Florida beaches ranked 13th for cleanliness

The Natural Resources Defense Council thinks well of Florida’s beaches. The council has ranked the state’s beaches 13th in cleanliness. This year’s Testing the Waters report examines water quality and the testing process. Delaware, New Hampshire, and New Jersey have taken the top three spots for best water quality and bacteria levels.

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More Chikungunya Cases Reported

The State health Department says there are now 4-cases of chikungunya fever in Southwest Florida. The herald-Tribune’s reporting wtwo people in Sarasota and Manatee counties appear to have gotten the disease on trips to the Dominican Republic. Two Charlotte County cases of Caribbean origin were reported earlier this month. The virus, transmitted by mosquito bites, […]

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Charlotte County Water-Sewer Rates Going Up

There are some unhappy Charlotte County residents today after County Commissioners voted 4-1 today to raise utility bills. WINK reports Charlotte County Utilities officials say they can’t keep up when it comes to paying its bills, so customers will need to up the flow of cash, paying higher water and sewer bills. The fees as […]

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Election today for Radel’s seat

A special election today produces a new member of Congress. Trey Radel resigned his 19th District seat following his drug arrest. Voters in Lee and Collier counties can choose from Republican Curt Clawson, Democrat April Freeman, and Libertarian Ray Netherwood. Timothy Rossano has also authored a write-in campaign. The winner has to run again in […]

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13 year Sentence in Prscription Fruad Case

13-years in prison is the sentence for Pedro Alcantara, who was busted along with 66-other people during Operation Main Pain in 2012 and 2013. Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies say Alcantara was the ringleader of a prescription fraud operation. He led a group responsible for getting 220 bogus prescriptions for Oxycodone filled, netting them close to […]

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