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Guilty Plea In Charlotte Bank Robberies

A guilty plea in a series of Charlotte County bank robberies stretching back almost two years. Authorities say 48-year-old Kevin Stone of Tampa will be sentenced to seven years to life in the robberies. Investigators say Stone robbed RBC Bank on Peachland Boulevard in Port Charlotte in 2010 and a Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union […]

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Red Tide To Move Out To Sea

We’ve been reporting on the bloom of so-called Red Tide that’s been slowly moving toward Sun Coast beaches. Some of it already came ashore, washing up thousands of dead fish in a stretch from Englewood to Stump Pass. But new today, there’s encouraging news. The main area of Red Tide bloom, which has been lingering […]

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Term Limits On Ballot For SC Commissioners

How long Sarasota County Commissioners get to be Sarasota County Commissioners is a question that may be decided at the ballot box. Terms limits have been proposed before. Now, a referendum is likely to be voted on next year that would limit commissioners’ terms to three. Currently, there are no term limits. County Commissioners serve […]

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Term Limits May Be on Next Year’s Ballot

Sarasota county commissioners say a term limits referendum will be needed next year. Commissioners believe a charter amendment limiting them to serving three terms is necessary to clear up confusion over a term-limits case expected to come before the state Supreme Court soon. Now, commissioners here have no limits on how many four-year terms they […]

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DUI Detail Set

Florida Highway Patrol troopers will con­duct a DUI Wolf­pack Detail before the end of this month. FHP sets up such details to proac­tively remove impaired dri­vers from the road­ways and ulti­mately enhance the safety of the motor­ing pub­lic. Troop­ers con­duct­ing the detail will be mobile, mon­i­tor­ing traf­fic, in an effort to max­i­mize their vis­i­bil­ity and […]

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