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BOYS BASKETBALL: Lemon Bay's Huber steps down
ENGLEWOOD – The Huber name is as much a part of Lemon Bay as the Manta Ray.
Man Arrested After Standoff While Drinking Beer and Falling Asleep
A man was arrested after falling asleep while drinking beer inside of his vehicle during a standoff with Southwest Florida deputies last week.
Monday's letters: Insults reveal School Board member's strength of character
Attacks on Democratic official fit agenda When I read about the personal attack on Tom Edwards at the School Board meeting March 7, I was sickened. Then I read that it happened again at the board meeting March 21 (“Board member leaves meeting after attacks”). ...
North Port Police find 88 bags of fentanyl in home
North Port Police Department found 88 bags of fentanyl in a residence while serving an arrest warrant.
Local group expresses concern over Lakewood Ranch rezone
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County has announced detailed plans to do some rezoning within the Lakewood Ranch community and some individuals are organizing to express concern. The Waterside Village development is set to build 1,718 units and related buildings in a rural area. The group Citizens for Sarasota County...
FHP: 41-year-old woman seriously hurt in Sarasota crash
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — A 41-year-old woman was seriously hurt after crashing into two trees early Saturday morning in Sarasota County, troopers say. Just before 4 a.m., the woman was heading east on Webber Street as she approached Java Plum Avenue before the incident, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release.
Discover The Remains Hidden Beneath Florida’s Largest Hot Spring
Discover The Remains Hidden Beneath Florida's Largest Hot Spring. Who doesn’t love some Florida hot springs? Warm Mineral Springs is the world’s largest natural mineral spring water. It is located in North Port, Florida. The springs are a real treat to visit, but something pretty interesting lives underneath the water’s surface. Let’s take a look at what archeologists have discovered underneath the famed Warm Mineral Springs.
North Port residents invited to meet with city staff
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - North Port residents will get another chance to talk about the future of their city at a town hall-style meeting April 18. The meeting is the second installment of City Manager Jerome Fletcher’s “North Port United” Tour, a series of community engagement and discussion sessions.
Red tide gone from Sarasota beaches, waning on Pinellas shores
Red tide continues to wane on area beaches. Only one case of a medium outbreak of the toxin was reported by state environmental officials Friday. That was on the south fishing pier of the Sunshine Skyway. Low amounts of red tide are still being found on most Pinellas County beaches,...
What to know about the new effort to open Midnight Pass in Sarasota County
A new local group is advocating for a pass to be built between Siesta Key and Casey Key – renewing a decades-old movement in Sarasota County. Midnight Pass once separated the two barrier islands, but it was closed by two homeowners in 1983. A recent Herald-Tribune report detailed the new push to restore the pass, which is being led by a group called Midnight Pass Society II.
Englewood man charged with DUI manslaughter in September crash that killed 3
The Florida Highway Patrol announced the arrest of a 25-year-old man from Englewood on Friday over a September crash that killed three people.
Affordable housing could soon be coming to 18 acres of land in Englewood
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (WWSB) - 18 acres of land between North McCall Road and North Elm Street in Englewood could soon be transformed into affordable housing. Sarasota County has owned that land since 2004. Earlier this week, county commissioners approving the sale of the land for the purpose of building affordable housing. They are partnering with Community Land Trust to be able to make this happen.
Public Safety Day set for 4/22
The City of Venice presents its third Fire and Police Public Safety Day event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Venice Community Center, inside and outside. Fun for the whole family, the free event will include first responder vehicles and big trucks that children can sit in and learn about; demonstrations every half-hour, including a medical helicopter landing and rescue dogs; photo ID cards for kids; and free food, snacks and other giveaways.
Temporary closures in place as expansion project begins
The Hounds on Henry Dog Park Expansion Project is set to begin on Monday. The city is adding an additional seven thousand square feet to the large dog and small dog area.
Sarasota County purchases nearly 300 acres of land to protect wildlife of threat of land development
SARASOTA, Fla. - Feet away from State Road 72 in Sarasota County, you can get away from the noise of trucks and step into 290 acres of pasture, wetlands, and natural hammock. The land is now protected. "The wildlife makes up the diversity, the biodiversity within southwest Florida and those...
Englewood, March 27 High School Baseball⚾ Game Notice
The Gateway Charter High School baseball team will have a game with Lemon Bay High School on March 27, 2023, 17:00:00 CST.
It's time for a balanced approach to affordable housing in Sarasota
Understanding what’s creating or contributing to a problem often informs a solution. The reason for the recent escalation in unmet affordable housing needs can be attributed to a demand for workforce housing that has outpaced the supply of housing affordable to the workforce. The most significant contributor to this growing demand for a workforce is a growing population that requires a growing workforce to meet a broad range of needs.
Wellen Park luxury apartment property welcomes first tenants
The first residents at a luxury apartment property in North Port have started moving in to units at the 13.6-acre development. The high-quality finishes on the four-story buildings in the new retail area being created at Wellen Park's main hub — Downtown Wellen — signal an identity shift for North Port, long known as a working class community.
City of North Port Fire Chief placed on paid leave
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - The City of North Port confirms that its fire chief has been placed on paid administrative leave. North Port Fire Chief Scott Titus was placed on paid administrative leave March 7. The City tells ABC7 that its practice is to not confirm or comment on...
Tentative reopening announced for Warm Mineral Springs
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - The City of North Port is working to issue pass extensions for Warm Mineral Spring Park passholders while the park is closed. Officials also mentioned in a press release that the tentative reopening date is April 7. The park remains temporarily closed following damage from...
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