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One arrested in North Port murder investigation

NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - Homicide detectives have arrested Dontae Lamar Stanley, 21, in connection with a home invasion murder. Police say they first responded to the a call of shots fired at 1:29 a.m. at a home on Porto Chico Avenue on January 10th. The victim was identified as 19-year-old Trent Ba

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-01-16 17:38:00

21-year-old man arrested in connecton with North Port murder

NORTH PORT - An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man in North Port last week. Dontae Lamar Stanley Jr., 21, has been arrested by the North Port Police Department and charged with murder, armed home invasion robbery, two counts of aggravated battery and three counts

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2018-01-15 21:54:11

Two women seriously hurt in crash

Two women were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a crash Monday afternoon crash on Englewood Road in Sarasota County. A 79-year-old Venice woman, driving a 2012 Buick Regal, was eastbound on Loyola Road near the intersection of Englewood Road around 5 p.m. Monday, where she stopped

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-01-16 15:33:00

161 complaints filed against travel agency that abruptly closed

The Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into a travel agency that we told you abruptly closed its doors in November. It's a story we've followed for two months after Legendary Journeys shut down leaving customers out of thousands of dollars with no vacations. The AG's Office said i

NBC 2 - 2018-01-16 01:20:00

Lee County sees alarming increase in opioid overdoses

FORT MYERS Health officials are calling attention to an alarming increase in opioid overdoses and deaths in southwest Florida. Lee County saw 955 overdose cases in 2017, eight times more than the 171 overdoses reported in 2013, according to medical provider Lee Health. The News-Press reported that

TAMPA BAY ONLINE - 2018-01-14 20:45:00

Administrator contract up for vote

Commission to decide on approval of contract for county administrator SARASOTA - The Sarasota County Commission will decide whether to approve a contract that would pay Jonathan Lewis $195,000 a year as the new county administrator. The promotion comes less than a year after he left his job as North

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2018-01-15 00:08:24

Bomb threat reported at Punta Gorda Airport

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Multiple agencies are investigating after a potential bomb threat was reported at the Punta Gorda Airport, Saturday. Officials say a conversation pertaining to a bomb threat was overheard. Charlotte County Deputies arrived on scene along with a K-9 unit from the Lee County Sherif


'All clear' given at Punta Gorda Airport after threat

A threat caused an increase in security Saturday at Punta Gorda Airport. Officials said that someone overheard a threat "we are taking very seriously." The nature of that threat wasn't disclosed, and officials said Sunday they determined the potential threat was found not to be credible. Charlotte C


City Pier work unearths old hunk of Fall River granite

FALL RIVER - There were those moments when the workers had to stop, to make time for admiration, Ken Fiola said. Tradesmen working on the City Pier were unearthing a granite culvert, 150 years old, that ran under the pier to an opening in the Mount Hope Bay. It was made of Fall River granite, shaped

HERALD NEWS - 2018-01-15 17:49:00

Fall River Fitness Challenge gives participants a healthy outlook

It's not just about losing weight. It's good to lose weight if you need to lose, but the Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge is about fitness, as the name suggests. "We don't want it to be totally weight-focused," said Annemarie Holly, program director for Greater Fall River Re-Creation, which has


Letter to the Editor: Fall River can't afford paying for a new Durfee

I applaud Steven Camara's stand on obtaining hard numbers for the cost of the new high school prior to holding a vote to override Proposition 2 to pay for that school. I wrote the city councilors on Tuesday expressing my dismay at this ill-advised idea. I do not agree with the proponents of the new


Police: Driver passed out in cab in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - Police responded to a cab driver passed out Saturday afternoon in his cab on Durfee Court, according to a spokesman. An officer on scene suspected the driver had taken a narcotic and had a medic check the driver, according to Lt. Ricard Rezendes, spokesman for the New Bedford Police De

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2018-01-15 16:11:11

Police: Former New Bedford teen stabs brother in chest

HARTFORD, Conn. - A teenager has been charged with fatally stabbing his older brother. The Hartford Courant reported that police responded to an apartment building in the city's Clay Arsenal neighborhood shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday and found a man with a stab wound to his chest. The man was taken

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2018-01-15 19:21:27

Detectives recover over 100 grams of marijuana, cash

NEW BEDFORD - Narcotics detectives conducted a search warrant at a Locust Street apartment Saturday, recovering marijuana and cash, police said. The target of the search was Orrin Guidry, 22, of 69 Locust St., Apartment 1, according to Lt. Ricard Rezendes of the New Bedford Police Department. In the

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2018-01-15 16:09:12

Medical records found dumped in New Bedford

Medical records were found dumped in New Bedford, sparking concern in the community. (Courtesy of New Bedford Live) Medical records were found dumped in New Bedford, sparking concern in the community. New Bedford Live broadcast the discovery on Coffin Avenue Sunday, which generated hundreds of comme

TURNTO10.COM - 2018-01-15 19:05:29

BCC MLK breakfast: 'We cannot let hate speech hide behind free speech'

FALL RIVER - Sharon Mazyck lit it up at the beginning of the annual Bristol Community College Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast, pouring "Amazing Grace" into the room in a rich, full voice. On the day itself, it was a good way to begin the observance of this holiday, which remembers the man whose

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2018-01-15 22:33:25

Real Wedding: Classic, romantic, fall downtown Omaha wedding

PERFECT MOMENT They met at a charity wine tasting, and two years later Skip proposed at Katy's favorite place - her parents' lake home in Wisconsin. "He spelled out 'Will you marry me' in beautiful lights on the beach, and he asked me to be his wife on a big deck overlooking the lights and the water

OMAHA.COM - 2018-01-16 13:00:00

Omaha man suspected in casino carjacking arrested

Authorities have arrested an Omaha man suspected of shooting a man during a carjacking at Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs. John E. McAuliffe Jr., 51, turned himself in on Sunday at the Pottawattamie County Jail on warrants for attempted murder, first-degree robbery and willful injury, according t

NONPAREILONLINE.COM - 2018-01-16 06:00:00

Omaha woman strikes daughter with baseball bat

OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha Police are investigating after a 12-year-old girl told police her mother struck her with a baseball bat on Monday. The victim told authorities she and her mother were arguing because the she wouldn't let the family pet leave her bedroom. The victim said her mother began to yel

1011NOW.COM - 2018-01-16 20:32:00

Omaha couple plan D.C. Honor Flight exclusively for female veterans

Less than a year after vowing they were done organizing Honor Flights for military veterans, Bill and Evonne Williams of Omaha are planning one more. This trip to the war memorials in Washington, D.C., is different. It's for women only. The Nebraska Female Veterans Flight is for women who served in

OMAHA.COM - 2018-01-15 23:00:00