Push for More Florida Time for Canadians
Push for More Florida Time for Canadians

Thursday, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott announced the Canadian Snowbirds Act.  It's legislation that would allow some Canadian visitors to stay in the U.S. up to eight months.

6 hrs 4 mins ago by SNN Newsroom
Sickle Cell Speaks campaign works to fight stigma
Sickle Cell Speaks campaign works to fight stigma

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.

22 hrs 46 mins ago by Samantha Sonner
Sarasota Crew to break ground on new Osprey boathouse
Sarasota Crew to break ground on new Osprey boathouse

One of the largest rowing programs in the country breaks ground on a new boathouse in Osprey Friday.

September 19th, 1:36 PM EDT by Jennifer Kveglis
Texting citations will increase after grace period
Texting citations will increase after grace period

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

September 19th, 7:05 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Another major sewage spill in Sarasota County
Another major sewage spill in Sarasota County

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

September 19th, 5:15 AM EDT by Don Brennan
North Port residents angry over potential tax increase
North Port residents angry over potential tax increase

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.

September 18th, 5:31 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Residents Make Transit Suggestions on Interactive Site
Residents Make Transit Suggestions on Interactive Site

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. 

September 18th, 10:54 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Rescue cats from Bahamas to be available for adoption soon
Rescue cats from Bahamas to be available for adoption soon

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.

September 18th, 8:05 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
New bill would create National Suicide Hotline
New bill would create National Suicide Hotline

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.

September 17th, 5:10 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Venice sports history on display
Venice sports history on display

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

September 17th, 9:20 AM EDT by Don Brennan
BBQ Fusion taking the place of "old school" BBQ
BBQ Fusion taking the place of "old school" BBQ

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

September 17th, 9:15 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Displaced animals in Bahamas coming to the Suncoast
Displaced animals in Bahamas coming to the Suncoast

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

September 17th, 9:12 AM EDT by Don Brennan
NPPD Police cruiser sideswiped on I-75
NPPD Police cruiser sideswiped on I-75

NORTH PORT - A smashed police cruiser shows us why 'move over laws' are so important.

September 16th, 7:11 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Man found dead on road in Sarasota
Man found dead on road in Sarasota

A Bradenton man is found dead on a Sarasota road Monday morning.

September 16th, 7:03 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Riverview staffer fired after altercation with student
Riverview staffer fired after altercation with student

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.

September 16th, 5:15 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Sarasota YMCAs delay reopenings 24 hours
Sarasota YMCAs delay reopenings 24 hours

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.

September 16th, 1:31 PM EDT by Jennifer Kveglis
Pedestrian Hit By Car Late Sunday
Pedestrian Hit By Car Late Sunday

A Pedestrian was hit by a car late Sunday night in Sarasota County..

September 16th, 9:42 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
MTV Reality Star Pauly Paul in trouble with the law
MTV Reality Star Pauly Paul in trouble with the law

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.

September 16th, 9:37 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Sailing Therapy looks to help veterans and first responders battling PTSD
Sailing Therapy looks to help veterans and first responders battling PTSD

A veteran in the Suncoast battling PTSD is using his experience to help other know they are not alone.

September 15th, 6:58 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Second annual Peace-Ing the Puzzle
Second annual Peace-Ing the Puzzle

The Jabez Spann Foundation host their second annual Peace-Ing the Puzzle event at Fred Atkins Park.

September 15th, 6:29 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Local artist uses artwork to bring attention to plastic polluting Suncoast beaches
Local artist uses artwork to bring attention to plastic polluting Suncoast beaches

A local artist is using her platform to educate Suncoast residents of the dangers of polluting our beaches.

September 13th, 11:40 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Jabez Spann Foundation to host second annual Peace-In the Puzzle
Jabez Spann Foundation to host second annual Peace-In the Puzzle

The family of Jabez Spann continues to heal after the teen disappeared two years ago and was later found dead.

September 13th, 11:25 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
NBP set to host International Dragon Boat Championship
NBP set to host International Dragon Boat Championship

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.

September 13th, 5:12 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Feel Good Friday: 28th anniversary celebration at Elysian Fields
Feel Good Friday: 28th anniversary celebration at Elysian Fields

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.

September 13th, 3:58 PM EDT by Grant Boxleitner
Sarasota YMCAs are saved, reopening Monday as "Save Our Y Fitness Centers"
Sarasota YMCAs are saved, reopening Monday as "Save Our Y Fitness Centers"

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

September 13th, 12:57 PM EDT by Jennifer Kveglis
Rep. Steube moves to make pot more accessible to research
Rep. Steube moves to make pot more accessible to research

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

September 13th, 5:16 AM EDT by Don Brennan

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