Archive For December 31, 2015

Ohio man killed in single-vehicle crash on I-75 | HeraldTribune .com

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Ohio man killed in single-vehicle crash on I-75 | HeraldTribune .com

  Ohio man killed in single-vehicle crash on I-75 | HeraldTribune .com SARASOTA COUNTy – An 82-year-old Warren, Ohio man is dead following a collision in the northbound lane of Interstate 75 just north of Clark Road, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said. The man was attempting to avoid tire debris in the center lane…

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Eight Stores Cited for Underage Alcohol Sales – #SCSO

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Eight Stores Cited for Underage Alcohol Sales – #SCSO

Eight Stores Cited for Underage Alcohol Sales The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office cited eight 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 58 convenience and liquor stores throughout Sarasota County…

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SPD asks people to refrain from celebratory gunfire | SNN TV

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SPD asks people to refrain from celebratory gunfire | SNN TV

#SPD Asks People To Refrain From Celebratory Gunfire SARASOTA – The Sarasota Police Department reminds the public to stay safe while ringing in 2016 later this week. Everyone rings in the New Year in their own way. For some, it’s fireworks, and for others it’s gunfire. This celebratory gunfire has proven to be deadly. Read…

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Child Dies, Father Charged with Aggravated Child Abuse – #SCSO

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Child Dies, Father Charged with Aggravated Child Abuse – #SCSO

Child Dies, Father Charged with Aggravated Child Abuse The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Englewood man in connection with the suspicious death of his son on Christmas Eve. Deputies were called to the home at 11:10 p.m., by James Dearman, DOB 08/03/84, who said his son was unconscious and had stopped breathing. The child…

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AAA offers free rides to cars and drivers through New Year’s Day – Sun Sentinel

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AAA offers free rides to cars and drivers through New Year’s Day – Sun Sentinel

  AAA offers free rides to cars and drivers through New Year’s Day – Sun Sentinel If you have had one too many libations and can’t drive home after ringing in the new year, AAA will give you and your car a ride home. Through its “Tow to Go” program, which is aimed at curbing…

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3 charged in Manatee County drug raid at Sarasota hotel | Bradenton Herald

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3 charged in Manatee County drug raid at Sarasota hotel | Bradenton Herald

  3 charged in Manatee County drug raid at Sarasota hotel | Bradenton Herald SARASOTA The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division arrested three people after a raid at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Budget Inn Motel, 8110 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The search team reported finding small amounts of rock cocaine and heroin…

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Sarasota police find missing mother, 1-year-old son – WTSP

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Sarasota police find missing mother, 1-year-old son – WTSP

  Sarasota police find missing mother, 1-year-old son – WTSP A mother and son have been been found  a day after they were reported missing, according to Sarasota police. Thiago Lopez, 1,  and his mother, Tiaja Lopez-Vasquez, 27, were located near Webber Street and Beneva Road in Sarasota. Earlier police said the mother and child…

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Homeless share insight on situation in Sarasota | Mysuncoast .com

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Homeless share insight on situation in Sarasota | Mysuncoast .com

  Homeless share insight on situation in Sarasota | Mysuncoast .com SARASOTA, Fla. — Clint, Teddy, Evan and Zachary. All four guys live at the Salvation Army–and they admit they’ve became homeless by their own personal choices. You may recognize Zachary–he was one of the guys on Main Street sitting on the sidewalk trying to…

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New Florida Senate district map approved by judge – My News 13

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New Florida Senate district map approved by judge – My News 13

  New Florida Senate district map approved by judge – My News 13 TALLAHASSEE (AP) —  A Florida circuit judge is approving a new map for 40 state senate districts that could shift control away from Republicans. Judge George Reynolds on Wednesday rejected boundaries for the Florida Senate drawn up by Sen. Bill Galvano. Instead,…

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2015 mullet season catch is down drastically | HeraldTribune .com

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2015 mullet season catch is down drastically | HeraldTribune .com

  2015 mullet season catch is down drastically | HeraldTribune .com Like a lot of Floridians weary of warm weather, the local fishing industry is praying for a little cool. But for the people who catch them, the businesses that sell them and for those planning to expand Southwest Florida’s mullet fishery into a sustainable…

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Sarasota County offers grants to neighborhood associations | SNN TV

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Sarasota County offers grants to neighborhood associations | SNN TV

  Sarasota County offers grants to neighborhood associations | SNN TV

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#CAPTURED: Featured as a #FugitiveFriday – Richard Raymond – #SCSO

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#CAPTURED: Featured as a #FugitiveFriday – Richard Raymond – #SCSO

#CAPTURED: Featured as a #FugitiveFriday – Richard Raymond – #SCSO #CAPTURED: Featured as a #FugitiveFriday profile less than 2 weeks ago, 50-year-old Career Criminal Richard Raymond was taken into custody by our Fugitive Apprehension Unit early this morning! The Habitual Violent Offender fled from his approved residence and the Department of Corrections Parole Commission issued…

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‘Rare occurrence’ turns Gulf dangerous | HeraldTribune .com

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‘Rare occurrence’ turns Gulf dangerous | HeraldTribune .com

  ‘Rare occurrence’ turns Gulf dangerous | HeraldTribune .com SARASOTA COUNTY – Despite warnings from the National Weather Service about dangerous rip currents along the Southwest Florida coast that will continue through Wednesday afternoon, hundreds of beachcombers flocked to settings such as the South Jetty in Venice on Tuesday to see the crashing waves and…

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Video Report: Small craft advisory issued in wake up rip currents | SNN TV

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Video Report: Small craft advisory issued in wake up rip currents | SNN TV

    Small craft advisory issued in wake up rip currents | SNN TV TAMPA – A warning tonight for people headed to the Gulf of Mexico to enjoy the beaches for the next two days. The National Weather Service says swimmers should be aware of dangerous tides and rip currents between the Tampa ……

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** Please Share ** – Sarasota Police Dept. – PLEASE SHARE – ATTEMPT TO LOCATE CHILD & MOTHER:

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** Please Share ** – Sarasota Police Dept. – PLEASE SHARE – ATTEMPT TO LOCATE CHILD & MOTHER:

  PLEASE SHARE – ATTEMPT TO LOCATE CHILD & MOTHER: Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are searching for Thiago Lopez, date of birth 7/28/2014, and his mother, Tiaja Lopez-Vasquez, date of birth 7/16/1988. This is a case the Sarasota Police Department has been working in conjunction with the Department of Children and Families. The…

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Man found dead on Venice bench | HeraldTribune .com

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Man found dead on Venice bench | HeraldTribune .com

  Man found dead on Venice bench | HeraldTribune .com VENICE – A 75-year-old Venice man was found dead of natural causes on a bench Monday by Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies, near Rockley Boulevard and Tartan Drive, in the Plantation Golf & Country Club. Donald Earl Griffith of the 800 block of Harrington Lake Lane…

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Venice woman, 24, dies in construction zone wreck | HeraldTribune .com

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Venice woman, 24, dies in construction zone wreck | HeraldTribune .com

  Venice woman, 24, dies in construction zone wreck | HeraldTribune .com VENICE – A 24-year-old Venice woman died in a three-vehicle accident early this morning in a construction zone on East Venice Avenue just west of Clermont Road, the Florida Highway Patrol reported Riley Nicole Manyak was driving a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica east in…

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Change Seaboard Into Multi-Use, so that condo’s can be built……………….

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Change Seaboard Into Multi-Use, so that condo’s can be built……………….

  Change Seaboard Into Multi-Use, so that condo’s can be built……………….      

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital among those paying large settlement – | Mysuncoast .com

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital among those paying large settlement – | Mysuncoast .com

    Sarasota Memorial Hospital among those paying large settlement – | Mysuncoast .com SARASOTA, Fla. –32 hospitals in 15 states are paying a total of $28 million in settlements for allegedly submitting false claims to Medicare. From the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, to Tacoma General Hospital in Washington, to right here on the Suncoast. Sarasota…

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False alarm on Cheryl Lane – SPD

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False alarm on Cheryl Lane – SPD

  False alarm on Cheryl Lane – SPD UPDATE 2 / Final Update 9:20pm: The Initial report was that the subject had barricaded himself with a firearm and had committed a crime and was having distress over the possibility of going to jail. This call came in at approximately 7:40pm from a family member. After…

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Venice baseball clinic draws stars, youngsters | HeraldTribune .com

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Venice baseball clinic draws stars, youngsters | HeraldTribune .com

  Venice baseball clinic draws stars, youngsters | HeraldTribune .com VENICE – The clang of baseballs on aluminum bats and other sounds of summer returned Monday to Chuck Reiter Park as more than 60 youths took part in the 29th annual Venice Holiday Baseball Clinic. Budding ballplayers ages 6 to 12 have an opportunity to…

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New Year’s Eve Celebration Safety Reminders & Road Closures — Sarasota Police Department

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New Year’s Eve Celebration Safety Reminders & Road Closures — Sarasota Police Department

New Year’s Eve Celebration Safety Reminders & Road Closures SARASOTA, Fla. – December 28, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. The men and women of the Sarasota Police Department are working to make sure our community can enjoy a safe start to the New Year. To make sure our community stays safe, officers are encouraging people to…

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College swimmer drowns at Selby Aquatic Center | SNN TV

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College swimmer drowns at Selby Aquatic Center | SNN TV

  College swimmer drowns at Selby Aquatic Center | SNN TV SARASOTA – A 21-year-old college student on vacation drowned Saturday while swimming laps at the Selby Aquatic Center. According to a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office report Tate Ramsden was a Tennessee resident. The tragic incident occurred at approximately 2 pm Saturday at the facility…

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SNN Local fishing Charter Boat Catches 12-Foot Shark 

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SNN Local fishing Charter Boat Catches 12-Foot Shark 

    SNN Local fishing Charter Boat Catches 12-Foot Shark Read more: SNN Local fishing Charter Boat Catches 12-Foot Shark – YouTube

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Bicyclist injured in Sarasota crash | HeraldTribune .com

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Bicyclist injured in Sarasota crash | HeraldTribune .com

  Bicyclist injured in Sarasota crash | HeraldTribune .com SARASOTA COUNTY – A bicyclist was critically injured after he ran over a piece of cardboard and crashed his bike into the sidewalk on Saturday afternoon. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol: Rodger Ronald Melton, 54, of Palmetto was riding his bike north…

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Video Report: Fire near Gillespie Park | SNN TV

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Video Report: Fire near Gillespie Park | SNN TV

  Video Report: Fire near Gillespie Park | SNN TV  

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Scarred: ‘Come get UR bite’ – Watchdog Sarasota

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Scarred: ‘Come get UR bite’ – Watchdog Sarasota

  SCARRED: Read the special report on North Port’s K-9 department NORTH PORT — In the early afternoon of July 16, 2012, a frightened mother called the North Port Police Department to report that her 18-year-old son could be suicidal. “My daughter … found a noose hanging in the garage,” the working mother told the…

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‘Suspicious package’ in Sarasota slows morning traffic after Christmas | Mysuncoast .com  

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‘Suspicious package’ in Sarasota slows morning traffic after Christmas | Mysuncoast .com  

  ‘Suspicious package’ in Sarasota slows morning traffic after Christmas | Mysuncoast .com SARASOTA, Fla. — A day after Christmas, Hap’s Cycle Sales in Sarasota received an unwanted package at the end of their parking lot. Owner Bob Poneleit was the first to notice the package; wrapped crudely in duct tape with a small opening….

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Meal is a window into camp’s mission | HeraldTribune .com

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Meal is a window into camp’s mission | HeraldTribune .com

  Meal is a window into camp’s mission | HeraldTribune .com SARASOTA – A 52-year-old homeless man at a Christmas party for houseless people in Sarasota said his only reason for being there Friday, was to see if anybody cared about the homeless. The man, who only wanted to be known as “Dave,” said he…

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Children who lost parents in crash coping during the holidays –  Mysuncoast .com 

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Children who lost parents in crash coping during the holidays –  Mysuncoast .com 

  Children who lost parents in crash coping during the holidays –  Mysuncoast .com SARASOTA, Fla. — Four children who lost their parents in a car crash in Georgia on Halloween night are coping with their first Christmas without them. The Howard children are now living with family members on the Suncoast. Crystal and Donald…

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2 Killed When Plane Crashed Onto Them Memorialized | Patch

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2 Killed When Plane Crashed Onto Them Memorialized | Patch

  2 Killed When Plane Crashed Onto Them Memorialized | Patch VENICE, FL – A tragic plane crash that took the lives of a man and his young daughter as they were enjoying an afternoon on a Florida beach last year paved the way for many other lives to be saved. Ommy Irizarry, 36, and…

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Manatee sheriff: Sarasota man charged with stealing $84 in toys from Walmart | Bradenton Herald

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Manatee sheriff: Sarasota man charged with stealing $84 in toys from Walmart | Bradenton Herald

Manatee sheriff: Sarasota man charged with stealing $84 in toys from Walmart MANATEE — A Sarasota man has been charged with stealing toys from Walmart, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Zachary Talkovic, 31, was arrested at 7:57 p.m. Wednesday at Walmart, 2911 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. According to a loss prevention officer at…

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Holiday meal at ‘hidden’ homeless camps | HeraldTribune .com

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Holiday meal at ‘hidden’ homeless camps | HeraldTribune .com

  Holiday meal at ‘hidden’ homeless camps | HeraldTribune .com SARASOTA – Two of Sarasota’s hidden homeless camps will open themselves to the public Friday when they host a community Christmas celebration meant to break bread and barriers between the housed and the house-less. Organized by Street Mercy, a Sarasota-based not-for-profit organization that helps roofless…

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The North Port Police Department going undercover to catch people doing the right thing.

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The North Port Police Department going undercover to catch people doing the right thing.

  North Port Police Department We have one more secret to unveil this Christmas! The North Port Police Department going undercover to catch people doing the right thing. In return they get gifts with the promise of paying it forward. Thank you to all the business partners who made it possible. Quality TV, China Wokery,…

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Sarasota Subway robbery suspect shot dead by deputies in Hernando Co. | SNN TV

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Sarasota Subway robbery suspect shot dead by deputies in Hernando Co. | SNN TV

  Subway robbery suspect shot dead by deputies in Hernando Co. | SNN TV SARASOTA – A 29-year-old man shot dead by Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday was a suspect in Monday’s armed robbery of a Sarasota Subway restaurant. Michael U. Hilber and another man robbed a Dollar General store in Brooksville just before noon….

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Video Report: Florida AG Bondi says Sarasota travel company is “deceiving consumers” – | Mysuncoast .com

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Video Report: Florida AG Bondi says Sarasota travel company is “deceiving consumers” – | Mysuncoast .com

  Florida AG Bondi says Sarasota travel company is “deceiving consumers” – | Mysuncoast .com SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — Bruce Hyman of Sarasota recalls getting a phone call years ago from someone who said he won a free cruise. “My first reaction is ‘I won a trip,’ but embarrassingly enough, it didn’t work out,” he…

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#Captured | Ahmed Minton – #SCSO

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#Captured | Ahmed Minton – #SCSO

#Captured | Ahmed Minton – #SCSO KUDOS to our Fugitive Apprehension Unit for capturing 22-year-old Ahmed Minton in Sarasota this morning. He was wanted for Lewd or Lascivious Battery on a 13 year old girl. Minton already has a significant arrest record in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

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SNN: Interactive Map for Downtown Sarasota Consumers  

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SNN: Interactive Map for Downtown Sarasota Consumers  

  SNN: Interactive Map for Downtown Sarasota Consumers Read more: SNN: Interactive Map for Downtown Sarasota Consumers – YouTube

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Sarasota nonprofit helps inmates prepare for release | HeraldTribune .com

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Sarasota nonprofit helps inmates prepare for release | HeraldTribune .com

  Sarasota nonprofit helps inmates prepare for release | HeraldTribune .com SARASOTA – Twenty-eight year old inmate Jose Hernandez has been incarcerated for about 10 years. So far, the majority of his adult life has been behind bars. At Hardee Correctional Institution Work Camp, Hernandez sat amongst about 20 inmates for a crash-course on financial…

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VIDEO: Aviation Unit uses FLIR to Locate Man – #SCSO

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VIDEO: Aviation Unit uses FLIR to Locate Man – #SCSO

  Aviation Unit uses FLIR to Locate Man – #SCSO The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Aviation, Patrol and K9 units located a driver who crashed his vehicle into a pole on Jacaranda Blvd., just before midnight. Witnesses said the man ran into the woods. Because it was a crash, personnel had to find the subject…

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Driver, 86, in Venice theater crash says foot slipped off gas | HeraldTribune .com

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Driver, 86, in Venice theater crash says foot slipped off gas | HeraldTribune .com

  Driver, 86, in Venice theater crash says foot slipped off gas | HeraldTribune .com The driver of a Lincoln sport utility vehicle that crashed into the west wall of the Venice Theatre on Saturday night said his foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas as he was attempting to turn south onto…

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Roadside Santa spreads cheer | HeraldTribune .com

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Roadside Santa spreads cheer | HeraldTribune .com

  Roadside Santa spreads cheer | HeraldTribune .com For 25 years,  Freddie and Kathy Fowler have taken it upon themselves to create some Christmas cheer in their front yard by taking on the roles of Santa and Mrs. Claus. The couple has lived at their home on Brookmeade Drive for 40 years, and what started as dressing up for…

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SEAGULL RESCUE: This morning, City of Sarasota Homeless Outreach Team member, Sergeant Richie Schwieterman – #SPD

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SEAGULL RESCUE: This morning, City of Sarasota Homeless Outreach Team member, Sergeant Richie Schwieterman – #SPD

SEAGULL RESCUE: This morning, City of Sarasota Homeless Outreach Team member, Sergeant Richie Schwieterman, was on proactive patrol with Brian Saum and Nick Bell from Jewish Family and Children Services near the ‪#‎Sarasota‬ Bayfront. They were flagged down by a citizen, Kim Bullock, in reference an injured seagull with a broken wing at the boat…

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Convicted Felon Facing Drug and Weapons Charges – #SCSO

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Convicted Felon Facing Drug and Weapons Charges – #SCSO

Convicted Felon Facing Drug and Weapons Charges The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a convicted felon on new drug and weapons charges following the execution of a search warrant at her home today. Undercover detectives made three controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Samantha Wynn on Tucker Avenue in Sarasota over the past few weeks. While…

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A suspected drug house in Englewood| SNN TV

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A suspected drug house in Englewood| SNN TV

A suspected drug house in Englewood| SNN TV Complaints from residents prompted the execution of a search warrant on a suspected drug house in Englewood. Read more: A suspected drug house in Charlotte County | SNN TV

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Salvation Army challenging nonprofits to “adopt” senior or special needs homeless clients | Mysuncoast .com 

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Salvation Army challenging nonprofits to “adopt” senior or special needs homeless clients | Mysuncoast .com 

  Salvation Army challenging nonprofits to “adopt” senior or special needs homeless clients | Mysuncoast .com They filled the Salvation Army parking lot…many crying and hugging…for the homeless who died in 2015 on the streets of Sarasota. The annual memorial service called “The Longest Night,” to coincide with the winter solstice.  A rise in heroin…

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Craigslist Scam Strikes North Port Family | Mysuncoast .com 

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Craigslist Scam Strikes North Port Family | Mysuncoast .com 

  Craigslist Scam Strikes North Port Family | Mysuncoast .com A devastating loss as a result of an online scam.  A North Port family lost more than a thousand dollars and are now without a car they thought they had purchased. Lauren Martin and her husband are hard-working parents to five children.   Daniel Martin…

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Lyons: Tangled efforts to help the homeless | HeraldTribune .com

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Lyons: Tangled efforts to help the homeless | HeraldTribune .com

  Lyons: Tangled efforts to help the homeless | HeraldTribune .com Two somewhat contradictory messages have been going out about the numbers of chronically homeless in the Sarasota area. Both may be true. One says much progress already has been made because Sarasota and the Salvation Army have gotten many veterans off the streets, by…

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PLEASE SHARE – ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION | #SPD

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PLEASE SHARE – ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION | #SPD

  PLEASE SHARE – ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION: Sarasota Police Officers are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Subway, 1154 North Washington Boulevard, Sarasota at approximately 4:45pm. The suspect walked into the Subway, pointed a firearm at the clerks and demanded cash. The clerks gave the suspect an unknown amount of cash and the suspect…

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Venice and Englewood residents Charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in Methamphetamine – #SCSO

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Venice and Englewood residents Charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in Methamphetamine – #SCSO

Two Charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in Methamphetamine The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged two people with Conspiracy to Traffic in Methamphetamine after intercepting a large shipment of the drug. Yuri Stasiuk was arrested last Tuesday after Special Investigations Section Detectives found more than a pound of meth in his hotel room. He told detectives…

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