THREE CAR PILE UP SENDS TWO TO THE HOSPITAL

THREE PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT IN SARASOTA SUNDAY MORNING.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 49 YEAR OLD RALPH MCCALLISTER OF SARASOTA AND 55 YEAR OLD ROIN RYDER OF SARASOTA WERE BOTH NORTHBOUND ON BENEVA ROAD IN THE RIGHT LANE, WHILE 74 YEAR OLD RONALD HAYES WAS IN THE LEFT LANE JUST AFTER 10:30AM.  […]

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BAR OWNERS WANTS EARLIER SALES ON SUNDAYS

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE GOING TO CONSIDER ENDING BLUE LAWS THAT PROHIBIT SALES OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON SUNDAYS BEFORE NOON.  JUST LAST MONTH, CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ENDED BLUE LAWS THERE, ALLOWING ALCOHOL SALES ON SUNDAYS FROM 6AM-2AM AS ON ANY OTHER DAY OF THE WEEK.  BAR OWNERS HAVE SENT LETTERS AND EMAILS TO SARASOTA COUNTY […]

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PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR RED LIGHT CAMERAS

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD THE FIRST OF TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS ON MONDAY TO DISCUSS INSTALLING CAMERAS AT INTERSECTIONS TO CATCH RED LIGHT RUNNERS.  THE STATE PASSED A LAW BACK IN MAY ALLOWING RED LIGHT CAMERAS TO BE USED TO CITE DRIVERS WHO CHOOSE NOT TO STOP ON RED.  THE CAMERAS ARE ALREADY BEING USED […]

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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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