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Health Warning Issued

A serious marine bacterial infection has caused the death of one Sarasota county resident and made anotehr person in Sarasota County and two in Charlotte County sick. Local health officials are issuing a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open flesh wounds to coastal and inland waters. The Herald-Tribune reports the advisory applies pointedly […]

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Employees at Gas Station Busted for Alleged Sale of Synthetic Drugs

Two employees at a Charlotte County Chevron station have been arrested. CCSO detectives say they were selling synthetic drugs from the stations El Jobean convenience store. NBC2 reports several undercover drug purchases were made at the store and deputies arrived with a search warrant yesterday. Detectives say they found 9-foil packets of a substance that […]

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CCSO Deputies Make Drug Arrest After Traffic Stop

A Punta Gorda man’s been arrested on multiple drug possession charges after getting pulled over yesterday by CCSO Street Crimes deputies for blowing a stop sign. Deputies say 23-year old Andrew Phung of Orchid Drive declined a vehicle search when he was pulled over at Starlite and Gibralter in Port Charlotte. He did allow them […]

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Northport Says No to Sarasota County Hanlding Police 911 Dispatch

Northport’s City Commission decided to keep its police dispatch service rather than consolidate it with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. The Herald-Tribune reports Police Chief Kevin Vespia recommended dispatchers be kept local after presenting commissioners with the up and down sides of consolidation. Sarasota County handles 911 calls for Sarasota Police and all of the […]

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Cost to Light University Parkway: $2 Million

It could cost 2-million dollars or more to add streetlights to University Avenue outside North Port. While there is plenty of lighting at the intersections, University has long stretches without lighting now. THe Herald-Tribune reports Sarasota and Manatee county officials want to shed more light on University, but first have to determine how to pay […]

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