PINELLAS COUNTY- A career criminal with more than 40 felony and misdemeanor convictions to his name is once again behind bars.
SIEASTA KEY, Fla. – The last day of the 6th Annual Fiesta on Siesta Key volleyball tournament wrapped up Sunday afternoon. Teams from 32 colleges and universities participated in the competition, including 16 of the best Division 1 NCAA sand volleyball programs with over 380 athletes combined. This tournament is the largest in the country for collegiate sand volleyball. Competition Director, Dave Carstenson, said there's a reason why Siesta Key Beach has been the venue for the last five years...it has "crystal white sand that the players love. It's a jumpers beach!" Organizers said this will be a huge economic impact for Sarasota, as it has been for the last 5 years. This event is a 'stay to play tournament' for coaches and players alike, which also helps the competition director getting the officials they need to call these matches. Professional volleyball player Priscilla Lima said this tourney will be held here for a for years to come and benefit all who participate in it. Lima said “The more we grow the more the tourney grows, the more the sport grows...(the more) they will come back!".
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. - A Chicago man was flown to the hospital for treatment Monday after troopers say a car pulled in front of him on Siesta Key.
SARASOTA, Fla. – Every year around this time a band of plucky little birds begin to gather at Siesta Beach to mate and nest on the sand. The birds, known as Snowy Plovers (rhymes with 'lovers') are listed as "threatened" in Florida and face incredible odds each year.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Saturday marked the nation's largest organized cleanup beautification project. It was the 2014 Great American Cleanup and many participated locally. Across the nation millions of volunteers joined one another in more than 30,000 community improvement events. These events clean local parks, waterways, trails, sidewalks and streets. Many participated in the effort on the suncoast including the group 'Keep Sarasota County Beautiful'. This organization helped clean many sites throughout Sarasota County including Siesta Key Beach. The beach cleanup Program Coordinator, Wendi Crisp, said “Were expecting about 150 volunteers to help us pick up everything from plastic bottles and straw wrappers to candy wrappers and cigarette butts. It's an effort to make the beaches more beautiful for everyone to enjoy.” A volunteer for Saturday's event, Phil Roberts, said “Hopefully it will be contagious and other folks will go ahead and see what were doing and they will start picking up other peoples trash and hauling their own. It's been amazing how many people say 'Thank You'”. In Sarasota County volunteers cleaned more than 25 parks, beaches and natural areas. The program is built on a foundation of individual responsibility and civic pride.
Folks enjoying Siesta Key Beach Monday evening had to fight biting insects.
Your answer to that question may depend on your age.
SIESTA KEY, Fla. - It's time once again for one of the Suncoast's biggest events: the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition. Artists have spent days perfecting their creations in the fine sand at one of the best beaches in the world.
SARASOTA, Fla. - A plan to dredge Big Pass to re-nourish Lido Key is causing concern along one of the best beaches in America.
SIESTA KEY, Fla. - Investigators have released another surveillance image of a person of interest in multiple burglaries on Siesta Key.
SARASOTA, Fla. - The beautiful beaches on Siesta Key are no secret to American travelers. But now a national website ranks it among the best in the world.
SARASOTA, Fla. — Indiana University wide receiver Isaac Griffith has been hospitalized in critical condition following a water accident on Siesta Key.
SIESTA KEY, Fla. -A 78-year-old woman was hit and killed by a small SUV Wednesday while walking along the sidewalk on Midnight Pass Road.
SIESTA KEY, Fla. - Sarasota County commissioners are considering adding paddle board rentals as an amenity at Siesta Beach.
Fears of unintended consequences on Siesta Key have residents battling the Army Corps of Engineers.
The scuffle may be getting a lot of the attention but the story of a potential rental fraud issue on Siesta Key still needs to be told.
Age didn’t matter during the Siesta Key Crystal Classic on Sunday. Everyone was thrilled and amazed by the sand sculptures.
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Suncoast's very own Siesta Key beach has been rated by some as #1 in the United States, but some locals believe a proposed dredging project of nearby Big Pass may affect the iconic white sand beach.
SARASOTA, FLA. - After a safety brief, customers of Siesta Key Water Sports are ready for a para-sailing trip off Siesta Key Beach with Captain Mark Kanya, who is serious about safety.
SIESTA KEY, Fla. - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help to identify a person of interest seen in surveillance images near the scene of recent residential burglaries on Siesta Key.
SARASOTA, Fla. – Around 11:45 on Friday night deputies responded to Siesta Key Beach, where they say hundreds of young adults had gathered, causing a few fights.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Siesta Key is known across the country for it's pristine, white sand beaches but one local company is hoping Siesta will soon become synonymous with something else: rum.
Florida house bill 307 could have a big impact on Florida's tourism industry -- if it ever comes to a vote.
SARASOTA -Numerous viewers sent in photos of waterspouts spotted around the Suncoast Tuesday evening.