The Siesta Key Village Association met for the first time in 2014 on Tuesday, opening the new year with fresh concerns about the impacts of a renovation project at Siesta Beach on the islandâ€™s tourism industry.
A cold front that brought record low temperatures to the Midwest over the weekend will push through Southwest Florida Monday, bringing rough seas and possible freezing temperatures.
The Sarasota Sheriffâ€™s Office launched additional patrols to crack down on drunk driving during the holiday season.
Eight area convenience store clerks were cited for selling alcohol to a minor during an undercover sting by the Sarasota Sheriff's Office.
Although details are still scarce, a sign went up Tuesday announcing plans to build a new condominium tower on a key piece of downtown real estate.
Sarasota Police have advised using an alternative route to enter or leave the barrier island.
Siesta Key public beach was listed as No. 2 on the top 25 beaches in the United States on TripAdvisor's 2013 'Travelers' Choice' list.