A Florida couple was arrested after they were found having sex on a street, which the man explained was because they simply had nowhere else to go.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Man Who Escaped From Back Of Patrol Car Arrested

The man who had climbed out of the back seat of a Sarasota Police patrol car is back in police custody.


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New York Duo Arrested In Florida On Theft Charges

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Two New Yorkers are being held in a Florida jail after officials said they flew to the Sunshine State solely to commit widespread fraud. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said 22-year-old […]


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Florida Officer Saves Dozens Of Baby Sea Turtles

A Florida police officer saved nearly 100 baby sea turtles when he gathered the newly hatched creatures from a hotel parking lot and street and released them into the Gulf of Mexico.


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Florida City Agrees To Stop Targeting The Homeless

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The city of Sarasota has agreed to abide by an updated 60-day injunction stopping officials and police from targeting the city’s homeless population. In a consent decree issued Wednesday, officials agreed […]

CBS Tampa–02/13/2013

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Pilot Dies In Small Plane Crash

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The pilot who died after his small plane crashed near the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport has been identified. Authorities say 70-year-old John Ardoyno of Hayward, Wisconsin, was killed in Saturday’s crash. His […]

CBS Tampa–01/13/2013

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Re-Building Scallops Colony

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have released a million scallop larvae into Sarasota Bay in hopes of re-establishing a colony there. This week’s release is part of a project to re-establish scallop colonies all along […]

CBS Tampa–11/22/2012

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the vice presidential debate at the Norton Center at Centre College in Danville, Ky., on Oct. 10, 2012, moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Joe Biden Calls Romney Auto Advertisement “An Outrageous Lie”

Vice President Joe Biden is calling advertising released by Republican Mitt Romney “an outrageous lie” for asserting that automakers General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense of workers in Ohio.


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Hundreds Of Tons Of Stinky Seaweed Piling Up On Florida Beaches

Hundreds of tons of stinky seaweed are piling up on beaches from Sarasota to Clearwater, at the same time that tens of thousands of people are set to visit the area for the Republican National Convention.

CBS Tampa–08/21/2012

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Florida Sand-sifter Reunites People with Lost Rings

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Mike Grueninger flew home from Sanibel to Indianapolis in April 2010 without his wedding band. He was still married, but the ring was at the bottom of the Gulf, a casualty […]

CBS Tampa–04/16/2012

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Two Men Injured in Sarasota Shooting

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Two men are being treated in the hospital after being hit by gunfire in Sarasota. The victims have not yet been identified. Police say multiple shots were fired, but they have […]

CBS Tampa–04/09/2012



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