+Sarasota Police seek homeless man for robbery
Police allege 35-year-old Gregory Thompson threatened a teller at a downtown Sarasota Fifth Third Bank Wednesday, April 10, and fled on foot.
+Residents protest Benderson project
About 100 residents have signed a petition. Benderson Development Co. still needs a zoning change before it can start construction.
+Manatee Planning Commission to vote on amending code to allow chickens
The Manatee County Planning Commission will vote today on whether to modify a land-development code amendment that will remove "chickens/poultry" from the definition of farm animals.
+Plover nesting season is off to a rough start
From fire to fire ants, and predators to vandals, the dunes on Siesta Key beach have been a hazard to the threatened species.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.