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.

10 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 22 mins ago by Chip Reid
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
Rays try to improve on 90-win season
Rays try to improve on 90-win season

PORT CHARLOTTE - The Tampa Bay Rays have actually been one of the more successful teams over the past decade, and they do it all with a feeder system that is one of the best in all of baseball.

February 13th, 11:40 AM EST by Don Brennan
Disturbance call leads to drug bust in Port Charlotte
Disturbance call leads to drug bust in Port Charlotte

PORT CHARLOTTE - A disturbance call turns into a major drug bust. Charlotte County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a 911 call in the 36-hundred block of Brooklyn Avenue in Port Charlotte Sunday night for a possible "diabetic attack."

February 12th, 10:04 AM EST by Don Brennan
Englewood firefighters endure survival simulation
Englewood firefighters endure survival simulation

This week, the Englewood Fire Department sharpened their survival skills through an entrapment simulation.

February 7th, 3:14 PM EST by Jennifer Kveglis
Missing Tampa man wants to 'heal and kill people'
Missing Tampa man wants to 'heal and kill people'

 Hillsborough Deputies are searching for 33 year old Ariel Rodriguez, who left his family's home around 9 p.m. Monday. He thinks he's God, and wants to 'heal people and kill people.'

February 7th, 9:37 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Marco's Maestro picks Superbowl winner
Marco's Maestro picks Superbowl winner

We've shown you a host of animals this week predict the Super Bowl winner, but we have the best prognosticator right here at SNN: Meteorologist Marco LaManno's cat Maestro.

February 1st, 10:39 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Florida red tide levels lowest in more than a year
Florida red tide levels lowest in more than a year

Florida red tide levels are the lowest in more than a year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tested water samples offshore and in bay areas from northwest, southwest and the east coast of Florida.

February 1st, 10:28 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
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
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
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
Sheriff's deputy channels "City Slickers" to move goats
Sheriff's deputy channels "City Slickers" to move goats

RIVERVIEW, FL - SNN has "herd" that a Hillsborough deputy has been shepperding goats. According to WFLA, this Hillsborough sheriff's deputy responded to a call for 13 loose goats in a suburban neighborhood in River view on Thursday. Cowboy...err, Corporal

February 15th, 10:05 AM EST by Don Brennan
Web.com golfer cards 17 on one hole at Lakewood National
Web.com golfer cards 17 on one hole at Lakewood National

LAKEWOOD RANCH - Ben DeArmond had a memorable debut on the Web.com Tour. One hole at Lakewood National Golf Club made DeArmond a national story because he scored a 17 on the par-4 second hole Thursday in the Lecom Suncoast Classic. DeArmond, the head pro

February 15th, 9:20 AM EST by Don Brennan

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