Archive For August 31, 2015

Letter to The North Port Scoop – Why add so much more stress to an already overwhelmed police department?, Pete Emrich

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Letter to The North Port Scoop – Why add so much more stress to an already overwhelmed police department?, Pete Emrich

Letter to The North Port Scoop – Why add so much more stress to an already overwhelmed police department?, Pete Emrich Good evening Mayor and commissioners. I know I wrote to you recently, but since then I have learned more about a huge danger happening now at the North Port Police Department. Last week, officers Floyd…

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District to hold info sessions on future school growth and funding Sept. 2

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District to hold info sessions on future school growth and funding Sept. 2

  District to hold info sessions on future school growth and funding Sept. 2   NOTE: This is an updated version of a news release originally sent to media outlets and posted to this website Aug. 13, 2015. SARASOTA COUNTY, Aug. 31, 2015 — The Sarasota County School District will present two Information Sessions on…

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Neil Homes sign request concerns

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Neil Homes sign request concerns

  Neil Homes sign request concerns ** updated with a email from another resident on this issue ** From: pat wayman <pat.wayman@gmail.com> Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:11:21 AM To: City Council; Barry Snyder; Dave Persson – Persson & Cohen Subject: VICA signs – full disclosure needed It has come to my attention that the…

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HTPreps Super 7 – Sarasota Herald

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HTPreps Super 7 – Sarasota Herald

HTPreps Super 7 1. (2 last week) Venice (1-0): The Indians parlayed a good second half against Tampa Plant in the kickoff classic and came up big again in Texas. Venice silenced the large Stephenville High gathering with a dominating first half performance and rolled to a 37-8 win against a Yellow Jackets team ranked…

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Low WalletHub ranking baffles SCF officials | HeraldTribune.com

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Low WalletHub ranking baffles SCF officials | HeraldTribune.com

Low WalletHub ranking baffles SCF officials | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA – Florida’s community college system is the fifth-best in the nation, according to a new analysis of data compiled by www.WalletHub. But Sarasota and Manatee counties’ local college — the State College of Florida — was ranked second-worst among the state’s community colleges. SCF ranked 446…

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VFD troubles continue with missing documents, police reports, calls for an audit, and Bob Daniels wanting action taken against the chief 

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VFD troubles continue with missing documents, police reports, calls for an audit, and Bob Daniels wanting action taken against the chief 

** 8.31.15 ** Update It looks like WWSB picked up this story and checked into it.  According to their report, the Chief did sit down w his team after receiving the no confidence vote and is trying to work through their issues. ** 8.28.15 Update to this story ** The Venice fire fighters have held…

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SCF nursing students score well on exams | HeraldTribune.com

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SCF nursing students score well on exams | HeraldTribune.com

SCF nursing students score well on exams | HeraldTribune.com Nursing students at the State College of Florida had the highest first-attempt passing rates on the national licensing exam for registered nurses among all nursing programs last year, according to the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability. More than 96 percent of…

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Body found off Lido Key identified – WWSB

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Body found off Lido Key identified – WWSB

Body found off Lido Key identified – WWSB UPDATE 1:56PM The body found along the Lido Key beach has been identified as David Lawrence Barngrover of Sarasota. As the investigation continues, detectives ask anyone with information on Barngrover or his recent activities to call Criminal Investigations at 941-861-4925.   read more: Body found off Lido Key…

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Englewood Sex Offender Registration – Michael Alvarado

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Englewood Sex Offender Registration – Michael Alvarado

Englewood Sex Offender Registration – Michael Alvarado The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that William Michael Alvarado, DOB 4/30/85, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County. Alvarado was convicted of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a Victim Under 15 in Charlotte County in 2013 and sentenced to four years in…

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Large drug bust in No Po – North Port Police Department

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Large drug bust in No Po – North Port Police Department

          Large drug bust in No Po – North Port Police Department Large drug bust. On 08/28/15, members of the North Port Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Beeber Street. During the search of the residence and property approximately 5.8 pounds of cannabis were located. Joseph Emmanuel…

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Motorcyclist killed in Sunday night crash | HeraldTribune.com

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Motorcyclist killed in Sunday night crash | HeraldTribune.com

Motorcyclist killed in Sunday night crash | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA – A motorcyclist was killed Sunday night in a collision in Sarasota, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The report says that about 9:45 p.m., Richard K. Fleischman, 74, of Bradenton was driving a 2009 Toyota Camry westbound in the left on University Parkway approaching…

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WTSP Video Report: FHP trooper seriously injured; DUI suspect killed in I-75 crash in Sarasota

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WTSP Video Report: FHP trooper seriously injured; DUI suspect killed in I-75 crash in Sarasota

    WTSP Video Report: FHP trooper seriously injured; DUI suspect killed in I-75 crash in Sarasota SARASOTA, Fla. — A man who was about to submit to a field sobriety test by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper after a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 at River Road was killed following a second crash Saturday night….

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Watch for road crews at these locations in Sarasota, Manatee | HeraldTribune.com

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Watch for road crews at these locations in Sarasota, Manatee | HeraldTribune.com

  TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Watch for road crews at these locations in Sarasota, Manatee | HeraldTribune.com The Florida Department of Transportation advises drivers in Sarasota and Manatee counties this week that road crews are working at the following locations, where detours or delays may be expected: SARASOTA COUNTY Sarasota County Advance Traffic Management System (ATMS) Phase…

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Body discovered in the Gulf of Mexico – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

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Body discovered in the Gulf of Mexico – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

Body discovered in the Gulf of Mexico – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office At approximately 2:00 p.m., members of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit, Sarasota County Fire Department and Sarasota Police Department responded to an area off Lido Key where a body was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. The victim was transported…

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Sunday Profile: Teenager lives up to a science-inspired name | HeraldTribune.com

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Sunday Profile: Teenager lives up to a science-inspired name | HeraldTribune.com

Sunday Profile: Teenager lives up to a science-inspired name | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA – When Kati Burns was pregnant with her first child, she and her husband, Doug, began referring to her swollen belly as “Rocket.” It was meant to be a joke. “Everyone tries on names,” she says. “This was definitely not going to be…

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Pedestrian critically injured in Sarasota crash – WTSP

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Pedestrian critically injured in Sarasota crash – WTSP

Pedestrian critically injured in Sarasota crash – WTSP SARASOTA, Fla. — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the northbound lanes of Beneva Road at Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota Saturday night. Joseph Murphy, 67, of Sarasota was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with critical injuries following the crash. read more:…

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Sarasota’s Van Wezel announces 2015-16 season | Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall | Bradenton Herald

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Sarasota’s Van Wezel announces 2015-16 season | Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall | Bradenton Herald

Sarasota’s Van Wezel announces 2015-16 season | Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall | Bradenton Herald Mary Bensel is always enthusiastic when she finally gets to announce the upcoming season at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. She’s Van Wezel executive director, and she and her staff work on the schedule all year long….

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SNN Video Report: Man Fires Gun on Self at Shooting Range 

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SNN Video Report: Man Fires Gun on Self at Shooting Range 

  SNN Video Report: Man Fires Gun on Self at Shooting Range

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SNN Video Report: Robot Detonates Hand Grenade on Fruitville Road  

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SNN Video Report: Robot Detonates Hand Grenade on Fruitville Road  

SNN Video Report: Robot Detonates Hand Grenade on Fruitville Road

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North Port marks ER’s 5th anniversary | HeraldTribune.com

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North Port marks ER’s 5th anniversary | HeraldTribune.com

  North Port marks ER’s 5th anniversary | HeraldTribune.com NORTH PORT – When Carrie Morrisette’s one-year-old son spiked a 104-degree temperature; she exhausted home remedies trying to fight his fever. “I couldn’t get it to go down with Tylenol, a cold bath, nothing,” she said. Fortunately, Morrisette said, professional medical help was less than five…

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Venice earmarks some oil spill money | HeraldTribune.com

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Venice earmarks some oil spill money | HeraldTribune.com

  Venice earmarks some oil spill money | HeraldTribune.com VENICE – Venice City Council members agreed Friday to spend some of $1.44 million received from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill settlement on five projects related to tourism. City Manager Ed Lavallee outlined use of the money as part of an overall presentation on changes to…

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Buchanan discouraged by dysfunction | August 29, 2015 | Zac Anderson | HT Politics

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Buchanan discouraged by dysfunction | August 29, 2015 | Zac Anderson | HT Politics

Buchanan discouraged by dysfunction | August 29, 2015 | Zac Anderson | HT Politics U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is familiar with dysfunctional governing bodies. Congress has a 19 percent approval rating and Buchanan believes that the dysfunctional tag is well earned “in a lot of aspects.” “But when you look at the state, they’ve always…

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Florida trooper injured in Sarasota County traffic accident – WFLA

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Florida trooper injured in Sarasota County traffic accident – WFLA

Florida trooper injured in Sarasota County traffic accident – WFLA SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was injured in a traffic accident on Interstate 75 near Venice Saturday night, authorities said. The state trooper, who was injured Saturday night, was investigating a single-vehicle accident at the time. A semi-tractor trailer headed…

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HT investigation: Flippers find a way – Herald

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HT investigation: Flippers find a way – Herald

  HT investigation: Flippers find a way – Herald Unprecedented demand for Southwest Florida real estate has reduced the supply of homes to its lowest in a decade. The glut of foreclosures has diminished, picked clean by Wall Street hedge funds that have turned neighborhood eyesores into profitable rentals. Listings for well-maintained homes in desirable…

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The City of North Port – Earlier this week one of our fire trucks and a bike had an unfortunate meeting.

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The City of North Port – Earlier this week one of our fire trucks and a bike had an unfortunate meeting.

The City of North Port – Earlier this week one of our fire trucks and a bike had an unfortunate meeting. Earlier this week one of our fire trucks and a bike had an unfortunate meeting. Tristan, a 17 year old North Port High School student was riding his bike on Glen Allen Boulevard and was…

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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Sarasota – WTSP

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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Sarasota – WTSP

  Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Sarasota – WTSP SARASOTA, Fla. — A 42-year-old Sarasota woman was killed while trying to cross Swift Road north of Proctor Road in Sarasota by an unknown driver in a Ford F-250 truck who then fled the scene. The incident occurred at 12:40 a.m. Saturday when Jenny R. Vaughn was…

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WFLA Video Report: Sarasota County braces for Erika

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WFLA Video Report: Sarasota County braces for Erika

    Sarasota County braces for Erika – WFLA SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Sarasota County is not taking any chances with Tropical Storm Erika. Emergency officials are bracing for the worst and hoping for the best. At a local Home Depot, the storm supplies have been laid out. Trevor Higham and his wife Maggie stocked up…

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Patron at firing range shoots self | HeraldTribune.com

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Patron at firing range shoots self | HeraldTribune.com

  Patron at firing range shoots self | HeraldTribune.com Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Take Aim Gun Range Friday afternoon after a customer killed himself on the firing line with a rented pistol. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Wendy Rose said the victim, a man in his 70s, came to the range in the afternoon to target…

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Indians again flex muscles in Texas – HT Preps

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Indians again flex muscles in Texas – HT Preps

  Indians again flex muscles in Texas – HT Preps John Peacock did not plan anything “fun” for the Venice High football team on their second trip to Texas in the past three years. Visiting AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, was a thrill, but for fun, all Peacock wanted was a victory….

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How prepared for a storm is your hospital ? – WWSB

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How prepared for a storm is your hospital ? – WWSB

  How prepared for a storm is your hospital ? – WWSB Storm preparation is on the minds Suncoast residents this time of year, but hospitals have special consideration to insure the most vulnerable are safe in the event of a weather emergency. In the event the weather takes a turn for the worse Sarasota…

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Scott Continues To Put Squeeze On Public Health – SRQ Daily  

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Scott Continues To Put Squeeze On Public Health – SRQ Daily  

  Scott Continues To Put Squeeze On Public Health – SRQ Daily It’s not easy finding a doctor in Sarasota County that will take Medicare or Medicaid. Once you do, there is usually a long wait to get an appointment. Factor in that you don’t have any additional insurance or the financial means to pays…

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3 construction workers injured in Venice | HeraldTribune.com

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3 construction workers injured in Venice | HeraldTribune.com

  3 construction workers injured in Venice | HeraldTribune.com VENICE – Three construction workers fell from the top of a forklift Thursday morning, leaving one with traumatic injuries, the Venice Fire Department reported. The men were installing windows at the Island Court condominium complex when they lost their footing and fell more than 10 feet…

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** Please Share ** Missing Venice Child

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** Please Share ** Missing Venice Child

  Holly Ann Wallace Aug 28th, 4:54pm This little girl is missing please post her picture her name is zoey. She didn’t get off the bus today. The cops and helicopter is looking for her.   Michele Yvonne 4:50pm Missing 7 year old in south Venice please share!!!! 941-914-2574

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CITY RELOCATES INACTIVE OSPREY NEST TO NEARBY OSPREY AVE.

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CITY RELOCATES INACTIVE OSPREY NEST TO NEARBY OSPREY AVE.

    CITY RELOCATES INACTIVE OSPREY NEST TO NEARBY OSPREY AVE. Sarasota, FL: With State of Florida approval, an inactive osprey nest is being relocated by the City of Sarasota from a light pole at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex (RLTCC) athletic field to an adjacent pole with an osprey-friendly platform designed and installed…

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SCAT will not be adding a southbound stop at Publix in November

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SCAT will not be adding a southbound stop at Publix in November

SCAT will not be adding a southbound stop at Publix in November From: Kathleen Weeden Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:10:37 PM To: City Council Cc: Edward Lavallee; Lenox E. Bramble; Pam Johnson; Judy Gamel Subject: FW: SCAT Venice Rt. 13 Update Mayor and City Council, Please see e-mail from Sarasota County clarifying that SCAT…

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Activity at Humphris park (S. Jetty)

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Activity at Humphris park (S. Jetty)

Call me crazy, but it is pretty hard to even go 15MPH at the S. Jetty, with all the divots.  – Francesco Abbruzzino… Activity at Humphris park (S. Jetty)   Robert Daniels <RDaniels@Venicegov.com> Fri 8/28/2015 4:22 AM To: Edward Lavallee <ELavallee@Venicegov.com>; Tom McNulty <TMcNulty@Venicegov.com>; Please contact Charles to correct this problem. Thanks Sent using OWA…

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City Tennis Bully and Stalker

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City Tennis Bully and Stalker

    Just a note on Sunny.  She has written the mayor on this issue and he gave her the same coined response that we normally see.  Then she brought it up at the council meeting and the Mayor said this is not the forum for your concerns.  Then she wrote him again, as you…

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North Port encourages families to prepare for Tropical Storm Erika impacts

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North Port encourages families to prepare for Tropical Storm Erika impacts

North Port encourages families to prepare for Tropical Storm Erika impacts North Port, Florida – The City of North Port is beginning to prepare for any impacts related to Tropical Storm Erika, and emergency officials are encouraging North Port residents to do the same. Residents are encouraged to discuss their family disaster plans and update…

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37-year old Edward Winn of Sarasota is going to prison for nearly 40 years for Possession of Child Pornograph – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

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37-year old Edward Winn of Sarasota is going to prison for nearly 40 years for Possession of Child Pornograph – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

37-year old Edward Winn of Sarasota is going to prison for nearly 40 years for Possession of Child Pornograph – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office 37-year old Edward Winn of Sarasota is going to prison for nearly 40 years for Possession of Child Pornography. SCSO Intelligence Unit Detectives working with the Internet Crimes Against Children…

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Jackson Road to remain closed 2 more weeks – WWSB

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Jackson Road to remain closed 2 more weeks – WWSB

Jackson Road to remain closed 2 more weeks – WWSB SARASOTA COUNTY – A portion of Jackson Road in Venice is expected to remain closed to traffic for about two more weeks as a contractor continues to work on replacing a failing stormwater pipe. County crews discovered the pipe failure earlier this month after heavy…

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Some local heroes come to the rescue – North Port Police Department

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Some local heroes come to the rescue – North Port Police Department

Some local heroes come to the rescue – North Port Police Department Some local heroes come to the rescue. At about 11:30 Thursday night a vehicle rolling over around mile marker 185 southbound. Driver is ok thanks to two passersby, Travis Johnson of North Port and Bienvenido “Benny” Reyes of Port Charlotte. Officers reporting Travis…

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#FugitiveFriday Courtney Jones of Venice – SCSO

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#FugitiveFriday Courtney Jones of Venice – SCSO

#FugitiveFriday Courtney Jones of Venice – SCSO Have you seen 26-year-old Courtney Jones? She’s profiled on‪#‎FugitiveFriday‬ for violating Drug Court intervention and has been on the run for almost 3 months. Jones has prior arrests for cocaine possession, dealing in stolen property, grand theft and strong arm robbery. She’s usually in the Venice/Nokomis area but…

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SNN Video Report: Two-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Man Dead  

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SNN Video Report: Two-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Man Dead  

SNN Video Report: Two-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Man Dead

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VOLLEYBALL: Riverview upsets Venice in five sets – HT Preps

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VOLLEYBALL: Riverview upsets Venice in five sets – HT Preps

VOLLEYBALL: Riverview upsets Venice in five sets – HT Preps VENICE Riverview High upset Venice High, the Class 6A defending state volleyball champ, 25-19, 25-15, 19-25, 18-25, 15-13 Thursday night at the Teepee. Senior Kenzie Walker had 22 kills for the Rams while her sister Kayla, a sophomore, had 51 assists and 15 digs. read…

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