Two dead, one injured in Charlotte Harbor shooting

Today’s shooting in Charlotte Harbor killed a man and a woman and injured one other person. The sheriff’s office says it happened early this morning at the Charlotte Harbor RV Park on Tamiami Trail. It happened during a domestic dispute with children inside the trailer. A stand-off ensued with deputies shutting down Highway 41 in […]

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Motorcyclist injured in Charlotte Co.

A motorcyclist remains in critical condition after yesterday’s accident in Charlotte County. The highway patrol says a 30-year-old man from Port Charlotte lost control of his Harley Davidson. The Herald-Tribune reports this happened as he turned left from Highway 41 toward Bayshore Road. The bike hit and curb and overturned, ejecting the driver. The driver […]

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Venice Keeps Its Fire Department

The City of Venice has killed plans to cut costs by consolidating its fire department with Sarasota County’s. City Council’s approved a new 3-year contract with the International Association of Fire Fighters which represents the city’s firemen. The city’s worried about rising pension costs. In the 2015 budget, the Herald Tribune reports firefighter pensions will […]

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Poker run benefits Chalk Festival on Saturday

A poker run Saturday benefits the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Venice. The event at Hoosier Bar in Osprey raises money to sponsor artists for the festival. Cars and motorcycles can ride 53 miles through Osprey, Englewood, and Venice. Registration begins at Hoosier Bar on South Tamiami Trail at noon. Stops include Sharky’s on the Pier, […]

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