Anna Maria Island makes list of best beach towns in America
Anna Maria Island makes list of best beach towns in America

The only place in Florida to make this list of '\Greatest Beach Towns in America is Siesta.... actually no, it's not Siesta Key.

6 hrs 43 mins ago by Marco La Manno
North Port High's Indoor Percussion takes the silver
6 hrs 46 mins ago by Marco La Manno
Sarasota Film Festival Featuring Suncoast Students
6 hrs 54 mins ago by Kristi Sultan
Venice's Parade of Champions celebrates volleyball, swimming
Venice's Parade of Champions celebrates volleyball, swimming

The parade rolled through downtown Venice. People celebrated the Venice High volleyball team's 2023 Class 7A State Championship win, along with swimmers Amadeusz Knop and Maeve Eckerman

11 hrs 38 mins ago by Marco La Manno
Sarasota Orchestra to play world premiere of new piece
Sarasota Orchestra to play world premiere of new piece

The Herald-Tribune reports composer and pianist Sarah Gibson is debuting her new composition to make this mountain taller.

11 hrs 42 mins ago by SNN Newsroom
Sarasota Film Fest Opening Night
Sarasota Film Fest Opening Night

An estimated 200 people celebrate the kickoff of the 25th Sarasota Film Festival.

12 hrs 35 mins ago by Alex Vaughn
Climate Champions celebrate those improving Suncoast environment
Climate Champions celebrate those improving Suncoast environment

Ed Chiles is one of the people being recognized at the event and is the son of former Florida governor Lawton Chiles.

March 25th, 5:18 PM EDT by Marco La Manno
Permitless carry bill passes Florida House, heads to senate chambers
Permitless carry bill passes Florida House, heads to senate chambers

Some Republicans wanted to go even further with open carry. That would allow people to not have to conceal a weapon, along with not needing training or a permit.

March 25th, 4:39 PM EDT by Marco La Manno
Affordable housing bill heads to Governor DeSantis
Affordable housing bill heads to Governor DeSantis

The bill creates tax exemptions for developments that set aside at least 70 affordable housing units, speed permits, and development orders for affordable-housing projects.

March 25th, 4:22 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
A new effort to open Midnight Pass
A new effort to open Midnight Pass

In 1983, two fishermen closed the pass due to their homes’ vulnerability to erosion.

March 25th, 4:16 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk
Annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk

To raise money is the cause, and to end multiple sclerosis is the reason.

March 25th, 4:02 PM EDT by Alex Vaughn
Texts shows possible behind-the-scenes coordination to hire New College president
Texts shows possible behind-the-scenes coordination to hire New College president

This raises concerns that the selection was done behind the scenes and may violate Florida Sunshine laws.

March 25th, 12:12 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Manatee County approves massive Lakewood Ranch expansion
Manatee County approves massive Lakewood Ranch expansion

Every resident who spoke during public comment opposed the proposal and cited effects of water quality and future traffic.

March 25th, 12:07 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Walk for MS tomorrow at Nathan Benderson
Walk for MS tomorrow at Nathan Benderson

Lace up your sneakers and find something orange...

March 24th, 5:34 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
City hears boat ramp concerns with Bay Park project
City hears boat ramp concerns with Bay Park project

Charter fisherman are raising concerns about the Bay Park Conservancy’s plans for the city of Sarasota’s new waterfront park and how it would affect 10th street boat ramp.

March 24th, 5:31 PM EDT by Briana Bozkurt
Married in a Nursing Home
Married in a Nursing Home

You can get married in a church, maybe on the beach or even in Vegas.  But how about at a nursing home? 

March 24th, 3:04 PM EDT by Alex Vaughn
Sarasota man arrested for September wreck, causing 3 fatalities
Sarasota man arrested for September wreck, causing 3 fatalities

SARASOTA COUNTY (SNN TV) Mar. 23, 2023 - A 25-year-old Sarasota man has been arrested for a deadly crash back in September.Two people were killed and 2 others were hurt, one critically, after a traffic crash last night. Cash Kaufmann is facing several cha

March 23rd, 8:52 PM EDT by Don Brennan
100 years of baseball in Bradenton
100 years of baseball in Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates are commemorating the rich history of their home away from home.

March 23rd, 6:34 PM EDT by Briana Bozkurt
Manatee County Schools Face Staff Shortages
Manatee County Schools Face Staff Shortages

The School District of Manatee County hosted is facing worker shortages. They hosted a job fair today to try to get more school bus drivers, cafeteria workers and technicians. Bus drivers have been a particular issue when it comes to shortages. "Transport

March 23rd, 5:11 PM EDT by Kristi Sultan
Pet Owner Reunites With Her Dog After Long Journey
Pet Owner Reunites With Her Dog After Long Journey

Kerrie Lehnert, A kitchen designer, lost her own home during Hurricane Ian. Suddenly Kerrie was left home less having to couch surf for months. During this time she brought her dog "elvis" over to a friends house temporary while she was looking for a new

March 22nd, 5:51 PM EDT by Kristi Sultan
Family finally in FEMA trailer after 6 month wait
Family finally in FEMA trailer after 6 month wait

A Venice mother had a FEMA trailer sitting on her property, but was not allowed to move in. She finally has the keys. 

March 22nd, 5:14 PM EDT by Briana Bozkurt
Red Tide and its Impact on Siesta Key Economy
Red Tide and its Impact on Siesta Key Economy

We know what Red Tide does to our lungs, but what about to the area economy? 

March 22nd, 3:25 PM EDT by Alex Vaughn
Helping Hand: A single mom struggles to recover from Hurricane Ian
Helping Hand: A single mom struggles to recover from Hurricane Ian

SARASOTA - Nearly 7 months later and Hurricane Ian is not a distant memory for Emily Davis and her three kids.

March 22nd, 9:52 AM EDT by Jenna Brew
Edwards walks out of divisive school board meeting to cheers
Edwards walks out of divisive school board meeting to cheers

SARASOTA COUNTY (SNN TV) Mar. 21, 2023 - The Sarasota county school board members went through their meeting agenda without incident tonight, but then it was time for public speaking, and it was a free for all yet again... Tom Edwards was verbally assaul

March 21st, 10:36 PM EDT by Eric Wilson
Suspect arrest in Charlotte County After Barricading Himself
Suspect arrest in Charlotte County After Barricading Himself

The incident took place in downtown Punta Gorda. The suspect was believed to be armed. "Our deputies identified the vehicle. There was a attempted traffic stop and at which point the suspect fled a very short distance and was cornered into a parking lot."

March 21st, 9:10 PM EDT by Kristi Sultan
Vela named MCSO Employee of the Month
Vela named MCSO Employee of the Month

MANATEE COUNTY (SNN TV) Mar. 21, 2023 - Victim Advocate Leticia Vela was awarded the Manatee County Sheriff's Office Employee of the Month for February by Sheriff Rick Wells. In January 2023, Vela was contacted after hours by a victim she had assisted on

March 21st, 8:37 PM EDT by Don Brennan
Job fairs this week for Manatee County Schools
Job fairs this week for Manatee County Schools

MANATEE COUNTY (SNN TV) Mar. 21, 2023 - The School District of Manatee County will be interviewing applicants and making job offers during two Job Fairs this week (see flyers attached). The first is an Operations Job Fair on Thursday, March 23rd, from 9 a

March 21st, 8:19 PM EDT by Don Brennan
Det. Collins lauded with Deputy award in Manatee County
Det. Collins lauded with Deputy award in Manatee County

MANATEE COUNTY (SNN TV) Mar. 21, 2023 - MCSO Detective Timothy Collins was awarded Deputy of the Month honors for the month of February by Sheriff Rick Wells. Collins attended a child sexual abuse training where he learned the recidivism rate for child se

March 21st, 7:59 PM EDT by Don Brennan

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