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Doctor Arrested for Prescription Fraud

A Sarasota County doctor has been arrested for prescription fraud. The sheriff’s department says 44 year old Dr. Boyd A. Robinson on six counts of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud and one count of Obtaining Medicinal Drugs by Fraud. Sheriff’s investigators said they got a call from a pharmacist in July, indicating that the […]

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Charlotte Driver Shot By Passing Motorist

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigating a shooting incident reported at 2:45 a.m. this morning. The driver stopped his vehicle at U.S. 41 and Tuckers Grade and called CCSO to report a white Ford Crown Victoria started passing his Chevrolet Avalanche on southbound U.S. 41, and fired several shots into his vehicle. […]

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Road Construction Delays Continue Everywhere

Seems like orange cone zones are everywhere as summer and fall road construction continues throughout the Sun Coast. Leading the pack is I-75, where transportation officials say you can continue to expect delays for some time to come. The Florida Department of Transportation is widening the highway to six lanes and realigning part of it. […]

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Hearing Now Set On SCAT Fare Increase

A hearing now set for September 13th on transit fares in Sarasota County. At issue: a proposed hike in the one-way fare on Sarasota County Area Transit — or SCAT — vehicles from seventy-five cents to a dollar-twenty-five. The increase would apply across the board to every class of fare on SCAT, including those for […]

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