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Gulf States Strike Deal With BP Over Gulf Oil Spill

Five Gulf Coast states and the federal government have reached an agreement, in principle, to settle all the remaining claims outstanding from the 2013 BP oil spill…. http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WENG-070315-Jennings-BP Deal Wwap.mp3 Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s getting credited with helping to lead Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas to the deal $18.7-billion deal. Florida GOP State […]

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Free Shuttle Bus for Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

If you’re planning to attend this weekends’ Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix, there’s free trolley shuttle bus service from the Palm Avenue Garage to the Lido Beach Pavillion from 9a.m. to 6p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Herald-Tribune reports city officials want to keep down the number of cars heading to Lido Key. Parking Manager Mark Lyons […]

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Be aware of new 4-way stop

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind people of new four-way stop. It says many have driven through it at Chamberlain and Hillsborough boulevards in Port Charlotte. It also says deputies plan on running periodic patrols through the area.

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CCSO Has Some Warnings About the Holiday Weekend

CCSO has some things they want you to be aware of for the 4th of July weekend…. http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WENG-070215-Jennings-CCSO 4th Warnings VO.mp3 In Florida, the private use of fireworks is considered illegal. The only exceptions are sparklers, glow worms, party poppers or smoke devices. A department spokesperson says care and consideration of neighbors should be part […]

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North Port Sets Caps on Tax Hikes

North Port City Commissioners have set caps on how much city residents will pay in taxes in the new budget for fire rescue and solid waste services. According to the Herald-Tribune solid waste will cost $249, which it’s been for the past eight years. Commissioners agreed to a 3% hie for fire and rescue, to […]

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