+Former employee steals $234,470 from Nokomis
Police reports found that Diana Urban had written checks to herself and forged the company ledger.
+Florida Senate committee looks at outdoor smoking
Sarasota County Commission Chairwoman Carolyn Mason will sign a Feb. 12 letter in support of Florida Senate and House bills that would allow the county to ban beach smoking.
+Manatee superintendent finalists interview one-on-one with board today
The six finalists for the superintendent of Manatee County Schools are interviewing one-on-one with the school board today.
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Can you dig it?
Third- and fourth-grade students of Temple Beth Sholom had a chance to brush up on their paleontology skills last week while digging for faux dinosaur bones.
Sound of scholars
Local students Caleb Upton and Matthew Vaadi received some help for their upcoming studies to the tune of $1,000 each from the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys. The scholarships were made possible through the Sheridan E. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. Both students plan to use the funds toward a career in music.
High Five Moments of the Week
The top five sports moments of the week.