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Scott Pushes For Tax, Fee Hike Changes

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to change the way state legislators raise taxes or fees. Scott wants to add a constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot that would require any tax or fee hike to be approved by a supermajority of the Florida Legislature. Scott will be out of office due to term limits if […]

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K9 Search Leads To Drug Arrest

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has put another drug user behind bars. Monday, 25-year-old Dan Mason was pulled over for an expired tag. The deputy, for a reason that is unclear asked Mason if his vehicle could be searched. Mason said no and that’s when the K9 unit conducted a search outside the car. The […]

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Manatee Deputy Resigns Amid Battery Charge

A five-year veteran of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department has resigned his position as a deputy after being charged with battery. 39-year-old Steven Buckel is accused by a 17-year-old girl of touching her inappropriately and without consent. The event took place Aug. 7th while the girl was on a beach in Venice. He also obtained […]

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