FIRE CLOSES A DAYCARE IN NORTH PORT

NORTH PORT FIRE OFFICIALS RESPONDED TO A FIRE IN A STORAGE ROOM OF THE FELLOWSHIP HALL AT THE PEACE RIVER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EARLY THIS MORNING.  THE DAMAGE WAS NOT EXTENSIVE AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES, BUT BECAUSE THE POWER TO THE BUILDING WAS TURNED OFF, THE NOAH’S ARK DAYCARE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OPEN […]

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THREE ARRESTED IN DEEP CREEK DRUG HOUSE

THREE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AFTER AUTHORITIES RAIDED THE HOME OF A KNOWN DEEP CREEK DRUG DEALER.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY NARCOTICS DETECTIVES HAD THE HOME AT 26110-B EXPLORER ROAD UNDER SURVEILLANCE BECAUSE OF THREE PREVIOUS DRUG BUYS SINCE SEPTEMBER.  TUESDAY THEY STORMED THE HOME AT AROUND 4:30 PM AND FOUND NUMEROUS PILL BOTTLES AS WELL AS BAGGIES […]

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DESOTO PLAYER FACES CHARGES

THE DESOTO HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYER THAT SHOVED AND THREW A REFEREE TO THE GROUND DURING A GAME MONDAY NIGHT IS NOW FACING CHARGES.  18 YEAR OLD MASON HOLLAND HAS CHARGES OF BATTERY ON A SPORTS OFFICIAL, WHICH IS A FELONY, AWAITING HIS ARRIVAL TO THE DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.  HOLLAND TOLD AUTHORITIES HE WAS […]

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SALVATION ARMY KETTLE THEFT

THE SALVATION ARMY REPORTS THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SARASOTA’S HISTORY SOMEONE HAS STOLEN A KETTLE FROM A BELL RINGER.  ESTIMATES ARE THAT THERE WAS BETWEEN $200 AND $300 IN IT.  THE THEFT HAPPENED AT THE PUBLIX AT BENEVA ROAD AND BEE RIDGE IN SARASOTA.  BELL RINGER MELISSA SMITH SAYS SHE THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS […]

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WARM MINERAL SPRINGS SALE CLOSER

THE SALE OF WARM MINERAL SPRINGS TO THE PUBLIC IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY.  THE SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED AN AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF NORTH PORT TO JOINTLY BUY THE 81 ACRE ATTRACTION.  TERMS OF THE PURCHASE HAD BEEN ACCEPTED EARLIER, AND ALONG WITH WEDNESDAY’S VOTE, THE NEXT  STEP  TAKES PLACE MONDAY […]

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