Year long investigation ends in arrest

The Florida Highway Patrol arrested the driver of a fatal crash in Charlotte County after almost a year-long investigation. FHP said investigators determined 25 year-old Michel Brutus, of Port Charlotte, was the driver of a vehicle that crashed in December 2016, along US-41 north of harbor boulevard killing two passengers. A car carrying Wesley Chery and Brittany Beni, both 21, drove off the road and hit a tree. Both of them died. Law...

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Feel Good Friday: Let’s Eat Englewood

ENGLEWOOD — In this week’s edition of “Feel Good Friday,” SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at Farlow’s On The Water, a waterfront restaurant in Englewood. The establishment is among more than 20 eateries participating in Let’s Eat, Englewood Restaurant Week, which runs from Friday through Oct. 6. The Englewood Chamber of Commerce organized the event, now in its third year. Chamber executive director Ed Hill says he’s hopeful visitors...

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Band of the Week: Lemon Bay High Marching Manta Rays

ENGLEWOOD – The Lemon Bay Marching Manta Rays went to D.C. this year, and now they come back with the sounds of New York Broadway and a new band director SNN’s Marco La Manno showcases their halftime performance in your Friday Football Fever Band of the Week. The post Band of the Week: Lemon Bay High Marching Manta Rays appeared first on SNN TV.

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Civil Air Patrol surveys Hurricane Irma aftermath

PUNTA GORDA – The past week, we’ve shown you footage of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma from eye level. Now we have a look from the clouds with the Civil Air Patrol. Pilot Bob Filler goes on his first disaster response mission after Hurricane Irma. “We went as far as Goodland, Florida, which is part of Marco Island, and we saw extensive damage there, a lot of blue roofs, partially covered roofs, a lot of damage there as we went down,”...

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Operation Blue Rood available in Suncoast counties

SARASOTA COUNTY – Many Florida homes did not escape the power of Hurricane Irma and not everyone’s property is repaired. Until those repairs are made, a blue roof is in order. Operation Blue Roof is now available in our Suncoast counties. The program provides blue plastic coverings for damaged roofs to help reduce further damage until repairs can be made. Only residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible. Roofs with more than...

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Complete power restoration by Wednesday on Suncoast

SUNCOAST – Florida Power & Light continues to restore power to Suncoast areas as quickly as possible following Hurricane Irma. According to FPL Power Tracker, service for everyone in Sarasota and Manatee Counties should be restored by Tuesday and by Wednesday for those in Charlotte and DeSoto Counties. FPL officials tell us their crews are now turning their full attention to neighborhoods after making sure critical...

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