Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Goes Down

Southwest Florida unexpectedly added jobs in January, a time of year when that rarely happens. New numbers show the unemployment rate on the Sun Coast was down one-tenth of one percent in January. That decrease was fueled by the addition of an estimated one thousand jobs in the area. Historically, that month is virtually never […]

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Booze On Beach Battle Goes To Sheriff

Sarasota’s booze-on-the-beach quandary got a look from the County Commission — then was passed quickly to the Sheriff’s Office. With most Florida cities banning alcohol on their beaches, Sarasota, which allows it, has become a magnet for college kids on Spring Break. It’s also become a political hot potato following the death of a jogger […]

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Break-Ins Serve as Reminder to Lock Vehicles

Sheriff’s deputies are using a a pair of unrelated crime sprees as a reminder for everyone to lock vehicles and take vcaluables inside. On Saturday, three vehicles were broken into while parked at Chadwick Park at Englewood Beach. Two of the vehicles which were parked close to each other were forcibly entered by smashing out […]

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Second Robbery Suspect Collared

Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies have made a second arrest in connection with robberies recently at PakMail and Synovus Bank. Jason Maxwell lives near the bank, and someone reported seeing him run from the bank shortly after robber descriptions were released following the robbery last month. When they searched the home, detectives found items taken in […]

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Spring Break Safety Tips

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s is issuing a warning to Spring Breakers. Public Information Officer Wendy Rose says lock your doors and protect your personal property but most importantly, make sure however you celebrate Spring Break, stay safe…especially if your plans include alcohol… TAG: Rose says local business owners are reporting more business this Spring than […]

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