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East County resident Karen Rawlings submitted this photo of a sunset at Regatta Pointe Marina.
May 21: Daily Headlines Video
Top Stories: 182 Manatee teachers lose jobs; Sarasota woman arrested for defrauding employer; Commission approves second phase of bayfront mooring project; Whitney Beach receives award
Sarasota woman arrested for stealing from employer
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a woman for defrauding her Tampa employer of more than $56,000.
182 Manatee teachers lose jobs
The cuts are part of a plan to save $20.6 million to help the school district replenish depleted reserves.
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