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.
Sarasota Shop With A Cop Coming December 11The Sarasota Housing Authority, Sarasota Police Department, Walmart, and Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) are partnering to provide 150 underprivileged children with a unique holiday experience to ‘Shop with a Cop’ for holiday gifts in Sarasota.
Children First Receives Mental Health And Child Safety Support From Community Foundation Of Sarasota CountyThe Community Foundation of Sarasota County has provided Children First with a $30,000 Equity and Access Grant supporting access to mental health care for Sarasota County’s most vulnerable young children and families. Children First also received a Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation in the amount of $4,963.17 to provide car seats to children in need.
Sarasota Man Arrested For Possession And Transmission Of Child Sexual Abuse MaterialMan Arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office for possession and transmission of child sexual abuse material.
Venice Man Arrested For Possession Of Child Sexual Abuse MaterialVenica man arrested Monday by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office for possession of child sexual abuse material. 
Sandy Claws Beach Run Returns On Siesta BeachKick off the holiday season by participating in the 45th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run on Siesta Beach, Saturday, Dec. 11. 
Two Arrested After Fleeing From DeputiesThe Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people after they fled from deputies responding to a retail theft at Home Depot in Sarasota
Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular Happening In SarasotaSarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, the Baltimore Orioles and the Sarasota Film Festival present Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular Saturday, Oct. 23 at Ed Smith Stadium. 
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Having Its Second Annual Halloween Drive-ThruThe Sarasota County Sheriff's Office announced its second annual Halloween Drive-thru event will be happening at the agency's Sarasota Headquarters Saturday, October 30. 
Elevated Levels Of Red Tide Present In The GulfThe Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) is reminding the public of elevated levels of red tide detected at area beaches.
Sarasota Man Arrested For Possession Of Child Sexual Abuse MaterialThe Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a Sarasota man on 50 counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material.
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Received Funding For A High Visibility Enforcement InitiativeThe Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the agency again received funding for a High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) initiative for pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Sarasota Police Are Investigating A Fatal CrashThe Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a fatal crash that happened Friday, September 10, 2021, at about 9 p.m., in the City of Sarasota.
Sarasota Man Arrested And Facing Charges Of Sexual Battery On A Victim Under 12John M. Smith, 47, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing charges of sexual battery on a victim under 12 by an offender over 18.  Smith is being held in the Sarasota County Jail.  Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking them to call Detective Maria Llovio.
The Summer Circus Spectacular Is Returning This SummerCircus fans of all ages will be able to, once again, enjoy world-class entertainment – in person – during The Summer Circus Spectacular. Families can beat the heat at reasonable prices while experiencing the best of the circus arts at the Historic Asolo Theater on the grounds of The Ringling.