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One of Jewelry Heist Pair Arrested

One of the people believed responsible for a recent Charlotte County jewelry heist has been captured. Sheriff’s detectives arrested Dolores Irene Rose yesterday. They also planned to take her boyfriend, Benjamin Paul Hochmuth into custody, but he ditched a scheduled court appearance in a drug case. Deputies say the pair stole $13,550 in jewelry from […]

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New Publix Coming to North Port

Renewed home construction in North Port has revived dormant plans for a new Publix supermarket. Construction on the Lakeland-based chain’s planned store at U.S. 41 and West Villages Parkway will start in about a year. Publix spokeswoman Shannon Patten says supermarket, which is expected to open in late 2014, will bring an estimated 150 jobs. […]

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Two Arrests in Sarasota Car Burglaries

Two people who live in the Harbor Acres neighborhood help Sarasota police find and arrest two men they say were breaking into people’s cars Wednesday morning. The witnesses say the crooks worked as a team. One would stand watch while the other broke into the vehicles. Police arrested 21-year-old Michael Goya and 22-year-old Jonathan Schultz. […]

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SFC President Hafner Quits

The State College of Florida will be looking for a new president following the resignation of Lars Hafner. Trustees of the Bradenton school unanimously approved a deal struck between Hafner’s attorneys and those hired by the board. Hafner, who is 51, will be paid 363 thousand dollars severance. His critics called him fiscally irresponsible. Also, […]

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