+City stands behind red-light cameras
A year-and-a-half after the first cameras were installed, Sarasota is satisfied with the effectiveness of its red-light camera program.
+ Expert explores Sarasota County homelessness
Dr. Robert G. Marbut told Sarasota County business and political leaders this morning the homelessness problem is complex — but isn't complicated.
+Preliminary city millage rate rises
Concluding two days of budget workshops, the City Commission narrowly approved a preliminary millage rate for 2013-14 that represents an 8.48% increase over last year.
+PLATO sets sights on $70,000 new theater
Kyle Turoff announced plans to fundraise for a new performance space for the nonprofit theater company located at the southwest corner of Tuttle Ave. and 12th street.
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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.