Sarasota County Begins Plans to Build New High School in West Villages

However, the state says Sarasota County will have to wait to break ground until it has 1,200 students to put in the new school.
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  Trump’s troubled White House in search of new chief of staff

Trump's top pick for the job, Nick Ayers, is out of the running and Trump is now soliciting input on at least four individuals, including Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.


Sarasota man going to jail for running large-scale drug operation

Four unvaccinated children in Sarasota contract measles

Police searching for 15-year-old boy who’s been missing for more than 2 weeks

Florida mom who threw 4-year-old daughter into river, killing her, declared incompetent for trial

State: Interim Manatee Schools Superintendent inflated graduation rate

Cynthia Saunders, the former deputy superintendent who was sworn in as interim schools superintendent in Manatee County at the end of June, is being accused by the state of inflating graduation rates.
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  Congress grills Google CEO on bias, privacy, China

Google's CEO faces grilling from U.S. House lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands in tailoring search results.

  Lead found in Sarasota schools: Should you be worried?

The reason why FDOT won’t add netting to prevent suicides on Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Sarasota County School Board Members look into changing the district’s Facebook policy

Thousands of mailed ballots in Florida were not counted

Authorities: Florida woman swung puppies around in backpack at bar

Police: Man broke into Sarasota restaurant, thrift store and robbed cellphone store

Third memorial goes up for a young hit and run victim, family believes a vandal is purposely targeting them

3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

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  ‘White people are the best’: Columbia student’s racist tirade captured on video

In a racially charged rant, the Columbia sophomore harasses and shouts white supremacist ideologies at a group of primarily minority students.


  Florida mom who threw 4-year-old daughter into river, killing her, declared incompetent for trial

FHP: Pedestrian killed in accident on University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge Rd.

FHP investigating fatal accident at University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge Road.


  First Alert Weather: Temperatures could drop to the low 40s this week

Sarasota Farmers Market has a new restroom proposal

First Frontier flight out of SRQ Airport scheduled for Monday

Flight cancellations at SRQ Airport due to winter storm

  WEATHER UPDATE: Big Changes Ahead

The cold front will be moving into central Florida during the overnight time period
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  Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

The 17-year-old victim’s body was recovered from a dumpster hours after an alleged fight with the suspect over the pregnancy.

  First Alert Weather:Chance for thunderstorms Sunday, possibly severe

First Alert Weather Day Sunday afternoon

Sheriff: Wife calls 911 to report she shot husband; man pronounced dead on scene

Sarasota city leaders to further discuss affordable housing