Satasota Enacts Hiring Freeze

Unless you have one of three skill sets, it has now become almost impossible to get a job with the City of Sarasota. Commission members enacted a four-month hiring freeze this week, in an attempt to save a quarter-million dollars. The only exceptions to the freeze are the pension plans administrator, a computer systems administrator […]

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Day of Drinking Leads to Child Abandonment

A Sarasota woman is behind bars for leaving a youngster in a locked vehicle with a man who had passed out from drinking too much. Deputies arrested him for DUI. A passer-by saw the small child in a car seat inside the locked vehicle, which was running, alongside Beach Road on Saturday. Deputies got into […]

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Englewood Man Dies in Monday Crash

An Englewood man is dead following a motorcycle crash yesterday. Highway patrol troopers say Henry Kirsten died in the crash at State Road 776 and Regina Drive. According to a crash report, Kirsten had stopped at the stop sign, but apparently didn’t see a Hyundai approaching form his left and drove out in front of […]

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CCSO ARRESTS 14 YEAR OLD BOY FOR BURGLARY AND VANDALIZING A SCHOOL CLASSROOM

(PORT CHARLOTTE) Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a juvenile Port Charlotte boy for breaking into and vandalizing a portable classroom at The Academy School, 18300 Cochran Boulevard, Port Charlotte, Feb. 24. Charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief, and Obstruction of a Fire Extinguisher was Benjamin Austin Paige, 14, 481 Notson Terrace. On Feb. 28, the Charlotte […]

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Iran Tensions Push Gas Prices Up Again

Gas prices rose again last week. Jessica Brady with Tampa-based AAA South says tensions in the Middle East and a strengthening dollar continue to put pressure on the price at the pump despite a slight dip in crude oil prices last week… TAG: According to AAA, the national average is $3.76 per gallon. Florida drivers […]

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