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Home Prices Rising Fast

It’s getting more expensive to by a home on the Suncoast. According to CoreLogic, home prices in Sarasota and Manatee counties were up seven-point-nine percent in October; that’s a bigger increase than the state and national averages. In Charlotte County, the cost of buying a home went up six-point-nine percent last month. The trend should […]

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Englewood Shooting Arrest

An Englewood woman has been arrested for shooting her boyfriend. The incident occurred early in the morning of November 18th. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office says that 51-year-old Jeanne Martelli called 911 and told a dispatcher–quote–”I just shot my boyfriend because he was attacking me.” But her boyfriend denied the story and detectives say there […]

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Back to School Earlier

The first semester of school isn’t over for Sarasota County students, but district officials are already making plans for the 2017 and 2018 school years. On Tuesday, the school board voted unanimously to start the next two school years one week earlier than this year: August 14th next year and August 13th in 2018. The […]

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Rip Current Risk High

A heads-up if you’re planning a trip to the beach today. The National Weather Service has issued a rip current statement for an area including coastal Sarasota and Charlotte counties. Forecasters say there is a high rip current risk through this evening. Beachgoers are advised to heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol, flags and […]

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Museum Anniversary

The Englewood Area Historical Museum will celebrate its first anniversary tomorrow. The Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce is presenting a ribbon-cutting ceremony including cake and ice cream. That is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the museum, 1394 Old Englewood Road. The anniversary will feature the museum’ new Florida Cow Hunters exhibit, an Englewood Christmas exhibit, […]

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