Man Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run

There’s been an arrest made in a hit and run fatal on Sarasota’s Fruitville Road on Monday. Sarasota Police arrested 38 year old Darden Nicks, who they say was the driver who fled after his car hit a pedestrian who was crossing road. Nicks was busted on possession of narcotics and paraphernalia, and he could […]

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Historic Englewood Home Burns

The Jenkins-Rinkard house withstood a hurricane, but a massive attic fire may be its demise. The fire that lit the sky Sunday night caused 150-thousand dollars damage, though the structure remains standing for the moment. Fire investigators say it looks like an electrical short in the attic may be to blame, but the fire cause […]

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Police Keep Pension, See Raise Cut by 2/3

Police officers in Sarasota have staved off a change to their retirement benefits many felt was a recipe for disaster. City commissioners last night backed off from the plan that would have ended police pensions, replacing them with 401(k) style plans that shift the risk of the retirement investments from the city to the officer. […]

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Teen Jailed for Sex with 11-year Old

A 17-year old Cape Coral boy is behind bars for having sex with an 11-year old girl — in, of all places, a church. Officers were called after the girl’s mother took her to the hospital for an evaluation. She’d found the girl after the evening service, and the girl admitted she and the teen […]

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Walton faces More Charges

He was already under arrest for one crime, and is now facing more charges. Sheriff’s officials said 48 year old Mark Walton of Battalla Road in North Port was in the Sarasota County Jail yesterday morning on more than half a million dollars bond charged with battery and now faces sexual battery with a weapon, […]

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