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  1. 30 Years Later, Sarasota Police Make Arrest in Cold Case Killing  Bay News 9
  2. Suspect named in 1988 killing of Sarasota woman  Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  3. DNA Credited With Solving 30-Year-Old Florida Murder  Sarasota, FL Patch
  4. Sarasota Police solve 30-year-old cold case  WWSB
  5. Sarasota police solve 30-year-old cold case using DNA technology  WTSP.com
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Sarasota County principals receive their accolades  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The district named the Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year this week.



Sarasota Police Department set to hold news conference Tuesday regarding 1988 cold case  WWSB

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino is set to hold a news conferee on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Sarasota Police Headquarters ...



Teachers of the year take home Sarasota schools top honor  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — People often say that the best part of a wedding is the look on the groom's face as the bride walks down the aisle. The same could be said about ...



Photos: Photos: Booker High Football Practice  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Booker High School Tornadoes practice on Tuesday afternoon. July 31, 2018; Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco. Buy Photo. [2/27]. Booker High School ...



Booker High student moves forward after emergency brain surgery  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Isabella Smith was injured in a freak accident during a dance rehearsal. Isabella Smith realized life is fleeting the day she underwent emergency brain surgery.



Photos: Veterans Day Parade  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[1/37] Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco. Six year old Isabella Harrington of Sarasota enjoys the Veterans Day Parade downtown on Sunday morning. The City ...



Booker High School teacher to be named Barnes & Noble "National Teacher of the Year"  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Searching through a stuffed purple folder, Ellen Bausback scrambled to find a scholarship application when she found something else: a notice ...



Booker High a cappella group showcases students talents  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — The Booker High School Music Department unveiled its community outreach vocal ensemble, Jet Streams, at the beginning of the 2017-18 ...



Remembering Coach Larry Richardson  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Longtime Booker High football and track and field coach impacted hundreds of young men and women during his career.



Booker students stage benefit show for injured classmate  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Booker High School VPA's theater department students are doing what they do best to support a classmate who sustained a brain injury during a freak accident ...



Photos: PHOTOS: Football / Booker vs Palmetto  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Palmetto's Reese Lyons keeps Booker's #2 Jermiah Davis at bay during first half of Friday nights game. August 17, 2018; Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco.



Fraternity steps up to help Booker High School students  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Gamma Xi Boule internship program aims to prepare youth for 'real world' work experiences. SARASOTA — A local fraternity wants to give underserved Booker ...



Booker High School hosts upbeat graduation ceremony  YourObserver.com

The Booker High School Class of 2018 graduated May 17 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.



Seidman: Sarasota, how much do you care about the air we share?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Dr. Rachael Shelley, principal of Booker High School and last year's Florida Department of Education Principal of the Year, arrived late to last week's meeting at ...



Sarasota-Manatee students participate in national walkouts  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“I will proudly take a suspension for this,” one Sarasota High student says. A month to the day since 17 people were killed in the Parkland school shooting, ...



6A STATE BOYS BASKETBALL: Prime time for Booker  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Grueling conditioning program prepares Tornadoes for 6A State Final 4.



How Sarasota County hired a teacher under investigation in Manatee  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The teacher left Manatee County amid an investigation into alleged misconduct with a minor. Four months later, Sarasota hired him.



‘We Are Sarasota’ celebrates Civil Rights with speeches, songs  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota County Bar Association and Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe take a local look at the Civil Rights movement.



Sarasota school security: How did we get here?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

What's the district's current plan for school security? Next year, the Sarasota County School District will have two separate types of school security: traditional ...



Sarasota school district maintains A grade  YourObserver.com

Sarasota County Schools is an A-rated district for the 15th year in a row, the district announced Wednesday afternoon. School scores. The individual school ...



Why Hire Teacher Under Investigation For Sex With Minor?  Sarasota, FL Patch

Parents Want To Know How Math Teacher Was Hired - Sarasota, FL - Following the arrest of a Booker High School math teacher for possessing child ...



Booker High Limits Tickets For Graduation For 1st Time  Patch.com

Booker High Limits Tickets For Graduation - Sarasota, FL - Sarasota County Schools also announced the 2017 graduation schedule for its other traditional high ...



Bowden accuser sues school district for discrimination  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The lawsuit, filed earlier this month, alleges that Lyna Jimenez-Ruiz was discriminated against and retaliated against for issuing a sexual harassment complaint.



New LGBT student guidelines in place at Sarasota County schools  WFLA

Sarasota County schools now have new policies in place for gay and transgender students. The sudden announcement was met with controversy.



Lincoln Principal Eddie Hundley fires back - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Eddie Hundley, principal of Lincoln Memorial Academy in Palmetto, sought to clear his name against allegations that he knowingly wrote a job reference for a ...



Sarasota high schools host walkouts to demand change, honor Parkland victims  YourObserver.com

Inspired by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High following the mass shooting at the school Feb. 14, Sarasota students joined a national conversation ...



Who knew what when? A timeline of the Quentin Peterson case  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lincoln Memorial Academy's board says questions over Principal Eddie Hundley's reference for a teacher under investigation for sexual misconduct are rooted ...



Bowden accuser will remain on staff as teacher trainer  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Booker High School assistant principal who filed a discrimination complaint against the Sarasota County School District will remain on staff next year as a ...



Government dismisses Sarasota school discrimination complaint  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A federal agency rules that a Booker High School assistant principal's case against principal Rachel Shelley and superintendent Todd Bowden was ...



Woman who filed complaint against district will not be retained  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lyna Jimenez-Ruiz, an assistant principal at Booker High School, had filed a sexual harassment allegation against Todd Bowden. The Sarasota County School ...



Tragedy spurs Sarasota high schoolers to act  YourObserver.com

Students say "enough is enough," and organize walkouts, rallies to make their points heard about school safety following the mass shooting in Parkland.



Sarasota School Officials Reach Out Following Parkland Shooting  WUSF News

Officials with Sarasota County Schools are reaching out to the community for their thoughts and suggestions on how to improve the school's security in.



Sarasota was unaware of teacher investigation safeguard  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota District leaders look for answers after a Manatee teacher under investigation for alleged misconduct was hired in Sarasota.



Sarasota school district changes story on hiring of suspect  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

HR director contradicts superintendent about circumstances that allowed hiring of teacher under investigation in Manatee. Despite telling the Herald-Tribune last ...



Prepped: Booker Highs little band that could  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Seven years ago, Booker High School had no marching band. Now the Whirlwind Brigade is hitting its stride with creative halftime shows that do more with less.



Manatee principal recommended teacher he knew was under investigation to Sarasota  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lincoln Memorial Middle School teacher Eddie Hundley was aware there was enough evidence for authorities to seize former Lincoln teacher Quentin ...



Sheriff criticizes Sarasota County Schools' security plan  WFLA

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Sheriff Tom Knight and Superintendent Todd Bowden have seemingly become embroiled in a very public dispute over ...



Booker principal earns state recognition  YourObserver.com

Booker High School Principal Rachel Shelley was named Florida's 2017 Principal of the Year.



School district paid thousands to investigate complaints against administrators  YourObserver.com

The Sarasota County School Board paid an outside law firm $20290 to investigate complaints made against Superintendent Todd Bowden and Booker High ...



Students who make school threats face severe punishment  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Those making threats to local schools on social media could be charged with a second-degree felony, according to Florida statutes. Since last ...



Investigation of Bowden calls claim unfounded  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lyna Jimenez-Ruiz claimed she was reassigned, experienced hostile work environment in retaliation for filing sexual harassment complaint.



Former State Champion Returns to Booker as Head Coach  Patch.com

Sarasota, FL - Markus Black, a 2006 graduate, will replace Phil Helmuth as boys basketball coach.



Sarasota panel discusses school shootings  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Booker High School teacher Mackenzie Altman already knows how she would act if an active shooter were to come on campus.She's gone through the steps ...



Booker HS Teacher Aide Named School-Related Employee of the Year  Patch.com

BHS Aide Named School-Related Employee of Year - Sarasota, FL - Anthony Chioccarelli Jr. was this year's top honoree. He was among 50 nominees selected ...



Booker High School hosts timeless night  YourObserver.com

Students attended prom on May 20 on Michael's on East.



Behind the Scenes of a Booker High School Musical  Sarasota

Get over 'Glee.' Forget 'Fame.' No one outshines the kids at our own Booker High VPA.



Officials investigate Riverview shooting threat  YourObserver.com

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has received an anonymous tip about a possible shooting threat involving a Riverview High School student, according to a ...



Booker High School Names New Girls Basketball Coach  Patch.com

Sarasota, FL - Loy Moore will lead the team and teach physical education classes at the school.



Superintendent wants to fire Booker High teacher - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Doug O'Connell could lose his job after students complain that he talked inappropriately about his sex life and shared "very vulgar" images of sexually ...



Sarasota High not the target of online threats to "SHS," police say  YourObserver.com

Sarasota police this morning say a Wednesday night threat on social media against "SHS" that drew some attention locally originated in Ohio and isn't directed ...



Booker High School graduates inspire spectators  YourObserver.com

The Booker High School class of 2017 and their loved ones recently proved that it's possible to be brought to tears at a graduation celebration where you don't ...



The WORK of ART: Finding stability, with grit, determination and luck  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Act III: Established artists discover ways to express themselves, earn a living and build a career. For years, Leymis Bolanos Wilmott ran a dance company out of ...



Booker High film students tackle teen court in documentary  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The film will be screened at the Sarasota Film Festival Thursday evening. SARASOTA -- When Booker High School Film Academy students brainstormed the ...



University of Florida Innovation Station Sarasota County looks to double enrollment  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Office at State College of Florida in Venice is designed to lead students to gradate from the UF College of Engineering. Ten students enrolled last fall as the ...



Booker High School touts county Teacher of the Year  YourObserver.com

Language Arts teacher Khea Davis is awarded the Sarasota County Schools Teacher of the Year award.



Parents attack, defend Sarasota schools LGBT guidelines  WFLA

Newly-adopted guidelines for LGBT students in Sarasota schools created hours of debate at Tuesday's school board meeting.



Sarasota School Officials Attend Statewide School Safety Meeting  WUSF News

Sarasota County Florida School Board Chairwoman Bridget Ziegler was in Tallahassee this week to talk about school security along with Florida's Principal.



Sarasota School Board adjusts policy on complaints directed at superintendent or board members  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The change comes after a discrimination complaint was filed against the district by an assistant principal. School Board members amended the Sarasota County ...



Sarasota School Board supports more officers in schools  YourObserver.com

Following the announcement of Gov. Rick Scott's plan to put law enforcement officers on every public school campus in the state, the Sarasota County School ...



Teacher's arrest adds to board's concerns over hiring timeline for police  YourObserver.com

As the Sarasota County School Board moves closer to adding 30 staff members for an internal police force by August, the district's hiring practices are being ...



Discrimination investigation called into question by Bowden accuser  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Nearly 10 days after the investigation concluded that allegations of discrimination by Sarasota County School District Superintendent Todd Bowden and Booker ...



Booker takes interim tag off Atkins  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA. Booker High School took the interim tag off football coach Dumaka Atkins, according to director of athletics Phil Helmuth. Helmuth said the search ...



Sarasota County Schools receiving security upgrades  YourObserver.com

As Sarasota County Schools begins a $21 million effort to improve security at schools, officials must overcome unique challenges to keep students safe.



Ziegler and Guy compete for Sarasota School Board seat  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

In many ways, Sarasota County School Board Chairwoman Bridget Ziegler and her opponent, Nick Guy, could not be more different.Ziegler, 36, is a strong ...



As school tax referendum approaches, Sarasota district seeks to downplay drama  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

It's impossible to attend even one information session or read an information packet about the Sarasota County School District without hearing this phrase: ...



Saturdays letters: School Boards, white folks and more  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

School police don't need costly vehicles on campusI read that the Sarasota County School Board voted to spend $500000 to purchase 17 Ford Explorers to ...



School board members discuss discrimination complaint from Bowden accuser  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — School Board members say the Sarasota County School District's investigation into the discrimination complaint filed by one of the women who ...



Booker shelter braces for Hurricane Irma  YourObserver.com

Booker High School has never had to open its doors as a hurricane shelter before. It's now home to more than 1200 evacuees.



Lincoln Memorial principal Hundley broke the law, DOE says  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A letter from Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart alleged that Lincoln Memorial Academy principal Eddie Hundley broke the law when he recommended ...



Booker High graduate James McGinn returns to perform a new dance program at RIAF  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

As the son of Deborah Vinton, a ballet teacher at Booker High School, and Peter McGinn, a painter and visual arts instructor at the Ringling College of Art and ...



Sarasota County Commission District 4: Q&A with Wesley Anne Beggs  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Candidates for the 2018 Florida election were sent questionnaires and bio requests by the Herald-Tribune Name, including middle initial: Wesley Anne Beggs ...



Sarasota County Bar Association awards scholarship  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota County Bar Association's Diversity & Inclusion Committee has awarded Rinaldi White, a student at Stetson Law School, a $5000 scholarship.



Martin Luther King Day activities - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Theater performances, volunteer opportunities, parades, lectures and more will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day this weekend and Monday. Here's a ...



This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, April 19  YourObserver.com

A look at our favorite events taking place this week.



Barnes & Noble Names Lem Andrews National Winner of the 2018 “My Favorite Teacher Contest” and “Teacher of the Year”  Business Wire

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest retail bookseller, today named Lem Andrews from Booker High School in Sarasota, FL, as the 20.



Thousands seek shelter during Hurricane Irma  YourObserver.com

Booker High School had never had to open its doors as a shelter before. As Hurricane Irma approached Florida, the school became a home to more than 1300 ...



Fraternity creates internship program for Booker High students  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Select Booker High students will soon be equipped with professional and life skills as they enter the career field thanks to a little help from two ...



New transgender rules in Sarasota County spark controversy  WWSB

On Tuesday evening, Sarasota County School Superintendent Todd Bowden released the transgender guidelines that allow students to use restroom and locker ...



Previewing Booker High School's Spring Musical  Sarasota

The Booker Visual and Performing Arts program presents Pippin, April 14-16. Here's our Q&A with Booker VPA director Scott Keys. (You can also get a ...



Sarasota files state report against Manatee principal  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The complaint comes amid the revelation that the principal was aware of the details of a criminal investigation into a teacher later hired in Sarasota.



Sarasota School Board hires Orlando attorney for outside investigation  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota County School District has hired an Orlando-based attorney to supervise an investigation into a discrimination complaint filed last month by one of ...



Booker names new boys hoop coach  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA. Markus Black has taken the next step. A former player, junior varsity coach and varsity assistant at Booker High School, Black was named the head ...



Booker High School seniors graduate to the real world  YourObserver.com

Another class of seniors from Booker High School moved their tassels from left to right during the commencement ceremony Saturday, May 30 at Robarts Arena.



Bowden accuser files discrimination complaint  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

She contends that administrators have attempted to retaliate against her for the initial harassment allegation. SARASOTA — One of the women who accused ...



Finalists announced for Sarasota Teacher of the Year  YourObserver.com

Bay Haven and Booker High School teachers included as finalists for award.



Four Sarasota County schools will have new principals  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Four Sarasota County schools are getting new principals.School Superintendent Todd Bowden announced that the principals of Heron Creek Middle School in ...



Work begins on Sarasota bayfront Quay  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — A new Quay is underway. Finally. The developer's goal is creating a place that will please the public and engage the waterfront. Those are some ...



Activist, broadcaster Dr. Edward James II dies at 78  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Dr. Edward James II, a Newtown activist, ABC7 broadcaster and “fierce defender of the voiceless,” died Tuesday in Sarasota. James, who was 78, is survived by ...



The WORK of ART: Striving for balance in an uncertain field  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Act II: Mid-career artists often switch jobs or try a change of scenery. The ever-present question: Is their art worth the sacrifice? Correction: An earlier version of ...



UPDATE: Suicidal Booker High student dies in hospital  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A Booker High School teen found hanging in a girls' bathroom Tuesday died in the hospital Thursday.Sarasota Police are still investigating her death and have ...



School superintendents accuser files federal discrimination complaint  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The woman who filed a discrimination complaint against the Sarasota County School District, alleging that her job was changed in retaliation for her sexual ...



Superintendent accuses board member of sexual harassment  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Angered over alleged comments during a phone call, Sarasota schools superintendent sends personal letter to board member. Sarasota County School ...



Sarasota school employee files retaliation complaint against superiors  WTSP 10 News

SARASOTA, Fla. -- In a time where people are being applauded for sharing their sexual harassment stories, one woman says she's facing a severe backlash.



Sunday Favorites: Desegregation in Sarasota  The Bradenton Times

SARASOTA — Last week, we left off with the beginning of segregation in schools, a drawn-out process that took several years to complete due to push back by ...



Manatee sheriff wants answers from Lincoln principal  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sheriff Rick Wells addressed rumors that he was stepping down from the Lincoln Memorial Academy Board amid accusations that Lincoln principal Eddie ...



Booker High School and Mote team up in red tide efforts  YourObserver.com

Booker High School Engineering Liaison Tony McCrea said there is one maybe-problem in engineering education. “...They do a lot of theories, they teach them ...



Hurricane Irma taught Sarasota-area residents a lot  YourObserver.com

It had been years since the Sarasota area had to deal with a real threat from a major hurricane. When Irma started to look more menacing, plenty of residents ...



Sarasota 8th-Grader Named Student Winner Of Annual Art Exhibit  Sarasota, FL Patch

Local Students Dominate Diversity Exhibit - Sarasota, FL - The winners will be on display April 4 to June 1 in Sarasota's Island Park, 5 Island Park Drive.



Q&A: A construction workforce conversation  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Mary Dougherty and Mireya Eavey have been talking lately about the workforce shortage in the construction industry, and what can be done to relieve it.



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