At the 40 Carrots Family Center in Sarasota, moms are learning how to bond with their babies through play.
Red tide has since registered in low amounts off Siesta Key Beach. In Venice and Nokomis, it's medium to high counts. An east wind has kept dead fish away, but 30 miles off north Venice, a fish kill of grouper was reported to the FWC.
Police in Sarasota say credit card skimmers were pulled from two gas pumps at a station along North Tuttle Avenue.
Police in Sarasota are investigating a shooting that left two people injured Sunday night.
Sarasota County could declare itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary.
He created "Operation" based on childhood experience and then sold the idea for $500. But when he needed an operation himself, the internet came through.
Red tide is back in the Tampa Bay Area. The latest testing from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirms high concentrations of Karenia brevis, the red tide organism, along parts of the Sarasota shoreline, including areas around Venice Beach and Caspersen Beach.
The New Year brings a new decade and a new count of every man, woman, and child in the country.
At the center of a special school board meeting in Sarasota County, Superintendent Todd Bowden and his lack of action after Cheraina Bonner came forward with allegations of sexual harassment.
So far, the levels are registering at "low" to "medium" counts, which means the water still looks clear. That's why officials are posting those signs -- so beachgoers are aware red tide is present, even though they can't see it.
A driver was arrested for DUI after crashing a Jeep into the water along the Sarasota Bayfront, police said.
Last year, Beverly Rowe faced a difficult future. Her husband survived a stroke but needed care from a nursing home. She researched and toured facilities before making a choice.
Airport security officers at Bay Area airports are collecting a record number of firearms, according to statistics released by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
A third-party investigation into Sarasota County schools assistant superintendent and chief operating officer Jeff Maultsby has been released. The investigation came after Cheraina Bonner brought forward allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation, and threats.
A driver spent the night trapped inside her partially-submerged vehicle in Venice, only escaping because two good Samaritans -- a paddleboarder and kayaker -- wanted to head out on the water following morning.
Sarasota police knew they had a problem after responding to more than 30 shootings in a six-month period. The police department said guns were fueling the violent crime surge, so they launched an undercover operation to get them off the streets.
Parts of this curriculum can be learned from a book, but most of it comes from hands-on experience. Flowers, okra, gourds, and tomatoes take the place of term papers and multiple choice exams.
More than 300 racers will compete this weekend at Sarasota BMX for a spot in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office says an Animal Resources officer trapped a croc, which was about 6 feet long, and turned it over to Florida Fish & Wildlife for relocation.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is cracking down on teen vaping. Deputies cited a number of stores for selling to teens.