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Punta Gorda candidate debate on Monday

A debate between the two candidates for the District 4 Punta Gorda City Council seat is scheduled for Monday. Lynne Matthews and Bob Peterson will debate at the Fourpoints by Sheraton Hotel on Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda beginning 5:30pm. It will be a traditional debate format, with a short introduction by each candidate then questions […]

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Joe Biden coming to Sarasota

The Vice President visits Sarasota on Monday. Joe Biden comes to town to campaign for Hillary Clinton. However, the Clinton campaign has yet to determine the location and time for the event. It says Biden intends to discuss what it calls “Clinton’s vision for an American that is stronger together and an economy that works […]

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Lehigh Acres woman charged with animal cruelty

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has charged a woman with animal cruelty. Deputies have accused 20-year-old Alexandria Drew of Lehigh Acres of bringing a severely malnourished dog to a shelter and trying to pass it off as a stray. They say Drew owned the dog. Animal Services checked the microchip on the year-old border collie, […]

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NWS issues beach hazards statement over red tide

The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement through tomorrow evening. It says red tide has the potential to cause respiratory irritation in some coastal areas. Symptoms may include coughing, sneezing, and tearing eyes. People with pulmonary conditions, asthma, and ephysema may find themselves more sensitive. Irritation may vary locally throughout the day. […]

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