Braden River’s Bradley pens letter to Venice, alludes to racially-insensitive tweet

BRADENTON – In a letter Friday night to Venice Head Football Coach John Peacock, who reported the Pirates’ violations, Braden River Head football coach Curt Bradley took full responsibility for the infractions that led to the sanctions but he also alluded to a racially–derogatory social media post by an Indians’ graduating player about Coach Bradley, who is multi–racial. Coach Peacock was aware of the tweet, and it has since been...

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Manatee County Schools may lose superintendent

BRADENTON – Manatee County Schools’ superintendent Dr. Diana Greene will be presented as a candidate for the position of superintendent of Duval County schools. Greene confirmed in a statement that she is being considered for the position. Saying, in part, “I graduated from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and began my education career as an elementary school teacher in the Duval County Public School system. My past...

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Sarasota’s Kelly is part of Reds’ new coaching staff

CINCINNATI – With so many things going on here on the Suncoast in the sports world, it was difficult to choose the lead story. Pat Kelly gets the nod because I love when good things happen to good people. Kelly has been called up to the big leagues, again. The Cincinnati Reds fired their staff, and hired new manager Jim Riggleman, who brings Kelly in as his bench coach, Danny Darwin as his pitching coach. Kelly had been managing the...

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Subway armed robbery

SARASOTA – Ermila Silva, the owner of La Brisa, is concerned about the crime surrounding her restaurant in the aftermath of the robbery of the Subway next door. Sarasota Police says Friday, April 12, at approximately 5 p.m., a man entered Subway located at 1154 North Washington Boulevard. While inside, police say he displayed a firearm and demanded that the employee open the register. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of...

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A look inside SFF’s “When Jeff Tried to Save the World”

SARASOTA – Hallie Peilet chats with Jon Heder, who plays the role of Jeff, and Writer/Director Kendall Goldberg. The short version of “When Jeff Tried to Save the World” debuted at last year’s Sarasota Film Festival, and now the crew is back with the feature. To follow the film’s post-Sarasota journey, visit whenjeffmovie.com. The film makes its world premiere Monday night at 9:00. The post A look inside SFF’s “When Jeff Tried to Save...

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Human remains found in Sarasota

SARASOTA – The Sarasota Police Department is currently conducting an investigation after human remains were located in the 1900 block of Gillespie Avenue, Sarasota, this afternoon. The Sarasota Police Department reports, The S.P.D Dive Team along with Crime Scene Technicians are currently responding to the scene. S.P.D. Public Information Officer Genevieve Judge says several children were playing outside around 3:30 Monday afternoon...

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