Woman Killed On Tamiami Trail

A young woman has died after being struck while trying to walk across one of the Sun Coast’s busiest thoroughfares. Sarasota police say the so far unidentified woman, who was in her early twenties, was trying to cross North Tamiami Trail near Panama Drive last night. The driver of the car that struck her stopped […]

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Dent Beats Thaxton By A Lot

One of the most lopsided contests in yesterday’s election was the closely-watched battle between Sarasota County Elections Supervisor Kathy Dent and longtime County Commissioner John Thaxton. Thaxton is leaving the Commission due to term limits and mounted a strong campaign to keep his political career going with the Elections Supervisor position. Turns out, it wasn’t […]

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Arrest In Fake Pot Rage

A Port Charlotte man has been arrested after his mother reported he smoked incense and became violent when she refused to buy him more. Deputies say 19-year-old Antonio Campbell smoked incense then smashed a glass table and threatened to kill her if she called police. She did anyway, By the time they arrived, Campbell had […]

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More Theft Charges Against Man

A Punta Gorda man faces additional charges in connection with several metal thefts in the community. Authorities had already arrested Joshua Shane Crider earlier this month, charging him with stealing aircraft parts and selling them to a recycling business in Fort Meyers. They have now connected more case to him; 14 charges were filed eysterday. […]

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Window Tint Leads to Drug Arrest

Deeply-tinted windows lead to the arrest of a Port Charlotte man for trafficking Percocet. A deputy pulled over Jason Middlebrooks on O’Hara Drive Friday due to the dark windows. Measurements inside the car showed the tint was much deeper than the law allows. Middlebrooks was acting very nervous, according to the deputy, who asked for […]

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