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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Hundreds of people crowd around fight, one person is shot
According to reports, a few hundred people gathered in front of the Dredd Mart Dr.
Sat May 18, 2013
North Port Sun
Springs agreement ready for joint commission decision
In an effort to keep the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa open after the June 30 deadline passes, an interlocal agreement is awaiting signatures of the heads of the North Port City and Sarasota County commissions.
DUI Patrols to Target Sarasota Drunk Drivers Next 2 Weekends
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is stepping up its efforts to curb drunk driving with DUI "saturation patrols" this weekend and next.
Two Teens Charged in Siesta Beach Attack
Two teenagers have been arrested and charged in a vicious attack that left another teen boy unconscious last week on Siesta Beach, authorities said Thursday.
Girls Incorporated wins NASA grant05/17/13 NASA has awarded Girls...
NASA has awarded Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County the a grant for the implementation of NASA's Summer of Innovation Program.
County lays out plan for new SCAT buses
Sarasota County Area Transit officials have laid out plans to try to obtain more than 60 new buses over the next five years that will be used in routes all over Sarasota County.
Fri May 17, 2013
New child porn charges for former school employee
Additional charges have been filed against a former Sarasota County School Board IT employee arrested in late January on multiple counts of possession of child pornography, just days before he was scheduled to take a plea deal in the case.
St. Petersburg Times
Trail heats up in Sarasota killings linked to 'Cold Blood' case
One Saturday a week before Christmas 1959, a young ranch hand, his wife and their children spent the day running errands.
Manatee County's unemployment rate sinks
The state's unemployment numbers fell to 7.2 percent in April, still below the national average, as more people are finding work in the Sunshine State.
Thu May 16, 2013
North Port Sun
County set to decrease emergency reserve
In a move this week that frees up $8.1 million for the county's general fund to go toward capital projects, the Sarasota County Commission decided to reduce its emergency/disaster relief reserve from 90 days to 75.
Two teens arrested for beating at Siesta Key Beach
Roman and his co-defendant allegedly punched Prater several times and rendered him unconscious.
$6.5M more needed to pay for 2017 rowing championship
Manatee and Sarasota counties are being asked to commit $6.5 million more to help bring the 2017 World Rowing Championships to Nathan Benderson Park.
University partnership combines teaching with arts in Manatee and Sarasota
Educational leaders and administrators from USF Sarasota-Manatee, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and Ringling College of Art and Design signed memos of understanding creating the program, which allows students to enroll in participating schools for further After completing undergraduate degrees at Ringling College or taking arts courses ... (more)
Wed May 15, 2013
Downtown revitalization expected to gain from Bradenton Herald's move
The Herald's move to the heart of downtown will add more traffic and people to what promises to be a vibrant area this fall.
East County-Sarasota County readies roadway
A new stretch of roadway running parallel to Interstate 75 is proving to be a tantalizing force, as East County residents eagerly await the opening of a new north-south connector between University Parkway and Fruitville Road.
North Port Sun
New child porn charges for school employee
Additional charges have been filed against a Sarasota County School Board IT employee arrested in late January on multiple counts of possession of child pornography, just days before he was scheduled to take a plea deal in the case.
53 Arrested in Crime Crackdown in North Sarasota
A Sarasota County Sheriff's Office operation aimed at cracking down on crime in north Sarasota has resulted in the arrests of 53 people, including a trio of teenagers with connections to nearly 30 vehicle burglaries, officials said Wednesday.
FDOT RoadWatch Advisory: US 41 over South Creek in Sarasota County
US 41: Over South Creek: Bridge maintenance project: The shoulder of the roadway will temporarily be closed on Thursday, May 16 beginning at 12 p.m. while crews pour concrete.
Sunshine State News
Republican Hopeful Julio Gonzalez Has Good Head Start to Replace Doug Holder
With state Rep. Doug Holder, R-Venice, facing term limits next year, Dr. Julio Gonzalez, an orthopedic surgeon from Venice, is off to an impressive head start as he looks to represent parts of Sarasota County.
Tue May 14, 2013
Sunshine State News
Rick Scott Draws Primary Challenger
Rick Scott has yet to file for a second term for governor, but he's already drawn a primary opponent -- Elizabeth Cuevas Neunder, founder and CEO of the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commence of Florida, and a longtime Republican activist and candidate from Sarasota.