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County reaches new parks deal with Sarasota
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
Sarasota County and the city of Sarasota have a new parks maintenance interlocal agreement, approved last week by the County Commission. It will be on a city agenda for approval … Find out how to read more online.
Heroes lauded at ceremony
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
Sheriff Tom Knight presented several awards during a ceremony to recognize employees and a citizen who have demonstrated exemplary service to the community. Two saved from burning home Deputy Stacy … Find out how to read more online.
K-9 vest contributors feel the love
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
Awed by community support to raise funds for K-9 protective vests, Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight held a private community recognition event on Thursday for donors. “I want to thank … Find out how to read more online.
Idling vehicles cost city money
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
All good things may come to those who wait, as the saying goes, but there may be at least one bad thing in the mix — wasted gas. City of … Find out how to read more online.
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Officials: River Road plans on course
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
Ears perked up when Sarasota County Commissioner Alan Maio made a comment about River Road at a recent meeting. Near the beginning of a Sarasota County Commission budget workshop, Maio reported about a May meeting of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning … Find out how to read more online.

Sheriff: Don’t say you weren’t warned
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is getting aggressive with aggressive drivers in real life and on Facebook. Operation Southern Shield, a five-state initiative, began Monday and runs until July 22. It’s a six-day crack down on aggressive driving, which includes … Find out how to read more online.

Top GM executive becomes a local Rotarian
Wed  Jul 18 2018 02:07PM
Craig Glidden, the executive vice president and general counsel for General Motors of Detroit, Michigan, has become a member of the Venice Nokomis Rotary Club. Glidden came to Venice with his family in first grade, and he grew up with … Find out how to read more online.

Tree removal angers residents
Wed  Jul 18 2018 04:39PM
Anyone using the Venetian Waterway Park near Venice High School might notice a lack of some shade they were accustomed to. The Sarasota County School District recently removed a number of trees on school property along the linear park to … Find out how to read more online.

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Puerto Rican evacuees get another extension on housing
Sat  Jul 21 2018 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico who are living in hotels around the nation have been given more weeks to use temporary housing vouchers, after a federal judge extended a temporary restraining order. U.S. … read more.

Florida father charged with stuffing wipes in baby’s throat
Fri  Jul 20 2018 10:43PM
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida father is facing attempted first-degree murder charges after his 5-month-old son was found with wipes stuffed in his throat. Authorities in Tarpon Springs, Florida say the baby is in critical condition on a … read more.

Accident leaves truck dangling over Gulf Coast bridge
Fri  Jul 20 2018 10:43PM
ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — A traffic accident left a truck partially dangling over a Gulf Coast bridge and backed up traffic for miles on one of Florida’s busiest highways. The accident on Friday morning left the cab of the truck … read more.

Florida school shooting survivors’ dad killed during robbery
Fri  Jul 20 2018 10:43PM
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The father of two survivors of a Florida high school shooting where 17 people were killed was shot to death during a robbery of the convenience store he owns. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says 61-year-old … read more.

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