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  1. Detectives: Sarasota man in possession of 'thousands' of child pornography filesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | WWSB

    ... videos and photos downloaded between October 2017 and January 2018. Ucer was arrested and transported to the Sarasota County Jail where he's currently being held on a $165,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

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  2. Mote Aquarium plans 'rebirth' facility near I-75Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Boca Beacon

    On Feb. 8, 2018, surrounded by some of Southwest Florida's most influential residents, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's President & CEO, Dr. Michael P. Crosby, made the announcement that many in the area had been waiting to hear: Mote will build a spectacular new aquarium on mainland Sarasota County. The new Mote Science Education Aquarium will be designed and located strategically to serve a much greater cross-section of residents and visitors in Florida, and it will enhance ocean literacy opportunities and impacts for all.

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  3. Sarasota house fire under investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WWSB

    According to Sarasota County Emergency Services, the fire broke out around 5 a.m. this morning. ABC 7 has learned that a police officer spotted the fire while driving by and called it in.

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  4. How do we keep our kids safe?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | YourObserver

    ... the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland that left 17 dead, the Sarasota Observer's front page article was about Sarasota County Schools' plan to spend $21 million over six years to increase security. And that money is just to create a single point of entry ...

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  5. Two tons of explosives, ammunition seized at home of Sarasota manRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WWSB

    ... an exterior shed at his home and in a storage unit at a commercial facility in Sarasota. Deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office executed search warrants on Thursday, Feb. 15, at Levene's home and storage unit and seized the explosives ...

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  6. Emergency crews on the scene of Sarasota house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WWSB

    According to Sarasota County Emergency Services, the fire broke out around 5 a.m. this morning. ABC 7 has learned that a police officer spotted the fire while driving by and called it in.

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  7. Sarasota man had 2 tons of explosives, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... storage unit. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, and the Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations a-o Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like ...

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  8. Sarasota and Manatee county home prices continue upward trendRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | YourObserver

    ... sales in Manatee County increased by 12.7% to 399 in January, while condo sales decreased by 4.2% to 221. In Sarasota County, homes sales increased 9.5% with 519 closed sales and condo sales grew by 31.5% on 326 closed sales. Overall sales prices ...

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  9. Sarasota man arrested after high speed chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WWSB

    SARASOTA, FL - A Sarasota man is behind bars after the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office recovered narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside his vehicle following a traffic stop. According to a Probable Cause Affidavit, the incident began when Tactical Unit Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a black Mercedes following an infraction at the intersection at Cattleman Road and Colonial Oaks Boulevard in Sarasota around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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  10. Report Estimates Orioles' Economic Impact at $97 MillionRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Sarasota Magazine

    A new report estimates the local economic impact of Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles at $97 million. Commissioned by Sarasota County, the report looks at the club's marketing and promotion of Sarasota tourism to its fan base across seven states, combined with the commercial activity and corporate presence of the Orioles' athletic training headquarters, production of public sporting and other entertainment events, and management of youth sports tournaments and recreational programs.

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  11. Hospital Picks Design and Construction Team for New Cancer FacilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Sarasota Magazine

    The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board on Monday selected top-ranked Flad Architects to design its new cancer inpatient and surgical tower and outpatient radiation treatment center, and chose general contractors Brasfield & Gorrie , CPPI and Willis Smith Construction to build the two facilities over the next two to three years. The Hospital Board last month approved $220 million to develop a comprehensive cancer program .

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  12. Sarasota High not the target of online threats to "SHS," police sayRead the original story

    Yesterday | YourObserver

    ... no threats against Sarasota High School, or to any students or faculty. "The Sarasota Police Department and Sarasota County Schools appreciate the faculty and students reporting this social post immediately," the police department said in a release. ...

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  13. Orioles in Sarasota has record-breaking ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WWSB

    SARASOTA, FL - The Sarasota economy is seeing a lot of green and it's all because of the team wearing black and orange. What Showalter is talking about is the win-win scenario between the Orioles organization and Sarasota County.

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  14. Sheriff's Office gears up for Spring Break crowdsRead the original story

    Yesterday | YourObserver

    "There's only so much land here to begin with, and God's not making anymore," Sarasota County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Mruczek said.

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  15. Breeze Trolley aims for continued successRead the original story

    Yesterday | YourObserver

    As the Siesta Key Breeze Trolley nears one year of operation, it also nears a quarter-million riders, according to numbers from Sarasota County Area Transit. Kendra Keiderling, marketing, communication and customer service supervisor for SCAT, said that as far as ridership goes, the trolley is the county's No.

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  16. Bike-sharing program may not work on Siesta KeyRead the original story

    Wednesday | YourObserver

    ... equipment from a vendor, who agreed to maintain the bikes for three years. I'm Cassidy. I cover news in Sarasota County, Siesta Key and the schools, plus community events if they involve dogs. I'm a Florida native, and University of North Florida ...

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  17. Kratom blamed for salmonella outbreak in 20 statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WHEC-TV Rochester

    ... Wisconsin, Vermont, Arkansas, Alabama and Rhode Island, as well as some local jurisdictions including Sarasota County in Florida, San Diego and Washington, D.C. Salmonella is a very common bacteria that causes food poisoning. The CDC says it is not ...

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  18. Sarasota County Home and Condo Sales Up in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Sarasota Magazine

    Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County in January totaled 519, a 9.5 percent increase from the number of sales in January 2017, while the number of sales of Sarasota County condos was 31.5 percent higher in January than during the previous January. The median price of a single-family home increased by 10.4 percent to $275,900 during the same time frame, while the median price of a condo decreased by .8 percent to $238,000.

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  19. Sheriff wants retired deputies in schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | ABC Action News

    Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is looking to past law enforcement officers to help with a current problem. He wants to bring about two dozen deputies out of retirement and bring them onto high school campuses.

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  20. Sarasota County Schools would hire the group of retired officers and veterans, who would be armed.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is calling for a safety program for the county's schools that would bring in military veterans and retired law enforcement officers. "I've had a lot of them call me up and say, 'We want to help.

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