+Longboat commission sets millage at 2.0760
The rate is up 10% from last year, meaning that a property owner with a $500,000 home will pay $94.20 more.
+City Commission to vote on finalizing budget, millage rate
The Sarasota City Commission will hold the second and final public hearing regarding its proposed FY2014 budget and millage rate this evening.
+Alleged drug smugglers busted at airport
Manatee County deputies arrested two men carrying 63 pounds of marijuana Sunday, at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
+Flood watch in effect for Sarasota County
Sarasota Police could close roads as heavy rain continues to batter the region.
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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.