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County reaches new parks deal with Sarasota
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
Sarasota County and the city of Sarasota have a new parks maintenance interlocal agreement, approved last week by the County Commission. It will be on a city agenda for approval … Find out how to read more online.
Heroes lauded at ceremony
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
Sheriff Tom Knight presented several awards during a ceremony to recognize employees and a citizen who have demonstrated exemplary service to the community. Two saved from burning home Deputy Stacy … Find out how to read more online.
K-9 vest contributors feel the love
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
Awed by community support to raise funds for K-9 protective vests, Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight held a private community recognition event on Thursday for donors. “I want to thank … Find out how to read more online.
Idling vehicles cost city money
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
All good things may come to those who wait, as the saying goes, but there may be at least one bad thing in the mix — wasted gas. City of … Find out how to read more online.
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Officials: River Road plans on course
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
Ears perked up when Sarasota County Commissioner Alan Maio made a comment about River Road at a recent meeting. Near the beginning of a Sarasota County Commission budget workshop, Maio reported about a May meeting of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning … Find out how to read more online.

Sheriff: Don’t say you weren’t warned
Wed  Jul 18 2018 10:52AM
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is getting aggressive with aggressive drivers in real life and on Facebook. Operation Southern Shield, a five-state initiative, began Monday and runs until July 22. It’s a six-day crack down on aggressive driving, which includes … Find out how to read more online.

Top GM executive becomes a local Rotarian
Wed  Jul 18 2018 02:07PM
Craig Glidden, the executive vice president and general counsel for General Motors of Detroit, Michigan, has become a member of the Venice Nokomis Rotary Club. Glidden came to Venice with his family in first grade, and he grew up with … Find out how to read more online.

Tree removal angers residents
Wed  Jul 18 2018 04:39PM
Anyone using the Venetian Waterway Park near Venice High School might notice a lack of some shade they were accustomed to. The Sarasota County School District recently removed a number of trees on school property along the linear park to … Find out how to read more online.

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Appeals court hears Florida lawsuit seeking FBI 9/11 records
Thu  Jul 19 2018 09:48PM
MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a Florida lawsuit seeking disclosure of FBI files that might uncover a U.S.-based support network for some of the 9/11 hijackers. The case being heard Thursday in Miami by … read more.

Woman hospitalized after stingray attack in Florida
Thu  Jul 19 2018 09:48PM
NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was hospitalized after being stung by a stingray at a Florida beach. The Pensacola News Journal reports that the 18-year-old woman suffered a puncture to her foot Tuesday at Navarre Beach. … read more.

Toddler dies after being left in car for 8 hours
Thu  Jul 19 2018 09:48PM
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they’re investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car for more than eight hours. The Sun Sentinel reports that 17-month-old Eli Bird died Friday. Pembroke Pines Police … read more.

Police: Vandals damage tombs at historic Florida cemetery
Thu  Jul 19 2018 09:47PM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida police say vandals have attacked multiple tombs at a historic Tampa graveyard. The Tampa Bay Times reported Wednesday that Tampa Police say 18 tombstones and statues at the Centro Espanol de Tampa cemetery have been … read more.

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