Alleged DUI Driver Fleeing Crash Kills Jogger

A man fleeing a drunk-driving crash Saturday lost control in a tight curve and ran into a Siesta Key woman who was out jogging, killing her. State troopers say 53-year old Donna Chen died after being struck Saturday afternoon by a Nissan Altima driven by 22-year old Blake Talman of Bradenton. Talman was speeding away […]

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9 Dogs Rescued from Deplorabel Conditions

Nine poorly cared for dogs were rescued from a Punta Gorda home last week. Animal Control officers were alerted to the house at 26583 Fairway Drive by a neighbor where he told them that the owner was starving the dogs. Animal Control said the animals were parasite infested, malnourished and mistreated. They had no food, […]

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Fruit Crop Not Seriousuly Harmed By Cold Snap

A collective sigh of relief from Sun Coast fruit and vegetable farmers as warmer weather moves into the region. The recent cold snap, which sent overnight temperatures to near freezing and wind chills into the twenties, had growers scrambling to protect plants from the cold and frost. Indications now are that some leaf damage was […]

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Cold Water Threatens Manatees

Marine wildlife officials are closely monitoring water temperatures off the Sun Coast. That’s because of new information that as many as 25 percent of manatees who were found dead over the last two winters were killed by cold water. Manatees need to live in water that’s warmer than 68 degrees and as we’ve reported here […]

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Scott Named to Education Foundaton Post

Longtime community leader Susan Scott has been named exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Edu­ca­tion Foun­da­tion of Sara­sota County. Board Chair­man Mike Bryant says Scott was the unanimous choice to replace Cindy Kaiser, who left to deal with fam­ily health issues at the end of October. Scott was Sara­sota County government’s deputy admin­is­tra­tor from 2003 to 2010, […]

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