Sarasota Co. Sheriff’s Office Says No New Officers This Year

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office does not plan to add deputies and personnel this year, despite their budget going up by $3M. Sheriff Tom Knight told the Herald-Tribune Wednesday that nearly $1.5M of that increase is for mandated expenses. That includes things like healthcare premiums, workers’ compensation and contributions to the Florida Retirement System. Another […]

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Senate Votes to Confirm FEMA Director As Tropical Storm Bears Down on Louisiana

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The vote was 95-4 on Tuesday for Brock Long. He previously ran Alabama’s Emergency Management Agency and served as that state’s on-scene incident commander during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The […]

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