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Sarasota County Schools welcomes its new officers
Thu  Aug 9 2018 12:16PM
SARASOTA — With only days left until the new school year starts in Sarasota County, the newest members of the district’s police force were welcomed on Wednesday afternoon. During the … Find out how to read more online.
North Port business staffer resigns
Thu  Aug 9 2018 11:56AM
NORTH PORT — A city staffer has quit after believing his role was reduced to a “messenger” according to internal emails acquired by the Sun. Randy Welker, the former business … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Local young girls sent man explicit photos
Thu  Aug 9 2018 11:12AM
VENICE — A South Venice man received dozens of explicit photos from children in the Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee County area, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reports. “It’s the … Find out how to read more online.
Former North Port lawyer ‘unethical’ according to state commission
Thu  Aug 9 2018 11:02AM
TALLAHASSEE — After four years of back and forth, the Commission on Ethics has ruled former North Port attorney Robert Robinson acted unethically when he worked for the city. The … Find out how to read more online.
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Swear-in celebration set for North Port deputy chief Wednesday
Mon  Aug 6 2018 11:52AM
NORTH PORT — After a few months of filling interim positions, Chris Morales will get a solidified spot in the North Port Police Department. At noon Wednesday, residents are invited to help celebrate Morales’ swearing in as the deputy chief. … Find out how to read more online.

Leadership North Port applications open
Mon  Aug 6 2018 11:52AM
NORTH PORT — Community leaders are looking to fill the third class of Leadership North Port beginning this fall. Applications are open for Leadership North Port, which aims to show community members the various facets of the city. Each class … Find out how to read more online.

No one’s ‘getting rich’
Mon  Aug 6 2018 06:03PM
North Port Deputy Police Chief Chris Morales says officers go to work “knowing in the back of their mind they may not come home. You can’t put a price tag on that.” That fact alone may be enough to justify … Find out how to read more online.

G.I. Bill made difference in veteran’s life
Mon  Aug 6 2018 08:30AM
Bob Schrock missed the war in Europe, and when he ended up in the Philippines, the war in the Pacific Theatre of Operations was over, too. Shortly after graduating from Walnut Creek High School in Walnut Creek, Ohio at 19, … Find out how to read more online.

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Wells test positive for chemicals in Space Coast town
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Low levels of cancer-causing chemicals have been found in three wells of a Florida town. Satellite Beach City Manager Courtney Barker said Wednesday that the chemicals are similar to ones used in fire extinguishing foams, … read more.

Girl hit by car on Florida beach, suffers minor injuries
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a car on a Florida beach. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia … read more.

2 officers, bicyclist injured when patrol car hits tree
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida police officers were injured when a patrol car hit a tree while responding to an emergency call. Tampa police said in a news release that the crash happened late Wednesday in Tampa. Police said … read more.

Resort damaged by Hurricane Irma to reopen before Labor Day
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
DUCK KEY, Fla. (AP) — Nearly a year after Hurricane Irma wiped out a portion of the Florida Keys, a landmark resort plans to reopen in time for Labor Day Weekend. The Miami Herald reports Hawks Cay Resort on Duck … read more.

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