SARASOTA- September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and people living with the disorder are speaking out to educate and fight the stigma of the disease.
One of the largest rowing programs in the country breaks ground on a new boathouse in Osprey Friday.
SUNCOAST (SNN) - In the first 10 weeks, Florida's ban on texting has resulted in 1,000 citations and warnings. Through mid-September, Florida Highway Patrol had issued 438 written warnings for texting. FHP and all law enforcement agencies have issued 542
SARASOTA COUNTY - Another major sewage spill in Sarasota County. About 25,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into a South Sarasota County neighborhood Tuesday after an 8–inch sewer pipe breaks near a lift station. County crews replaced the broken pip
NORTH PORT- Residents in North Port want the city commission to take a second look at the proposed budget as they are set to vote on a potential millage tax increase.
City of Sarasota residents can now make transit suggestions on an interactive website. Its called "Sarasota in Motion," and it is an elaborate vision for getting around the city in the next 25 years.
Rescue cats from the Bahamas will be available for adoption in a few weeks on the Suncoast. Cat Depot received 10 cats on Monday, anywhere from six months old to a year and a half. They were then placed into quarantine.
SARASOTA- A new bill making its way through congress plans to fight rising suicide rates with a universal, easy to remember, national hotline. Call 9-8-8, a bill Sponsored by Congressman Vern Buchanan would create a universal, national hotline.
VENICE - A new exhibit is coming to Venice in October and it centers around the history of sports in the city. Beginning October 7th, the city of Venice and the Venice Museum will put on "Playing in Paradise: The History of Venice Sports." The exhibit wil
SUNCOAST - An Anna Maria Island restaurant is bringing its special brand of barbecue to Sarasota. Smoqehouse, a fusion barbecue joint, will open its first Sarasota location, which will be at former home of Oaks Open Pit BBQ on 41, just north of Stickney P
SUNCOAST - Some Animals rescued from Hurricane Dorian are bound for the Suncoast. SNN's Marco La Manno was out at Cat Depot in Sarasota Monday as cats were brought there from the storm-ravaged island. Also, Nate's Honor Animal Rescue in Manatee County wil
NORTH PORT - A smashed police cruiser shows us why 'move over laws' are so important.
A Bradenton man is found dead on a Sarasota road Monday morning.
SARASOTA- A Riverview campus safety monitor is fired after an altercation with a student got physical. Sarasota County Schools dismissed Kenneth Howard after videos online showed him fighting with a student.
YMCA members hopeful to get their first work out in at the Save Our Y Fitness Centers Monday morning were greeted with a "Closed" sign.
A Pedestrian was hit by a car late Sunday night in Sarasota County..
MTV reality star Pauly Paul was arrested Friday . The "Siesta Key" star was busted for allegedly violating his probation in his weed case by leaving Sarasota County to attend the VMAs.
A veteran in the Suncoast battling PTSD is using his experience to help other know they are not alone.
The Jabez Spann Foundation host their second annual Peace-Ing the Puzzle event at Fred Atkins Park.
A local artist is using her platform to educate Suncoast residents of the dangers of polluting our beaches.
The family of Jabez Spann continues to heal after the teen disappeared two years ago and was later found dead.
SARASOTA- Another International Championship is expected to bring thousands of people and millions of dollars to Nathan Benderson Park. NBP won the bid to host the 2022 International Dragon Boat Federation's Club Crew World Championship.
In this week's edition of Feel Good Friday, SNN's Grant Boxleitner spent time at the Elysian Fields store in Sarasota. The locally owned shop is celebrating 28 years in business.
SARASOTA - Friday morning, it was announced that members of the board had reached an agreement to allow the Save Our Y committee to take over operations of the Frank Berlin and Evalyn Sadlier Jones gymnasiums beginning this Monday, Sept 16th. The Ys will
SARASOTA - Sarasota Congressman Greg Steube wants to make marijuana a Schedule III drug, instead of Schedule I. Marijuana has long been lumped in with heroin and other substances that are deemed to have no medical benefit and a high abuse potential. The c