A 48-inch diameter pipe ruptured at the Utilities campus on 12th Street around 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20 during the rainstorm, releasing an estimated 900,000 gallons of wastewater on site. Some of the wastewater entered into the stormwater system discharging into Sarasota Bay.
12/21/2018 11:12 AM
UPDATE: School Avenue between Ringling Boulevard and Novus Street will remain temporarily closed to traffic until Friday, January 18, 2019. The temporary closure is being extended due to inclement weather and holiday closures of concrete and asphalt companies.
12/20/2018 9:00 AM
Dalton Harney, 19, of Oarsman Court, Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing charges of Trafficking in MDMA after selling to undercover Sarasota Police detectives from September through November.
12/20/2018 8:00 AM
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino announced the arrest of 36 individuals in Operation Rock Solid during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
12/18/2018 3:05 PM
Chief Bernadette DiPino and members of the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigations Division will hold a news conference tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 2 p.m., in the 2nd Floor Community Room, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota. Media planning to attend are asked to arrive by 1:45 p.m.
12/17/2018 2:55 PM
The Sarasota Housing Authority, Sarasota Police Department and Target are partnering for the seventh year to provide 100 underprivileged children with a unique holiday experience in Sarasota.
12/17/2018 10:55 AM
City administration offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas and Tuesday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day.
12/17/2018 8:31 AM
The 11th Annual “Reindeer Games” will be held at the City’s historic municipal golf course, Bobby Jones Golf Club, 1000 Circus Blvd, on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25.
12/13/2018 9:11 AM
As the calendar year winds down, the holiday festivities start up. Make sure you stay off Santa’s “naughty” list: Always choose sober driving and always plan a safe ride home before you party.
12/12/2018 8:36 AM
Beginning in early 2018, the Sarasota Police Department, working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), began an investigation into a drug trafficking organization being operated by Aquiles S. Lee, 37, of Sarasota.
12/11/2018 2:51 PM
Elijah Smith, 46, of Chilk Avenue, Sarasota, has been arrested for two counts of burglary and one count of robbery in connection to a string of crimes that occurred between November 14th and November 30th throughout the City of Sarasota.
12/10/2018 12:27 PM
On Thursday afternoon, Ronald Wheeler, 71, of Sarasota, was found guilty of Practicing Medicine without a License in connection to a July 2017 case. Wheeler refused a two-year sentence to plead guilty before his trial and will be sentenced later this month.
12/07/2018 12:33 PM
To discourage crimes of opportunity during the holiday season, the Sarasota Police Department will be increasing patrols throughout the City of Sarasota, specifically in the north district, where there has been an increase in violent crime since January 1, 2018.
12/06/2018 11:39 AM
The community is invited to learn about the Lemon Avenue Streetscape project during an open house with City of Sarasota staff Monday, Dec.17 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the SRQ Media Studio in the City Hall Annex, 1565 First Street.
12/05/2018 9:28 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department served an arrest warrant to David L. Stephens, 62, for Homicide and Sexual Battery on Monday, December 3, 2018, in connection to the 1988 cold case homicide of Judith Elaine Doherty.
12/04/2018 1:00 PM
In a proactive and innovative way to protect residents and visitors in the City of Sarasota, the Sarasota Police Department began offering the Sarasota Police Department lobby as a ‘Safe Place’ to conduct online transactions in 2015.
11/30/2018 3:38 PM
Jon Gluvna, 37, of Calliandra Drive, has been arrested for a second time on charges of Transmission of Child Pornography by an Electronic Device.
11/29/2018 9:16 AM
The annual Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. The parade will begin at Main Street and U.S. 301 in downtown Sarasota. The parade will end at J.D. Hamel Park at Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue.
11/26/2018 1:11 PM
The 10th Annual ‘Turkey Shoot’ will be held at the City’s historic municipal golf course, Bobby Jones Golf Club, 1000 Circus Blvd, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.
11/15/2018 3:00 PM
City of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices will reopen Monday, Nov. 26.
11/15/2018 8:22 AM