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  • In House of glass, a new gateway to The Ringling
    More than 200 guests celebrated the opening of the Kotler-Coville Glass pavilion at The Ringling on Sunday.... Read more »
  • Police investigating fatal shooting Saturday as homicide
    SARASOTA — The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a murder that occurred Saturday night near 31st Street and Maple Avenue.Todd Michael James Reeves, 32, of Sarasota, was shot and killed during the incident, according to the police department.Deputies responded to the area of 31st Street and Maple Avenue for a report of a shooting at 7 p.m. Saturday.Reeves was found with a gunshot wound and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, where he later died. No one [...]... Read more »
  • Protesters march against racism, war and bigotry
    SARASOTA — A large contingent of anti-Trump protesters marched from Five Points Park through the Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival on Sunday, causing some heated arguments along the way.The march, dubbed "Shut Down Racism, War & Bigotry on 1st Anniv of Trump," had at least 200 participants. It was met with a counter-protest from a man who had attended a pro-Trump rally earlier in the afternoon [...]... Read more »
  • Seidman: Amidst the unity, a wide divide
    Amidst the sea of people gathered on Sarasota’s bayfront Saturday for the March for Democracy, there were hundreds of women wearing the perky-eared, pink knit caps that became the symbol of Women’s Marches across the country a year ago on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history.The hats are, of course, a reference to Trump’s boast on a videotape released during the campaign that his celebrity status [...]... Read more »
  • School Board grapples with keeping bid amounts in line
    Sarasota County school leaders are debating how to keep control of contracts that exceed original bid amounts.In the past, the School Board has approved bids with a particular vendor for a specific service with a sum that the district was “not to exceed” over an estimated period of time. If the contract exceeded those estimated amounts, district officials would allow it without seeking the board’s approval, but would send the amount of the overage in an email to [...]... Read more »
  • Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board
    DALLAS — Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself.The airline says complaints about animals biting or urinating or defecating on planes have nearly doubled since 2016.Starting March 1, Delta will require owners to show proof of [...]... Read more »
  • Two injured in Venice as car hits motorcycle
    SARASOTA COUNTY — Two people were injured Friday evening in a collision involving a car and motorcycle, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.According to the report, around 5:10 p.m., a motorcycle driven by Dokota Winke, 27, of Venice was traveling south on the U.S. 41 Bypass in Venice, just north of Via Veneto. Riding with him was an unidentified female passenger, 21, of Cape Coral. At that moment, a car driven by Robert H. Berkel, 89, of Nokomis reportedly pulled out of the [...]... Read more »
  • North Port brush fires investigated
    NORTH PORT — A small number of Friday evening brush fires are under investigation, authorities report.According to reports, around 5:30 p.m. firemen responded to a few small brush fires in the mostly undeveloped east end of North Port, near Yorkshire and Price Boulevards. The largest blaze involved two acres.There were no injuries and no damage to any structures.The fires were brought under control and the cause of them is under investigation by the Florida Forest [...]... Read more »
  • Sarasota and Manatee sheriffs to detain suspected illegal immigrants for federal government
    The program is designed to give agents time to determine whether the suspects are in the country legally.... Read more »
  • Hurricane response plan continues to evolve
    Short-term solution for Venice area to include coordinated transportation to safe shelters... Read more »
  • Red tide remains in area waters in low concentrations
    Low concentrations of the red tide organism continue to swirl off the coast of Southwest Florida, causing reports of slight respiratory irritation in Sarasota County.A fish kill was reported in Lee County, where a bloom of very low to low concentrations of Karenia brevis were reported, according to data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.In Southwest Florida in the past week, the red tide organism was observed at background to medium [...]... Read more »
  • Sarasota driver shot near 17th Street and Lockwood Ridge Road
    The Sheriff's Office is investigating.... Read more »
  • Exhibit at Ringling College recognizes high school artists
    This is the 23rd year for the Education Foundation's createSRQ High School Juried Arts Show... Read more »