+Police find missing swimmer's body
The Sarasota Police Department recovered the body of a 19-year-old man 200 yards off of Lido Beach Sunday, June 16.
+Sarasota P.F. Chang's to open Monday
The closest P.F. Chang’s is more than an hour away, with one in Tampa and one in Fort Myers.
+Three more Manatee County intersections to get red-light cameras
At the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, officials will announce the activation of red-light cameras at three intersections, including State Road 70 and Tara Boulevard.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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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.