ID of Strong-Arm Robber Sought

Punta Gorda police are asking for your help identifying a man who accosted a woman in a local parking lot as he tried to steal her purse. It happened recently in the parking lot of Charlotte High School. The thief, described as a white male between 15 and 20 years old, was wearing khaki shorts […]

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Butcher Shop, Arson Victim, to Repoen

The owner of a butcher shop set afire by someone this weekend says the store will re-open. Owners say the fire had been smoldering for an hour to 90 minutes Saturday night when someone finally noticed it and called 9-1-1. Authorities have spoken with four boys who rode bicycles nearby at about the time they […]

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Amendment 8 Vote

Sarasota County Public schools could join more than three dozen others opposing a state amendment on the November 6th ballot. The Florida Religious Freedom Amendment would end the state’s ban on giving taxpayer money to religious institutions. Those in favor of it and those against it disagree on whether the intent of Amendment 8 is […]

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Foul-mouth campaign aide sacked

Sarasota Democrat Keith Fitzgerald has canned his new communications director after she was found to be posting sexually explicit rants on her blog. Among them, “Republicans Hate Sex,” that Republicans are the party of rape, criticizing the pope and his “pious pedophliac (pee-duh-fill-ee-ack) protecting priests. Anna Maria Rosato, who didn’t last a week on the […]

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Bradenton man shot in head

To the north, a Bradenton man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the head by someone who left him for dead late last night. Deputues say 27-year-old Brian Musgrave was approached in the parking of of his apartment by two undentified black males. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers.

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