Archive For February 29, 2016

Sex Offender Arrested for Attempted Sexual Battery – #SCSO

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Sex Offender Arrested for Attempted Sexual Battery – #SCSO

Sex Offender Arrested for Attempted Sexual Battery The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sarasota man after he robbed and attacked two women Monday morning in their Sarasota home. The victim pulled into her garage around 5:45 a.m., when she was approached by 35-year-old Daniel Esposito, an acquaintance of hers. Esposito held a gun to…

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Pineview places 2nd in NASA Challenge | SNN TV

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Pineview places 2nd in NASA Challenge | SNN TV

    Pineview places 2nd in NASA Challenge | SNN TV

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Fire destroys workshop and home in South Venice | HeraldTribune.com

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Fire destroys workshop and home in South Venice | HeraldTribune.com

  Fire destroys workshop and home in South Venice | HeraldTribune.com A loud boom echoed through the neighborhood at 156 Hermes St., shortly after 9 a.m., Monday, followed by a rapidly progressing fire that destroyed a workshop in a home at that address. “It was well on its way by the time we got here,”…

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Click It or Ticket Spring Campaign begins March 1, 2016 — Sarasota Police Department

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Click It or Ticket Spring Campaign begins March 1, 2016 — Sarasota Police Department

Click It or Ticket Spring Campaign begins March 1, 2016 SARASOTA, Fla. – February 29, 2016  – 11:45 a.m. The Sarasota Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies from around the state of Florida and around the country to step up ‘Click It or Ticket’ activities.  Research shows that lap/shoulder seat belts, when used, reduce…

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Nesting sea turtles in danger from cell phone photos| Mysuncoast.com  

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Nesting sea turtles in danger from cell phone photos| Mysuncoast.com  

  Nesting sea turtles in danger from cell phone photos| Mysuncoast.com Sea turtles digging their nests to lay eggs on Florida’s beaches face a new 21st century hazard: someone snapping a flash photo with a cell phone. March 1 is the official start of the sea turtle nesting season. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation…

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State denies FSA exemption for disabled student | HeraldTribune.com

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State denies FSA exemption for disabled student | HeraldTribune.com

  State denies FSA exemption for disabled student | HeraldTribune.com Maddy Drew will miss six weeks of school this spring. It’s not because she developed a new illness. It’s not because her family is traveling or moving. It’s not because she doesn’t want to go. Her mother, Paula, said she will keep her 15-year-old Oak…

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Where to expect delays, detours this week | HeraldTribune.com

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Where to expect delays, detours this week | HeraldTribune.com

  TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Where to expect delays, detours this week | HeraldTribune.com Drivers in Sarasota and Manatee counties can expect detours or delays this week in the following areas where the Florida Department of Transportation says road crews are working: SARASOTA COUNTY Bridge projects at St. Armand’s Key Bridge, Hanson Bayou Bridge, and South Creek…

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Military veterans finale at Sarasota regatta | HeraldTribune.com

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Military veterans finale at Sarasota regatta | HeraldTribune.com

    Military veterans finale at Sarasota regatta | HeraldTribune.com Navy and Marine Corps veterans celebrated victory in the seventh annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta to the tune of “Anchors Aweigh” Sunday at Nathan Benderson Park. The all-military race, dubbed “Operation Showdown,” was the final event of the two-day Sarasota Invitational Regatta, which included more than…

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Sarasota County faces lawsuit over construction of Whole Foods| Mysuncoast.com  

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Sarasota County faces lawsuit over construction of Whole Foods| Mysuncoast.com  

  Sarasota County faces lawsuit over construction of Whole Foods| Mysuncoast.com SARASOTA, Fla.– On the corner of University Pkwy. and Honore Ave, sits 4-acres of previously protected wetlands. It’s a last remaining piece of nature in the middle of urban sprawl, says environmentalist Andy Mele. “It feels like you’re stepping into a medieval French cathedral,” said…

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Englewood man earns free airport parking for all disabled veterans| Mysuncoast.com

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Englewood man earns free airport parking for all disabled veterans| Mysuncoast.com

  Englewood man earns free airport parking for all disabled veterans| Mysuncoast.com ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Lou Hockel is flying high. Last year, the retired marine heard a new law had been passed allowing free parking for disabled veterans. He hoped to use it for an upcoming trip to visit his grandchildren. But lawyers with Tampa…

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Prosecutors call on former deputy to testify | HeraldTribune.com

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Prosecutors call on former deputy to testify | HeraldTribune.com

  Prosecutors call on former deputy to testify | HeraldTribune.com The State Attorney’s Office is once again relying on the testimony of a former deputy to buttress DUI cases, although prosecutors have attempted to conceal the lawman’s questionable past and the news stories it created from jurors. Former Sarasota County Deputy Dominic Fornal was subpoenaed…

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Coast Guard: New Pass channel potentially dangerous | Mysuncoast.com  

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Coast Guard: New Pass channel potentially dangerous | Mysuncoast.com  

  Coast Guard: New Pass channel potentially dangerous | Mysuncoast.com A warning for Suncoast boaters as we head into the weekend. The Coast Guard says New Pass — which separates Longboat and Lido Keys — is not safe for the time being.   Read more: Coast Guard: New Pass channel potentially dangerous – Sarasota News…

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Veterans’ needs get attention of local charity | HeraldTribune.com

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Veterans’ needs get attention of local charity | HeraldTribune.com

  Veterans’ needs get attention of local charity | HeraldTribune.com VENICE — In a little more than five years, the Venice Yacht Club Charitable Foundation has grown into a valuable source for local nonprofits, as well as a source of guidance for newcomers to the yacht club seeking to get involved in Venice. The foundation,…

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Sarasota police begin to check for credit card skimmers| Mysuncoast.com 

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Sarasota police begin to check for credit card skimmers| Mysuncoast.com 

  Sarasota police begin to check for credit card skimmers| Mysuncoast.com SARASOTA, Fla. — Beginning today, police in the city of Sarasota will check pumps at gas stations for credit card skimmers. On Friday, officers with the Sarasota Police Department traveled to three gas stations and had employees open up the pumps so they could…

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Fruitville road improvements proposed by city | SNN TV

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Fruitville road improvements proposed by city | SNN TV

  Fruitville road improvements proposed by city | SNN TV

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Sarasota County district agrees on contract with teachers | HeraldTribune.com

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Sarasota County district agrees on contract with teachers | HeraldTribune.com

  Sarasota County district agrees on contract with teachers | HeraldTribune.com The Sarasota County School District reached agreement on the 2015-16 contract with the Sarasota Classified/Teachers Association on Friday, capping months of negotiations. The district said the negotiations were “protracted” because of a new state requirements for performance pay for teachers. The union negotiates for both instructional and…

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Email To The North Port Scoop – Imagine Pulls Wrestler Because He Is Home Schooled.

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Email To The North Port Scoop – Imagine Pulls Wrestler Because He Is Home Schooled.

Email To The North Port Scoop – Imagine Pulls Wrestler Because He Is Home Schooled. Adriann DeGrandchamp Please post this to the page. Imagine Sharks of north port has Pulled #1 ranked Lucas Willis from wrestling at Regionals after taking 1st place at districts, reasoning being that he is home schooled . Considering there is…

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TAC Deputies Arrest Car Burglar in Venice

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TAC Deputies Arrest Car Burglar in Venice

AC Deputies Arrest Car Burglar in Venice The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Venice man after deputies watched him break into a vehicle in the city of Venice early Friday morning. Tactical Unit deputies conducting a follow up investigation into reports of recent car burglaries noticed suspicious activity around 1:45 a.m., in the Willow…

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#Fugitivefriday | Miguel Villalobos – #SCSO

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#Fugitivefriday | Miguel Villalobos – #SCSO

#Fugitivefriday | Miguel Villalobos – #SCSO We’re hoping you can help us find 40-year-old Miguel Villalobos who is #wanted for Violation of Probation for Resisting an Officer with Violence. He has been wanted since December and his current whereabouts are unknown. Villalobos has an extensive criminal history in Manatee and Sarasota counties. If you know…

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Bradenton Man Arrested on Shooting Charges In Venice – SCSO

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Bradenton Man Arrested on Shooting Charges In Venice – SCSO

Bradenton Man Arrested on Shooting Charges The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested an 18-year old man who shot a BB gun at three Venice businesses on Wednesday. Deputies were dispatched around 2:30 p.m. to Vacuum Pros and Kinetico Water System both in the 1800 block of South Tamiami Trail after victims reported a suspect in…

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Venice Middle School needs community support | SNN TV

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Venice Middle School needs community support | SNN TV

  Venice Middle School needs community support | SNN TV

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Restored Sarasota impact fees could lessen rate hikes | HeraldTribune.com

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Restored Sarasota impact fees could lessen rate hikes | HeraldTribune.com

  Restored Sarasota impact fees could lessen rate hikes | HeraldTribune.com Should city officials choose to restore water and sewer impact fees on local developers this spring, the new revenue could lessen this year’s increase to rates residents and businesses pay, according to Sarasota’s utilities director. Next month the City Commission is expected to re-instate the…

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Driver who collided with school bus faces license charge | HeraldTribune.com

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Driver who collided with school bus faces license charge | HeraldTribune.com

  Driver who collided with school bus faces license charge | HeraldTribune.com VENICE – A 23-year-old Venice man who drove a car that collided with a Sarasota County school bus Monday, was charged by Venice Police with driving without a license. Officers are also awaiting results from his toxicology tests to determine if he was…

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Detectives Tie Ft. Myers Men to Burglary Spree In Sarasota County

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Detectives Tie Ft. Myers Men to Burglary Spree In Sarasota County

  Detectives Tie Ft. Myers Men to Burglary Spree In Sarasota County                                                                Photos courtesy of Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged…

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Sarasota schools getting new buses | SNN TV

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Sarasota schools getting new buses | SNN TV

  Sarasota schools getting new buses | SNN TV

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Florida child porn case links to Aberdeen – KXRO News Radio

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Florida child porn case links to Aberdeen – KXRO News Radio

  Florida child porn case links to Aberdeen – KXRO News Radio The Aberdeen Police Department is investigating a child pornography case that stretches across the country. Aberdeen Lieutenant Darst tells KXRO that late last week, they received word from a Detective from North Port, Florida saying that child pornography was sent to a 14…

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North Port faces deadline for pursuit of public hospital | HeraldTribune.com

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North Port faces deadline for pursuit of public hospital | HeraldTribune.com

  North Port faces deadline for pursuit of public hospital | HeraldTribune.com NORTH PORT – City leaders must decide whether to put money where their hopes are to bring North Port its first hospital. At 5 p.m. Monday, city commissioners and staff plan to hold a special meeting to determine if it is realistic to…

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Venice council approves new airport terminal | HeraldTribune.com

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Venice council approves new airport terminal | HeraldTribune.com

    Venice council approves new airport terminal | HeraldTribune.com Venice Municipal Airport will get a new terminal and administration building, as part of $3.955 million in work projects approved Tuesday by the Venice City Council. The council unanimously approved entering into joint participation agreements with the Florida Department of Transportation for building a new…

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Computer access offered in light of library closing | HeraldTribune.com

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Computer access offered in light of library closing | HeraldTribune.com

  Computer access offered in light of library closing | HeraldTribune.com As the city of Venice and Sarasota County move closer to a lease that would place a temporary public library at the Hamilton Building, the county is also planning to offer free computer access at the Venice Community Center. As many as seven computer…

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**PLEASE SHARE** Sarasota Police Officers are attempting to identify a subject who was caught on camera stealing a bicycle

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**PLEASE SHARE** Sarasota Police Officers are attempting to identify a subject who was caught on camera stealing a bicycle

  **PLEASE SHARE** Sarasota Police Officers are attempting to identify a subject who was caught on camera stealing a bicycle **PLEASE SHARE** Sarasota Police Officers are attempting to identify a subject who was caught on camera stealing a bicycle from inside a parking garage at the Renaissance, 750 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. On Sunday, February…

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Identification Assistance Needed – #SCSO

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Identification Assistance Needed – #SCSO

Identification Assistance Needed The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance identifying a man captured on surveillance video burglarizing the Englewood Eagles Lodge in the 200 block of Old Englewood Rd., last Wednesday. The suspect can be seen on video entering the office through the rear door and pacing for a few…

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Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton teams with All Faiths Food Bank| Mysuncoast.com 

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Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton teams with All Faiths Food Bank| Mysuncoast.com 

  Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton teams with All Faiths Food Bank| Mysuncoast.com SARASOTA, Fla. – The Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton is teaming up with the Trinity Charities at Church of the Trinity Metropolitan Community Church to become a food assistance program partner with the All Faiths Food Bank. The collaboration, which will…

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Free computers for the disabled | SNN TV

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Free computers for the disabled | SNN TV

  Free computers for the disabled | SNN TV

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Grenades, bombs and drugs found in Venice home | SNN TV

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Grenades, bombs and drugs found in Venice home | SNN TV

  Grenades, bombs and drugs found in Venice home | SNN TV

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New planning group will put bayfront redevelopment on fast track | HeraldTribune.com

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New planning group will put bayfront redevelopment on fast track | HeraldTribune.com

  New planning group will put bayfront redevelopment on fast track | HeraldTribune.com A new nonprofit organization will be created this spring to begin formally planning the ambitious redevelopment of 42 acres of city-owned property along the downtown waterfront. The new group will be an offshoot of Sarasota Bayfront 20:20, a coalition of 50 arts and…

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Venice School Bus Crash Injures Three Students

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Venice School Bus Crash Injures Three Students

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Does downtown Venice have a parking problem? | HeraldTribune.com

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Does downtown Venice have a parking problem? | HeraldTribune.com

  Does downtown Venice have a parking problem? | HeraldTribune.com Perceived lack of parking in the downtown business district, especially during season, is a perennial issue for city officials and business owners. But an unofficial audit of public parking by council member Bob Daniels suggests that the real problem may be lack of awareness of…

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Email To The North Port Scoop – NPPD, Are you not here to serve and protect?

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Email To The North Port Scoop – NPPD, Are you not here to serve and protect?

  Email To The North Port Scoop – NPPD, Are you not here to serve and protect? Kristi Josh added a new photo to The North Port Scoop‘s timeline. Walked by, asked what happened. ..officer replies “ohh nothing.” Are you not here to serve and protect? I live in the area and you have a house…

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Sarasota Sex Offender Notification |David Speakman | #SCSO

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Sarasota Sex Offender Notification |David Speakman | #SCSO

  Sarasota Sex Offender Notification |David Speakman | #SCSO Sex Offender David Speakman was convicted of Sexual Battery in Ohio in 2002 and sentenced to four years in prison. He is new to Sarasota County and reports that his address will be on Aloha Drive in Sarasota. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1Qukms5

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Email To The Venice Scoop – Bus Accident in Venice, Minor Injuries

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Email To The Venice Scoop – Bus Accident in Venice, Minor Injuries

  Email To The Venice Scoop – Bus Accident in Venice, Minor Injuries Please keep me anonymous but the accident in Venice was in fact a bus accident. My daughter was on it. Just minor injuries and everyone is okay. I don’t know the details of it all I know is the car hit the…

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Public conversation to discuss future of Venice

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Public conversation to discuss future of Venice

Public conversation to discuss future of Venice The historical community will be holding a town hall conversation to discuss what steps should be taken to keep Venice a vibrant, sustainable city. The discussion follows a series of lectures and an exhibit presented recently by the Venice Museum & Archives on “Design for Living; John Nolen…

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A Previous #FugitiveFridayprofile Star Has Been Caught – Rayvlon Rutledge

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A Previous #FugitiveFridayprofile Star Has Been Caught – Rayvlon Rutledge

A Previous #FugitiveFridayprofile Star Has Been Caught – Rayvlon Rutledge Featured a short 10 days ago, #FugitiveFridayprofile Rayvlon Rutledge was taken into custody this afternoon in Sarasota! Rutledge was wanted for failing to appear in court after being charged with Sale of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a Park. This is his 19th arrest…

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Drugs and Explosives Discovered in Family Home Within Reach of 5 Year Old – #SCSO

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Drugs and Explosives Discovered in Family Home Within Reach of 5 Year Old – #SCSO

  Drugs and Explosives Discovered in Family Home Within Reach of 5 Year Old – #SCSO The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Venice couple Friday after discovering drugs, weapons and explosives within reach of a 5-year-old child living in their home. Deputies responded to a home in the 400 block of N. Jackson Rd….

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North Port well problems boost city water’s appeal | HeraldTribune.com

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North Port well problems boost city water’s appeal | HeraldTribune.com

  North Port well problems boost city water’s appeal | HeraldTribune.com NORTH PORT, Fla. – Oak Henthorn doesn’t drink the water coming from his faucets. He won’t cook with it either. Henthorn’s home, like thousands of others in North Port, relies on a well. The water smells like sulfur, Henthorn said, and it comes with…

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