Archive For January 31, 2016

Railroad project forces local homeless non-profit to move forward| Mysuncoast.com

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Railroad project forces local homeless non-profit to move forward| Mysuncoast.com

  Railroad project forces local homeless non-profit to move forward| Mysuncoast.com SARASOTA, Fla. — Scheduled renovations to some railroad tracks near downtown Sarasota will displace dozens of the area’s homeless, including a non-profit working on a homeless solution of its own. The street mercy movement has graduated 18 members from homeless to role models in…

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Two landscapers injured in Venice| Mysuncoast.com

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Two landscapers injured in Venice| Mysuncoast.com

  Two landscapers injured in Venice| Mysuncoast.com VENICE, Fla. — Two landscapers are recovering from injuries from an accident in Venice. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office says workers at Juniper Landscaping were unloading a semi truck carrying large palm trees. A worker was using a fork lift to lift the trees.   Read more: Two landscapers…

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For #FugitiveFriday we need your help finding… – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

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For #FugitiveFriday we need your help finding… – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

For #FugitiveFriday we need your help finding… – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office For #FugitiveFriday we need your help finding Eric Wynn Gallmon, Jr. The 31-year-old is wanted for failing to appear in court for selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. Gallmon is 5’7” tall and weighs 255 lbs. He is believed to…

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Israel, Turkey and ISIS Ally to Steal Syrian Energy | New Eastern Outlook

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Israel, Turkey and ISIS Ally to Steal Syrian Energy | New Eastern Outlook

  Israel, Turkey and ISIS Ally to Steal Syrian Energy | New Eastern Outlook The discovery of the Leviathan gas field within Israeli and Cypriot waters has made Israel a potential energy exporting nation. However the means to transport the gas to the large energy markets of Europe continues to elude Israel. Recent talks between Turkey…

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Comforting Cards delivering Valentine’s Day cards to seniors | SNN TV

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Comforting Cards delivering Valentine’s Day cards to seniors | SNN TV

Comforting Cards delivering Valentine’s Day cards to seniors | SNN TV

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Sarasota County debuts new Welcome Center | HeraldTribune.com

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Sarasota County debuts new Welcome Center | HeraldTribune.com

  Sarasota County debuts new Welcome Center | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA – A new Welcome Center at Sarasota County’s principal place of business puts a friendly face on a local government whose top official ranks customer service its No. 1 priority. The center, which officially opened Jan. 4, sits just inside the County Administration Building at…

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Sea creatures invade Siesta Key beaches | HeraldTribune.com

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Sea creatures invade Siesta Key beaches | HeraldTribune.com

  Sea creatures invade Siesta Key beaches | HeraldTribune.com SIESTA KEY – A congregation of sea creatures that washed up on shore Thursday morning is nothing to be worried about, says the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “Right now we are running into the weather,” said FWC spokesman Frank McCloy. “The cold snap that…

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Jail “Sweeps” program reduces inmate population in Sarasota County| Mysuncoast.com  

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Jail “Sweeps” program reduces inmate population in Sarasota County| Mysuncoast.com  

  Jail “Sweeps” program reduces inmate population in Sarasota County| Mysuncoast.com “It seems to be helpful to reduce the population and help some get their lives back on track, but as you see it’s difficult to get many of them to want to change,” Owens said. For certain cases, the judge will match up an…

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Florida man driving wrong way gets DWI after crashing into Suffolk cop: police | New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV

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Florida man driving wrong way gets DWI after crashing into Suffolk cop: police | New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV

  Florida man driving wrong way gets DWI after crashing into Suffolk cop: police | New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV PATCHOGUE, New York – A Florida man faces a slew of charges after allegedly getting drunk and driving the wrong way down a Patchogue highway and hitting a Highway Patrol officer’s vehicle, according to the…

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Venice Man Arrested for Child Pornography – #SCSO

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Venice Man Arrested for Child Pornography – #SCSO

Venice Man Arrested for Child Pornography The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office today arrested a 28-year-old Venice man for possession of child pornography after executing a search warrant at his home. Detectives investigating Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) determined three different Internet protocol (IP) addresses were used to download more than 218 files previously identified as…

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Fingerprints Tie Lawn Care Worker to Residential Burglaries – #SCSO

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Fingerprints Tie Lawn Care Worker to Residential Burglaries – #SCSO

Fingerprints Tie Lawn Care Worker to Residential Burglaries The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Bradenton man for two home burglaries in Sarasota after his fingerprints tied him to the crimes. Deputies responded to a home in the 4600 block of Ringwood Meadow on December 10 when someone broke in through a window and stole…

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Sarasota Man Charged with Manslaughter

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Sarasota Man Charged with Manslaughter

Sarasota Man Charged with Manslaughter The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office today arrested a man for manslaughter stemming from a physical altercation with an acquaintance who died from the injuries he received. Deputies were called to the 2700 block of Monterey Street in Sarasota at 4:17 a.m., on November 26th to investigate a physical altercation. Detectives…

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#SCSO make another arrest in Sarasota County armed robberies case

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#SCSO make another arrest in Sarasota County armed robberies case

  #SCSO make another arrest in Sarasota County armed robberies case Sarasota County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Jonathan Hoselton early this morning with assistance from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. He’s one of two men suspected of committing several armed robberies in Sarasota County. His accomplice, Davide Peckham, remains on the run. Anyone who knows where…

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Sarasota County, Baltimore Orioles, team up for ‘Big League Reader” event | Mysuncoast.com  

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Sarasota County, Baltimore Orioles, team up for ‘Big League Reader” event | Mysuncoast.com  

  Sarasota County, Baltimore Orioles, team up for ‘Big League Reader” event | Mysuncoast.com SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — Sarasota County is once again going to bat with the Baltimore Orioles and the Big League Reader Program to encourage youth leadership and foster a love of reading. Children who sign up at a county library and read three…

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Letter To The Venice Scoop – Road Rage On Pinebrook Has To Stop

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Letter To The Venice Scoop – Road Rage On Pinebrook Has To Stop

Letter To The Venice Scoop – Road Rage On Pinebrook Has To Stop Istvan Csiszar added a new photo to The Venice Scoop‘s timeline. Jan 28, 2016 8:27am Road Rage is going too far, but specifically on the stretch of Pinebrook, between E. Venice and Edmonson. This section of Pinebrook is 30 mph but for…

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Survey shows ‘Thunder By The Bay’ hurt downtown business | SNN TV

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Survey shows ‘Thunder By The Bay’ hurt downtown business | SNN TV

Survey shows ‘Thunder By The Bay’ hurt downtown business | SNN TV

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Woman in wheelchair hit by car in Venice | Bradenton Herald

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Woman in wheelchair hit by car in Venice | Bradenton Herald

    Woman in wheelchair hit by car in Venice | Bradenton Herald SARASOTA — A 52-year-old woman in a wheelchair was stuck and seriously injured Wednesday evening near Englewood, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. About 8:13 p.m., the woman, who is from Englewood, was riding in the travel lane of northbound Pine Street…

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Suspect arrested after body found near railroad tracks | SNN TV

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Suspect arrested after body found near railroad tracks | SNN TV

Suspect arrested after body found near railroad tracks | SNN TV  

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Video Report: Groups differ on what to do with Orange Hammock Ranch in North Port | Mysuncoast.com  

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Video Report: Groups differ on what to do with Orange Hammock Ranch in North Port | Mysuncoast.com  

  Groups differ on what to do with Orange Hammock Ranch in North Port | Mysuncoast.com But that’s not sitting well with the North Port Chamber of Commerce. “Sarasota wants to grow. If it wants to grow it has to have portions of property that can maintain development,” said Gunnin. Gunnin wants to see roughly…

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Video Report: Sarasota County votes to ban puppy mills – WTSP

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Video Report: Sarasota County votes to ban puppy mills – WTSP

  Video Report: Sarasota County votes to ban puppy mills – WTSP Sarasota, Florida — Sarasota County commissioners considered an ordinance Wednesday morning that would ban the sale of puppy mill pets in the county after hearing 8 hours of public testimony. The County Commission approved an ordinance by a 3-to-2 vote banning the retail sale of…

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Lyons: Wetland to become Whole Foods parking lot | HeraldTribune.com

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Lyons: Wetland to become Whole Foods parking lot | HeraldTribune.com

  Lyons: Wetland to become Whole Foods parking lot | HeraldTribune.com The problem with fighting to save a piece of paradise from a developer’s asphalt is that even if you win, the developers can just keep coming back. Gary Comp recalls how right it seemed in 1999 when his environmental assessment of a wetland full…

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New Venice police chief thinks young | HeraldTribune.com

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New Venice police chief thinks young | HeraldTribune.com

  New Venice police chief thinks young | HeraldTribune.com VENICE – For a clue on how Tom Mattmuller plans to approach his new job, look no further than how he handled Tuesday’s swearing-in as police chief. His wife Denise pinned on the badge, his daughters Lauren and Holly applied stars to his collar and young…

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When did a husband and wife team become the omniscient source between fact and fiction?

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When did a husband and wife team become the omniscient source between fact and fiction?

When did a husband and wife team become the omniscient source between fact and fiction? The Uncensored Report, Francesco Abbruzzino Snopes.com has become the be-all, end-all arbiter of truth on each and every issue known to man kind.  Ya right.  I don’t know how this happened, especially since the site is wrong about a great…

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Sarasota Square train may leave mall station | SNN TV

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Sarasota Square train may leave mall station | SNN TV

  Sarasota Square train may leave mall station | SNN TV

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Man accused of playing video games while he killed son has bail lowered | HeraldTribune.com

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Man accused of playing video games while he killed son has bail lowered | HeraldTribune.com

  Man accused of playing video games while he killed son has bail lowered | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA – An Englewood man accused of killing his 6-year-old son has had his $1 million bail cut in half at a hearing this afternoon. Deputies arrested James “Rick” Dearman on Dec. 31. The 31-year-old man is suspected of…

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PLEASE SHARE: Do you recognize this person?Sarasota Police Department

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PLEASE SHARE: Do you recognize this person?Sarasota Police Department

    PLEASE SHARE: Do you recognize this person?Sarasota Police Department PLEASE SHARE: Do you recognize this person? He caused between $5,000 and $8,000 worth of damage to the State Street Parking Garage elevator door by throwing a skateboard at it on January 12th! You can watch the video at youtu.be/U3FYcMws_lA Anyone with information on…

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North Port City Commissioners vote on statue and sign | SNN TV

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North Port City Commissioners vote on statue and sign | SNN TV

  North Port City Commissioners vote on statue and sign | SNN TV

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Sarasota prostitution operation targeting individuals soliciting prostitutes; “Johns” pays off.

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Sarasota prostitution operation targeting individuals soliciting prostitutes; “Johns” pays off.

Sarasota prostitution operation targeting individuals soliciting prostitutes; “Johns” pays off. On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit, in conjunction with the Narcotics Unit, conducted a prostitution operation targeting individuals soliciting prostitutes; “Johns.” The operation was conducted in the 4700 block of North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Five (5) men were arrested…

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Sarasota Man Arrested for Burglarizing Pharmacy – #SCSO

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Sarasota Man Arrested for Burglarizing Pharmacy – #SCSO

Sarasota Man Arrested for Burglarizing Pharmacy The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 37-year-old man after he stole nearly $47,000 in Fentanyl from a Sarasota pharmacy. Deputies responded to Sun Pharmacy in the 2800 block of Bee Ridge Rd., on Tuesday at approximately 4:00 a.m., when the burglary alarm went off. Surveillance video showed the…

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Video Report: Sarasota County mulls ban on retail sale of pets – WTSP

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Video Report: Sarasota County mulls ban on retail sale of pets – WTSP

  Video Report: Sarasota County mulls ban on retail sale of pets – WTSP Sarasota, Florida — Sarasota County may soon join 40 other Florida governments in banning the sale of puppy mill pets. One side argues they’re trying to save animals the other says the ban would kill their business. Petland known for selling…

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North Port will settle with firm over compensation | HeraldTribune.com

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North Port will settle with firm over compensation | HeraldTribune.com

  North Port will settle with firm over compensation | HeraldTribune.com NORTH PORT – City records indicate North Port overpaid former attorney Rob Robinson’s law firm $17,000. But the city will not seek to have the law firm, Nelson Hesse LLP, return the money. Instead, North Port plans to release the law firm of any…

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SCF board votes to abolish tenure | HeraldTribune.com

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SCF board votes to abolish tenure | HeraldTribune.com

  SCF board votes to abolish tenure | HeraldTribune.com Tenure will no longer be available to faculty at the State College of Florida hired after July 1, making it the only community college in the state not to offer continuing contracts. SCF’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to abolish tenure at the school, despite vocal…

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Video Report: Islamic Society of Sarasota/Bradenton applies for private school | Mysuncoast.com  

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Video Report: Islamic Society of Sarasota/Bradenton applies for private school | Mysuncoast.com  

  Video Report: Islamic Society of Sarasota/Bradenton applies for private school | Mysuncoast.com SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — The Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton may start an Islamic private school at the only mosque here on the Suncoast. Aaron Moffatt was raised Muslim in Sarasota. He attended an Islamic private school for three years, but…

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Nathan Benderson Park extending three-year deal, bringing more youth rowing championships | Mysuncoast.com  

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Nathan Benderson Park extending three-year deal, bringing more youth rowing championships | Mysuncoast.com  

  Nathan Benderson Park extending three-year deal, bringing more youth rowing championships | Mysuncoast.com SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — Nathan Benderson Park is extending a three-year deal that will bring more rowing to the venue. It includes an event that will bring more than 3,000 visitors to the area. Benderson Park has held the youth rowing…

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Florida residents must return to work for food stamp benefits | Mysuncoast.com 

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Florida residents must return to work for food stamp benefits | Mysuncoast.com 

  . Florida residents must return to work for food benefits | Mysuncoast.com SARASOTA/MANATEE, Fla. — Area residents who depend on food stamps are preparing for tough new requirements. They’re expected to work or look for work if they want to continue getting the benefit. After 6 years, Florida is bringing back a 80 hour…

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Location of temporary Venice Public Library up for discussion | SNN TV

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Location of temporary Venice Public Library up for discussion | SNN TV

    Location of temporary Venice Public Library up for discussion | SNN TV

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At the Celery Fields, birding is like ‘panning for gold’ | HeraldTribune.com

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At the Celery Fields, birding is like ‘panning for gold’ | HeraldTribune.com

  At the Celery Fields, birding is like ‘panning for gold’ | HeraldTribune.com Binoculars pressed against her forehead, Kathy Doddridge spots a bright purple bird with a distinctive red and yellow bill. She points toward it. “Purple Gallinule, everybody,” Doddridge says. “Purple Gallinule in the Alligator Flag. Do you see it?” Doddridge is a bird…

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Sarasota County set to vote on ‘puppy mill’ ban | HeraldTribune.com

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Sarasota County set to vote on ‘puppy mill’ ban | HeraldTribune.com

  Sarasota County set to vote on ‘puppy mill’ ban | HeraldTribune.com Sarasota County commissioners are scheduled to vote Wednesday on an ordinance that would ban retail pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs and cats. A four-hour meeting last September drew more than 100 people, and the County Commission voted 4-1 to move forward…

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Sarasota County raises educational impact fees | HeraldTribune.com

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Sarasota County raises educational impact fees | HeraldTribune.com

  Sarasota County raises educational impact fees | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA – County commissioners on Tuesday increased educational impact fees for mobile homes and multi-family residences based on the recommendation of the School Board. Their vote comes three months after the School Board agreed to reinstate the fees after a five-year hiatus. The School Board has…

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Seventeen students from Sarasota High School received prestigious awards from Cambridge| Mysuncoast.com  

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Seventeen students from Sarasota High School received prestigious awards from Cambridge| Mysuncoast.com  

  .Seventeen students from Sarasota High School received prestigious awards from Cambridge| Mysuncoast.com SARASOTA, Fla. –  Seventeen learners from Sarasota High School have received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the June 2015 Cambridge examination series in Advanced (A) or Advanced Subsidiary (AS) college-level courses. Most of the 17…

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Sarasota area ranks worst for STEM professionals| Mysuncoast.com  

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Sarasota area ranks worst for STEM professionals| Mysuncoast.com  

  Sarasota area ranks worst for STEM professionals| Mysuncoast.com SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – WalletHub claims the job market in North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton is one of the worst in helping STEM professionals find the best markets for their valuable occupations. With STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — jobs expected to grow 1.7 times faster than…

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Bee Ridge Road project already causing frustration with two years to go | Mysuncoast.com 

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Bee Ridge Road project already causing frustration with two years to go | Mysuncoast.com 

    Bee Ridge Road project already causing frustration with two years to go | Mysuncoast.com “Deliveries that should take 5-10 minutes are taking upwards of 30 minutes, and it’s just hurting our business,” he said. Chimelski says he had no idea this project was starting. But the State DOT Communications Specialist says they had…

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Sarasota victim Identified in Death Investigation – #SCSO

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Sarasota victim Identified in Death Investigation – #SCSO

Sarasota victim Identified in Death Investigation The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has positively identified the victim whose remains were found in the 100 block of Cattlemen Road in Sarasota last September. At the time, Detectives released photos of personal items found with the remains, which led to information that they may have belonged to a…

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Census counts homeless in Sarasota, Manatee counties | HeraldTribune.com

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Census counts homeless in Sarasota, Manatee counties | HeraldTribune.com

  Census counts homeless in Sarasota, Manatee counties | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA – Carl May and Steven Howard Thompson crunched through the dry grass along a well-worn trail near Interstate 75 where both men knew they would find a cluster of tents and tarps where a band of homeless individuals live. “Hello, hello,” called Thompson upon…

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