Marilynn Preston visits Sarasota on “All Is Well” tour

SARASOTA – Journalist Marilynn Preston is the author of America’s longest-running healthy lifestyle column. Her new book All Is Well, will make you want to clear your fridge…and your mind. Her column “Energy Express” started 41 years ago as a fitness column. Now, Preston has expanded to personal well-being. “It turns out to be an interesting topic, better than fitness,” Preston said. “More than how many times you’ve visited the gym...

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Venice City Council welcomes two newcomers

VENICE-City voters opted to put two newcomers on the Venice City Council Tuesday night. Margaret Ann “Mitzie” Fiedler bested former council member Emilio Carlesimo for Seat 1 and Charles “Chuck” Newsom unseated incumbent Deborah Anderson for Seat 2. Voter turnout was 32 percent. The vote was more an out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new statement than one against growth, as both winning candidates, in their own way, portray themselves as...

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Man charged with killing ex-girlfriend, setting her on fire

A Hillsborough County man has been charged with murder after Sarasota County detectives connected him with the suspicious death of his girlfriend in Sarasota last month. According to a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office release, The investigation began October 15 when deputies were called to a vehicle fire along I-75 in Osprey. When deputies arrived, they found a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country minivan with a dead  woman inside. She...

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Suncoast children have a “Spooktacular” time at Selby Gardens

SARASOTA- Selby Gardens hosted a safe and fun way for children to trick-or-treat this Halloween weekend. Teaming up with “The Community Foundation of Sarasota”, Selby Gardens kicked off their 14th annual Spooktacular event Sunday. Children and adults dressed up, participating in a costume contest and enjoying some educational activities. “We have Trader Joe’s here doing pumpkin painting as well as Big Earth doing rock painting,” Said...

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A dog dies during a search warrant in Sarasota

SARASOTA COUNTY-A search warrant results in a death of a dog here on the Suncoast. Sarasota Police Department says they were serving a search warrant after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The narcotics unit was on the scene at the 900 block of 42nd Street in Sarasota. A pit bull from the house where the search warrant was issued attacked a K9 dog. Officers shot the pit bull twice killing it and several people were arrested. The investigation is...

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Man faces 45 years after 2015 DUI crash

MANATEE- A man is found guilty of a 2015 DUI crash that killed a sleeping couple and their unborn baby. According to the State Attorney’s Office for the 12th Judicial Circuit, a jury convicted 39 year old Christian Crawford, on three counts of DUI Manslaughter and DUI with property damage. Crawford faces up to 45 years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 30. The Herald Tribune reports, in 2015, at 2:30 a.m., 21-year-old Ivan Carlos...

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