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SECOND MAN ARRESTED FOR ROBBING RAYS PLAYERS

A SECOND MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE BURGLARY OF THE SPRING TRAINING HOME OF THREE RAYS PLAYERS IN MARCH.  DETECTIVES PICKED UP 19 YEAR OLD DAVID RUFINO OF NORTH PORT AT US 41 AND COCHRAN BOULEVARD JUST BEFORE 10PM LAST NIGHT.  HE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ARMED BURGLARY OF AN UNOCCUPIED DWELLING, […]

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LAYOFFS IN VENICE VITAL SERVICES

A CONSULTING FIRM HIRED BY THE CITY OF VENICE SAYS THE CITY’S FIRE DEPARTMENT COULD STAND A TWENTY PERCENT REDUCTION IN FIRST RESPONDERS.  THE FIRE CHIEF SAYS THAT CAN’T HAPPEN WITHOUT RISKING LIVES.  AT A WEDNESDAY BUDGET MEETING, CHIEF JOHN REED SAID HE HAS OTHER OPTIONS TO COME UP WITH THE MILLION DOLLARS IN SAVINGS […]

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O’NEILL APPEALS DISTRICT’S BID TO FIRE HER

SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS KNEW THEY WOULD HAVE A FIGHT ON THEIR HANDS WHEN THEY TRIED TO TERMINATE VENICE ELEMENTARY TEACHER DIANA O’NEILL.  NOW THEY KNOW IT WILL BE DECIDED IN THE COURTS.  THE DISTRICT SENT A LETTER TO O’NEILL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH TERMINATING HER EMPLOYMENT AFTER A STATE PANEL SUSPENDED […]

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FORMER COUNTY EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY

A FORMER SARASOTA COUNTY EMPLOYEE PLEAD GUILTY IN A PALM BEACH COUNTY COURTROOM YESTERDAY TO ACCEPTING ILLEGAL GIFTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SARASOTA COUNTY PURCHASING SCANDAL.  ACCORDING TO THE HERALD TRIBUNE, 56 YEAR OLD RODNEY JONES WAS ARRESTED BACK IN MARCH ON THE THREE FELONY COUNTS WHICH LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION INTO HOW THE COUNTY WAS […]

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MAN CHARGED WITH EXPLOITING ELDERLY WOMAN

AN ENGLEWOOD MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY BILKED A 97-YEAR OLD WOMAN OUT OF NEARLY $600,000 SINCE MARCH.  SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 69 YEAR OLD JOSEPH CIRILLO MOVED IN WITH THE WOMAN BACK IN 2003 AND EVENTUALLY WAS GRANTED POWER OF ATTORNEY.  DETECTIVES SAY CIRILLO PURCHASED A 2007 LAMBORGHINI FOR OVER $181,000 IN JULY […]

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