+Police investigate Gillespie Park shooting
Sarasota Police officers heard shots fired at roughly 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, on the 2900 block of Gillespie Avenue.
+Fort Hamer Bridge moves closer to approval
Manatee County will hold a public hearing on the much-delayed Fort Hamer Bridge Aug. 7.
+Duany pushes environmentalists to guide city building regulations
Checking in 13 years after first helping create the eventual downtown master plan, Andres Duany emphasizes compromise.
+Manatee School District names new leadership
The hiring of Mary Murray as director of high schools and Cynthia Saunders of director of middle schools must be approved by the School Board June 24.
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Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
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Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
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Surprise daytime turtle encounter
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