DeSantis courts Republican voters in Sarasota campaign stop

DeSantis courts Republican voters in Sarasota campaign stop

Sarasota Republicans in Sarasota and Manatee counties are preparing to send a message to the rest of the state after hearing a fiery speech from Gov. Ron DeSanti’s Sunday evening. With Florida’s state flag as a stage backdrop, DeSantis recounted the highlights of his first term in office to a passionate crowd near Sarasota-Bradenton International … Read more

Power returns soon to Manatee and Sarasota counties, says FPL

Power returns soon to Manatee and Sarasota counties, says FPL

FPL customers can expect power to return in Manatee and Sarasota counties in early October. Above: A portion of the roof of the Peace River Campground’s clubhouse pokes from the flooded waters of the Peace River, which left areas of Arcadia underwater on Sept. 30, 2022. Officials warned that the river hadn’t crested yet and … Read more

Sarasota City leaders consider smoking ban at beaches – Tampa Bay Now

Sarasota City leaders consider smoking ban at beaches – Tampa Bay Now

SARASOTA, Fla. (Tampa Bay Now) – Sarasota City Commissioners are discussing a new smoking ban at beaches and public parks. Tuesday morning commissioners had a meeting about ban enforcement and possible designated smoking areas. READ MORE: Volunteer groups clean up beaches after Labor Day Weekend “I think it’s awful that people do that it’s the … Read more

Bradenton man arrested on multiple felony charges – Tampa Bay Now

Bradenton man arrested on multiple felony charges – Tampa Bay Now

Photo Credits: Sarasota Police Department SARASOTA, Fla. – The Sarasota Police Department have arrested a Bradenton man and is facing multiple felony charges following a traffic stop on Monday, August 29. Lashay D. Smith, 32, of Bradenton was arrested after a traffic stop. According to officials, just before 5 pm, Sarasota Police officers stopped a … Read more

Schools Block Donated Dictionaries Amid Ron DeSantis’ Book Crackdown

Schools Block Donated Dictionaries Amid Ron DeSantis’ Book Crackdown

The definition of “woke” literature from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has apparently grown so expansive that a public school district is now blocking a donation of dictionaries. Hundreds of dictionaries planned for distribution by a local Rotary Club are gathering dust as the Sarasota County School District awaits guidance from Florida’s Department of Education on … Read more

An Elderly Woman Died After Falling Into A Pond And Being ‘Grabbed ”By Two Alligators – CBS Tampa

An Elderly Woman Died After Falling Into A Pond And Being ‘Grabbed ”By Two Alligators – CBS Tampa

American alligator swims in murky water reflecting patches of blue sky on a mostly cloudy day. SARASOTA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) – An 80-year-old woman is dead after falling into a pond and being grabbed by alligators in Sarasota County, Florida on Friday, authorities said. The woman fell into a pond along … Read more

Former Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Employee Arrested – CBS Tampa

Former Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Employee Arrested – CBS Tampa

Photo Credits: Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – A former employee of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested after he sent an explicit photgraph to a 16-year-old child. According to reports, detectives launched an internal investigation on March 2 after receiving a report from a Sarasota woman … Read more

Sarasota Police Investigating Anti-Semitic Messages Left On Driveways – CBS Tampa

Sarasota Police Investigating Anti-Semitic Messages Left On Driveways – CBS Tampa

SARASOTA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Sarasota Police are looking for the person or people responsible for spreading anti-semitic messages in a local neighborhood. Police removed the messages from residents’ driveways on Saturday. READ MORE: CDC Lifts Risk Advisory For Traveling On Cruises Susan Graham lives in the neighborhood where the messages were left. … Read more

Local Transgender Olympian Reacts To NCAA Women’s 500-Yard Freestyle Competition – CBS Tampa

Local Transgender Olympian Reacts To NCAA Women’s 500-Yard Freestyle Competition – CBS Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – A local transgender Olympian is reacting after Governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed a Sarasota swimmer, who came in second to a transgender woman in the NCAA swimming competition, as the quote “rightful winner.” Chelsea Wolfe is a transgender BMX Olympian, representing the United States, and she’s talking about Governor … Read more