RESULTS FROM BOATER SAFETY AND I-75 OPS

THE RESULTS ARE IN FROM TWO CHARLOTTE COUNTY OPERATIONS FROM OVER THE WEEKEND.  ON SATURDAY, THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY MARINE PATROL, WITH AN ASSIST FROM THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION, STOPPED 86 VESSELS IN THE ENGLEWOOD/BOCA GRANDE WATERS TO CONDUCT SAFETY INSPECTIONS.  THERE WERE 37 WARNINGS ISSUED ALONG WITH 6 CITATIONS AND 3 ARRESTS FOR […]

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WEEK TWO OF EARLY VOTING UNDERWAY

THE SECOND WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IS UNDERWAY IN THE SOUTHWEST PLEX.  IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, THERE ARE THREE PLACES TO VOTE EARLY FOR NEXT TUESDAY’S GENERAL ELECTION.  THEY ARE:  THE SAN CASA ELECTIONS OFFICE AT 6868 SAN CASA IN ENGLEWOOD; THE MID-COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY AT 2050 FOREST NELSON BOULEVARD IN PORT CHARLOTTE; AND THE SUPERVISOR […]

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JAIL BID LAWSUIT HEADING TO TRIAL

A LAWSUIT OVER A CONTRACT TO PROVIDE MEDICAL SERVICES AT THE SARASOTA COUNTY JAIL IS HEADED TO TRIAL.  PRISON HEALTH SYSTEMS CONTENDS THAT FORMER SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF BILL BALKWILL SHUT THEM OUT OF THE BIDDING PROCESS BECAUSE OF HIS CLOSE RELATIONSHIP TO EXECUTIVES AT ARMOR CORRECTIONAL HEALTH, WHO WAS AWARDED A THREE YEAR/$9 MILLION DOLLAR […]

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DISGRUNTLED MAN THREATENS TO BLOW UP SCHOOL

A DEEP CREEK MAN WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY THREATENED TO BLOW UP HIS CHILD’S SCHOOL.  THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED A CALL JUST BEFORE 12:30PM THAT A DISGRUNTLED PARENT, 28 YEAR OLD JASON BEACH, WENT TO DEEP CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO REMOVE HIS CHILD FOR A HEALTH DEPARTMENT APPOINTMENT AT THE REQUEST OF […]

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MAN WANTED FOR TRYING TO ROB TEEN AT ATM

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR HELP IN IDENTIFYING THE MAN WHO TRIED TO ROB A TEEN AS SHE USED A BANK OF AMERICA ATM LAST WEEK.  DEPUTIES SAY THE VICTIM WAS TRYING TO MAKE A WITHDRAWAL FROM THE BRANCH AT 3600 BEE RIDGE ROAD AT AROUND 11:30PM LAST TUESDAY WHEN THE MAN APPROACHED HER […]

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