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7 hrs ago | YourObserver

VIDEO: Deputies arrest homeless man for purse theft

Surveillance video helped community members and Sarasota County deputies identify Jeromy Parsons as the man seen taking a woman's purse from Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar Aug. 7. Sarasota County deputies arrested a 25-year-old homeless man for allegedly stealing a woman's purse from an Osprey yogurt shop last month.

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Related Topix: Osprey, FL, Longboat Key, FL

Sat Aug 30, 2014

ABC Action News

Florida company plans big marijuana expansion

Areal Flood Advisory issued August 29 at 4:51PM EDT expiring August 29 at 5:45PM EDT in effect for: Hillsborough Sarasota County officials gave zoning approval this week to a company that plans to build a large medical marijuana growing facility.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Rick Scott, US Governors

Fri Aug 29, 2014

ABC Action News

Deputies: Man kept brother in padlocked room

Stephens Newell, 66, was charged Friday with neglect of a disabled elderly person, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

Englewood Review

Dual Grand Marshals Announced

As Englewood nominated individuals to be the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Englewood Pioneer Days Parade, it quickly became apparent that there were two outstanding candidates.

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Related Topix: Englewood, FL

YourObserver

Deputies make arrest in murder investigation08/29/14 The Sarasota...

Karli Wilbanks told detectives her boyfriend Michael Goodman was "trying to kill her," before shooting him with a Colt .45 Aug. 4. Karli Wilbanks told detectives her boyfriend Michael Goodman was "trying to kill her," before shooting him with a Colt .45 in their Ranchero Drive home.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

YourObserver

SARASOTA-City, county closures scheduled for Labor Day

The Steigerwaldt-Jockey Children's Fountain will be open for its regular hours Monday, but fall hours will go into effect the next day.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Longboat Key, FL

YourObserver

SARASOTA-Interior designing underway at Gulf Gate Library

Sarasota County Libraries Director Sarabeth Killijian and Harvard Jolly Architect Amy Weber pose for a portrait outside of the new Gulf Gate Library, which is 80% complete.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Sarasota, FL, Architect, Electronic

Thu Aug 28, 2014

FireHouse.com

Hundreds of Gallons of Gasoline Spilled in Fla. Crash

Aug. 28--SARASOTA -- An early morning gasoline tanker crash Wednesday on Interstate 75 disrupted Sarasota County traffic as crews worked all day to clean up the mess.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL

YourObserver

Humane Society searches for pet models08/28/14 The Humane Society of...

"People from all over the country can support you, your pet and the shelter at the same time," says HSSC Executive Director Kristi Dorman.

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NBC2 News

Cape Coral landscaper seriously injured by forklift

A landscaper working in a construction zone along I-75 in Sarasota County was seriously injured Thursday after an accident with a forklift.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Lee County, FL, Education Etc.

YourObserver

SARASOTA-New crew takes over Village care

The new maintenance company, Buccaneer Landscape Management Inc., will offer more services than the previous firm, such as pressure washing sidewalks in Siesta Key Village.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Siesta Key, FL

WMTX-FM Tampa

Tiny pup tortured, killed on camera; heartbroken owner speaks

Jessie Anderson wipes away tears as she holds a beautiful photo of her beloved dog, Athena, a miniature dachshund.

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Related Topix: Myakka City, FL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Rep. Carl Zimmermann calls on Gov. Rick Scott to help condo owners

Condominium owners at Madison Oaks in Palm Harbor could be the latest to lose their homes due to a 2007 loophole in state law.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Palm Harbor, FL, Florida

Sarasota Magazine

's 2014-2015 Giving Register

It's not easy to decide. On this list you'll see information about more than 400 local nonprofits-serving children and the elderly, animals and the environment, the arts, history, education and more.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Manatee County, FL, Charlotte Harbor, FL

Patch.com

Man Arrested for Beating, Killing In-Laws' Dachshund

A 24-year-old Sarasota County man faces multiple felony animal cruelty charges after he was caught on video beating Athena, his in-law's miniature Dachshund.

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Related Topix: Nokomis, FL

YourObserver

SARASOTA-County Commission approves speed limit reduction on Siesta

Citing public safety concerns, the Sarasota Count Commission voted to lower the speed limit on a stretch of Midnight Pass Road.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Siesta Key, FL

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I-75 will be closed through rush hour

A fuel tanker trunk that overturned near the Fruitville Road Interstate 75 interchange will keep the northbound section of the road closed in Sarasota County through rush hour.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Bradenton, FL, Sarasota, FL

Sarasota Magazine

Sarasota Participates in Grade Level Reading Campaign

Sarasota County is one of 10 communities in Florida and nearly 150 in the U.S. in the Grade Level Reading Campaign, an initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

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Caragiulo defeats Snyder

Sarasota City Commissioner Paul Caragiulo is one step closer to a new seat. After beating fellow City Commissioner Shannon Snyder 59.57% to 40.43% in Tuesday's primary election, Caragiulo will now face write-in candidates Pete Theisen and Steve McAllister and no party affiliation candidate Alexandra Coe in the Nov. 4 general election for the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, North Port, FL, Nokomis, FL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Bradenton Times

Scott and Crist Easily Secure Nominations

BRADENTON Governor Rick Scott faced mere token competition for the GOP nomination on this year's gubernatorial ballot.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Sarasota, FL

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