SARASOTA COMMISSION ACTIONS ON WEDNESDAY

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON WEDNESDAY APPROVED MORE THAN $700,000 DOLLARS IN INCENTIVES FOR TWO COUNTY BUSINESSES.  THEY APPROVED $350,000 DOLLARS FOR TERVIS TUMBLER, WHICH EXPECTS TO ADD OVER 200 JOBS OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS AS THEY WILL EXPAND ITS 55,000 SQUARE FOOT PLANT IN VENICE BY 35,000 SQUARE FEET.  COMMISSIONERS ALSO APPROVED $360,000 DOLLARS […]

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THREE DEALERS BUSTED NEAR SCHOOL

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S NARCOTICS DETECTIVES SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT AT A HOME NEAR KINGSWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.  AUTHORITIES BURST INTO THE HOUSE AT 23276 ALTMAN AVENUE AT AROUND 6:45AM AND FOUND FIVE ADULTS, A SEVEN YEAR OLD AND A FIFTEEN MONTH OLD, ALONG WITH AN UNLOCKED SAFE FILLED WITH BAGGIES THAT HAD COCAINE […]

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MAN SHOT WITH A PELLET GUN

NORTH PORT POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING THAT TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY.  OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE 5300 BLOCK OF ALLEN ROAD WHERE THEY FOUND A MAN HAD BEEN SHOT IN THE STOMACH AREA.  POLICE SAY THE WOUND APPEARED SMALL AND WAS POSSIBLY FROM A PELLET GUN THAT WAS FOUND INSIDE THE VICTIM’S HOME.  NORTH PORT […]

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ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY IN SARASOTA

AUTHORITIES ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO TRIED TO ROB A WOMAN AS SHE USED AN ATM MACHINE IN SARASOTA LATE LAST NIGHT.  SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 18 YEAR OLD DESTINY BARNES WAS BANKING AT THE BANK OF AMERICA ATM ON BEE RIDGE ROAD WHEN SHE WAS APPROACHED FROM BEHIND BY A DARK SKINNED MAN […]

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THREE ARRESTED FOR DEALING OXYCODONE

THREE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED MONDAY AFTERNOON AFTER MULTIPLE DRUG DEALS WITH UNDERCOVER DETECTIVES IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.  DEPUTIES SAY 22 YEAR OLD MICHAEL COCHARA OF NORTH PORT AND 32 YEAR OLD JOHN LEMBACHNER OF ELLENTON WERE BOTH TAKEN IN AFTER UNDERCOVER AGENTS PURCHASED OXYCODONE PILLS FROM COCHARA ON THE FIFTH, SIXTH, AND ON MONDAY.  LEMBACHNER REPORTEDLY […]

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