Politics

GOP Women's Luncheon Covers 'Law Enforcement Today'

The Republican Women's Club of Sarasota is holding an event with Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight, Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino and Venice Police Chief Tom Mattmuller.

02/20/2019 By Staff

Civil rights

Floridians Affected By Amendment 4 Begin Registering to Vote

'Today is a new day,' says Demetrius Jifunza, the founder of the Sarasota chapter of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, the group that led the effort to pass Amendment 4.

01/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

Elections Supervisor to Accept New Registrations From Those Affected By Amendment 4

Amendment 4, which goes into effect Tuesday, restores voting rights for most individuals with prior felony convictions who have completed their sentences.

01/07/2019 By Staff

Data

Crime Flat in Sarasota County, Up in Manatee County

The number of crimes reported in Sarasota County remained flat during the first half of 2018, while rising by 8.9 percent in Manatee County, according to new stats.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Crime

January Panel Will Focus on Jail Overpopulation

The first Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon of 2019 will feature a panel discussion about inmate overpopulation in Sarasota County.

11/30/2018 By Staff

Breaking Away

The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Helps Women and Men Flee Abusive Relationships

In 2017, law enforcement reported more than 1,400 domestic violence offenses in Sarasota County.

08/29/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

Panel to Discuss November Ballot Initiatives

Participants will discuss the possible extension of the Legacy Trail, whether to allow most felons who have served their time to vote and more.

08/20/2018 By Staff

Education

Sheriff's Office Deputy to Share Business Safety and Security Strategies

Manatee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Russell Younger will share tips during a free upcoming workshop for business owners.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Data

Crime Down in Sarasota County

The overall crime rate in Sarasota County declined by 7.1 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to new data.

05/22/2018 By Staff

Data

Study Says Allowing Felons to Vote Would Boost Florida's Economy

Allowing felons who have served their sentences to vote in Florida elections would generate $365 million in economic impact, according to a new study.

05/17/2018 By Staff

Finance

Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Three with Fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently filed charges against two Palmetto residents and one Sarasota resident.

05/04/2018 By Staff

Law

Discussion with Wrongfully Convicted Man Takes Place Tuesday

The North Sarasota Library is hosting a program on the work of the Innocence Project of Florida, which helped free Palmetto's Derrick Williams.

03/09/2018 By Staff

Politics

Proposal to Restore Voting Rights to Felons Wins Spot on Ballot

The Clearwater organization that led the effort collected more than 1.1 million petitions.

01/23/2018 By Staff

Gotcha!

What Happens to Your Mug Shot if You Get Arrested in Sarasota?

Spoiler alert: Your booking shot will follow you, even if charges don’t.

07/26/2017 By David Hackett

Politics

Sheriff Wins Republicans' 'Elected Official of the Year' Award

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight was recently chosen as the 2017 Elected Official of the Year by the Republican Party of Sarasota County.

06/07/2017 By staff

Data

Crime Down in Sarasota County in 2016

Violent crime in Sarasota County decreased by almost 9.1 percent between 2015 and 2016 and nonviolent crime decreased by almost 7.7 percent.

01/30/2017 By staff

Article

Preventing Opportunistic Crimes the Focus of Next Neighborhood Group Meeting

On Monday, Jan. 9, the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will host a discussion of how to prevent opportunistic crimes.

01/04/2017 By staff