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’Tis the season … for a crime spree
Wed  Nov 25 2015 09:14AM
A Tampa man endangered holiday shoppers before he was arrested for using counterfeit credit cards at four Walmarts. His crime spree on Saturday, Nov. 21, took him from Sarasota through … Find out how to read more online.
Women who bloody men (’round midnight)
Wed  Nov 25 2015 09:14AM
Three women bloodied or beat their boyfriends over the weekend, while a fourth pointed out a man who her husband then punched. All the incidents occurred around midnight. Sleepover angers … Find out how to read more online.
Free Thanksgiving dinner
Wed  Nov 25 2015 09:12AM
Would you like to enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal with others in the community? If you don’t have Thanksgiving plans of your own, you are invited to join a gathering … Find out how to read more online.
Former top city staffers get jobs elsewhere
Wed  Nov 25 2015 09:04AM
Former finance director Jeff Snyder has traded his position in the “City on the Gulf” for one in the “Village By the Sea” — Delray Beach. Snyder is the new … Find out how to read more online.
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Suspected robber sorry about holiday heist
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
DELAND (AP) — Police say a Florida man charged with robbery told a convenience store clerk he was sorry about committing the alleged crime around the Thanksgiving holiday. WESH 2 News in Orlando reported that Brian McCoy, 27, of Deltona, … read more.

Records: New university pays $200K for public relations firm
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
LAKELAND (AP) — Records show that Florida Polytechnic University has paid a Tampa public relations firm more than $200,000 for media relations help since April 2013 — 16 months before the school opened. Bills obtained by The Lakeland Ledger in … read more.

Jacksonville zoo gets new elephant
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A new female African elephant has joined the herd at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The zoo announced that Thandi, who is about 34 years old, arrived earlier this month from The National Elephant Center in central … read more.

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Venice’s parades — big and beautiful
Wed  Nov 25 2015 09:04AM
Scrooge will be the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Holiday Parade in Venice. We are not talking about any old Scrooge from any old version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” In Venice, for the 14th year, the city’s acclaimed … Find out how to read more online.

Mayor: County response to merger a Catch 22
Wed  Nov 25 2015 09:02AM
The Sarasota County Board of Commissioners is urging the Venice City Council to move forward with a referendum on whether to give council the authority to merge fire departments at some point in the future. But city officials say that’s … Find out how to read more online.

Dan Rather speaks about mental illness
Wed  Nov 25 2015 09:12AM
Emmy Award-winning Dan Rather, whose investigative reporting has made him a legend in broadcast journalism, will present “America’s Mental Health Crisis,” leading a local panel of experts from Sarasota Memorial Hospital and The Salvation Army as they discuss how severe … Find out how to read more online.

Free Thanksgiving dinner
Wed  Nov 25 2015 09:12AM
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services contracts with All Faiths Food Bank to distribute free U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities. Eligible Sarasota County residents will receive nine to 12 free commodities. Sarasota County distribution will be at these … Find out how to read more online.

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