Sarasota County

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Some Republicans Actually Want Rick Scott to Run for President

    Gov. Rick Scott just spent four years as one of America's most deeply unpopular elected officials. Thanks to his days running a firm that earned the largest fine in U.S. history for Medicare fraud, he has skeletons in his closet that would make Hannibal Lecter flinch. He had to blow through $1,200 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Florida Condo Association That Banned Gay Couple Residents Retracts Policy

    A Florida condo association that had recently rewritten their bylines in a way that effectively banned non-married couples from buying or leasing in their neighborhood has retracted the policy after an uproar from gay rights groups. The Casa Di Amici Condominium Association near Sarasota now claim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Florida Condo Association Allows Married Residents Only: Sorry Gays

    A condo association in Florida has found a way to keep out those pesky homosexuals and people shacking up in sin. It only allows single people or those who are legally married as "husband and wife" to buy in the neighborhood. The kicker: it's completely legal under Florida law.

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    June 14, 2013

    Skunk Ape Sighting Reported in Florida

    Sure, the Skunk Ape doesn't actually exist, but damn do we love some Florida folklore. Several people pulled off a road recently in Myakka River State Park in Sarasota County to catch a glimpse of what they thought was the elusive Skunk Ape, Florida's very own and very smelly version of Big Foot.

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Man Stabbed for Mistaking Harmonicas for Tacos

    ​Tacos are a delicious concoction of tortilla, meats and cheeses. Harmonicas are a bluesy free-reed wind instrument. It is best to never mix the two up. The consequences could be dire.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Pantsless Felon Jason Wayo Caught After Crime Spree, Shooting and Hiding In Woman's Closet

    ​What did you do this weekend? Unless you masterminded an international art theft caper or got into a fistfight with Mike Tyson over his love of Phil Collins, Jason Wayo can probably beat your story.The 34-year-old Sarasota County native was in court yesterday to answer charges that he went on an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Florida Principal Suspended After Hypnotizing Student Who Committed Suicide The Next Day

    ​Dr George Kenney, a high school principal in Florida, hypnotized Wesley McKinley, a 16-year-old student, in his office. The next day the male student was found dead, the victim of an apparent suicide by means of drug overdose. Now Kenney has been suspended as police and the school board attempt t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Nearly One in Five Florida Homes Are Empty

    ​Here's a staggering statistic from the continued fallout of Florida's real estate bust: 18 percent of homes in Florida, or nearly one in five, sit empty. That's a 62 percent increase in empty homes in the past ten years, and the surplus of inventory on the market ensures that home prices are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Florida Woman Battles Illegal Nude Beach with Stack of Flyers

    ​Elsa Dempsey has seen a penis and she will never be the same. One day while taking a walk down a remote area of Venice, Florida's Caspersen beach she encountered a man swimming in the water completely nude. She was so startled by the site of a stranger's junk she's now embarked a one-woman campai ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2010

    Babies left in hot cars: Accident or crime?

    Some parents are never prosecuted. Antonio Balta got 20 years.

  • News

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Sarasota Builder Dies Mysteriously While Lobster Diving in Haulover Beach

    Vancityallie​Miami-Dade Homicide Detectives are investigating the death of a wealthy Sarasota building contractor found dead on the ocean floor this morning. Daniel Robert Pochedley went missing while diving for lobster near Haulover Beach just before 11 a.m. After a caller reported an abandon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    One Doggone Day

    It was about 7:00 a.m. on June 19, and Robert Monk’s tenth wedding anniversary when he found himself on the stoop of his Miami Beach house in his skivvies with three strangers. They were two big, gruff guys and a blond with a badge. They all stood there for a half-hour. Then the trio let Monks pu ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Clever Green

    Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Daddy Dearest

    Can the courts order a wronged father to keep quiet? David Ziskind doesn't think so.