Desoto County Newswire (Page 2)

Desoto County Newswire (Page 2)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Desoto County, FL. (Page 2)

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  1. Probation officer yells racial slur on cameraRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 |

    The State of Florida is investigating one of their employees after a heated exchange was caught on camera. The video shows a DeSoto County probation officer yelling curse words and a racial slur at an Arcadia man over the weekend.


  2. Which comes first, the alligator or the egg? It's the egg.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | Florida Trend

    ... or the egg. It's the egg. The problem is, there aren't enough to go around. As Tropical Storm Emily drenched DeSoto County in July, a man, whitebearded, tall and erect, arrived in the county seat of Arcadia and made his way into the courthouse, a ...


  3. Retired DeSoto Sheriff Will Wise Endorses AlbrittonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | Capital Soup

    The Ben Albritton Campaign today announced the endorsement of Will Wise, retired Sheriff of DeSoto County. Wise was elected Sheriff in 2008 and served two terms.


  4. Detained boy needed guidance. Instead, the therapist gave him a sex show.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | The Miami Herald

    The rehab therapist at a DeSoto County juvenile correctional facility was supposed to be providing counseling to kids in need of guidance. Instead, the therapist reached into his pocket for his iPhone and showed a detainee a video clip of himself and a female staff member having sex.


  5. Woman arrested in Charlotte County phone theftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | NBC2 News

    A woman was arrested Thursday in DeSoto County, accused of robbing people who were trying to sell phones to her. Tyler and the victims agreed to meet at a home on Yucatan Circle, where the victims found Tyler and a male standing in the driveway.


  6. Peace River ruins homes, businesses with floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | NBC2 News

    ... been completely underwater until yesterday. For more than a week, people had to use boats to get around there. DeSoto County emergency workers said the Peace River peaked at 19.2 feet during the flood. It started right after Irma passed through the ...


  7. More than 150,000 customers without power in parts of SWFLRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2017 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ... Here are the outage numbers separated by area: There are four Peace River Electrical Cooperative customers in DeSoto County without power, which accounts for 0.4 percent of customers, according to PRECO. There are also four PRECO customers in ...


  8. 5,000 still in the dark in DeSoto CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | NBC2 News

    Clean up continued on Friday in DeSoto County, where almost 20 feet of Peace River flooding and fallen power lines have devastated the area. Florida Power and Light brought heavy crane equipment to Arcadia on Friday due to a downed power line submerged in water on Northeast Brownville Street, near Brownville Park.


  9. More than 370,000 in SWFL still without powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    More than 65 percent of power outages have been restored statewide, the office of Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday, but problems remain in the most hard-hit areas. Here are the following power outage numbers for FPL customers as of 6 p.m. separated by each Southwest Florida county: Here are the number of Lee County Electric Cooperative customers without power as of 6 p.m. separated by area: There are also 255 Peace River Electric Cooperative customers still without power as of 9:41 a.m. in DeSoto County - 26.3 percent of the PRECO customers there.


  10. DeSoto County curfew to end after Thursday nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    The curfew for 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly will end Friday morning at 6 a.m., emergency management officials said. It won't be in effect Friday night.


  11. Search & rescue squads helping flood victims in DeSoto Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | NBC2 News

    State search and rescue squads were in Arcadia on Thursday after flooding from the Peace River washed out many DeSoto County neighborhoods. Standing water is so deep on some streets that people had to use boats for travel.


  12. Flooding closes portion of SR 70 in DeSoto CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ARCADIA, Fla. The westbound lanes of State Road 70 are closed Tuesday morning due to flooding, the Florida Department of Transportation said.


  13. Several DeSoto County roads closed, flooded after Hurricane IrmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Kings Highway at the Horse Creek Bridge - Due to other closures, the only detour for this is to take Airport Road to County Road 760A to U.S. 17 to County Road 761 back to Kings Highway if heading south to Port Charlotte. Reverse these directions heading north to Arcadia.


  14. Hurricane Irma's Eye closing in on ArcadiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2017 | WWSB

    If you live in Arcadia or anywhere in Desoto County, Irma's eye wall is approaching from the south, so it's time to head to your safe room right now! Wind gusts from the eye wall could clock up to 105 MPH. Irma's eye is currently over central and north central Charlotte County.


  15. DeSoto county institutes curfewRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2017 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ARCADIA, Fla. A curfew is in effect in DeSoto County from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until the storm passes, emergency officials announced Sunday.


  16. DeSoto County prepares shelters for Hurricane IrmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | NBC2 News

    The South Florida State College campus will open as a special needs shelter. Anyone needing to stay there must register. Opening times for both shelters are to be decided. They will be announced on the county's emergency management Facebook page.


  17. List of school closures: DeSoto County latest to call off schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS, Fla. Some schools around Southwest Florida are planning to close later this week as powerful Hurricane Irma approaches.


  18. Flood warning extended for areas near ArcadiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2017 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ARCADIA, Fla. A flood warning has been extended for areas of DeSoto County Saturday, according to the National Weather Service of Tampa.


  19. Rain, flooding continues across SWFLRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ... be issued. Click here for more on the difference. A flood warning is in effect for Horse Creek near Arcadia in DeSoto County, the National Weather Service in Tampa said. It's unclear when the warning will lift. A storm producing frequent lightning ...


  20. Aqua-Yield/Bethel TriYield Target Florida's Greening (HLB) EpidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 |

    ... best and most direct tools in combating HLB. Steve Sorrells, President of Sorrells Groves Inc. located in Desoto County Florida, stated: "We use the TriYield/Aqua-Yield program on 5,000 acres. In order for a tree to increase production, it has to ...