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SARASOTA - First it was off, and now a different version is back on. Fans of blues music in Sarasota will be glad to hear another promoter is stepping up to replace the Sarasota Blues Fest this year.
HOLMES BEACH - The future of a two-story beach-front tree house remains in jeopardy in Manatee County.
SARASOTA - A lack of space at the Sarasota Military Academy was causing problems for the drill team. But they found a new place to practice down the street in an unusual location.
SARASOTA - ABC 7 rode along with Sarasota Police to see if the new ordinance cracking down on panhandlers at intersections is working.
SARASOTA - Police are reporting a rash of overnight home break-ins in the Alta Vista neighborhood, including one Monday morning where thieves ransacked a teenage girl's bedroom room -- while she slept feet away.
Sarasota Police say they're investigating a rash of burglaries around around South Shade Avenue and Bay Street since April 12.
SARASOTA, Fla. - The national magazine "Where to Retire" has listed Sarasota among the most dynamic locales for walkable living.
SARASOTA - Reaction to the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was mixed down party lines here on the Suncoast. Republicans mostly liked her while Democrats, not as much.
SARASOTA - Dozens of workers are starting new jobs in the next few days in downtown Sarasota. An upscale restaurant opens Monday in the retail spaces around the city parking garage; just one of several large-scale projects in various stages around the downtown area.
SARASOTA - Plans are underway to change parts of Main Street in downtown Sarasota, bringing wider sidewalks, parallel parking and more landscaping. Sounds great, right? That depends whom you ask.
SARASOTA - If you didn't know who the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles were before, you do now. The upstart school in Ft. Myers has surprised nearly everybody with two upset wins in the NCAA tournament, leading up to Friday night's cross-state battle with the Florida Gators.
MANATEE COUNTY - We're learning more now about some of the 35 men arrested in the latest sting to catch internet child sex predators in Manatee County.
SARASOTA - The Orioles are on track to break their attendance record at Ed Smith Stadium. Over 115,000 fans have attended the team's 14 games this month.
SARASOTA – A recent survey has declared Sarasota County as one of the healthiest counties in Florida. Of the state's 67 counties, Sarasota ranks 5th. So what goes into these numbers?
SARASOTA - Only 1 in 6 registered voters went to the polls on Tuesday, and some say voting in March and not November is part of the problem.
SARASOTA - So what's next for the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre building? The theater has shut its doors for the 2nd time, and founder Bob Turoff says the search is on for a new facility.