for overpass repairs.
NORTH PORT, Fla. - The southbound lanes of I-75 in North Port have reopened after being been closed all morning and afternoon Wednesday due to a dump truck damaging an overpass, according to Florida Highway Patrol. But expect more closures later this week.
These are the stories that generated the most web traffic on MySuncoast.com this week.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay-area man has been sentenced to death for the murder and rape of a 94-year-old woman. In delivering the sentence against John Sexton Jr., Circuit Judge Mary Handsel called the murder of Ann Parlato a "senseless, pitiless" crime. Sexton was convicted by a jury that recommended the death penalty in April.
MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman after his girlfriend said in a sworn statement she did not want to pursue the case. The state attorney in Seminole County says Samantha Scheibe's decision not to cooperate and the lack of other corroborating evidence made a successful prosecution unlikely. Zimmerman was acquitted last summer in the shooting death of unarmed, black teenager Trayvon Martin.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida sheriff's deputy fatally shot an armed man during a disturbance at a home in St. Augustine. Several St. Johns County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the home yesterday afternoon after someone from inside called 911. They say 64-year-old Rodney Wayne Stevens died.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The women's golf team at the University of North Florida is mourning a teammate who died in a small plane crash.
NORTH PORT, Fla. - Sumter Boulevard is the 2nd-most used thoroughfare in North Port, after U.S. 41. Now after more than a decade, work has finally begun to finish it.
After more than a decade, work has begun to finish the last phase of widening Sumter boulevard in North Port.
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
North Port city leaders are poised to approve a domestic partner registry in the city.
NORTH PORT, FL - Another Sarasota County city is expected to grant unmarried couples the same rights as those who are married.
MIAMI (AP) — Go ahead. Grab a rough-hewn Adirondack chair, settle down on the expansively shaded deck under the pendulous greenery and bask in what may be the best public views — inside and out — anywhere along the water in downtown Miami.
One local ethnic group is remembering a time when their ancestors were starving to death.
In south county the focus is on homeless children and families.
Here's a look back at the most-clicked stories of the past week on MySuncoast.com.
The Doctor will examine the problems at Lamarque Elementary in North Port.
NORTH PORT, Fla. - Supporters of Warm Mineral Springs are restless over the fact that the springs remain closed. Tuesday they held signs urging North Port and Sarasota County commissioners to think outside the box and reopen the springs soon.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL- A Port Charlotte man riding a motorized bicycle was killed in an early morning crash Tuesday on U.S. 41 at St. Pierre Road.
NORTH PORT - Warm Mineral Springs supporters say they plan to protest outside the landmark Tuesday afternoon.