It's been one year since the first case of COVID-19 unrelated to travel or known exposures was diagnosed in Florida. The first patient was a Manatee County man, diagnosed at Doctor's Hospital of Sarasota.
When they met, she needed a heart transplant to survive, but that couldn't stop their love. So Angela and Gary set off with their kids on a trip of bucket-list destinations. That's when Gary nearly died in a motorcycle accident. Now, she has a new heart and he is recovering from their injuries, so they decided to get married.
When COVID-19 put performers on pause, daredevil Nik Wallenda created a drive-in thrill show that gave them a chance to show off the skills they spent years perfecting.
Every day during the month of February, Teidra Everett dresses up as an essential figure in Black history, prompting her students to learn more about race, culture, and America's past.
Lloyd Duyan has been suspended from duty and is in jail without bond after Sarasota deputies say a 17-year-old student had the courage to speak up after being sexually battered off-campus last August.
Nearly 400 people received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the World International Church on Sunday.
Buck O'Neil, the grandson of slaves, grew up in Sarasota during the 1920s. He went on to be a Negro League star and the first Black coach in Major League Baseball.
The city of Sarasota voted to let its mask ordinance expire next week, and it comes at a time when public health leaders are warning against easing up COVID-19 restrictions.
If passed, ‘Ethan’s Law’ would require operators of boats under 26-feet to wear an engine safety cut-off device.
In 1952, the Humane Society of Sarasota County began with the vision to provide help for animals and be a no-kill shelter. That mission thrives today as they prepare for the completion of their full facility expansion campaign.
Capt. James Rieser has been named the new police chief in the city of Sarasota.
After serving eight years as the Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino abruptly submitted her resignation Wednesday. She is set to retire at the end of her shift this Friday.
Detectives said the suspect sexually abused the victim when she was 8 years old until the age of 12.
Sarasota police arrested two women accusing them of impersonating a law enforcement officer, using flashing lights, a siren, and a bull horn to pull someone over.
Super Bowl 55 will be historic on many levels but beyond the records set on the field, perhaps the biggest impact will be the images of 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers cheering from the stands.
Sarasota police arrested two women on charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer and false imprisonment.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently crashed a Zoom meeting at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for a special reason.
A homeless man yelled profanities about SPD during an outdoor Sarasota Opera performance, apparently prompting the chief to ask if anyone had a Taser.
Off North Lemon Avenue in Sarasota's Rosemary District, a piece of vacant land will soon be transformed.
For the first time Saturday, Sarasota Memorial Hospital began vaccinations for people over 65. They plan to inoculate as many as 3,000 residents Saturday and Sunday.