John Lee Prosecutors Tout Prior Arrest

Prosecutors in the case of a Sarasota man accused in two murders say a jury should be allowed to hear of his prior arrest on domestic violence charges. 48-year-old John Lee is on trial in the deaths of his former girlfriend and a neighbor just hours after he was released from jail on teh previous […]

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Sarasota County Assessing Isaac’s Impact

Local officials are assessing the impact of Tropical Storm Isaac. Crystal Pruitt with Sarasota County communications says crews were out on Tuesday conducting damage assessments and relief operations… TAG: Pruitt says flooding was also reported along River road and at the Rambler’s Rest RV Resort in Venice.

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Officials Warn Against Rip Currents

Tropical Storm Isaac is long gone, but Sarasota County officials say a new threat has been left in the wake of the storm. Lifeguard manager Scott Montgomery says dangerous rip currents are making Suncoast beaches dangerous for swimmers… TAG: Montgomery says lifeguards are using beach warning flags: one red flag means hazards are present. Two […]

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Isaac To Bring Wind and Rain on Monday

The Suncoast seems to have been spared the worst from Tropical Storm Isaac but that doesn’t mean the threat is completely over. National Hurricane Center meteorologist Jessica Schauer says Monday could bring dangerous squalls to the area… TAG: On Sunday, Isaac’s forecast path made a dramatic shift to the west. The storm is now on […]

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Family Of Dead Inmate to Sue

The family of a woman who died in the medical wing of the Sarasota County Jail this week says it plans to sue the county. They say that jail staff ignored complaints about health issues by 47-year-old prisoner Karen Ibarra, who died at the jail on Wednesday. Deputies, though, say Ibarra was refusing help and […]

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