Sarasota Man Arrested In Connection To Fatal Shooting At Ackerman ParkThe Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 20-year-old Sarasota man in connection with the fatal shooting at Ackerman Park.
Brothers Arrested And Facing Charges For Shooting Into VehicleSarasota Brothers have been arrested and are facing charges after a victim reported having his car shot by pellet guns. 
Suspect Wanted On Murder Charges In Connection To ShootingThe Sarasota Police Department continues to investigate a shooting that happened just after midnight in the 1900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Sarasota, on Thursday, January 6, 2022.
JFCS Of The Suncoast Is Kicking Off Seventh Annual Book DriveJFCS of the Suncoast is kicking off its seventh annual “Take-a-Look, Buy-a-Book” book donation drive on Feb. 1 to spread the joy of reading to children.
Sarasota Woman Arrested In Connection To New Year's Day ShootingThe Sarasota Police Department has arrested a woman in connection to a shooting that happened in the 1400 block of Main Street, Sarasota, just before 1:45 a.m. on January 1, 2022.  
JMX Brands Employees Raise Funds for Two Local Non-ProfitsDuring a busy season when most businesses are focused on generating revenue, JMX Brands decided to give back to the community. Closing on a record-breaking year for the niche ecommerce retailer, JMX Brands’ CEO Jim Miller and Vice President Linse Miller offered to personally match employees’ gifts up to $1,000 and gave a company match up to $2,000.
Women’s Resource Center Announces Two New ProgramsThe Women’s Resource Center announces two new programs that focus on life enrichment. “Trust in Transformation,” a weekly support group led by Dr. Judy Sedgeman, an educational psychologist, starts January 11 via Zoom and is ongoing. “You Are Worthy” is an eight-week series moderated by Chris Florand and Denise Whalin.
Sarasota Doctor Arrested For Prescription And Insurance FraudMichael Dattoli, 64, of Anna Maria, has been arrested and is facing multiple charges of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, criminal use of personal identification information, and false and fraudulent insurance claims.  Dattoli was arrested by Sarasota Police officers on Thursday, December 16, 2021.
Local DAR Members Donated 50 Backpacks And Supplies To Homeless VeteransRepresentatives from the Sara DeSoto Chapter, National Scoiety Daighters of the American Revolution dropped off 50 backpacks and plentiful supplies for homeless veterans at the Goodwill Manasota Veterans Services office on December 13. 
CreArte Latino Cultural Center Recieves Grant From FoundationCreArte Latino was recently awarded a $29,847 grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation. According to Carol Fox Hartz, executive director of CreArte Latino, the funds will be used towards technical equipment and other performance needs.
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Education Program Is Expanding After Foundation SupportIn addition to presenting high-quality professional productions and plentiful artistic opportunities for artists of color, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is committed to arts education that utilizes the organization’s authentic voice to celebrate Black achievements, history and culture. While its education outreach efforts have grown organically over the past six years, an investment by an area foundation will seed significant growth of its education programming.