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+ Quotes Observed featured soundbytes about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East from local heroes.
+ A judge sentenced Former Sand Cay manager Judy Paul to three years in prison and 10 years of probation for writing fraudulent checks worth roughly $200,000.
+ Longboat Key Fire Rescue debuted its new ladder truck, which features a 75-foot ladder and 500-gallon water tank.
+ Sarasota Police have arrested a man suspected of holding another man against his will with a BB gun Sunday.
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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.