Family and friends lay Jabez Spann to rest
Family and friends lay Jabez Spann to rest

It was an emotional goodbye for the Spann family as they got closure and put the young teen to rest.

2 hrs 7 mins ago by Alejandro Romero
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May 24th, 5:23 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Garbage truck catches fire in Downtown Sarasota
Garbage truck catches fire in Downtown Sarasota

SARASOTA- A Waste Management truck caught fire in Downtown Sarasota this morning. The fire started just around 9:00 and Sarasota County Fire arrived on scene quickly to put out the fire.

May 24th, 5:21 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Lawyers for Joseph Smith back in court
Lawyers for Joseph Smith back in court

SARASOTA- Lawyers for Convicted Murder Joseph Smith are back in Sarasota Court as Smith is set to be resentenced. Smith was convicted of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and murdering 11-year-old Carlie Brucia in December of 2005.

May 24th, 5:19 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Bicycle accident sends woman to the hospital
Bicycle accident sends woman to the hospital

SARASOTA- A Bicyclist rushed to the hospital after being struck by a pickup truck. The accident occurred just after noon on Bee Ridge Road just West of Beneva.

May 24th, 5:16 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Students and staff at Brentwood Elementary remember Roman Miller
Students and staff at Brentwood Elementary remember Roman Miller

It was day of remembrance for students and staff at Brentwood Elementary as they held a vigil for nine year old Roman Miller who tragically passed away Monday morning.

May 23rd, 10:09 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
16 Arrested during Operation Ice Mama
16 Arrested during Operation Ice Mama

SARASOTA- Operation Ice Mama takes down a methamphetamine trafficking ring in Sarasota County. 16 people are facing 57 criminal charges related to meth trafficking after an eight month undercover operation.

May 23rd, 4:33 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Wallenda to walk over Times Square
Wallenda to walk over Times Square

 Nik Wallenda is planning a new highwire walk , this time over Times Square. The wire walker and sister Lijana will attempt to cross Times Square from 25 stories up.

May 23rd, 10:36 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Encompass Health brings survivors together for stroke awareness
Encompass Health brings survivors together for stroke awareness

SARASOTA- It's National Stroke Awareness Month and Encompass Health brought Stroke Survivors together with members of the community to promote healthy living.

May 22nd, 5:32 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Sarasota YMCA aquatics director shares tips for Water Safety Month
Sarasota YMCA aquatics director shares tips for Water Safety Month

When it comes to kids and pools, Sarasota YMCA Association Aquatics Director Lauran DeLagrange says we need to be more careful.

May 22nd, 4:12 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
3 shot in Waffle House parking lot in Sarasota County
3 shot in Waffle House parking lot in Sarasota County

SARASOTA COUNTY - Three people are shot during a fight in a Waffle House parking lot early Wednesday morning in Sarasota County, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

May 22nd, 9:37 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Patterson Foundation gifts The Bay $5M
Patterson Foundation gifts The Bay $5M

SARASOTA - The Patterson Foundation will contribute $5 million to The Bay, the redevelopment project on Sarasota's waterfront. The Sarasota waterfront's $300 million redevelopment project, which will create a more open and inviting space, secured a key co

May 22nd, 7:54 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Manatee County wants to help with Mote Aquarium
Manatee County wants to help with Mote Aquarium

MANATEE COUNTY - Although tourist development taxes will have to go to costs other than construction, Manatee County commissioners do want to help Mote aquarium. Manatee cannot legally use bed taxes for capital projects outside the county, so the commissi

May 22nd, 7:52 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Rep. Steube to hold town meeting on veterans issues
Rep. Steube to hold town meeting on veterans issues

NORTH PORT - Seeking feedback on veterans issues as he works to reform the US Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube will hold a town hall. It will be held in North Port on May 29 to discuss those veterans issues including the future of VA

May 22nd, 7:52 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Manatees are mating, so give them privacy
Manatees are mating, so give them privacy

SARASOTA COUNTY - Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight. That could be the theme song for manatees right now. If you see a group of manatees thrashing around near the shore, don't worry, they aren't in danger. They are trying to mate. It

May 22nd, 7:51 AM EDT by Don Brennan
North Port welcomes first new hotel since 1973
North Port welcomes first new hotel since 1973

North Port welcomes first new hotel since 1973. Lodgco Hospitality Inc. hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for a 100–room Hampton Inn & Suites hotel yesterday. It is on Tuscola Boulevard, just west of Sumter.

May 21st, 9:30 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Detwiler's is opening a new Sarasota store
Detwiler's is opening a new Sarasota store

 Detwiler's is opening a  new Sarasota store. The local grocer will take over the space left vacant by Winn–Dixie, giving the Merchants Pointe plaza a new anchor tenant.

May 21st, 9:22 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
It's a no-go for the Sarasota Orchestra in Payne Park
It's a no-go for the Sarasota Orchestra in Payne Park

After a long debate, Sarasota will have to look elsewhere for its Orchestra concert hall, it's a no-go for Payne Park.

May 21st, 9:21 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Free vaccinations to Suncoast residents exposed to Hepatitis A at popular seafood restaurant
Free vaccinations to Suncoast residents exposed to Hepatitis A at popular seafood restaurant

Suncoast residents are in a panic after discovering an employee at a popular restaurant on Main Street may have exposed patrons to Hepatitis A.

May 19th, 6:15 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Hundreds raise money for cancer research at 2019 Relay for Life
Hundreds raise money for cancer research at 2019 Relay for Life

For the past 34 years Relay for Life has helped raise funds for cancer research across the world.

May 19th, 6:04 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Grand re-opening of Newtown's Farmers Market
Grand re-opening of Newtown's Farmers Market

The Newtown Farmers Market has a new a home and volunteers celebrated the grand reopening Saturday morning.

May 18th, 4:55 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Men and women on the Suncoast rally against bills banning abortion in U.S.
Men and women on the Suncoast rally against bills banning abortion in U.S.

Across the U.S. several states have signed into law restrictive abortion bills banning women more than six weeks pregnant from getting an abortion.

May 18th, 4:38 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Employee at Duval's Seafood restaurants tests positive for Hepatitis A
Employee at Duval's Seafood restaurants tests positive for Hepatitis A

The Sarasota county health department says a food service worker at a downtown restaurant tested positive for Hepatitis A.

May 17th, 10:14 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Act F.A.S.T for Stroke Awareness: rehabilitation after surviving a stroke
Act F.A.S.T for Stroke Awareness: rehabilitation after surviving a stroke

We continue our coverage of ACT F.A.S.T for our stroke awareness series.

May 17th, 5:39 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
DeSantis signs texting and driving bill
DeSantis signs texting and driving bill

SARASOTA- Starting July 1st, Traffic Officers will have more work to do on the roads when they are finally able to issue fines for people texting while driving.

May 17th, 5:12 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Coffee shop staffed by people with disabilities coming to Sarasota
Coffee shop staffed by people with disabilities coming to Sarasota

President and CEO of The Haven, Brad Jones, says 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed.

May 17th, 4:21 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Feel Good Friday: Historic Spanish Point Summer Happenings
Feel Good Friday: Historic Spanish Point Summer Happenings

Sitting on the banks of Little Sarasota Bay, Historic Spanish Point remains a local treasure. The site includes archaeological prehistory, lush plant life and a taste of Old Florida.

May 17th, 3:41 PM EDT by Grant Boxleitner

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