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VIDEO: Deputies arrest homeless man for purse theft
Surveillance video helped community members and Sarasota County deputies identify Jeromy Parsons as the man seen taking a woman's purse from Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar Aug. 7. Sarasota County deputies arrested a 25-year-old homeless man for allegedly stealing a woman's purse from an Osprey yogurt shop last month.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
ABC Action News
Florida company plans big marijuana expansion
Areal Flood Advisory issued August 29 at 4:51PM EDT expiring August 29 at 5:45PM EDT in effect for: Hillsborough Sarasota County officials gave zoning approval this week to a company that plans to build a large medical marijuana growing facility.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
ABC Action News
Deputies: Man kept brother in padlocked room
Stephens Newell, 66, was charged Friday with neglect of a disabled elderly person, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
Dual Grand Marshals Announced
As Englewood nominated individuals to be the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Englewood Pioneer Days Parade, it quickly became apparent that there were two outstanding candidates.
Deputies make arrest in murder investigation08/29/14 The Sarasota...
Karli Wilbanks told detectives her boyfriend Michael Goodman was "trying to kill her," before shooting him with a Colt .45 Aug. 4. Karli Wilbanks told detectives her boyfriend Michael Goodman was "trying to kill her," before shooting him with a Colt .45 in their Ranchero Drive home.
SARASOTA-City, county closures scheduled for Labor Day
The Steigerwaldt-Jockey Children's Fountain will be open for its regular hours Monday, but fall hours will go into effect the next day.
SARASOTA-Interior designing underway at Gulf Gate Library
Sarasota County Libraries Director Sarabeth Killijian and Harvard Jolly Architect Amy Weber pose for a portrait outside of the new Gulf Gate Library, which is 80% complete.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Hundreds of Gallons of Gasoline Spilled in Fla. Crash
Aug. 28--SARASOTA -- An early morning gasoline tanker crash Wednesday on Interstate 75 disrupted Sarasota County traffic as crews worked all day to clean up the mess.
Humane Society searches for pet models08/28/14 The Humane Society of...
"People from all over the country can support you, your pet and the shelter at the same time," says HSSC Executive Director Kristi Dorman.
Cape Coral landscaper seriously injured by forklift
A landscaper working in a construction zone along I-75 in Sarasota County was seriously injured Thursday after an accident with a forklift.
SARASOTA-New crew takes over Village care
The new maintenance company, Buccaneer Landscape Management Inc., will offer more services than the previous firm, such as pressure washing sidewalks in Siesta Key Village.
Tiny pup tortured, killed on camera; heartbroken owner speaks
Jessie Anderson wipes away tears as she holds a beautiful photo of her beloved dog, Athena, a miniature dachshund.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Rep. Carl Zimmermann calls on Gov. Rick Scott to help condo owners
Condominium owners at Madison Oaks in Palm Harbor could be the latest to lose their homes due to a 2007 loophole in state law.
's 2014-2015 Giving Register
It's not easy to decide. On this list you'll see information about more than 400 local nonprofits-serving children and the elderly, animals and the environment, the arts, history, education and more.
Man Arrested for Beating, Killing In-Laws' Dachshund
A 24-year-old Sarasota County man faces multiple felony animal cruelty charges after he was caught on video beating Athena, his in-law's miniature Dachshund.
SARASOTA-County Commission approves speed limit reduction on Siesta
Citing public safety concerns, the Sarasota Count Commission voted to lower the speed limit on a stretch of Midnight Pass Road.
I-75 will be closed through rush hour
A fuel tanker trunk that overturned near the Fruitville Road Interstate 75 interchange will keep the northbound section of the road closed in Sarasota County through rush hour.
Sarasota Participates in Grade Level Reading Campaign
Sarasota County is one of 10 communities in Florida and nearly 150 in the U.S. in the Grade Level Reading Campaign, an initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Caragiulo defeats Snyder
Sarasota City Commissioner Paul Caragiulo is one step closer to a new seat. After beating fellow City Commissioner Shannon Snyder 59.57% to 40.43% in Tuesday's primary election, Caragiulo will now face write-in candidates Pete Theisen and Steve McAllister and no party affiliation candidate Alexandra Coe in the Nov. 4 general election for the ... (more)
Tue Aug 26, 2014
The Bradenton Times
Scott and Crist Easily Secure Nominations
BRADENTON Governor Rick Scott faced mere token competition for the GOP nomination on this year's gubernatorial ballot.