+Sarasota Police Chief catches suspected robbers
The chief and her daughter were off duty having lunch when the call for a strong-arm robbery came on the police radio.
+Sarasota County budget talks continue
Sarasota County commissioners will discuss the 2014 preliminary budget, which includes a 3% raise for non-bargaining employees, during a June 12 workshop.
Weekend events recap
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Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.