+Former employee steals $234,470 from Nokomis
Police reports found that Diana Urban had written checks to herself and forged the company ledger.
+Florida Senate committee looks at outdoor smoking
Sarasota County Commission Chairwoman Carolyn Mason will sign a Feb. 12 letter in support of Florida Senate and House bills that would allow the county to ban beach smoking.
+Manatee superintendent finalists interview one-on-one with board today
The six finalists for the superintendent of Manatee County Schools are interviewing one-on-one with the school board today.
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Durante dog, owner well after raccoon run-in
Last week, we reported on a scuffle between a black dog and a group of raccoons that occurred at dusk near Joan Durante Park.
Golfer scores her first hole in one
Liz Lang scored her first hole in one July 8, on the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside White Course, while celebrating her friend, Jane Hunter’s birthday.
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.