Judge Upholds Strip Club Ordinance

What if you ran a strip club and your dancers couldn’t dance nude? That’s the dilemma for Sarasota County’s only so-called adult entertainment club after a circuit court judge as upheld a county ordinance banning nude entertainment. The ordinance has been in effect since 2008 but was never enforced. Lawyers for the county’s only adult […]

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Sarasota High Speed Chase

A high-speed chase through Sarasota last night ended with a flipped car and a driver in jail. Originally, deputies were responding to a domestic dispute call but when they arrived, they say 23-year-old Travis Potter drove off at high speed. Deputies chased Potter up Beneva Road, during which he hit three cars while weaving in […]

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CCSO NARCS ARREST 4TH WOMAN IN 10 DAYS FOR “DOCTOR SHOPPING”

(PUNTA GORDA) Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives continue their investigations into charges of “doctor shopping” and Tuesday arrested a fourth woman in the last 10 days. The latest arrest was Kristina Amber Webb, 29, 521 Drury Lane, Punta Gorda. Detectives said Webb contacted five doctors in Charlotte and Lee counties and was prescribed Oxycodone […]

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Mote Lecture Series Coming Soon

Mote Marine Laboratory will offer a lecture series this spring. Hayley Rutger at Mote says every Monday from January 30th through March 12th, experts from across the marine research community will be speaking on a host of issues… TAG: Rutger says the first expert in the series is Chris Fisher from the National Geographic Channel. […]

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Woman Robbed Outside Sarasota Restaurant

An armed robbery outside a Sarasota restaurant last night. Police say a gun-wielding robber approached a woman in the parking lot of the Dutch Heritage Restaurant in the three thousand block of Bahia Vista Street late last night and demanded her purse. She handed it over and the assailant fled on foot. He’s described as […]

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