Hurricane Ian damaged Sylvia Kennedy's home in North Port more than two months ago, and she's waited patiently ever since for her insurance company to process her claim.
More than two months after Hurricane Ian swept across Florida, those living in North Port and Venice are still trying to recover.
Chris and Roberta Laundrie wanted to avoid the "emotional distress and embarrassment" of testifying in a civil trial, where they would face the parents of the young woman their son is believed to have killed.
A North Port man is facing murder charges after police say he shot and killed another man at the Grande Court Apartments Saturday morning.
A death investigation is underway in North Port following a shooting at an apartment complex Saturday morning.
The city of North Port felt some of the worst of Hurricane Ian’s wrath. It's been seven weeks since the storm, but a homeowner, who has a disability and a limited budget, is worried the tree that fell from an abandoned property onto his home's power lines could eventually catch fire.
From first responders answering seemingly endless calls for help at the height of the storm, to city officials working to repair roads and make them stronger for the future, the city of North Port has been through a lot since Hurricane Ian.
As Hurricane Ian’s eye wall sat over North Port, Alex Keith’s neighborhood turned into a river. But Alex didn’t just sit back and wait for help. He joined neighbors, wading in the water and clearing debris and cutting downed trees.
Answering calls for help comes natural for first responders in North Port. In the face of a massive storm, they had to leave their families to help others. "When you sign up to be a first responder. Whether it is a police officer, EMT, paramedic or firefighter you think of the daily routine of it. The calls for service, going to traffic crashes and helping people in that way," said North Port PD Sgt. Scott Guzman.
The strength of those who live in North Port can be felt daily.
A North Port family's two teenaged daughters were killed Wednesday evening after their car crashed into a retention pond.
A final judgment in the civil lawsuit against the family of Brian Laundrie says his estate must pay $3 million to the estate of the girlfriend he killed – Gabby Petito – back in 2021.
Streets in North Port are still lined with debris piles waiting to be picked up as residents prepare for Tropical Storm Nicole. The city also said it's time to make sure tarps are secure with many also still waiting for roof repairs in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
More than five weeks after Hurricane Ian left the City of North Port devastated, blue tarps still cover roofs and some businesses remain closed. State and federal partners were back in the city Monday to continue efforts to help them rebuild.
The parents of Brian Laundrie have asked a judge to limit depositions in the civil suit filed by Gabby Petito's family, saying it will “protect them from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, undue burden and expense."
Hundreds of survivors of Hurricane Ian applied for FEMA's help. They were approved, but the money never came and neither did an explanation.
Buildings at Warm Mineral Springs Park in North Port may have been condemned due to damaged caused by Hurricane Ian but it may not mean the end of the historical tourist attraction.
Students in southern Sarasota County are returning to school on Monday after being out for nearly three weeks because of Hurricane Ian.
A second wave of nearly 50 TPD officers relieved the 40 officers along with 15 Tampa firefighters from Tampa Fire Rescue who have been hard at work since last Saturday in North Port. They’ve been working to clear debris for residents and helping the North Port Police Department with all of their calls.