Skeletal Remains ID’d

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives have identified the skeletal remains found Sep. 18 along the Como Waterway near Cedarwood Street and Young Avenue in Port Charlotte. Detectives say positive identification has been made of 23 year old Christopher Gilleo. His last known address was in Port Charlotte, several blocks east of where he […]

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Feds Look To Preserve Working Waterfronts

The federal government is working on a massive research project to study America’s Working Waterfronts. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez says the collaborative research program will provide coastal communities with vital information to maintain working and job-creating waterfronts.. TAG: Fernandez says the Working Waterfronts program will look at everything from the […]

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Friendly’s Closes

This doesn’t sound very friendly… Friendly’s in Sarasota and Bradenton are closed. Their employees are without jobs and we are without one more restaurant. The nearly 80 year old company closed alot of its stores through out the county, as it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Like lots of companies, Friendly’s said its costs […]

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North Port Man Charged In Killings

Police have charged a 19-year-old North Port man with first-degree murder in the March shooting of a Bradenton teacher. Katrelle Johnson is charged with the murder of Kenneth Ellis last March. Johnson also charged with the June 21 murder of Robert Mann at a Warm Mineral Springs triplex. Ellis was gunned down in the doorway […]

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Sarasota YMCA Head Resigns

The C-E-O of the Sarasota YMCA has resigned. Paul Smith joined the Sarasota organization two years ago, coming over from the YMCA in Kansas City, where he served as chief operating officer. Ed Landis, chairman of the Sarasota YMCA’s board, says a search for a replacement will begin immediately. The Sarasota YMCA serves an estimated […]

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