+Gas leak closes Osprey Avenue
Sarasota police and firefighters are on the scene.
+Authorities search for former Centre Shops pharmacy operator
Ajay Patel, 39, is accused of filling prescriptions as part of a drug-trafficking operation.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
Tournament will include both veteran standouts and up-and-coming players.
Ticket prices include food, cigars and liquors.
+Siesta Fiesta and Fiesta on Siesta
Swing by Siesta Key this weekend to browse through hundreds of arts and crafts and to watch the 5th Annual Fiesta on Siesta Collegiate Volleyball Tournament.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
Traveling somewhere? Don't forget to pack your Observer newspaper! Bring along the Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer or Pelican Press; snap a photo of you with your newspaper on your vacation; submit to win!
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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.