SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a delivery truck with prescription drugs has been stolen outside a Florida pharmacy.
Sarasota police say the truck was stolen last week while the driver...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Lions and tigers and ... yoga?
An animal sanctuary in Sarasota has begun a unique yoga program amid the enclosures housing some of its 50 big cats. The Sarasota Herald...
Fourth-grade Bradenton author finds humor in life
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Grown-ups like it when E'yannie Gomez writes about bullying in school, and how to overcome it, but she prefers straight comedy.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor signed a bill Thursday directing the state to work with a private marine institute to study and combat the red tide blooms that have hurt the state's...
3 teens killed in causeway crash
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two teenage brothers and a teenage girl are dead following a crash on a Florida causeway.
A Sarasota police news release says the crash occurred early...
KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A 25-year-old Florida man is jailed in upstate New York after police say he crashed a stolen car and was found naked in a chicken coop after a seven-hour manhunt.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida charter captain has been arrested after authorities say he got drunk and high and threatened to shoot passengers.
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer who accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens academy exercise is going on trial this fall.
Guardsman recalls Hurricane Michael
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Longtime Sarasota-area resident Chris Dillon is no stranger to hurricanes.
Riding out a direct hit from Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base in October tested...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old Florida boy was struck and killed by a truck while riding his bike to school.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Roman Miller died...
Boot camp revives the lost art of letter writing
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Some 2,000 years before the printing press became a thing, a queen of Persia named Atossa did something historians say had never been done before. Stylus in hand, she...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will become one of the last states to make texting while driving a primary traffic offense under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday.
For all the accolades he's received as a college and professional basketball coach and an even longer career in broadcasting, Dick Vitale insists his greatest accomplishment has been raising money...
Jury convicts man of killing ex-girlfriend’s young son
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Jurors in Florida found a 33-year-old man guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his former girlfriend's 2-year-old son.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting reunited a Florida police officer and a teenager who had previously assaulted him.
Sarasota Police say two teens, ages 16 and 15, were...
Sarasota, Melbourne rank in US News’ ‘best places’
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida metro areas are in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report's best places to live.
The publication on Tuesday ranked Sarasota as No. 18 and Melbourne as No....
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles put scheduled opening-day starter Alex Cobb on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right groin.
Orioles DH Trumbo to start season on injured list
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo will start the season on the injured list.
The 33-year-old Trumbo, who led the major leagues with 47 home runs in 2016,...
Baltimore Orioles claim Pedro Severino off waivers
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Pedro Severino off waivers from the Washington Nationals.
A 25-year-old right-handed hitter, Severino batted .187 with four...
Florida newspaper posts video of 2017 high-wire accident
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida newspaper has posted video of a 2017 high-wire accident that sent five performers in tightrope-walking star Nik Wallenda's troupe tumbling more than 30 feet to the...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A seafaring raccoon has been plucked off the Florida coast and safely released on dry land.
News outlets report Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium workers were helping...
2 killed in motorcycle crash
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two people from Iowa were killed in a motorcycle crash on a Florida highway.
The Bradenton Herald reports that the crash occurred Friday morning on...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Stroman has been picked to start the Toronto Blue Jays' opener against the visiting Detroit Tigers on March 28.
The 27-year-old struggled last season, going 4-9...
Alex Cobb to start Baltimore Orioles’ opener at Yankees
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Cobb has been picked by new Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde to start the Orioles' opener on March 28 at the New York Yankees.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka will be the New York Yankees' opening day starter March 28 against Baltimore, taking the spot left open by Luis Severino's shoulder trouble.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has been acquired by the Baltimore Orioles from the Toronto Blue Jays for international signing bonus pool allocation.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski finally made it to spring training with the Orioles after bouncing around the Baltimore organization since 2013.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Hyde's style is totally different from his Baltimore Orioles' predecessor.
Under Buck Showalter, who had managed the Orioles for more than eight seasons until...
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty in connection to the deaths of a couple who were killed at a Kansas fair after one suspect posed as a carnival mafia boss and ordered the...
Attempted out-of-hospital birth takes tragic turn
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Paris Bean checked into Rosemary Birthing Home before the sun rose on the last Wednesday in January, excited to deliver her first child.
Orioles again claim INF Hanser Alberto on waivers
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles claimed infielder Hanser Alberto on waivers from San Francisco, a week after they lost him on a waiver claim to the Giants.
Experts: Red tide was among 5 worst in Florida’s history
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Experts say the red tide that plagued Florida's coastline for 15 months is one of the five worst toxic algae events in the state's recorded history.
Orioles veterans Cashner and Cobb looking to rebound
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — In the new world of the Baltimore Orioles where youth and inexperience are the rule, there are two veteran pitchers hoping to prove they still have some skills.
Toxic red tide appears to have faded from Florida’s waters
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida's coastal waters appear free from a devastating red tide bloom that began in October 2017.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report released...
Body of teen who disappeared after witnessing slaying found
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have found the body of a 14-year-old boy who disappeared in 2017 days after he witnessed a man's slaying.
Orioles claim LHP Josh Osich from Giants off waivers
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles claimed left-handed pitcher Josh Osich on waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
In the last four seasons with San Francisco, the...
‘#MeToo’ painted on statue of WWII sailor kissing nurse
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida want to know who spray-painted "#MeToo" on the leg of a statue depicting a sailor and a dental assistant kissing at the end of World War II.
Orioles have many open infield jobs, and several candidates
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have many jobs up for grabs, and nowhere is the competition less defined than in the infield.
As the team held its first full-squad workout on Monday, only one infield position is secured — first base. Chris Davis is entering the fourth year of a seven-year, $161 million contract.
Besides Davis, there are 13 players on the roster competing for the three starting positions, and a utility job or two.
Orioles agree to terms with SS Alcides Escobar
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with shortstop Alcides Escobar on a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.
Baltimore has been looking to increase its infield depth, and Escobar is expected to challenge for the starting shortstop spot.
The 32-year-old Escobar has played 11 seasons with Milwaukee and Kansas City and has a .258 lifetime average. In 2018, he hit .231 with four homers and 31 RBIs.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde says several positions open
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The sun wasn't shining on Brandon Hyde's first workout as Baltimore Orioles' manager.
Rain delayed the start of workouts Wednesday for about an hour. But eventually, 15 pitchers threw bullpens and the Orioles rolled out some new cameras to help the team evaluate them.
Eric Young Jr. agrees to minor league deal with Orioles
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Outfielder Eric Young Jr. has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles and will report to major league spring training.
The 33-year-old hit .202 with one home run and eight RBIs in 41 games for the Los Angeles Angels last year.
Young has a .245 average in 10 big league seasons with Colorado, the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Atlanta and the Angels and Atlanta. He led the NL with 46 stolen bases in 2013.
New Baltimore leadership hoping for better Orioles’ future
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — When pitchers and catchers reported to the Baltimore Orioles camp on Tuesday, they met a new administration.
There is a manager in the dugout other than Buck Showalter for the first time in nine years, and a new general manager replacing Dan Duquette, who spent seven years with the Orioles.
Roper Technologies: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) _ Roper Technologies Inc. (ROP) on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $257.1 million.
The Sarasota, Florida-based company said it had net income of $2.46 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $3.22 per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.13 per share.
Sarasota artist paints with lipstick and kisses
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Alexis Fraser, known as Lipstick Lex, has been inspiring positivity through her unique medium.
Armed with tubes of lipstick and an assortment of makeup brushes, Sarasota resident Alexis Fraser, more popularly known as Lipstick Lex on social media, has been spreading positivity with her unconventional art since 2012.
Deputy disciplined after guns stolen from patrol vehicle
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida deputy has been suspended without pay for two days and removed from his agency's SWAT team after guns and other equipment were stolen from his unlocked patrol vehicle.
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office reports show that Detective Brian Keane was issued the 16-hour suspension on Monday.
Officials: Teacher vandalized park to ruin principal’s party
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida substitute teacher accused of spreading human feces on tables and grills at a park where a principal was set to host a birthday party told deputies she was "displeased" with how the principal was handling a professional issue.
Gunman fires shots at Florida ambulance responding to call
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Police are trying to determine whether an ambulance crew was targeted with gunshots during an early morning call.
Sarasota police spokeswoman Genevieve Judge said in an email that a crew from the Sarasota County Fire Department responded to a call around 4 a.m. Monday. A resident at the address told the crew they didn't call them. After the crew returned to the ambulance, someone fired a shot at the vehicle.
Pro wrestling interviewer ‘Mean Gene’ Okerlund dies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eugene "Mean Gene" Okerlund, whose deadpan interviews of pro wrestling superstars like "Macho Man" Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan made him a ringside fixture in his own right, has died. He was 76.