Punta Gorda

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    "Horny" Florida Woman Called 911 Because Officer Wouldn't Sleep With Her

    If Maria Magdelina Montanez-Colon is guilty of anything it's being a little too honest. Well, that and trying to use 911 like her own personal gigolo service. The 58-year-old Punta Gorda woman was arrested for repeatedly trying to get police officer to have sex with.

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    January 17, 2014

    Florida Man Who Went on Rampage After Someone Cheated Express Checkout Lane Is a (Flawed) Hero

    Attacking a man recovering from knee surgery in an electric wheelchair is never a good look, but we at least empathize with what sent 77-year-old William Golladay over the edge. He was just sticking up for basic manners and civil decency when the man in a wheelchair tried to sneak more than the allo ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Florida's Ten Worst High-School Mascots

    Ah, high school -- easier times for most of us. Our daily concerns back then seem so insignificant now. Your biggest worry was making sure you weren't bored and somehow stayed awake through terrible classes. Also, most things that were hilarious back then don't seem so funny anymore. Our compilati ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Kangaroo Detained by Wrestler, Llamas Tased and Involved in a Car Crash This Week in Florida

    Usually it's the people of Florida that act wild, but this week it's actual animals that are garnering bizarre headlines across the state. In one incident, a loose kangaroo was tackled by a former high school wrestler. Then llamas were involved in two separate incidents this week across the state, o ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Florida Woman Caught Smuggling Xanax into Jail Inside Her Private Parts

    If you actually are prone to panic and anxiety attacks, being booked into jail may actually be an appropriate time to drop some Xanax. Of course, the process of smuggling Xanax into jail may not actually be worth it. Casey Leigh Cranfield, a 28-year-old resident of Punta Gorda, Florida, was boo ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Hooker's Revenge: Former Corrections Officer Arrested for Posting Sex Video with Unpaid Prostitute Online

    Nicholas R. Fornaro, a 26-year-old former corrections officer in Punta Gorda, Florida, hired a 43-year-old hooker last September, but when it came time to pay, he fessed up that he didn't have the money. Instead, he gave the woman a shark tooth. A week later, the prostitute's own brother called her ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Florida Woman Hid Crack From Cop Under Her Dentures

    I mean, I guess if a cop pulls you over and you've got a whole bunch of crack cocaine out in the open you've got to at least pretend to hide it somewhere, right? I've never done crack, but that sounds like pretty sound crack logic to me.Police in Punta Gorda, Florida, pulled over a car containing Lo ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Couple Commits Suicide Outside Florida Church They Married in 40 Years Ago

    via Daily Mail​Forty years ago, Patricia and Bruce Wright promised to love each other until death do them part at the Friendship United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda, Florida. In a tragic tale, the couple, who had most recently lived in Las Vegas, returned to the church on Sunday and killed them ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Homestead Farmers Market: A Real Farm-to-Table Experience

    ​A lot of farmers' markets display beautiful fruits and vegetables, but look closely and you might see boxes marked "grown in Colombia" or anywhere else that's not local. If you want to shop for produce that was still in the ground or on the vine as of this morning, the Homestead Farmers Marke ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Shocking Finding: Retirees Love Florida

    ​Florida really is Heaven's waiting room. According to a new study by, the Sunshine State is by far the most popular destination for retirees, which has major implications as the gigantic baby boomer population continues to enter retirement age. The good news for Miamians who hate ol ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Handicapping the James Beard Awards

    Consider it March Madness for gastronomic geeks: This Monday, March 22 the esteemed semifinalist nominees for the James Beard Awards 2010 will be whittled down to the even more esteemed finalists. In the combined spirit of great cooking and great bookies, we are offering the betting odds for who wil ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010
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    September 3, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of September 3, 2009

    "There are people who get great sexual satisfaction from eating feces. That doesn't mean it should be on restaurant menus."

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    August 27, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of August 27, 2009

    "Zoophiles evidently don't have any consideration for people. Maybe that's why they have to resort to sex with animals."

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    November 8, 2007

    Marijuana Goes Upstate

    Florida moves into the number two spot when it comes to grow houses

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    March 4, 1999

    Mastering the Bat

    Can a rare creature that recently fell to Earth be revived? Tune in to this bat station.

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    January 30, 1997

    A Prisoner of Circumstance

    Rachel Better never worried about her stateless status until the INS locked her up. Then it was too late.

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    November 28, 1996

    The Grim Keeper

    The sexton's post at the Miami City Cemetery is a burial ground for troublesome municipal employees. But Clyde Cates wasn't about to just roll over and die.

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    July 11, 1996

    Name Droppers

    Every year hundreds of Miami's titularly challenged discover that a new name can mean a new you

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    August 10, 1994

    Road Show

    Want to know more about Jeb Bush? The machinations of Florida's Republican party? Vomiting? Get on the bus.

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    April 8, 1992

    Snake, Rattle, and ... Ouch!

    A plant-fancying Wal-Mart window shopper gets more than he bargained for