The Bradenton Times
MPO Meeting Agenda Results 9/15/2014
SARASOTA At Monday's Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting, members reviewed updates on the FDOT S.R. 70 / I-75 project, got an update report by Secretary Hattaway on the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Initiative, and were presented with the Sarasota County Area Transit update. Members also appointed the MPO's 2015 Legislative and Policy Issue Committee members to their board.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
What I don't remember about 9/11
Dirty diapers were still in the bathroom, food sitting out on the kitchen counter, unopened mail on the table. Two recently-registered cars were in the driveway, a brand new PT Cruiser in the garage.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Private Beach Front Peninsula Paradise, almost 9 acres, in Southwest Florida. This is the largest single family Gulf Front property currently for sale in Sarasota County.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
10-foot gator caught near Venice pier
Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1opTXOQ A 10-foot, three-inch alligator was caught near Sharky's Pier in Venice on Friday night. The FWC came and trapped the gator.
WPTV Local News
Fishermen snag gator, could be in trouble
Several fishermen have quite the story to tell after catching a ten foot alligator off a pier in Venice, Florida, but Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are not happy about it. Wildlife officials were contacted, but before they could arrive on the scene some of the fishermen wrangled it out of the water, and tied it up, bringing it to shore.
James Michael Douglass
June 03, 1947 - August 28, 2014 James Michael Douglass, 67, of Englewood FL died on Aug 28, 2014. He was a decorated Army Captain, served two tours in Vietnam, was awarded the bronze star.
Homicide investigation underway in Charlotte County
Homicide investigation underway in Charlotte County in the area of Kenilworth Boulevard and Salisbury Street, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. Our reporter Chris Gilmore on site says a man's body was found about 7 a.m. lying in the roadway.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Sarasota checks diver's buoy in Venice
Sarasota checks diver's buoy in Venice The dive team from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is checking an unattended diver's buoy on Monday. Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1okZw10 Caspersen Beach, FL -- The dive team from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is checking an unattended diver's buoy on Monday.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
The Fairfield Ledger
Group proposes final Parsons reunion
Two former Parsons College graduates say they want to bring the community together in a common effort to celebrate both Fairfield and Parsons College in what they are calling a final reunion for the college's alumni. "This is a like the last hurrah," said David Pierce who graduated from Parsons in 1965.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Man Drowns Trying to Get a Child's Toy Boat
The body of a 67-year-old man has been recovered in waters near the Albee Farm Road bridge, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
Downtown Venice Welcomes Back Popular Craft Festival This Weekend
Art and craft enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore a wide array of original handcrafted art and affordable gift items this weekend during the 6th Downtown Venice Craft Festival, September 6 - 7, 2014.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Why Are You Hooked On Englewood?
I recently sold my spacious home off of Placida Road. I wanted to downsize and could have chosen to move anywhere in the world.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Sunshine State News
Close House Races on GOP Side; Rangel Falls
Two candidates in one of the hardest-fought legislative primaries of the year were separated by the thinnest of margins Tuesday night, while an incumbent was turned out of office elsewhere in one of the few surprises of the evening.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Edward 'Taylor' MacPherson
Born of Scottish descent 71 years ago, he was the toughest of men and the gentlest of men.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
WINK-TV Fort Myers
Former CIA director advises SWFL to be wary of ISIS
WINK News is getting a better understanding of what the situation in Iraq means for us thanks to a local expert with extensive knowledge on the matter.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Sarasota County school psychologist accused of molesting child
A school psychologist employed by the Sarasota County School Board is charged with two counts of sex offense against a child.
WINK-TV Fort Myers
North Port High School psychologist accused of molestation
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a Venice man for reportedly molesting a girl who previously lived in a therapeutic foster home that he ran with his then-wife.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
Outsider PAC takes on Volusia candidate A political action committee...
A political action committee based outside Volusia County has gotten involved in a Volusia County Council race with a pair of attack mailers that say one candidate's record is "one big MESS after another," that he "can't be trusted" and if he's elected, "all signs point to DISASTER."