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New Side Sonar Donated to peace River Search & Rescue

Charlotte County-based Peace River K-9 Search Rescue Team’s gotten a donation of new high tech gear that should speed up finding a missing person…… http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WENG-042315-Jennings-Side Sonar Donation VO.mp3 The Peace River team now has a side-sonar devices mount on their boat thanks to a very generous donation. NBC2 reports the all volunteer Peace River team […]

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Jacksonville Man Charged with Allegedly Theft From Priest

A Jacksonville man’s been arrested by Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies for allegedly stealing over $250,000 from a 91-year-old Carmelite Catholic priest. According to the Herald-Tribune, the priest reported multiple fraudulent transactions on his Raymond James and Wells Fargo financial accounts. Deputies say 56-year Chris Crisafulli had gotten limited power of attorney of one of the […]

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Sand Sculpture Contest Returns

The 43rd Annual Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest comes back to Sarasota County on Saturday, May 2nd. It takes place at Siesta Beach. It’s open to all ages, and it’s a free event. Event registration on May 2nd starts at 8:30 a.m., with judging starting at 1 p.m. and awards at 2 p.m. There is no […]

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Charlotte County Officials in Talks to Bring In New College

A new college could be on the way to Charlotte County…. http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WENG-042215-Jennings-New Charlotte Cty College VO.mp3 County officials are in talks with Western Michigan University about the possibility of bringing their aviation program to the vacant IMPAC University site and space at Punta Gorda Airport. Charlotte County’s Economic Development Director Tom Patton says getting the […]

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