The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office conducts 23 vessel inspections from June 28, through June 30.
Sarasota staffers didnâ€™t see rats or mold during an inspection of Save Our Seabirds, but former volunteers and a past employee told them when and where to look.
Eastern Manatee County may not have beaches or famous museums, but it has plenty of local flavor, winding rivers and parks in which to relax with your family. Consider these options for spending your summer days and nights:
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The preliminary tax roll for Sarasota County in the 2014 fiscal year shows a 4.1% increase in taxable values compared with the 2013 fiscal year.
Sarasota Police did not report any injuries to the four adults on board the 15-foot vessel.
The Sarasota Police Department suspects John Coates, a 19-year-old homeless man, of two armed robberies and drug possession.