Manatee County Sheriff's Office searching for suspects who broke into four cars in Lakewood Ranch
Manatee County Sheriff's Office searching for suspects who broke into four cars in Lakewood Ranch

Manatee County Sheriff's Office needs your help in identifying suspects who broke in and stole items from four cars in Lakewood Ranch.

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Local cemetery hosts Wreaths Across America
21 hrs 44 mins ago by Chip Reid
New library officially opens in Venice
21 hrs 53 mins ago by Chip Reid
Unique last-minute holiday gifts at Sarasota bazaar
Unique last-minute holiday gifts at Sarasota bazaar

One Suncoast bazaar is bringing one-of–a kind items from across the world to Sarasota

December 14th, 5:59 PM EST by Jennifer Kveglis
New boundless adventure playground in North Port
New boundless adventure playground in North Port

Regardless of physical ability all residents in the city of North Port can enjoy a new playground.

December 14th, 4:48 PM EST by Alejandro Romero
Feel Good Friday: Toys For Tots
Feel Good Friday: Toys For Tots

In this edition of Feel Good Friday, SNN'S Grant Boxleitner spent time at the warehouse for the Suncoast Toys For Tots campaign.  Longtime coordinator James Lamb says the need is especially high this year. 

December 14th, 4:26 PM EST by Grant Boxleitner
Sarasota County public school practice lockdown drills
Sarasota County public school practice lockdown drills

Six years ago the lives of 28 were lost in the Sandy Hook elementary school Shooting, Here on the Suncoast, public school practice to prevent a similar tragedy.

December 14th, 4:26 PM EST by Jessica Lang
Fatal accident shuts down I-75 southbound at mm190
Fatal accident shuts down I-75 southbound at mm190

VENICE - One person is dead in an accident that has shut down all southbound lanes of Interstate 75 at mile marker 190 in Venice. Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene, and reports that the accident happened just before 10:30 Friday morning. Alternate ro

December 14th, 11:10 AM EST by Don Brennan
Venice baseball clinic free to all registrants
Venice baseball clinic free to all registrants

VENICE - A former Venice High School baseball star is making changes to a decades-old baseball clinic. The clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday(December 15th) at Chuck Reiter Park in Venice. Nick Longhi is in his fourth year running Venice's

December 14th, 9:46 AM EST by Don Brennan
Sarasota won't appeal Lift Station 87 suit, but will challenge legal fee decision
Sarasota won't appeal Lift Station 87 suit, but will challenge legal fee decision

SARASOTA — The city will not appeal a jury’s verdict in a dispute over a long-delayed, over-budget Sarasota sewer project that awarded the city nothing and ordered the city to pay $686,233 in damages

December 14th, 9:43 AM EST by Don Brennan
Myakka City sea lion refuge opens to public
Myakka City sea lion refuge opens to public

MYAKKA CITY - A Myakka City sea lion preserve opens to the public. The for-profit preserve is trying to raise awareness and promote the conservation of sea lions.Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve was opened December 1st to create personal interactions and promot

December 14th, 9:36 AM EST by Don Brennan
Gruters' local win paves way for State GOP chair
Gruters' local win paves way for State GOP chair

SARASOTA COUNTY - Hail to the Chief, or hail to Joe Gruters. They might be one and the same soon. As expected, the newly– elected State senator gets another term as Sarasota Republican Party chairman and and took a big step toward taking over the to

December 14th, 9:33 AM EST by Don Brennan
Sarasota county schools have lockdown drill
Sarasota county schools have lockdown drill

SARASOTA COUNTY - On the 6th anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut, all schools within the Sarasota County School District conduct a lockdown drill. Every student and all staff will take part in the drills, which take place at all

December 14th, 9:29 AM EST by Don Brennan
Manatee educators opposed to possibility of arming teachers
Manatee educators opposed to possibility of arming teachers

Manatee County teachers weigh in on possibility of arming teachers.

December 13th, 6:17 PM EST by Jennifer Kveglis
Santa comes to town with Flight To The North Pole
Santa comes to town with Flight To The North Pole

MANATEE COUNTY- Manatee County Sheriff's Office completed one of their most important missions of the year, getting Santa to the North Pole safely.

December 13th, 5:03 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Woman injured in aggravated battery case, Sarasota Police investigate
Woman injured in aggravated battery case, Sarasota Police investigate

A woman suffers critical injuries in an aggravated battery case in Sarasota.

December 13th, 4:56 PM EST by Jessica Lang
Man dead after crane collapses on him in Bradenton
Man dead after crane collapses on him in Bradenton

BRADENTON - A construction worker is dead today after a crane collapse this morning. The crane collapsed and pinned the worker underneath it at the Twin Dolphin Marina in downtown Bradenton, just across the street from Bradenton Police headquarters.

December 13th, 10:52 AM EST by Chip Reid
North Port hopes to add hotel as Braves come to town
North Port hopes to add hotel as Braves come to town

NORTH PORT - North Port commissioners have approved waivers for a future hotel there. The first in years. The board agreed to waive several design standards for the proposed 100–room Hampton Inn & Suites. The hotel received four waivers to aspects o

December 13th, 10:37 AM EST by Don Brennan
North Port ribbon-cutting for all-access park
North Port ribbon-cutting for all-access park

NORTH PORT - North Port is opening the Boundless Adventures Playground this Saturday. The Playground is located at Garden of the Five Senses on Pan American Boulevard.The concept of the playground is that no child would have to sit out from an activity. C

December 13th, 9:56 AM EST by Don Brennan
New State Rep. Will Robinson wants septic inspections re-instated
New State Rep. Will Robinson wants septic inspections re-instated

MANATEE COUNTY - One Bradenton legislator wants to bring back septic tank inspections. Republican state Rep. Will Robinson wants to reinstate a program that was repealed in 2012.Following a series of devastating algae blooms that have fouled water Florida

December 13th, 9:54 AM EST by Don Brennan
Sarasota chamber CEO resigns for Mote gig
Sarasota chamber CEO resigns for Mote gig

SARASOTA COUNTY - The CEO of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce is resigning. Kevin Cooper is leaving his job as CEO and president after just two years. He is leaving to become the vice president for communications and strategic initiatives at Mote

December 13th, 9:51 AM EST by Don Brennan
Mother headed to prison for abuse
Mother headed to prison for abuse

SARASOTA - A Sarasota mother will go to prison for severely injuring baby. 29-year-old Magdalena Perez-Lopez was sentenced to eight years and three months for aggravated child abuse and neglect.Sarasota Police Department detectives responded to Sarasota M

December 13th, 9:47 AM EST by Don Brennan
Oak Park music teacher wins teacher of the year
Oak Park music teacher wins teacher of the year

SARASOTA COUNTY - This is music to his student's—and his adminstration's – ears. Shane Swezey was named Sarasota County's 2019 Teacher of the Year at the Education Foundation of Sarasota County's brunch. He will now compete for the statewide t

December 13th, 9:44 AM EST by Don Brennan
Judge sentences drug-trafficker to 15 years in prison
Judge sentences drug-trafficker to 15 years in prison

Aquilles Lee was arrested earlier this month by Sarasota police. Since the beginning of 2018, the Sarasota Police Department has been working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency to investigate a drug-trafficking organization

December 12th, 5:49 PM EST by Chip Reid
Florida Health Department continues measles investigation
Florida Health Department continues measles investigation

SARASOTA - While four people may not seem like a lot, the Department of Health doesn't want to take any number of measles cases lightly. 

December 12th, 5:45 PM EST by Chip Reid
Sarasota County Commissioners approve Siesta Promenade project
Sarasota County Commissioners approve Siesta Promenade project

Hundreds of Sarasota county residents showed up to Wednesday’s Sarasota County Commissioners Meeting to discuss the Siesta Promenade project.

December 12th, 4:32 PM EST by Jessica Lang
Brew Life Brewing to host double 'fun-raiser'
Brew Life Brewing to host double 'fun-raiser'

Sarasota's Brew Life Brewing gets in the holiday spirit. The local brewery is hosting a double fundraiser, which they're calling a 'fun-raiser.'

December 12th, 4:26 PM EST by Hallie Peilet
A driver dies and passenger suffers injury in vehicle accident in Manatee County
A driver dies and passenger suffers injury in vehicle accident in Manatee County

A driver dies and passenger gets hurt on Monday night in a pickup crash in Manatee County. Florida Highway Patrol reports it happened on 15th St. East near Helen Ave. around 10 P.M.

December 12th, 2:17 PM EST by PJ Robicheau

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