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MAN HITS ANOTHER OVER HEAD WITH BB GUN

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY TWO MEN WHO TRIED TO ROB ANOTHER WITH A BB GUN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ENDED UP HITTING HIM OVER THE HEAD WITH IT.  DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE CALLED TO THE AIRPORT SHELL STATION ON NORTH TAMIAMI TRAIL AT AROUND 2:40AM SUNDAY.  THE VICTIM, 28 YEAR OLD STEVEN SCOTT, TOLD THEM TWO […]

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MAN BEHIND BARS AFTER SALE, CRASH

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S NARCOTICS DETECTIVES ARRESTED AN ARCADIA MAN AFTER HE BOUGHT DRUGS FROM THEM AND TRIED TO ESCAPE ON FOOT AFTER CRASHING HIS VEHICLE.  DEPUTIES SAY 31 YEAR OLD LESLIES WYNTER SOLD THEM 28 GRAMS OF POT FOR $130 BUCKS AT THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ON SANDHILL BOULEVARD IN PORT CHARLOTTE.  ONCE THE TRANSACTION […]

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ROTONDA GAS LEAK FOUND, CAPPED

A PROPANE LEAK UNDER A ROTONDA HOME WAS QUICKLY CAPPED ON WEDNESDAY.  THE ENGLEWOOD FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT WAS ON SCENE WITHIN TWO MINUTES OF THE FIRST CALL JUST AFTER 2PM WEDNESDAY, AND THEY QUICKLY ASCERTAINED THAT THE LEAK WAS COMING FROM AN UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK.  RESIDENTS IN THE HOME AND WITHIN 300 FEET WERE EVACUATED […]

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HOPE FOR HOMEOWNERS SEMINAR SATURDAY

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES WILL HOST THE LATEST HOPE FOR HOMEOWNERS SEMINAR TOMORROW FROM 10AM-4PM AT THE IMAGINE SCHOOL OF PALMER RANCH AT 6220 McINTOSH ROAD IN SARASOTA.  HOMEOWNERS WILL BE ABLE TO MEET ONE-ON-ONE WITH MORTGAGE LENDERS, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT-CERTIFIED HOUSING COUNSELORS, AND LOCAL HOUSING AUTHORITIES.  THEY WILL BE […]

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TAX RATES SET IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON WEDNESDAY APPROVED THE COUNTYWIDE PROPERTY TAX RATE OF 6.0892 MILLS AT A MEETING THAT LASTED LESS THAN 20 MINUTES.  COMMISSIONERS WERE NOT IN TOTAL AGREEMENT HOWEVER, AS THE VOTE WAS 3-2 WITH COMMISSIONERS DICK LOFTUS AND ROBERT SKIDMORE DISSENTING.  THE MILLAGE RATE IS HIGHER THAN A YEAR AGO, BUT MOST PROPERTY […]

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