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North Port commissioners approve design waivers for future hotel
NORTH PORT — Ground could be broken for the city’s first new hotel since 1973 as soon as March 1, Lodgeco executive Mike Postle told the North Port City Commission Tuesday, and the board agreed to waive several design standards for the proposed 100- to 105-room Hampton Inn & Suites.
Restaurant News in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Dec. 13-19
Lee McCall Correspondent Wade Tatangelo Entertainment Editor @wtatangelo — The 89-room luxury boutique hotel Sarasota Modern, which opened Tuesday, features a restaurant called Rudolph’s with Jennifer Salhoff appointed as the new executive chef.
Woman sought in fatal DUI in Ohio may be in Florida, officials say
Authorities think a woman accused of driving drunk and killing another woman in Ohio earlier this year may be on the run here in Florida. Heather Tapia was recently on the U.S. Marshals Office’s 10 most wanted fugitives list.
North Port to open Boundless Adventures Playground on Saturday
NORTH PORT — The city of North Port will formally open its Boundless Adventures Playground, at the Garden of the Five Senses, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for 9 a.m. Saturday.
South Venice man charged with aggravated child abuse for “whooping” child with wooden paddle
VENICE (WWSB) - A South Venice man is facing charges for allegedly “whooping” a child over a bad report card. The North Port Sun reports that 26-year-old William White has been charged with aggravated abuse of a child for allegedly hitting his child with a wooden paddle.
Suspect wanted for alleged vehicle burglary in North Port
NORTH PORT, Fl (WWSB) - North Port Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly burglarized a vehicle in North Port. On October 25, 2018 the crime occurred at 14979 Tamiami Trial between 8:15 p.m. and 8:47 p.m. according to police.
Music Teacher Named Sarasota County Teacher Of Year
SARASOTA, FL — Oak Park music teacher Shane Swezey, who regularly plays songs and sings with his students as part of the learning experience, was named Sarasota County's Teacher of the Year for 2o19.
VIDEO: Aggravated assault investigation underway in Sarasota, suspect still unknown
SARASOTA, Fl (WWSB) - The Sarasota Police Department is currently investigating an aggravated assault that occurred early Thursday morning or late last night. Police believe the incident occurred at an abandoned building, located at 1300 block of 2nd Street, Sarasota. The building is still taped off
Man who allegedly stole scratch-off tickets caught while trying to redeem them
PORT CHARLOTTE (WWSB) - A Sarasota man who allegedly stole lottery tickets earlier this week was arrested Wednesday when he tried to redeem some of them. Deputies say Joseph Dillow of Sarasota broke into the Orin Little Convenience Store on Harbor Boulevard in Port Charlotte sometime overnight betwe
Help the NPPD ID this person of interest in a car burglary
We’re looking forward to your tips and critiques of photo quality. NPPD continues to investigate a vehicle burglary which occurred in the parking lot of 14979 Tamiami Trail in North Port. The crime occurred on 10/25/2018 between 8:15PM and 8:47PM. The victim’s vehicle was parked between the Speedway
Sarasota County Commissioners approve Siesta Promenade project
SARASOTA (WWSB) -Sarasota County Commission has approved the Siesta Promenade project. This comes after commissioners spent the entire day Wednesday listening to public comments on the large proposed development. Siesta Promenade will be built on the vacant lot at U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road in
Severe weather threat pushes into Central Florida Friday
A few strong to severe storms are possible Friday evening and into early Saturday morning in Central Florida. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has labeled most of Central Florida as under a “slight risk” of severe weather from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
Officials: 4 unvaccinated children have measles in Sarasota County
SARASOTA (FOX 13) - Four unvaccinated children have contracted measles in Sarasota County according to health department officials. The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH Sarasota) says the children have had close contact with one another.
Florida man who stockpiled nearly four tons of explosives sentenced to federal prison
A Sarasota man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for possessing explosive materials as a convicted felon, according to the Department of Justice. Marc Jason Levene, 57, had prior felony drug convictions which prohibited him from possessing or selling any explosive materials.
The search for missing Sarasota teen, Jabez Spann, continues through his 16th birthday
SARASOTA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Another birthday has come for a missing Sarasota teenager, who vanished more than a year ago. Detectives and federal agents believe someone knows what happened, but they are not any closer in finding an answer.
Editorial: Saving lives with Narcan in North Port
OUR POSITION: Shout-out to city’s fire and police officials for finding a way to provide a critical public service. Over the past four years it has become increasingly commonplace for police and EMS workers to respond to emergencies with a new life-saving tool.
House fire believed to have started after food was left on stove
Food that was left unattended on a stove is believed to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a home Tuesday night in Port Charlotte. Collier County firefighters received a report around 10:42 p.m. of a fire at 12181 Wellington Ave.
School Board looks at overcrowding at Venice High
VENICE — The Sarasota County School Board is seeking options to alleviate Venice High School’s bulging seams. On Monday during the School Board’s workshop the board directed planning staff to begin looking for a site to build a new school to alleviate the overcrowding.
North Port: 10 of the 30 sexual offender alerts that I received this morning
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An alleged molester agitates his new Port Charlotte neighbors
John Woytowitz loves his neighborhood. “Anybody that moves in, we welcome them right away,” Woytowitz said. And that is exactly what Woytowitz did when he met his neighbor, Paul Lewicki, across the street on Wynkoop Circle in Port Charlotte. He later found out that the 76-year-old man is accused of