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2 hrs ago | YourObserver

Commission candidates questioned on hot-topic issues at forum07/10/14 ...

Photo by Jessica Salmond. Candidates for the District Two Sarasota County Commission seat answered questions at the Tiger Bay Club candidate forum Thursday, July 10 at Michael's on East.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

6 hrs ago | YourObserver

VIDEO: City joins bayfront visioning process

At the last City Commission meeting in June, Vice Mayor Susan Chapman wondered if the visioning process surrounding public bayfront land was getting out of control.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

Thu Jul 10, 2014

YourObserver

SCAT rolls out new routes, buses and mobile site

Photo by Jessica Salmond. Six SCAT buses will sport a new "island" theme as part of SCAT's new visibility campaign.

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Related Topix: Siesta Key, FL, Sarasota, FL, Lakewood Ranch, FL

Bradenton.com

Sarasota sheriff: 'Prolific' offender charged in burglaries

Investigators have connected a prolific offender to four burglaries in which thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry and lawn equipment were stolen, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

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YourObserver

SARASOTA-County issues - no swim' advisory for Bird Key Park

Dog owners failing to pick up after their pets may be to blame for a 'no swim' advisory Sarasota County county issued for Bird Key Park Thursday.

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Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

During the hotter months, homeowners tend to use more water maintaining their landscaped areas, ... )--Fitch Learning has announced the release of Exam Prep App - CFA, an innovative new mobile app for CFA exam candidates, offering a first-preparation app for the C... )--The board of directors of Phillips 66, an energy manufacturing and logistics ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather, The National, Entertainment, Television

Business Wire

Fitch Affirms Sarasota County School Board, FL's COPs at 'AA'; Outlook Stable

The school board grants to the Corporation a leasehold estate in the land on which the project is located.

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YourObserver

SARASOTA-County seeks to shore up South Siesta Key

Photo by Jessica Salmond Turtle Beach's skinny shore is still a popular location for beachgoers and kite surfers.

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Related Topix: Siesta Key, FL, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Bradenton.com

Sound wall going up along I-75 as part of University Parkway project

A portion of Interstate 75 will be getting a new sound barrier as part of state improvements to the University Parkway interchange.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

Wed Jul 09, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Talk of the bay: Two missing teens found in Montana

Two Alonso High School students who were reported missing on May 27 have been found in Montana, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Hillsborough County, FL, Tampa, FL, Pasco County, FL

Bradenton.com

Sarasota deputies charge Venice man with selling synthetic drugs

SARASOTA — A Venice man was arrested for a second time after deputies say he continued to sell synthetic drugs, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Sarasota man charged with possession of child pornography

A Sarasota man was arrested after deputies say they found he had downloaded hundreds of videos or images of child pornography with children as young as 7 years old, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL

YourObserver

Sarasota bayfront plan envisions $100 million Mote aquarium

A confidential proposal for bayfront land made public in June, which comes with a price tag exceeding $300 million, has placed several parties with connections to the plan in an uncomfortable position.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, World News, United Kingdom

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Burglary suspect reportedly stabs dog during a fight

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- An Englewood man has been arrested on warrants involving three different cases on a variety of charges including burglary, battery, theft, dealing in stolen property and cruelty to animals.

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Related Topix: Englewood, FL, Charlotte County, FL

Bradenton.com

Lush cosmetics adding some blush to Mall at University Town Center

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics filed a building permit application Wednesday with Sarasota County to open a 937-square-foot store on the first level of the mall in the grand court.

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Related Topix: Dorset County, England, United Kingdom, Bradenton, FL

YourObserver

East County-Benderson plans Utc expansion

As the Mall at University Town Center takes shape, officials from Benderson Development Co.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Sarasota lifts advisory for Nokomis Beach

Sarasota lifts advisory for Nokomis Beach Sarasota lifts no swim advisory for Nokomis Beach, but 4 more beaches at risk.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Manasota Key, FL

YourObserver

County Commission drafting letter to city for answers on homeless...

At today's meeting, Sarasota County Commissioners consent to send a letter to the City of Sarasota requesting answers about going forward on the Come As You Are homeless shelter plans.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Help needed in identifying Suspect in Retail theft

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identify a woman who is suspected of stealing more than $600 worth of cosmetics from the Ulta store, 6515 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, on Thursday, June 26 around 3:30 p.m. Help needed in identifying Suspect in Retail theft The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to ... (more)

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

YourObserver

East County-Bass Pro Shops confirmed for Fruitville Initiative

A Bass Pro Shops rendering shows plans for the outdoor retailer's 14th Florida store, which is slated to be part of the Fruitville Initiative.

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Related Topix: Fruitville, FL, Big Box Retailers

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