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CCSO Identifies Suspect In Home Burglaries

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in a series of recent home break-ins. Police are looking for 27-year old Blake Guild, who is known to frequent the northern section of Charlotte County and North Port. Officials said Monday that deputies have been looking for Guild for nearly 5 weeks in connection to […]

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Red Tide Persists in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte Counties

Red tide is still being reported across beaches in the Suncoast. Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background concentrations in three samples collected from Manatee County; background concentrations in one sample collected from Sarasota County; and very low concentrations in one sample collected from Charlotte County. Those local samples were the only […]

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Hackers Get Info On Florida Concealed Weapon Holders

Officials say hackers may have obtained the names of more than 16,000 people who have Florida concealed weapon permits. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Monday they had discovered a data breach of the online payment system that processes payments for applications and permits. State law enforcement is investigating the breach, which authorities […]

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Jobless Rates in Sarasota, Manatee Counties Dropping

Manatee and Sarasota Counties’ jobless numbers dropped in April as Florida’s unemployment rate hit a nearly ten-year low. According to figures released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the unemployment rate last month in Manatee County was 3.6 percent, down from 3.9 percent in March and 4.2 percent in April 2016. The numbers […]

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