The ex-Punta Gorda police officer who fatally shot a 73-year-old woman during a citizens training exercise will not face any jail time. Lee Coel will instead plead no contest to second degree manslaughter and... Read More.
The second annual 5K Battle of the Bridges Regatta is Saturday. 152 entries from 18 different clubs are registered to participate. The 3.1-mile headrace, which is hosted by Sarasota Scullers, runs from 8 a.m. to... Read More.
Low counts of red tide have turned up in water samples off the coast of Charlotte County. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, researchers detected very low counts of red tide... Read More.
Sarasota US Representative Greg Steube is pushing for the federal government to lower the classification of marijuana. Currently, pot is a Schedule 1 drug- the same as heroin and other substances that are deemed... Read More.
The Venice City Council Monday night unanimously approved the first reading of the 2019-20 property tax rate. Members of the council also focused their ire on Mike Rafferty, the coordinator of Venice Tax Watch,... Read More.
The SunCoast Blood Bank is in need of blood and platelet donations in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The blood bank is part of an affiliation that helps out other blood banks in need, and... Read More.
The Sarasota City Commission this week voted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Commission voted unanimously to change what happens if you’re caught with less than 20 grams of cannabis.... Read More.