Nearly $320,000 worth of a heroin overdose drug is heading to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, which is the first agency in Florida to take advantage of a new law that allows police and other non-medical first responders to administer the drug naloxone to overdose victims. About 800 doses in auto-injectors will be distributed to […]
Florida voters are in favor of legalizing adult recreational use of marijuana according to a new poll. Julius White has details. http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WENG-100915-White-Marjiuana%20Poll%20VO.mp3 With noticeable gender gaps, voters in Florida and Ohio back legalization of marijuana for personal use – so-called “recreational marijuana” – while Pennsylvania voters are divided, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State […]
Sarasota County Schools has settled with three families whose children died in 2011 after undergoing hypnosis by former North Port High School principal George Kenney. The $600,000 settlement is the result of an investigation that found nearly 75 students and staff members were hypnotized by Kenney over the five years leading up to the deaths.
Western Michigan University leaders authorized the school to seek provisional licensing to set up a physical presence in Charlotte County for its College of Aviation. The school would build a hangar at Punta Gorda Airport and rent classroom space from Florida Southwestern State College. School leaders say the weather in Florida is much better for […]
The grandmothers of a nine-week-old North Port infant have touched off an investigation into the child’s whereabouts. The baby’s parents, Kristen Bury and Joseph Walsh, are being held in a South Carolina jail on charges of child neglect after telling police conficting stories about the child’s fate, saying he died in a vehicle crash, and […]