Manatee County,

3 arrested after altercation with deputy, pursuit

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Three people are in custody following an altercation with a deputy in Manatee County, which led to a pursuit. According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy noticed Tommy Whittenburg - who had an active warrant for possession with intent to distribute - within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.
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Petition started for dealing with Sarasota noise issues

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Some Sarasota residents are pushing to curb the noise that they say bothers them. ”There are the sounds of the city, sometimes the sounds of the city, they are of concern,” said Drew Clearie, a Sarasota resident. Clearie has started a petition because of those concerns...
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Sarasota County,

Changes for Friday as winds shift to SE

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - We’ve had a good deal of rainfall for parts of Suncoast this week in fact so much that the burn ban has been lifted for Sarasota County. A lot of the storms we’ve seen lately will come to an end as it will be drawn into the tropical cyclone in the west central Gulf of Mexico. On Friday high pressure moves back over our area. We will begin to see a SE wind which will be bring some scattered storms to form inland along the sea breeze and then push toward the coast later in the day.
North Port,

North Port proposes ‘Conservation Cop’

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - A new kind of police officer may be coming to North Port before the end of the year. The “Conservation Cop” would operate exactly like a normal police officer - except their focus and expertise will be in environmental law and protection. The city proposed...
Cape Coral,

Detectives capsize suspect’s plan to sell stolen kayaks

A man’s plan to sell kayaks he’s accused of stealing was capsized by the Cape Coral Police Department. On June 1, the victim reported that two kayaks were stolen from the backyard of his home in Punta Gorda. On June 12, he located his own kayaks on Facebook Marketplace and...
Venice, FLHerald Tribune

Weekend craft festival marks the return of special events to Venice

VENICE – The city of Venice will host its first full-fledged large event since the March 2020 COVID-19 pandemic-induced closure, as Howard Alan Events returns Saturday and Sunday for the 28th annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival. In a sign that conditions continue to improve, the local state of emergency in...

Tropical storm warnings up for parts of Gulf coast

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Tropical storm warnings are now up for parts of the N. Gulf coast. From S. Central Louisiana through Alabama as Potential Tropical Cyclone #3 heads northward toward Louisiana. Expected to make landfall sometime Saturday morning. T. he National Hurricane Center is now issuing these warnings as...
Sarasota County,

Court of Appeal rules against Cosentino in five-year-old North Beach Road case

Decision also means that Sarasota County Charter amendments he wrote are unconstitutional. Almost exactly five years after he filed suit against Sarasota County over its vacation of a 373-foot-long segment of North Beach Road, Siesta Key resident Michael Cosentino lost his case in a unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal.

Piney Point only partially to blame for Red Tide

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Don’t get Florida Governor Ron Desantis started on Red Tide. “Someone will say, ‘Oh there’s fish or something,’ and then someone in Ohio will think it’s fish on every beach in Florida and it’s not.”. The governor’s frustration with how Red Tide, real and imagined, brought...

Lido Pool reopens to the public

Facility use offered Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting, except for July Fourth, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Lido Beach Pool has reopened, the City of Sarasota announced on June 16. “Take out your goggles and swim caps,” a news release said. The 25-meter lap pool, adjacent to the...
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What’s On Suncoast? 6.18 – 6.27

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are a few ideas for things to do around the area this week of June 18, – June 25, 2021!. Get ready for an annual tradition this coming weekend. The Downtown Venice Craft Festival will be held outside this coming Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the best crafters in the nation will be converging on Venice to showcase their wares. From stained glass, photography, personalized products, and so much more for children, dogs, and for a range of occasions. Get out and enjoy the amazing weather and sunshine as you stroll amongst the booths to find the perfect home accessory or maybe a little gift for a special occasion you have coming up. Look forward to seeing you out there this weekend!
Sarasota, FLHerald Tribune

Ringling grad Curtis Anderson tells his story, so far, in photos

Telling a tale from beginning to end is a slow form of storytelling. Since the days of Homer, savvy storytellers like to pull you into the middle of the action. Savvy visual storytellers know this trick full well. Photographer Curtis Anderson is one of them. “The Story I’ll Tell: The...
Sarasota County,

On 4-1 vote, County Commission approves variance for new three-story residence on Beach Road that will be 46.4 feet seaward of Gulf Beach Setback Line

Commissioner Detert argues for need for board to adhere to its policies and regulations for construction in flood zones. Just as she has in the past, in regard to construction on barrier islands, Sarasota County Commissioner Nancy Detert voiced concerns on June 9 about a proposal for a Siesta Key house designed to extend seaward of the county’s figurative line in the sand to protect property from storm surge and other flooding events.