SHS opens spring football under new head coach

SARASOTA – Spring football kicked off today with practices leading up to the spring games in May. At Sarasota High School, they begin their first spring practice under their new head coach. Spencer Hodges became the 4th Sailors head football coach in 9 years, In his first day of practice today, he was insistent to his team to follow the direction of the coaches. He wants to build consistency, a culture of success, both on the field...

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Student asks girlfriend to prom using racially insensitive poster

SARASOTA – This social media post of a student asking his girlfriend to prom has gained the attention of parents, students, school board staff and community leaders. “I think the district needs to start having meaningful conversation, not only at Riverview, but district wide about race relation,” said Trevor Harvey who is the president of the Sarasota County Branch of the NAACP. Something that the Sarasota School district has agreed...

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Sarasota man arrested for construction equipment thefts

SARASOTA- A suspect is still at–large and another is in custody after a two–month long investigation into stolen construction tools and lawn equipment. After multiple reported burglaries in February and March, Sarasota Police set up covert surveillance to catch the suspects. “Led to the recovery of approximately 300 items consisting of items such as high end power tools,” Lt. Scott Mayford said. “Generators, pressure washers,...

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Photo released of suspect involved in armed robbery at Longboat Key

SARASOTA COUNTY – A photo of one of the suspects involved in an armed robbery at longboat key has been revealed. Longboat Key Police Department says it happened on April 10 at the Islander Club. Two residents of Longboat Key travelled to Bradenton to a restaurant and a Walmart on Cortez Road. They were followed by three suspects from the restaurant and Walmart back to Islander Club. Two suspects, armed with handguns, robbed them of...

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Miami man arrested following shooting at Lido Beach
Apr23

Miami man arrested following shooting at Lido Beach

SARASOTA – Ransiel Pages-Cajuso, 27, of Miami, has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies following an altercation and shooting that occurred near the Lido Beach public parking lot on Sunday, April 22. At approximately 6:45 p.m., Sarasota Police Officers responded to 400 Ben Franklin Drive due to reports of a fight and shots fired. Several individuals were transported to the Sarasota Police Department to be interviewed and...

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Riverview High student makes racist prom proposal
Apr23

Riverview High student makes racist prom proposal

SARASOTA – A Riverview High School student is under fire after making a racist prom-posal. The student in the photo holds a sign reading, “If I was black I’d be picking cotton, but I’m white so I’m picking you for prom.” According to the Herald-Tribune, the photo made its rounds on Twitter Sunday night, inciting a social media frenzy. Administrators say a robocall was sent to parents Monday (April 23) morning. Riverview’s prom is May...

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