Sarasota Magazine Unity Awards Luncheon honors those bettering the Suncoast
Sarasota Magazine Unity Awards Luncheon honors those bettering the Suncoast

Inside Michael's on East Tuesday, hundreds were celebrating those who pave that path for a better Suncoast - the winners of Sarasota Magazine’s 2019 Unity Awards.

12 mins ago by Hallie Peilet
Controversial Sarasota County Schools contract is decided on
Controversial Sarasota County Schools contract is decided on

SARASOTA - The Sarasota County Board featured a work shop and a highly debated hearing before reaching a decision. The board voted 3 to 2 to extend Superintendent Dr. Todd Bowden's contract through the 2022-23 school year.

18 hrs 24 mins ago by Chip Reid
Baltimore Orioles visit Booker Middle School
Baltimore Orioles visit Booker Middle School

SARASOTA - The Orioles were at Booker Middle School as part of their five-week Orioles Health and Fitness Challenge. The motto for the program is to "eat, train, and live like the pros." 

18 hrs 30 mins ago by Chip Reid
Couple busted for allegedly operating a dentist office without license
Couple busted for allegedly operating a dentist office without license

NORTH PORT - A tip to North Port Police leads to the bust of an alleged fake dentistry operation inside someones garage.

21 hrs 13 mins ago by SNN Newsroom
National comedy tour stops at Bradenton homeless center
National comedy tour stops at Bradenton homeless center

Laughter is not typical here. This LA based comic is focusing his act in the most unlikely of places. Elvis Mujic blends comedy and compassion. Four months into his nationwide tour, the comedian stops at a local Bradenton homeless resource center.

23 hrs 54 mins ago by Jenn Abreu
Iconic statue vandalized days after sailor's death
Iconic statue vandalized days after sailor's death

Just two days after George Mendonsa, the sailor inspired by downtown Sarasota's 'Unconditional Surrender Statue' dies, an unknown vandal spray painted a message on it, which led to a mixed response from the community. 

February 19th, 4:02 PM EST by Jennifer Kveglis
Gocio setting Pre-K standard thanks to donation
Gocio setting Pre-K standard thanks to donation

SARASOTA - Gocio Elementary is trying to set the Pre–K standard for Sarasota schools. The pre–kindergarten program is unique in Sarasota.

February 19th, 9:39 AM EST by Don Brennan
Sarasota city manager gets mixed results in review
Sarasota city manager gets mixed results in review

SARASOTA - If you believe singer Ricky Nelson, you can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself. Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin may take heed to that advice after performance reviews from city commissioners came in.In his annual job review

February 19th, 9:35 AM EST by Don Brennan
Owner says dog food killed her dog in North Port
Owner says dog food killed her dog in North Port

NORTH PORT - A North Port dog owner claims a popular food killed her beloved pet. Kelly Bone says she's heartbroken after recently losing her beloved little guy, Duncan.

February 19th, 9:30 AM EST by Don Brennan
Baltimore Orioles welcome position players to team
Baltimore Orioles welcome position players to team

SARASOTA - Defense wins championships. The Orioles, who won a measly 47 games last year could be just a bit of a dark horse to go to the World Series.

February 18th, 7:14 PM EST by Chip Reid
Veteran captured in iconic VJ Day image dies
Veteran captured in iconic VJ Day image dies

George Mendonsa, the World War 2 veteran photographed kissing a nurse in an iconic image, died early Sunday.

February 18th, 7:14 PM EST by SNN Newsroom
Siesta key residents call for improvements after fatal crash
Siesta key residents call for improvements after fatal crash

SARASOTA- A Motorcyclist dies and Siesta Key Residents renew calls to make Siesta Drive Safer, Sarasota Police are still unsure how the driver lost control of the motorcycle, leading to his death Saturday.

February 18th, 5:31 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Cheers to National Drink Wine Day
Cheers to National Drink Wine Day

Wine enthusiasts rejoice! National Drink Wine Day is officially observed across the US on Monday. Owner of Michael's Wine Cellar on S. Tamiami Trail, Michael Klauber shares shares some Wine 101.

February 18th, 4:12 PM EST by Jenn Abreu
Raise money for Vintage Pups golf tourney
Raise money for Vintage Pups golf tourney

SARASOTA - For pet lovers all over, an important golf tournament to tell you about. The 2019 vintage paws tourney. Pope Golf is putting on the tournament for the 3rd straight year for Vintage Paws Sanctuary. The golf is this Saturday, February 23rd, at Be

February 18th, 11:39 AM EST by Don Brennan
Repo in Manatee County leads to a shooting and an arrest
Repo in Manatee County leads to a shooting and an arrest

A repo in Manatee County leads to an accidental shooting and an arrest.

February 18th, 10:59 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
DOE wants to revoke Hundley's Principal license
DOE wants to revoke Hundley's Principal license

The Florida Department of Education on Friday called for Lincoln Memorial Academy Principal Eddie Hundley to have his educator's license revoked for two years

February 18th, 10:54 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Sarasota School District under fire for sudden decision
Sarasota School District under fire for sudden decision

The Sarasota County school district is under fire for a sudden decision to extend Superintendent Todd Bowden's contract by four years.

February 18th, 10:39 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
37th Annual Cortez Fishing Festival reels in hundreds of guests
37th Annual Cortez Fishing Festival reels in hundreds of guests

Hundreds attended the two-day Cortez Fishing Festival in Manatee County to learn about new fishing techniques and about the history of Cortez Village.

February 17th, 6:33 PM EST by Alejandro Romero
Motorcycle-involved crash closes parts of Fruitville Road
Motorcycle-involved crash closes parts of Fruitville Road

Sarasota Police are investigating a serious vehicle crash involving a motorcycle at Midwest Parkway & Fruitville.

February 17th, 6:19 PM EST by Alejandro Romero
Pirates fans celebrate start of Spring Training with party in downtown Bradenton
Pirates fans celebrate start of Spring Training with party in downtown Bradenton

Pirates fans invaded downtown Bradenton Saturday night.

February 17th, 6:18 PM EST by Alejandro Romero
Opening weekend for Circus Sarasota
Opening weekend for Circus Sarasota

SARASOTA- The Big Top is back in Sarasota with Circus Sarasota opening their annual show this weekend.

February 17th, 4:48 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Fans come out for Orioles Springfest
Fans come out for Orioles Springfest

SARASOTA- Spring Training kicks off on the Suncoast with Orioles Spring Fest giving fans and families a look at the stadium and a preview of this year.

February 16th, 6:37 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Keeping up with your annual physicals
Keeping up with your annual physicals

SARASOTA- Long time Suncoast Anchors Don Brennan and John Hill both were getting annual heart check-ups thanks to a family history of heart disease, and it helped them prevent serious heart attacks.

February 16th, 6:37 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Hundreds of motorcyclist roll up to 21st Annual Thunder By The Bay
Hundreds of motorcyclist roll up to 21st Annual Thunder By The Bay

The annual Thunder by the Bay festival is the place for motorcycle enthusiast to gather and trade stories about life on the road.

February 16th, 5:11 PM EST by Alejandro Romero
Two vehicles versus bicycle crash, sends two to the hospital
Two vehicles versus bicycle crash, sends two to the hospital

VENICE- A car versus bicycle crash sends two to the hospital. It happened at around 3:14 P.M. Saturday afternoon. Sarasota County Fire Department responded to Gulf Coast Boulevard and the US 41 Bypass in Venice.

February 16th, 4:45 PM EST by SNN Newsroom
North Port Police arrest motorcyclist for reckless driving, after "taunting police"
North Port Police arrest motorcyclist for reckless driving, after "taunting police"

NORTH PORT- North Port Police say its "#gameover" for a motorcyclist who got away one to many times. In a tweet, Saturday, police say Luis A Camacho is arrested on several felony charges, including resisting arrest.

February 16th, 2:11 PM EST by Jessica Lang

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