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Sarasota County: Tropical Storm Ian updates and emergency information

Follow ongoing updates from Sarasota County as Tropical Storm Ian forms over the Caribbean and possibly approaches Florida. Sarasota County’s Emergency Operations Center said sandbag operations will start Sunday, September 25 from 12-6 p.m. at three locations. Those locations include Ed Smith Stadium on 12th Street in Sarasota, Twin Lakes Park on Clark Road in Sarasota, and South County Fleet on SR 776/Englewood Road in Venice. Shovels and bags will be available at the site, and there is a 10-bag limit per vehicle. Sandbag operations are currently planned for Monday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. City officials said changes in weather patterns can impact the times.
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Man accused of killing 13-year-old in hit-and-run appears in court

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - After his extradition from Arkansas to Sarasota, David Chang appeared in court on a charge of leaving the scene without rendering aid involving death. Chang, 65, of Osprey, is alleged to have struck and killed 13-yaer-old Lilly, a student at Pine View High School. She was...
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SMH announces plans to prepare for increased demand after Venice hospital shutters

After ShorePoint Health Venice closed its doors Thursday, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System went into hyperdrive to prepare for increased demand. ShorePoint Health made the announcement last month citing the opening of a new hospital within 5 miles that led to a decline in patients, as well as other factors like rising labor costs and staffing challenges. Instead the organization will focus on outpatient services at its ambulatory campus, HealthPark, which will continue operating.
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Disaster Preparedness: Planning for medically dependent sheltering

Regardless of a physical or mental condition, we all need to plan for a disaster. It’s especially important for those medical needs, and Sarasota County has designated certain evacuation centers for those individuals with qualifying needs. But, how do you know if you qualify? If your needs include the...
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Charlotte County residents remember Hurricane Charley

Charlotte County residents remember Hurricane Charley as Southwest Florida tracks the potential storm. Experts say this storm is taking a similar path that hurricane Charley did back in 2004. Charley was a category 4 hurricane that struck Charlotte County leaving businesses and homes destroyed. Jacob Layton was a little boy...
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL
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The Housing Market Is Showing a Return to 'Normalcy'

Following a two-year real estate fever that sent prices skyrocketing and deals closing at never seen before speeds, the latest numbers point to a cool-down. According to August data from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), the local housing market showed a decrease in sales and a rise in the median number of days from listing date to contract. August's numbers are similar to July, indicating a steady but leveling market trend.
MANATEE COUNTY, FL
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FWC loses credibility

It’s now been about three weeks since the scheduled opening of snook season in Southwest Florida between Venice and Naples was unexpectedly delayed by the FWC. There is a heated debate among anglers as to whether the continued closure was needed or not, and that debate will not end any time soon. But there is little debate that the FWC handled this situation poorly.
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