ENGLEWOOD - In marching band, you'll likely meet everyone during band camp before school starts, including other freshmen starting with you. Band captain Sebastian Holmes tells me that made the transition to high school easier. "Because you have friends t
PUNTA GORDA - Paul Montonari speaks to the Silver King Band after practice at 8 p.m. "Between now and Tuesday, all of you practice the doodoo out of the music, okay? Learn your parts," Montonari tells the kids. They had been practicing at Charlotte High s
The last we spoke to Lemon Bay High, they were working on their halftime show, "Toxic," in the middle of a muggy Florida afternoon.
The band from Englewood has since accomplished much, from superior ratings at a recent assessment to performing at Disney.
SARASOTA- Sarasota County Fire Department took a second look at their pain management strategy during nationwide drug shortage and opioid epidemic, now patients have a new option. “It’s kind of like what is old is new again.” Division Chief Carson Sanders said. They’re now using Nitronox for pain management. “Most people remember going to their […]
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SARASOTA – In this week’s edition of Political Corner, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner and Sarasota County Democratic Party Vice Chair Kevin Griffith discuss local candidates and the top of the ticket. Griffith says he’s observed a lot of enthusiasm for Suncoast state house candidates Margaret Good, Tracy Pratt and Tony Mowry when he’s been at campaign […]
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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – If you think you could be a star, now is your chance to prove it. America’s Got Talent is holding auditions in Tampa. On Monday, Dec. 10, you can put your talenton display for the judges. The number one tv show on NBC is encouraging folks to sign up now, and submit […]
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CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Parents are using a painful anniversary to raise awareness of rising Veteran suicide rates. 5 years ago, the family of 23-year-old Lance Corporal Rory Dalgliesh got news they never wanted to hear. Their son took his own life. “He was a Badass Marine,” Mike Dalgliesh said. “Yeah, a father would say […]
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CHARLOTTE COUNTY – A Charlotte County man has been found dead in his backyard canal. Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says the call came from an observer around 2 PM on Baldwin Court, who reported a body floating in the water. Katie Heck, The Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer says the resident has been identified as […]
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Deputy First Class Hauschild and Deputy Geary of Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check for a woman with terminal cancer. Upon arriving at her apartment this morning, deputies noticed the woman did not have any food. Due to the woman’s health and financial conditions, deputies say it is very hard for her […]
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CHARLOTTE COUNTY – A Charlotte County contract worker has been electrocuted on the job. A call came in the early afternoon at the intersection of OakView and Westchester in the River Club Community. Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Katie Heck says worker Leslie Morse came into contact with a live wire while land […]
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SUNCOAST – Loans that are supposed to aid businesses in their recovery from red tide are not as helpful as the state makes them out to be. Those loans have to be paid back, and they carry high interest rates with them. The interest and the fact that many business owners are not aware of the […]
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NORTH PORT – A Punta Gorda teen has been arrested after threatening to shoot everyone at a North Port High School homecoming dance. 19-year-old Anthony Grimaldi, was arrested Thursday after making threats to kill or injure. North Port Police Department Public Information Officer Josh Taylor says people need to think twice before texting. “I mean […]
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NORTH PORT – A Punta Gorda teen was arrested after threatening to shoot everyone at a North Port High School homecoming dance, according to North Port Police Department reports. 19-year-old Anthony Grimaldi, was arrested on Thursday after making threats to kill or injure. According to the North Port Sun, Grimaldi made threats to a female saying […]
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PUNTA GORDA – LGBTQ community members and friends of Londonn Moore; coming together in the face of violence. “The last thing we want to see is her memory of the person she lived as being unknown or disregarded,” said supporter Lisa Trejo. “We needed to in the midst of this story, that’s sort of happening, just […]
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PORT CHARLOTTE – A 33-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car in Port Charlotte on Saturday morning. The fatal collision happened just after 5:15 a.m. at US-41 and Oil Well Road. Allen Walsh of Punta Gorda was walking on US-41 in the outside lane going northbound when he was hit by Todd Brusati […]
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PUNTA GORDA – Tomorrow morning friends and family of Londonn More will have a vigil in Moore’s honor. Moore was a 20-year-old transgender woman of color, found murdered September 8th in North Port. Family, friends and members of the LGBTQ community will gather at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda at 11 A.M. for the vigil. […]
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ENGLEWOOD – In this week’s edition of Feel Good Friday, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at Englewood Beach and Manasota Key. More than 20 Englewood area restaurants are participating in the Fourth Annual “Let’s Eat Englewood,” an event organized by the local chamber of commerce going on through Sept. 28. The participating establishments offers diners […]
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SARASOTA – In this edition of Political Corner, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner and Herald-Tribune Political Editor Zac Anderson discuss the environmental issues of red tide and blue-green algae that have infiltrated the U.S. Senate race between Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott. The contest is drawing national interest ahead of the midterm elections. Both campaigns […]
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CHARLOTTE COUNTY – One man dies Wednesday night after a two vehicle crash in Charlotte County. Florida Highway Patrol says it happened just after 6 P.M. at the intersection of Burnt Store Road and Alcatraz Drive. Melissa Martinez drove a Jetta southbound on Burnt Store Road with a passenger 63-year-old Clyde Hancock. Michael Ferrall travelled […]
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TAMPA – It has been a good run, but now USF President Judy Genshaft is stepping down. Genshaft made the announcement Monday morning in a letter to the USF community. She will officially resign her post on July 1, 2019, which would be 20 years leading the university. Genshaft became president in 2000 and enrollment has […]
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SARASOTA – Each week SNN News Director Craig Burdick takes a few moments of your time to address an issue near a and dear to him that affects the Suncaost. Today Craig remembers Hurricane Irma one year later. “Hurricane Florence is churning out there in the Atlantic and as I commit these words to paper […]
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UPDATE: The North Port Police Department is conducting a murder investigation on Sawyer Circle near the Charlotte County line. North Port Police, were called to the area at 7:30 A.M. Saturday morning. The body of 20 year old Tyren Anthony Kinard of Port Charlotte was discovered in what is described as an undeveloped area. Kinard’s car […]
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ENGLEWOOD – The Marching Manta Rays take a new approach to a more ambitious halftime show this year. Marco La Manno visits the Lemon Bay high band students in Englewood in this week’s Friday Football Fever Band of the Week. As an online bonus, we had a little mishap trying to start our interview with Lorrie […]
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The Florida Department of Health Charlotte County has confirmed a case of West Nile virus here on the Suncoast. A mosquito-borne illness advisory was issued on Wednesday. The Department of Health states there is a heightened concern about other residents becoming ill. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, health officials say, drain standing water to stop […]
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LARGO – Largo police have released a sketch of a man who is a person of interest in the the case of a missing 2–year–old boy. A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for 2–year–old Jordan Belliveau. Police also released a photo of a car that the boy and his mother may have been riding in […]
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