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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Proposal coming to replace the Cortez Bridge

MANATEE COUNTY – The Florida Department of Transportation proposes a plan to replace the current Cortez Bridge. The Herald Tribune reports the state advises a 65 foot fixed span bridge at a cost of $72 million dollars. The plan would take seven years to complete. The existing bridge built in 1956 has been deteriorating over the years. The other options on the table are a 35 foot draw bridge or repairing the current one. The draw...

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Body found near the Skyway Bridge

MANATEE COUNTY – The Manatee County Sheriff’s office is conducting a death investigation after a body was located just east of Joe’s Island near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Deputies say a fisherman discovered the body of an unknown white male in the mangroves around1 p.m. Saturday. Officials say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The post Body found near the Skyway Bridge appeared first on SNN...

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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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