HOFFMAN WILL NOT TAKE ADMINISTRATOR POST

SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF’S MAJOR KURT HOFFMAN WILL NOT TAKE THE TEMPORARY POSITION AS COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR AFTER IT WAS LEARNED THAT HE WOULD LOSE A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF HIS RETIREMENT BENEFITS AND HAVE TO BE RECLASSIFIED.  HOFFMAN WAS APPROVED BY THE FLORIDA COMMISSION ON ETHICS, BUT WITH THE RETIREMENT ISSUE HE INFORMED COMMISSIONERS OF HIS DECISION […]

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BRUSH FIRE CLOSE TO MOBILE HOME PARK

FIRE CREWS ARE STILL WORKING TO GET A BRUSH FIRE UNDER CONTROL IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.  THE FIRE, WHICH IS LOCATED OFF OF OIL WELL ROAD EAST OF US 41, SHUT DOWN THAT ROAD FOR A TIME TUESDAY AND CAUSED THE EVACUATION OF PEOPLE FROM THEIR HOMES IN THE SUN N’ SHADE MOBILE HOME PARK.  THE […]

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REDISTRICTING DEBATE RAGES IN VENICE

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GOT AN EARFUL FROM ANGRY RESIDENTS AND CITY LEADERS ON THE FIRST DAY OF A TWO DAY PUBLIC HEARING OVER POTENTIAL REDISTRICTING FOR COMMISSION SEAT DISTRICTS.  EVERYONE THAT SPOKE AT THE DAIS TUESDAY WAS AGAINST THE PROPOSAL, WHICH WOULD HAVE THREE OF THE FIVE COMMISSIONERS CHOSEN FROM THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE […]

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SIX INJURED IN PORT CHARLOTTE WRECK

SIX PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT IN PORT CHARLOTTE YESTERDAY EVENING.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 48 YEAR OLD ARACELI CASEY OF PORT CHARLOTTE WAS STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN FACING NORTH ON ALTON ROAD AT THE INTERSECTION OF MIDWAY BOULEVARD JUST AFTER 6:30PM WHEN SHE PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF AN EASTBOUND CAR […]

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PUNTA GORDA WOMAN SOLD CRACK TO COPS

A PUNTA GORDA WOMAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER SELLING CRACK COCAINE FOR A THIRD TIME TO UNDERCOVER DETECTIVES IN PORT CHARLOTTE.  DEPUTIES SAY 59 YEAR OLD ROSE SCANLIN MADE THE SALES ON MARCH 31ST, APRIL 11TH AND LAST FRIDAY.  WHEN FRIDAY’S TRANSACTION WAS COMPLETED, DEPUTIES MOVED IN FOR THE BUST.  SCANLIN WAS CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS […]

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