Man Arrested for Beating Dog to Death

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man for beating a dog to death and burglarizing two local businesses where the crime occurred. On Sunday morning, the owner arrived at John’s Automotive on Snug Harbor Place in Sarasota and called the sheriff’s office to report the four-year-old Mastiff named “Ashton” was missing. Later that […]

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Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reopens

TALLAHASSEE— The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has re-opened for business after a threatening letter led officials to close the building this morning. Following standard protocol, the building was temporarily evacuated until deemed safe by the Regional Domestic Security Task Force. After conducting field tests on the letter and the office in […]

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North Port Newcomer Day this Saturday

The City of North Port, along with the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and the North Port Library, will host a North Port Newcomer Day from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Newcomer Day features information tables throughout the entire library run by many of the City’s departments and divisions, along […]

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Department of Motor Vehicles Intercepts Threatening Letter

TALLAHASSEE — Today, a threatening letter claiming to have a biological weapon was intercepted at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in Tallahassee. Following standard protocol, local, state and federal authorities were notified, and the building was temporarily evacuated until the area is deemed safe to return. Julie L. Jones, Executive Director […]

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Tower Closure Latest

Will airport towers in Southwest Florida close, or has the latest Congressional action prevented that from happening? Airport officials in Southwest Florida aren’t holding their breath, in spite of congressional assurances that the bipartisan bill Congress passed last week will save the 149 towers set to close due to the sequester. “There’s no reason for […]

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