LAYOFFS IN VENICE VITAL SERVICES

A CONSULTING FIRM HIRED BY THE CITY OF VENICE SAYS THE CITY’S FIRE DEPARTMENT COULD STAND A TWENTY PERCENT REDUCTION IN FIRST RESPONDERS.  THE FIRE CHIEF SAYS THAT CAN’T HAPPEN WITHOUT RISKING LIVES.  AT... Read More.

O’NEILL APPEALS DISTRICT’S BID TO FIRE HER

SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS KNEW THEY WOULD HAVE A FIGHT ON THEIR HANDS WHEN THEY TRIED TO TERMINATE VENICE ELEMENTARY TEACHER DIANA O’NEILL.  NOW THEY KNOW IT WILL BE DECIDED IN THE COURTS. ... Read More.
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FORMER COUNTY EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY

A FORMER SARASOTA COUNTY EMPLOYEE PLEAD GUILTY IN A PALM BEACH COUNTY COURTROOM YESTERDAY TO ACCEPTING ILLEGAL GIFTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SARASOTA COUNTY PURCHASING SCANDAL.  ACCORDING TO THE HERALD TRIBUNE, 56 YEAR... Read More.

MAN CHARGED WITH EXPLOITING ELDERLY WOMAN

AN ENGLEWOOD MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY BILKED A 97-YEAR OLD WOMAN OUT OF NEARLY $600,000 SINCE MARCH.  SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 69 YEAR OLD JOSEPH CIRILLO MOVED IN WITH THE WOMAN BACK... Read More.

STARR, RESIDENTS CALL FOR SKIDMORE TO RESIGN

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR BOB STARR REITERATED WHAT HE SAID TWO WEEKS AGO ON TUESDAY…THAT EMBATTLED DISTRICT THREE COMMISSIONER ROBERT SKIDMORE SHOULD STEP DOWN.  BUT THIS TIME HE DID IT WITH SKIDMORE PRESENT AT... Read More.
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FATAL CRASH INFO SENT TO STATE ATTORNEY

THE STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE NOW HAS THE CASE OF A WOMAN WHO WAS RUN DOWN AND KILLED LAST MONTH DURING A DISPUTE SOUTH OF PUNTA GORDA.  THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS FORWARDED THE... Read More.

TEEN ALLEGEDLY PULLED GUN ON HOMEOWNER

A NORTH PORT TEENAGER WAS ARRESTED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY PULLED A GUN ON A MAN WHO SAYS HE AND TWO FRIENDS VANDALIZED HIS HOME.  NORTH PORT POLICE SAY THE 55 YEAR... Read More.

MISSING MAN FOUND IN NORTH FLORIDA

AN ELDERLY MAN MISSING SINCE SATURDAY WAS FOUND IN GADSEN COUNTY EARLY THIS MORNING.  SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY GADSEN COUNTY DEPUTIES FOUND 76 YEAR OLD WILLIAM BURKE DRIVING HIS CAR ON HIGHWAY 90 IN... Read More.
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MAN RETURNS TO APOLOGIZE…ARRESTED

A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER RETURNING TO THE SCENE OF HIS FRIDAY CRIME AND APOLOGIZING TO THE WOMAN HE ACCOSTED.  DEPTUIES SAY THE 36 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO LIVES ALONE CALLED... Read More.