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DEPUTIES CLEARED IN AUGUST SARASOTA SHOOTING

THE STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE HAS RULED THAT THE SIX OFFICERS THAT FIRED UPON A MAN AT A BUSY SARASOTA INTERSECTION LAST MONTH WERE JUSTIFIED IN USING DEADLY FORCE.  ALSO, AN INTERNAL REVIEW HAS FOUND THAT SEARGANT JACK BLESSEE AND DEPUTIES GABE ECKERT, BRIAN BIEGEL, BRYAN IVINGS, JOHN SWINNEY, AND DAVID MICHEEL ALL PERFORMED IN A […]

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FAA DISMISSES AIRPORT COMPLAINT

THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION HAS DISMISSED THE PART 16 COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST THE CITY OF VENICE LAST YEAR.  PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY THE COMPLAINT, WHICH WAS FILED ON BEHALF OF THE VENICE JET CENTER IN JULY OF 2009, ASKED FOR PERMISSION TO BUILD FOUR HANGARS IN THE JET CENTER WHICH IS NOW OWNED BY TRISTATE.  HOWEVER, […]

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SARASOTA SUSPICIOUS DEATH BEING INVESTIGATED

SARASOTA POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SUSPICIOUS DEATH FROM SUNDAY NIGHT.  POLICE SAY THEY WERE CALLED TO 2834 DIXIE AVENUE AT AROUND 9PM SUNDAY AFTER NEIGHBORS COMPLAINED OF AN ODOR COMING FROM WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A VACANT HOME.  ONCE INSIDE, OFFICERS DISCOVERED THE DECOMPOSING BODY OF A FEMALE WHO HAS YET TO BE IDENTIFIED.  […]

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MOTORCYCLIST IDENTIFIED

AN ENGLEWOOD MAN DIED AFTER HE CRASHED HIS MOTORCYCLE NEAR THE SARASOTA/CHARLOTTE COUNTY LINE IN ENGLEWOOD EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 31 YEAR OLD BOBBY JENKINS WAS SOUTHBOUND IN THE OUTSIDE LANE OF SOUTH INDIANA AVENUE NEAR SOUTH MCCALL ROAD JUST AFTER 2AM WHEN HE FAILED TO NEGOTIATE THE LEFT HAND CURVE […]

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NO TRAILER FOR ENGLEWOOD BEACH

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONER ROBERT SKIDMORE BROKE SOME NEWS ON THE MORNING MAGAZINE SHOW THIS MORNING.  HE WAS APPEARING TO TALK ABOUT THE COUNTY’S PLAN TO PUT A TRAILER ON ENGLEWOOD BEACH TO SELL FOOD AND SUNDRY ITEMS, BUT INSTEAD HE SAID AFTER HEARING FROM THE PEOPLE, ALL BETS ARE NOW OFF.  OVER 1600 PEOPLE HAD […]

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