LB Conservancy Fundraiser

Lemon Bay Con­ser­vancy will honor the tar­pon tomorrow night: The annual Toast to the Coast fundraiser is at the Boca Bay Bass Club in Boca Grande. It helps sup­port the Conservancy’s ongo­ing juve­nile tar­pon research and preser­va­tion program.There will be food, music, an open bar and auc­tion items includ­ing tick­ets to the Mas­ters golf tour­na­ment, […]

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Prescription Fraud Ring Arrests

Twenty-nine people have been charged for their involvement with a prescription fraud ring. Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight says the charges come after a 10-month investigation. Operation Bad Apple began last March when the sheriff’s Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit learned that dozens of fraudulent prescriptions for Oxycodone from Luxor Industries Physicians Group in North Fort Myers […]

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Englewood Prescription Fraud Ring

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office calls it “Operation Bad Apple.” It’s named after the Apple Pharmacy in Englewood that put thousands of Oxycodone pills on the street. 29 people have been charged by Sheriff’s deputies in a prescription fraud ring. Fraudulent prescriptions from Luxor Industries Physicians Group were filled in Englewood. Luxor was closed last […]

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Kids’ Needs

Kids’ Needs, a non-profit, all-volunteer group work­ing to help Engle­wood chil­dren stay safe and in school, is in need of school supplies. The group col­lects dona­tions of new and nearly new school cloth­ing and shoes, new toi­letries and school sup­plies for boys and girls in grades K-12. Donated items are given to qual­i­fied stu­dents through […]

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Watch for ATM Skimmers

An alert for ATM users: watch for skimmers on the debit card reader on the machine. Charlotte County detectives say two men were seen on surveillance video January 18 at Publix in Charlotte Harbor; one put a skimmer device on the ATM at 7:18 a.m, and took it off at 9:04 a.m. One woman reported […]

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