MAN MUGGED WHILE CROSSING STREET

A MAN TRYING TO CROSS A SARASOTA STREET WAS REPORTEDLY MUGGED FRIDAY NIGHT.  SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 52 YEAR OLD WILLIAM THOMPSON WAS CROSSING STICKNEY POINT ROAD FROM RICHARD PLACE JUST AFTER 8:30PM WHEN HE WAS HIT FROM BEHIND BY A HARD OBJECT.  ONE OF THE MEN THEN WENT INTO THOMPSON’S POCKETS AND TOOK HIS […]

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COMMISSIONERS VOTE TO CONTINUE PURSING SPRINGS

NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSIONERS VOTED 4-1 FRIDAY TO CONTINUE TO PURSUE THE PURCHASE OF WARM MINERAL SPRINGS WITH SARASOTA COUNTY.  AN EMERGENCY MEETING WAS CALLED BY NEWLY ELECTED COMMISSIONER LINDA YATES, WHO FEELS THE CITY NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR WHEN IT COMES TO PURCHASES SUCH AS THIS.  THE MEETING LASTED OVER […]

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SCHARMBERG BACK BEHIND BARS

A PORT CHARLOTTE TEEN ARRESTED EARLIER THIS WEEK IS BACK BEHIND BARS AFTER HE WAS OBSERVED IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE PUNTA GORDA WAL-MART THURSDAY MORNING.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 19 YEAR OLD NICKOLAS SCHARMBERG WAS SPOTTED JUST AFTER 7AM AFTER A BE-ON-THE-LOOKOUT WAS ISSUED WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING TWO SWAT RAIDS FOR WEAPONS WERE EXECUTED […]

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LOAN FORGIVEN…RESIDENTS UPSET IN NORTH PORT

NORTH PORT TAXPAYERS ARE HAVING TO MUNCH ON A $225,000 LOSS ON THE HOME OF FORMER CITY MANAGER STEVE CROWELL, AND THEY’RE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT.  CROWELL WAS FORCED OUT OF HIS POSITION IN OCTOBER AFTER PUTTING HIS HAT IN THE RING FOR THE CITY MANAGER’S JOB IN IOWA CITY, AND AS PART OF THE […]

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FOOD IS LOVE RAISES OVER $2000 FOR MAMMOGRAMS

LEAH McCALLISTER, THE NEW CO-OWNER OF ENGLEWOOD RESTAURANT FOOD IS LOVE TOOK A CALCULATED GAMBLE IN MOVING THE TA-TA-TUESDAY PROMOTION TO FRIDAY THIS YEAR, BUT THE CALCULATOR SHOWS THE MOVE WAS A GOOD ONE.  THE RESTAURANT DESIGNATE ONE DAY A YEAR DURING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH IN OCTOBER TO BRING IN CELEBRITY WAIT STAFF WHO […]

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