Archive For July 31, 2015

Councilman Bob calls for the county and city to work together and fix the issues at Wellfield.- The Scoop News

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Councilman Bob calls for the county and city to work together and fix the issues at Wellfield.- The Scoop News

Councilman Bob calls for the county and city to work together and fix the issues at Wellfield.- The Scoop News UPDATE: Laurel/Knights Trail, and Pinebrook/Wellfield Park ReplyReply allForward Mark as read RD Robert Daniels <RDaniels@Venicegov.com> Fri 7/31/2015 5:41 PM Ed/ Mark, thanks for the update. Laurel Road, since I live out there and drive by…

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Mote Marine now caring for rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle – WWSB

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Mote Marine now caring for rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle – WWSB

Mote Marine now caring for rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle – WWSB SARASOTA, Fla — Scientists with Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota are taking care of a critically ill Loggerhead sea Turtle. Members of the “Coastal Wildlife Club” found the turtle in shallow water off Manasota Key, on Thursday. They carefully moved the turtle onto shore…

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Sarasota police officer in peanut case had trespass question of his own | HeraldTribune.com

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Sarasota police officer in peanut case had trespass question of his own | HeraldTribune.com

Sarasota police officer in peanut case had trespass question of his own | HeraldTribune.com The Sarasota Police officer now known around the world for throwing peanuts at a homeless man he’d arrested for trespass has shown some past behavior suggesting he did not think the trespass law applies to him. According to documents obtained by…

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Letter to The Scoop – Animal services officer removal could bring new costs

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Letter to The Scoop – Animal services officer removal could bring new costs

Letter to The Scoop – Animal services officer removal could bring new costs – North Port Sun Elaine sent me the whole story to post, but I decided just to stick with the format that keeps me honest and avoids any issues w their sister operation to the north.  The petition site is:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/465/227/978/ask-the-north-port-fl-commission-to-keep-animal-services-control-in-the-city/ – Francesco…

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Median on U.S. 41 topic of meeting Monday | HeraldTribune.com

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Median on U.S. 41 topic of meeting Monday | HeraldTribune.com

Median on U.S. 41 topic of meeting Monday | HeraldTribune.com A traffic hearing is scheduled for Monday evening at the Selby Library in downtown Sarasota to discuss plans for a median to be installed on U.S. 41 between Gulfstream Avenue and 9th Street. The library is at 1331 1st St., Sarasota. There are also plans…

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Sarasota Police Attempt to Identify Individuals in Fraudulent Use of Debit Card Case

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Sarasota Police Attempt to Identify Individuals in Fraudulent Use of Debit Card Case

    VIDEO: Crimefighters, we need your help! Do you recognize the three people in this video? They’re wanted for using a stolen debit card here in‪#‎Sarasota‬ but also in Martin County, Florida with all charges totaling nearly $600. Please share this video & if you have any information, call Melody Shimmell, Civilian Police Investigator…

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Why does the rest of the world want to look like Sarasota? – HT Health

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Why does the rest of the world want to look like Sarasota? – HT Health

Why does the rest of the world want to look like Sarasota? – HT Health There’s an intriguing international trend swap going on when it comes to deciding where and how the world’s growing number of “third-agers” can best enjoy meaningful and comfortable lives. This term refers loosely to elders who surpass the limits of…

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Wellfield repairs?  The head of the city parks committee wants to know, how many of the kids are actually city residents – The Scoop News

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Wellfield repairs?  The head of the city parks committee wants to know, how many of the kids are actually city residents – The Scoop News

** Update **   Linda holds her ground, regarding her email that I posted yesterday on the attached link. I have never met Linda, but I read a lot of her emails and she does not present well. I would hate to see this totalitarian in a City Council seat, if being the head of…

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City of Venice losing money with Fire Inspector position and Bennett wants to know if they are they losing with police protection.. – The Scoop News

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City of Venice losing money with Fire Inspector position and Bennett wants to know if they are they losing with police protection.. – The Scoop News

The City of Venice is losing money having a Fire Inspector and outgoing Councilman Bennett wants to know, is the city losing on police protection…….  Uh oh, possibly revisiting converting the VPD to county?   Cost of Fire Inspector vs. Revenue Generated Revenues:                        …

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Students take Legacy Trail bike ride challenge | HeraldTribune.com

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Students take Legacy Trail bike ride challenge | HeraldTribune.com

Students take Legacy Trail bike ride challenge | HeraldTribune.com Laurel Nokomis School and Friends of The Legacy Trail recently held the Summer Bike Ride Challenge. Students recorded their bike riding distances each month on the website at www.friendsofthelegacytrail. The program included a drawing for a bike and other prizes. Emily Ek won the drawing for…

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 #FugitiveFriday James Lehan – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

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 #FugitiveFriday James Lehan – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

 #FugitiveFriday James Lehan – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office For #FugitiveFriday we need your help finding 33-year-old James Lehan who is wanted on three counts of Battery. Lehan is also a registered Sex Offender with nearly 20 prior arrests in Sarasota County including sex offenses involving children. He has been wanted since January and may…

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Capturing Prized Images of Venice | Visit Sarasota County

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Capturing Prized Images of Venice | Visit Sarasota County

Capturing Prized Images of Venice Venice, Florida, has some of the most scenic wildlife locations on the Florida Gulf Coast. Learn more about the top spots to take a photo in this seaside location. By Robin Draper Jelks Preserve Along the scenic Myakka River is a pristine natural Florida sanctuary. The Jelks Preserve holds a…

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#FugitiveFriday Victor Orr – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

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#FugitiveFriday Victor Orr – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

#FugitiveFriday Victor Orr – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office For #FugitiveFriday we need your help finding 21-year-old Victor Orr, who is wanted for Domestic Battery by Strangulation and Fleeing to Elude. He fled the scene of the attack in a parking lot on Bee Ridge Road Tuesday, an incident so bad that three different witnesses…

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SNN Video Report: Proposed Legacy Trail Bridge to Cross at Laurel Rd.  

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SNN Video Report: Proposed Legacy Trail Bridge to Cross at Laurel Rd.  

SNN Video Report: Proposed Legacy Trail Bridge to Cross at Laurel Rd.

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Outdoors | Hot spots fishing report | Outdoors | Bradenton Herald

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Outdoors | Hot spots fishing report | Outdoors | Bradenton Herald

Outdoors | Hot spots fishing report | Outdoors | Bradenton Herald Anglers fishing with me on my Action Craft flats skiff, the Snook Fin-Addict out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, caught and released trout on a variety of DOA Lures and top-water plugs on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay during the week…

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Span planned over Laurel Road on Legacy Trail | HeraldTribune.com

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Span planned over Laurel Road on Legacy Trail | HeraldTribune.com

Span planned over Laurel Road on Legacy Trail | HeraldTribune.com NOKOMIS – Bicyclist Rich Janokjanc loves riding the Legacy Trail, with one exception: crossing Laurel Road. Janokjanc, 59, rides the trail every day, and sees the inefficiency of both bikers and cars brought to a stop on the heavily traveled road. He’s also seen the…

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Take Stock in Children seeks volunteer mentors | HeraldTribune.com

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Take Stock in Children seeks volunteer mentors | HeraldTribune.com

Take Stock in Children seeks volunteer mentors | HeraldTribune.com Take Stock in Children is seeking new volunteers for low income students for the next school year. Volunteer mentors are paired with TSIC Middle and High School Students for one on one weekly meetings on school campus during the school day. The not-for-profit organization is in…

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Four Pounds of Marijuana Found During Traffic Stop in Sarasota County – SCSO

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Four Pounds of Marijuana Found During Traffic Stop in Sarasota County – SCSO

Four Pounds of Marijuana Found During Traffic Stop The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men from Hollywood, FL, after deputies discovered four pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop early this morning. Patrol deputies first noticed an expired tag on the two-door white Infiniti near Bee Ridge and Cattlemen roads in Sarasota around 1:00…

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Sarasota, Bradenton offer plenty of culture, beaches, cuisine – Cleveland Jewish News

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Sarasota, Bradenton offer plenty of culture, beaches, cuisine – Cleveland Jewish News

Sarasota, Bradenton offer plenty of culture, beaches, cuisine – Cleveland Jewish News SARASOTA, Fla. – Since I have lived in and enjoyed the Sarasota area for more than 16 years, I felt it was time to write about my adopted hometown. Every time I return home from my travels. I am reminded that it’s not…

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Englewood man arrest for Attempted Murder – SCSO

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Englewood man arrest for Attempted Murder – SCSO

Englewood man arrest for Attempted Murder – SCSO The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Englewood man for a vicious attack on two people at his Mango Avenue home early this morning. Charles Evans went to a Venice bar with his girlfriend and another man last night and then they all returned to Evans’ house…

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Center for Hope chairman resigns amid fee questions – Watchdog Sarasota

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Center for Hope chairman resigns amid fee questions – Watchdog Sarasota

Center for Hope chairman resigns amid fee questions – Watchdog Sarasota Jim Braun, the chairman of a Lakewood Ranch cancer charity, resigned Tuesday amid accusations that the Center for Building Hope is involved in a secret business arrangement with a company controlled by its CEO Carl Ritter and his wife. Ritter developed an application that…

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Seven Stores Cited for Underage Alcohol Sales – SCSO

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Seven Stores Cited for Underage Alcohol Sales – SCSO

Seven Stores Cited for Underage Alcohol Sales The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office cited seven local store clerks for selling alcohol to a minor during a recent undercover operation by the Juvenile Alcohol Task Force (JATF) in partnership with the Department of Business & Professional Regulation. Personnel visited 61 convenience and liquor stores throughout Sarasota County…

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Jackson Road closed in Venice area | HeraldTribune.com

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Jackson Road closed in Venice area | HeraldTribune.com

Jackson Road closed in Venice area | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA COUNTY – A portion of Jackson Road remained closed Thursday as county workers repaired a failed drainage pipe in the roadway. A 90-inch stormwater pipe was repaired earlier in the week but runoff from heavy rains further damaged the pipe and undermined the road. It’s unknown…

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Transition begins at Senior Friendship Centers | HeraldTribune.com

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Transition begins at Senior Friendship Centers | HeraldTribune.com

Transition begins at Senior Friendship Centers | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA – At a recent board of directors’ retreat for the Senior Friendship Centers, longtime CEO Bob Carter gave an off-the-cuff description of the pioneering Sarasota-based agency that supports older adults: “Local impact, national influence.” A board member said, “That should be on a coffee mug.” read…

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Pine View senior elected President of Boys Nation, meets President Obama – WWSB

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Pine View senior elected President of Boys Nation, meets President Obama – WWSB

Pine View senior elected President of Boys Nation, meets President Obama – WWSB WASHINGTON —  Aravind Byju, a rising Pine View School senior, has been elected president of American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development and a focus on Americanism. While in…

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Gang member gets 15 years for Sarasota robbery | HeraldTribune.com

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Gang member gets 15 years for Sarasota robbery | HeraldTribune.com

Gang member gets 15 years for Sarasota robbery | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA – A known gang member was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for a robbery committed last year. Francisco Ruiz was convicted of robbery at a trial in May for ambushing a man who was walking home late from work on Aug. 26…

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SNN Video Report: Sixty-Nine Year-Old Man Drowns at Warm Mineral Springs 

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SNN Video Report: Sixty-Nine Year-Old Man Drowns at Warm Mineral Springs 

SNN Video Report: Sixty-Nine Year-Old Man Drowns at Warm Mineral Springs

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SCSO with another #fugativefriday capture

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SCSO with another #fugativefriday capture

SCSO with another #fugativefriday capture Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office Shalishea Sellers, the fugitive profiled earlier this month, is in custody. She was arrested last night in the 5000 block of US 41 near the Sarasota/Manatee line. The 19-year-old has a long criminal history and was wanted for Robbery and Battery. Great job Fugitive Apprehension…

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North Port becoming self-insured | HeraldTribune.com

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North Port becoming self-insured | HeraldTribune.com

North Port becoming self-insured | HeraldTribune.com NORTH PORT – In a change that North Port leaders say will save more than $1 million a year, the city will begin self-insuring for its property, liability and workers’ compensation claims. The city also is considering moving health care coverage for more than 550 employees to self-insurance, but…

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Venice resident opines on the Sarasota County’s “housing” workshop and how it failed to successfully address the issue

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Venice resident opines on the Sarasota County’s “housing” workshop and how it failed to successfully address the issue

Venice resident opines on the Sarasota County’s “housing” workshop and how it failed to successfully address the issue The Scoop News, Francesco Abbruzzino From: Harrison Fox <hwfox14@gmail.com> Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:39:34 PM To: Christine Robinson; Charles D. Hines; Carolyn Mason; amaio@scgov.net; Tom Harmer; pcaragiulo@scgov.net Subject: Letter to Editor regarding draft Housing Chapter 7 and…

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Venice shuffleboard courts not being maintained, so Joe could not play yesterday

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Venice shuffleboard courts not being maintained, so Joe could not play yesterday

Fwd: Venice Public shuffle board courts ReplyReply allForward Mark as unread JH John Holic <JHolic@Venicegov.com> Thu 7/30/2015 12:08 AM Show all 9 recipients To: Joseph J. Kent <jojkent@aol.com>; Cc: Edward Lavallee <ELavallee@Venicegov.com>; Jeanette Gates <JGates@Venicegov.com>; Edward Klotz <EKlotz@Venicegov.com>; Christine Robinson <crobinso@scgov.net>; Robert Daniels <RDaniels@Venicegov.com>; Heather Taylor <HTaylor@Venicegov.com>; Charles Hines <chines@scgov.net>; … Dear Mr. Kent, Thank…

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Sarasota starts off with a bang – HT Preps

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Sarasota starts off with a bang – HT Preps

Sarasota starts off with a bang – HT Preps The Sarasota 15-and-under All-Stars stood tall at the plate and rallied late Wednesday afternoon in their opening game of the Babe Ruth League Southeast Regional Tournament. Ben McCabe drilled a dramatic two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Sarasota to an…

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Video Report: Lengthy personnel file of suspended Sarasota officer shows pattern of attitude issues – WWSB

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Video Report:  Lengthy personnel file of suspended Sarasota officer shows pattern of attitude issues – WWSB

    Lengthy personnel file of suspended Sarasota officer shows pattern of attitude issues – WWSB SARASOTA, FLA — It’s a video that’s made news around the world. The Sarasota Police Officer throwing peanuts into an inmate’s mouth. Officer Andrew Halpin is on paid administrative leave while his colleagues conduct an internal investigation. But ABC…

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Suspect captured after escaping from Sarasota Police custody – WWSB

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Suspect captured after escaping from Sarasota Police custody – WWSB

Suspect captured after escaping from Sarasota Police custody – WWSB Sarasota, FL- A suspect that prompted an overnight manhunt has been captured. It happened at the 500 block of Audubon Place inSarasota. According to Sarasota Police, 36 year old Johnny Rodiguezmore was arrested and handcuffed by police shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday night.   At some…

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Venice Golf and Country Club honored as one of America’s healthiest clubs | Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Newspaper 

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Venice Golf and Country Club honored as one of America’s healthiest clubs | Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Newspaper 

Venice Golf and Country Club honored as one of America’s healthiest clubs The Venice Golf and Country Club, a private golf community, was recently named as “One of America’s Healthiest Clubs” by Prevo Health Solutions. The honor recognizes the community’s commitment to its members’ overall health and wellness. “Everything we do at The Venice Golf…

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Local homebuilders add jobs in June | HeraldTribune.com

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Local homebuilders add jobs in June | HeraldTribune.com

  Local homebuilders add jobs in June | HeraldTribune.com The construction industry in Southwest Florida took on some new workers during June, adding to an already strongly recovering base, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by the trade group Associated General Contractors of America. There were 19,500 constructions jobs in the region last…

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SNN Video Report: Unique Attractions at UTC Mall Reason for Mall’s Success 

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SNN Video Report: Unique Attractions at UTC Mall Reason for Mall’s Success 

SNN Video Report: Unique Attractions at UTC Mall Reason for Mall’s Success

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WWSB Video Report: Venice Hospital CEO To Step Down

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WWSB Video Report:  Venice Hospital CEO To Step Down

  WWSB Video Report:  Venice Hospital CEO To Step Down  

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Sarasota organization and local hunters share mixed feelings on lion’s killing – WWSB

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Sarasota organization and local hunters share mixed feelings on lion’s killing – WWSB

  Sarasota organization and local hunters share mixed feelings on lion’s killing – WWSB SARASOTA, Fla. — A Florida homeowner is being accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe. Suncoast based organizations and hunters have mixed feelings about the killing. Walter Palmer, Minnesota resident and Marco Island homeowner, admits to killing Cecil the…

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Hospital to collect donated breast milk for fragile, premature babies – WWSB

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Hospital to collect donated breast milk for fragile, premature babies – WWSB

Hospital to collect donated breast milk for fragile, premature babies – WWSB SARASOTA, Fla. – Sarasota Memorial Hospital has opened a Milk Depot to make it easier for local moms to donate their breast milk to struggling preemies. A mother’s own breast milk is always the best food choice for her newborn, but when a…

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Deputies are on scene at Siesta Key’s Shell… – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – 

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Deputies are on scene at Siesta Key’s Shell… – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – 

UPDATE: Military personnel from MacDill Air Force Base responded and secured the flare discovered on Shell Beach. No danger to the public. Beach access is now open. Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office Deputies are on scene at Siesta Key’s Shell Beach where a citizen discovered a Mark 25 military flare washed ashore. Macdill AFB Explosive…

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Internal Affairs Investigation Completed by the SCSO, regarding the SPD video this weekend.

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Internal Affairs Investigation Completed by the SCSO, regarding the SPD video this weekend.

Internal Affairs Investigation Complete A Statement from Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its Internal Affairs (IA) investigation, acting quickly and in compliance with the statutory requirements of the law enforcement officer’s Bill of Rights. Today discipline was imposed on the deputy involved in the incident depicted in the…

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SNN Video Report: K-9 Unit Presented with Three Protective Vests

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SNN Video Report: K-9 Unit Presented with Three Protective Vests

SNN Video Report: K-9 Unit Presented with Three Protective Vests  

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VPD participates in Operation Chill, recognizing kids doing good things

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VPD participates in Operation Chill, recognizing kids doing good things

From: Pam Johnson Public Information Officer City of Venice SUBJECT: VPD participates in Operation Chill, recognizing kids doing good things [The following news release is from Chief Tom McNulty.]  The City of Venice Police Department is honored to join 7-Eleven stores in “Operation Chill.”  The idea for Operation Chill is based on 7-Eleven’s experience and the…

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Venice Hospital CEO To Step Down Aggressive Work On Hospital Improvements Will Continue

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Venice Hospital CEO To Step Down Aggressive Work On Hospital Improvements Will Continue

Hospital CEO To Step Down Aggressive Work On Hospital Improvements Will Continue Venice, FL , July 29, 2015  – Peter Wozniak, Chief Executive Officer of Venice Regional Bayfront Health, has announced he will resign at the end of July. Wozniak has held the position since January 2010.  Under Wozniak’s leadership, the hospital’s quality of care…

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Sarasota city manager disappointed by police peanut incident | HeraldTribune.com

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Sarasota city manager disappointed by police peanut incident | HeraldTribune.com

Sarasota city manager disappointed by police peanut incident | HeraldTribune.com Sarasota City Manager Thomas Barwin said the international furor created by SPD officer Andrew Halpin — who has become known around the world for a video that shows him tossing peanuts to a homeless prisoner like an animal in a zoo — is an isolated…

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12 new charges in Miami fraudulent credit card bust by the SCSO

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12 new charges in Miami fraudulent credit card bust by the SCSO

12 new charges in Miami fraudulent credit card bust by the SCSO Detectives filed another 12 charges for against the Miami women who opened fraudulent credit card accounts and shopped at several stores in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The additional charges come after detectives intercepted merchandise they shipped to south Florida via UPS. Their take…

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North Port targeting new business

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North Port targeting new business

North Port targeting new business The City of North Port  More than 30 permits have been issued in the past year for new Commercial buildings in North Port. (More than 530 residential) The latest one which is currently being reviewed by staff may excite some residents. Chipotle! Meanwhile, City Commissioners meeting this week to discuss…

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SNN Video Report: Lost Sarasota Dog Found in Atlanta  

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SNN Video Report: Lost Sarasota Dog Found in Atlanta  

SNN Video Report: Lost Sarasota Dog Found in Atlanta

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Video Report:  Many still upset by video showing police officer’s treatment of homeless suspect – WWSB

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Video Report:  Many still upset by video showing police officer’s treatment of homeless suspect – WWSB

  Video Report:  Many still upset by video showing police officer’s treatment of homeless suspect – WWSB SARASOTA, Fla. — Many are still shocked at the treatment of homeless arrestee Randy Miller by Sarasota Police officer Andrew Halpin caught on tape by county jail security footage. The images have caused some to question the integrity…

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