+Tides destroy Beach Road repair
Sarasota County called on a local construction firm this morning to mull emergency improvements.
+Welly is out as Key Club manager
Michael Welly's final day as the Key Club's general manager came a week earlier than previously anticipated.
+Support structure stolen from Dolphin Tower
At least 60 of the temporary aluminum support beams were taken from the vacant building's construction site.
+Take Stock in Children announces new non-profit
The announcement was made at 10 a.m. today in the Manatee County School Board Chambers.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Lakewood Ranch Homecoming
Students at Lakewood Ranch High School celebrated Homecoming Oct. 22 through Oct. 27. Weeklong celebrations included spirit days, a bonfire, the Homecoming game and a dance.
+Safe Sex Halloween Bash 2012
Check out video and photos from Planned Parenthood's Safe Sex Halloween Bash on yourobserver.com.
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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.