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Body Found in Southern Charlotte Co

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives said they found a body off State Road 31 in the southern part of the county. They say it is that of a man, and is badly decomposed. The remains have been taken to the Charlotte County Medical Examiner’s Office in Murdock. A news release indicates that a […]

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County Approves SCAT Rate Hike

It’ll cost you more to ride the bus next month. Dianna Kelly explains. WENG-091511-Kelly-SCAT increases-27 The Sarasota County commission has greenlighted an increased in SCAT fares, effective October 3rd. One-way fixed route service will go from 75 cents to a dollar-25 per ride. The cost of a SCAT Express bus service pass will stay the […]

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Couple Arrested for Child Cruelty

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Venice couple for child cruelty after finding their family was living in a home filled with raw sewage. Deputies went to the home on Cowry Road yesterday to arrest 26-year-old Kristina Reilly on a warrant for Petit Theft. Inside the home deputies noticed a strong smell of […]

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Vandals Kill 10,000 Pounds of Fish

Officials now say up to ten thousand pounds worth of tilapia suffocated and died due to vandalism last weekend. The ongoing investigation into the breakin at a fish farm in South Charlotte County now reveals that the aeration system for six large fish tanks was damaged, causing a lack of oxygen for the fish to […]

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Bank Employee Accused Of Defrauding Customers

An employee at Regions Bank has been charged with opening credit card accounts in customers’ names and transferring money from customer accounts into his own. Charlotte County investigators say 36-year-old Jason Nickle of Deep Creek stole over seven thousand dollars from customers after fraudulently obtaining credit cars in their names — which he had mailed […]

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