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  • Police want to break up weekend crowds in Sarasota

    Police want to break up weekend crowds in Sarasota

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:34:55 GMT
    Some recently recorded surveillance video has the Sarasota Police Department concerned. It was taken on July 5th, around 2 a.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King Way. Police say a guy is handed a gun, and pops off rounds among the crowd. When it comes to this celebration, the chief of police isn't smiling.
    Some recently recorded surveillance video has the Sarasota Police Department concerned. It was taken on July 5th, around 2 a.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King Way. Police say a guy is handed a gun, and pops off rounds among the crowd. When it comes to this celebration, the chief of police isn't smiling.

  • Police: Pair taped having sex on Bradenton Beach

    Police: Pair taped having sex on Bradenton Beach

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:22:58 GMT
    Police arrested a couple accused of having sex in front of dozens Sunday afternoon on Bradenton beach, and it was all caught on tape.
    Police arrested a couple accused of having sex in front of dozens Sunday afternoon on Bradenton beach, and it was all caught on tape.
  • Two men hit by drunk driver

    Two men hit by drunk driver

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:43:08 GMT
    Two men from Sarasota are in critical condition after they were struck by a drunk driver in Manatee County.
    Two men from Sarasota are in critical condition after they were struck by a drunk driver in Manatee County.
  • Snooty turns 66 on Monday

    Snooty turns 66 on Monday

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:42:54 GMT
    He's the oldest living manatee in captivity and he's probably the one with the biggest birthday party. Snooty the manatee turns 66 on Monday.
    He's the oldest living manatee in captivity and he's probably the one with the biggest birthday party. Snooty the manatee turns 66 on Monday.
  • Standoff ends with one arrest

    Standoff ends with one arrest

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:40:02 GMT
    A Bradenton man is in jail after a standoff with police Friday night. Officers arrested 27-year-old Michael Blakey at a home in the 2200 block of 15th Avenue West.
    A Bradenton man is in jail after a standoff with police Friday night. Officers arrested 27-year-old Michael Blakey at a home in the 2200 block of 15th Avenue West.
  • Gun group help drive by victim get service dog

    Gun group help drive by victim get service dog

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:26:58 GMT
    He's blind in one eye from a stray bullet from a drive by shooting. There's more medical issues for five-year-old Davien Martinez.His family needed a service dog to help him, but the couldn't afford one.
    He's blind in one eye from a stray bullet from a drive by shooting. There's more medical issues for five-year-old Davien Martinez.His family needed a service dog to help him, but the couldn't afford one.
  • Police say this man used counterfeit $100 bills

    Police say this man used counterfeit $100 bills

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:32:54 GMT
    Police say a man in Sarasota was caught on video passing counterfeit $100 bills.They say he used three of them at a Walgreens at the 3900 block of Tamiami Trail.Police describe him as 20 to 30 years old, and was last seen wearing a white button up shirt, blue jeans and sandals.
    Police say a man in Sarasota was caught on video passing counterfeit $100 bills.They say he used three of them at a Walgreens at the 3900 block of Tamiami Trail.Police describe him as 20 to 30 years old, and was last seen wearing a white button up shirt, blue jeans and sandals.
  • Domestic dispute on nude beach now a 'suspicious death' case

    Domestic dispute on nude beach now a 'suspicious death' case

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:46:58 GMT
    What began as an argument between a husband and wife on a nude beach last weekend is now being investigated by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office as a suspicious death case.
    What began as an argument between a husband and wife on a nude beach last weekend is now being investigated by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office as a suspicious death case.
  • Bradenton teen, Mom recovering from toxic fish poisoning

    Bradenton teen, Mom recovering from toxic fish poisoning

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:07:15 GMT
    A trip to the Bahamas turned into a nightmare for a Bradenton family when they contracted Ciguatera poisoning.
    A trip to the Bahamas turned into a nightmare for a Bradenton family when they contracted Ciguatera poisoning.
  • Motorcyclist's widow hopes hit-and-run driver comes forward

    Motorcyclist's widow hopes hit-and-run driver comes forward

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:47:36 GMT
    Bill Wren, 71, was hit on his motorcycle Saturday around 10 a.m. The medical examiner assured his wife Cherie that Bill never knew what hit him. Now, she says she isn't angry -- just disappointed that the driver left and didn't call for help.
    Bill Wren, 71, was hit on his motorcycle Saturday around 10 a.m. The medical examiner assured his wife Cherie that Bill never knew what hit him. Now, she says she isn't angry -- just disappointed that the driver left and didn't call for help.
  • FHP continues search for deadly hit-and-run driver

    FHP continues search for deadly hit-and-run driver

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:13:36 GMT

    Troopers are still looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a motorcyclist in Sarasota.

    Troopers are still looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a motorcyclist in Sarasota.

  • Man dies following a fight in Bradenton

    Man dies following a fight in Bradenton

    Sunday, July 13 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-13 21:35:37 GMT
    Manatee County deputies are investigating how a 61-year-old man died following a fight.
    Manatee County deputies are investigating how a 61-year-old man died following a fight.
  • Protesters demand driver's licenses for immigrants

    Protesters demand driver's licenses for immigrants

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:53:34 GMT
    Bay area groups are bringing back the push for immigrants to have driver's licenses, regardless of legal status. Saturday, demonstrators took to the streets of Sarasota, calling for change.
    Bay area groups are bringing back the push for immigrants to have driver's licenses, regardless of legal status. Saturday, demonstrators took to the streets of Sarasota, calling for change.
  • Deputies use stun gun twice to arrest suspect

    Deputies use stun gun twice to arrest suspect

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:05:32 GMT
    Manatee County deputies had to use a stun gun twice on a man trying to escape from authorities. Benjamin Kukwa, 28, was wanted on felony warrants.
    Manatee County deputies had to use a stun gun twice on a man trying to escape from authorities. Benjamin Kukwa, 28, was wanted on felony warrants.
  • That raise? It was a mistake, Manatee County tells workers

    That raise? It was a mistake, Manatee County tells workers

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:58:12 GMT
    A group of about two dozen Manatee County employees were awarded raises after undertaking extra training, only to be told the raises were a mistake, and would have to be paid back.
    A group of about two dozen Manatee County employees were awarded raises after undertaking extra training, only to be told the raises were a mistake, and would have to be paid back.
  • Sarasota police warn locals of red light camera scam

    Sarasota police warn locals of red light camera scam

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:50:12 GMT
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    Police are warning drivers about a red light camera citation scam. One local woman was smart enough not to fall for it, and she wants to spread the word so others are aware.
    Police are warning drivers about a red light camera citation scam. One local woman was smart enough not to fall for it, and she wants to spread the word so others are aware.
  • Ohio man killed in watercraft crash off Lido Key

    Ohio man killed in watercraft crash off Lido Key

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:23:06 GMT
    Zachary Collins, 25, died as a result of the accident, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. One other person had minor injuries; both were from Lexington, Ohio.
    Zachary Collins, 25, died as a result of the accident, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. One other person had minor injuries; both were from Lexington, Ohio.
  • Thief steals offerings from Bradenton church

    Thief steals offerings from Bradenton church

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-10 02:56:43 GMT
    The theft happened around 11 a.m. after the Sunday morning services. The pastor says a guy ran into the church office and snatched a bag from the counter containing the offerings: some cash, mostly checks -- then took off.
    The theft happened around 11 a.m. after the Sunday morning services. The pastor says a guy ran into the church office and snatched a bag from the counter containing the offerings: some cash, mostly checks -- then took off.

  • Police arrest suspected bike thief

    Police arrest suspected bike thief

    Monday, July 7 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-07-08 00:34:01 GMT
    Investigators say stealing bikes was like a full-time job for Daniel Upton.
    Investigators say stealing bikes was like a full-time job for Daniel Upton.
  • Manatee County employee faces child porn charges

    Manatee County employee faces child porn charges

    Monday, July 7 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-07 23:48:07 GMT
    A worker for Manatee County is behind bars facing charges of molestation and possession of child porn. James Yates, of Myakka City, was arrested July 3.
    A worker for Manatee County is behind bars facing charges of molestation and possession of child porn. James Yates, of Myakka City, was arrested July 3.
  • Review finds texting and driving ban tough to enforce

    Review finds texting and driving ban tough to enforce

    Monday, July 7 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-07 13:53:50 GMT
    Florida's texting-while-driving ban was intended to stop distracted drivers, but a recent review found the law is difficult to enforce, and therefore, is rarely used.
    Florida's texting-while-driving ban was intended to stop distracted drivers, but a recent review found the law is difficult to enforce, and therefore, is rarely used.
  • Report: Manatee YMCA defrauded county out of $100,000

    Report: Manatee YMCA defrauded county out of $100,000

    Thursday, July 3 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-07-04 02:57:46 GMT
    A county audit says Manatee YMCA officials defrauded the county out of more than $100,000 of taxpayer money. Those funds that were meant for after-school and gang-prevention programs.
    A county audit says Manatee YMCA officials defrauded the county out of more than $100,000 of taxpayer money. Those funds that were meant for after-school and gang-prevention programs.
  • Clearwater police step up security at beach

    Clearwater police step up security at beach

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-04 01:41:04 GMT
    This past Memorial Day weekend saw multiple shootings and a road rage incident. This holiday weekend, as a result, changes are on the way.
    This past Memorial Day weekend saw multiple shootings and a road rage incident. This holiday weekend, as a result, changes are on the way.
  • FBI documents detail more 9/11 ties to Tampa Bay

    FBI documents detail more 9/11 ties to Tampa Bay

    Thursday, July 3 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-03 23:03:40 GMT
    The FBI has released chilling new details of its investigation of the September 11th attacks that lead to Tampa Bay. Among them is that a man who had a visa from Tunisia was disposing of items into a dumpster behind a storage facility in Bradenton.
    The FBI has released chilling new details of its investigation of the September 11th attacks that lead to Tampa Bay. Among them is that a man who had a visa from Tunisia was disposing of items into a dumpster behind a storage facility in Bradenton.
  • Officers save choking baby's life

    Officers save choking baby's life

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:34:57 GMT
    Sarasota toddler, Rylen Gibbs, gets to celebrate his second birthday - in part –because of two officers who just saved his life.
    Sarasota toddler, Rylen Gibbs, gets to celebrate his second birthday - in part –because of two officers who just saved his life.
  • Trash collector saves woman during route

    Trash collector saves woman during route

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:44 AM EDT2014-07-02 09:44:12 GMT
    Troy Mercer, Jr.'s quick thinking may have helped save a woman's life. 
    Troy Mercer, Jr.'s quick thinking may have helped save a woman's life. 
  • Cameras catch suspected serial burglar on Holmes Beach

    Cameras catch suspected serial burglar on Holmes Beach

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-07-02 01:59:52 GMT
    Criminals are not always the smartest. If they would have read the signs in Darrin Wash's yard, they might have thought twice.
    Criminals are not always the smartest. If they would have read the signs in Darrin Wash's yard, they might have thought twice.
  • Even after vindication, former Manatee principal faces uncertain future

    Even after vindication, former Manatee principal faces uncertain future

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-02 00:10:41 GMT
    For Robert Gagnon and his family, the past year and a half have hurt." The former Manatee High School principal was fired late last year, charged and put on trial for failing to report child abuse.
    For Robert Gagnon and his family, the past year and a half have hurt." The former Manatee High School principal was fired late last year, charged and put on trial for failing to report child abuse.
  • Holmes Beach residents and tourists tussle over parking

    Holmes Beach residents and tourists tussle over parking

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-07-01 01:57:29 GMT
    Where there is paradise, you can count on crowds and parking violators.
    Where there is paradise, you can count on crowds and parking violators.
  • Vietnam veteran, 73, loses job at Cracker Barrel after giving muffin to needy man

    Vietnam veteran, 73, loses job at Cracker Barrel after giving muffin to needy man

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-06-30 13:53:42 GMT
    A 73-year-old Vietnam veteran paid a high price for a free muffin. Joe Koblenzer says he was fired for giving it away to a man in need.
    A 73-year-old Vietnam veteran paid a high price for a free muffin. Joe Koblenzer says he was fired for giving it away to a man in need.
  • Deputies: Missing teens may be in Jacksonville

    Deputies: Missing teens may be in Jacksonville

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:16:04 GMT
    A new alert has been issued for two missing teens from the Bay Area. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office now believes Ronald Sousa Jr. and his girlfriend, Ivy Warhul, may be in the Jacksonville area.
    A new alert has been issued for two missing teens from the Bay Area. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office now believes Ronald Sousa Jr. and his girlfriend, Ivy Warhul, may be in the Jacksonville area.
  • Sarasota woman convicted of step-daughter's murder

    Sarasota woman convicted of step-daughter's murder

    Friday, June 27 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-06-27 19:59:15 GMT
    It took jurors only a few hours to convict a Sarasota woman in the murder of her autistic step-daughter Friday. Misti Stoddard was found guilty in the 2012 murder of 11-year-old Melissa following a week-long trial.
    It took jurors only a few hours to convict a Sarasota woman in the murder of her autistic step-daughter Friday. Misti Stoddard was found guilty in the 2012 murder of 11-year-old Melissa following a week-long trial.
  • Step-mom accused of murder testifies in her trial

    Step-mom accused of murder testifies in her trial

    Friday, June 27 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-06-27 18:43:03 GMT
    Misti Stoddard took the stand late Thursday afternoon in Sarasota, and a packed courtroom listened as her defense team questioned her. Closing arguments are taking place this morning, after which jurors will consider the murder charge.
    Misti Stoddard took the stand late Thursday afternoon in Sarasota, and a packed courtroom listened as her defense team questioned her. Closing arguments are taking place this morning, after which jurors will consider the murder charge.
  • Medics testifying in Stoddard trial rush to bailiff's aid

    Medics testifying in Stoddard trial rush to bailiff's aid

    Friday, June 27 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-06-27 17:27:08 GMT
    Several people in a Sarasota courtroom jumped to assist a bailiff who passed out in the middle of the Misty Stoddard murder trial Friday afternoon.
    Several people in a Sarasota courtroom jumped to assist a bailiff who passed out in the middle of the Misty Stoddard murder trial Friday afternoon.
  • Wildlife officials: Vandals ran over bird nests

    Wildlife officials: Vandals ran over bird nests

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-06-26 15:45:45 GMT

    Wildlife officials in Sarasota say someone's "pure act of vandalism" has destroyed and disrupted some bird nests on Siesta Key beach.

    Wildlife officials in Sarasota say someone's "pure act of vandalism" has destroyed and disrupted some bird nests on Siesta Key beach.

  • Man accused of shooting uncle execution style

    Man accused of shooting uncle execution style

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-06-25 23:27:57 GMT
    A Sebring man who claimed he was Jesus Christ was charged with murder Monday for shooting his uncle 25 times.
    A Sebring man who claimed he was Jesus Christ was charged with murder Monday for shooting his uncle 25 times.
  • Cellmate testifies in Stoddard trial

    Cellmate testifies in Stoddard trial

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:19:53 GMT
    A jailhouse snitch could seal the defendant's fate. Barbara Whiteaker shared a jail cell with Misty Stoddard for several days for several days after her arrest in 2012. She says Misty opened up to her right away.
    A jailhouse snitch could seal the defendant's fate. Barbara Whiteaker shared a jail cell with Misty Stoddard for several days for several days after her arrest in 2012. She says Misty opened up to her right away.
  • DNA expert testifies board contained autistic girl's DNA

    DNA expert testifies board contained autistic girl's DNA

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-06-25 16:53:23 GMT
    The prosecution called a forensic examiner to the stand in day three of testimony in the Misty Stoddard murder trial.
    The prosecution called a forensic examiner to the stand in day three of testimony in the Misty Stoddard murder trial.
  • 8 Bay area kids rescued in nationwide sex trafficking op

    8 Bay area kids rescued in nationwide sex trafficking op

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-06-25 09:04:15 GMT
    Sarasota Police took part in the FBI's "Operation Cross Country", which targeted human sex trafficking nationwide.
    Sarasota Police took part in the FBI's "Operation Cross Country", which targeted human sex trafficking nationwide.
  • Defendant's son takes stand in murder trial

    Defendant's son takes stand in murder trial

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-06-24 22:19:06 GMT
    Misty Stoddard is charged with killing her 11-year-old step-daughter, and today on the witness stand her 16-year-old son told the jury his mom often lost her patience with little Melissa.
    Misty Stoddard is charged with killing her 11-year-old step-daughter, and today on the witness stand her 16-year-old son told the jury his mom often lost her patience with little Melissa.
  • Prosecutors: Autistic girl was strapped to board before death

    Prosecutors: Autistic girl was strapped to board before death

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-06-24 13:43:51 GMT
    Monday, jurors heard some graphic allegations about Melissa Stoddard's life. Prosecutors brought out a wooden board with 27 holes drilled into it. They said the 11-year-old was routinely bound to it.
    Monday, jurors heard some graphic allegations about Melissa Stoddard's life. Prosecutors brought out a wooden board with 27 holes drilled into it. They said the 11-year-old was routinely bound to it.
  • Bradenton burglary call leads to murder investigation

    Bradenton burglary call leads to murder investigation

    Monday, June 23 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-06-23 20:24:09 GMT
    While investigating the burglary off 11th Street E, deputies discovered a murder victim inside a car down the street. He's been identified as Samuel Edwards, 29.
    While investigating the burglary off 11th Street E, deputies discovered a murder victim inside a car down the street. He's been identified as Samuel Edwards, 29.
  • Trial begins for step-mom accused of autistic girl's murder

    Trial begins for step-mom accused of autistic girl's murder

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-06-23 14:50:18 GMT
    Monday marks day one of Misty Stoddard's long awaited trial. She's charged with first degree murder, concerning the death of her autistic step-daughter, Melissa. 
    Monday marks day one of Misty Stoddard's long awaited trial. She's charged with first degree murder, concerning the death of her autistic step-daughter, Melissa. 
  • Bradenton mom charged with child neglect

    Bradenton mom charged with child neglect

    Monday, June 23 2014 4:46 AM EDT2014-06-23 08:46:13 GMT
    Deputies in Manatee County have charged a Bradenton mother with child neglect.
    Deputies in Manatee County have charged a Bradenton mother with child neglect.
  • Deputies search for stabbing suspect in Bradenton

    Deputies search for stabbing suspect in Bradenton

    Sunday, June 22 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-06-22 19:26:36 GMT
    Manatee County deputies are looking for a suspect involved in a stabbing. Noe Arneas-Carmen and his girlfriend were at El Paisanos nightclub in Bradenton when he got into an argument with the another man.
    Manatee County deputies are looking for a suspect involved in a stabbing. Noe Arneas-Carmen and his girlfriend were at El Paisanos nightclub in Bradenton when he got into an argument with the another man.
  • Girl recovering from dog attack

    Girl recovering from dog attack

    Saturday, June 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-06-22 02:31:41 GMT
    A seven-year-old girl will need plastic surgery to repair her face after she was attacked by a dog earlier this week.Pasco Animal Services identified the dog named "Bubba" as a pit bull.It latched onto Salena Posada's cheek as she bent down to give it a hug.
    A seven-year-old girl will need plastic surgery to repair her face after she was attacked by a dog earlier this week.Pasco Animal Services identified the dog named "Bubba" as a pit bull.It latched onto Salena Posada's cheek as she bent down to give it a hug.
  • Florida mom accused of branding her children

    Florida mom accused of branding her children

    Thursday, June 19 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-06-19 15:56:48 GMT
    A southwest Florida mother was arrested yesterday, accused of branding her young kids. The 23-year-old allegedly used a lighter to set a stick on fire, then used that stick to burn her children's arms to identify them as her own.
    A southwest Florida mother was arrested yesterday, accused of branding her young kids. The 23-year-old allegedly used a lighter to set a stick on fire, then used that stick to burn her children's arms to identify them as her own.
  • National "Dump the Pump" Day

    National "Dump the Pump" Day

    Thursday, June 19 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-06-19 15:00:06 GMT
    Free bus rides offered during the American Public Transportation Association's National Dump the Pump Day. 
    Free bus rides offered during the American Public Transportation Association's National Dump the Pump Day. 
  • Video catches suspected voyeur at Target

    Video catches suspected voyeur at Target

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-06-18 20:26:01 GMT
    Sarasota deputies caught a man at Target doing more than just shopping. Video shows him in the home goods section, where he pretends to look around, then he reaches under a woman's skirt, apparently taking pictures.
    Sarasota deputies caught a man at Target doing more than just shopping. Video shows him in the home goods section, where he pretends to look around, then he reaches under a woman's skirt, apparently taking pictures.
  • Bradenton man gets 90 days to deal with code violations

    Bradenton man gets 90 days to deal with code violations

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-06-17 22:57:09 GMT
    The Manatee County homeowner who painted his house the colors of the American flag to protest code violation citations has 90 days to come into compliance, the city said in a hearing Tuesday afternoon.
    The Manatee County homeowner who painted his house the colors of the American flag to protest code violation citations has 90 days to come into compliance, the city said in a hearing Tuesday afternoon.
  • Mud spill closes I-75 SB lanes in Manatee County

    Mud spill closes I-75 SB lanes in Manatee County

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-06-17 17:59:47 GMT
    Lanes on southbound I-75 were closed in Manatee County after a load of mud spilled out onto the road.
    Lanes on southbound I-75 were closed in Manatee County after a load of mud spilled out onto the road.
  • Jury selection begins in death of autistic girl

    Jury selection begins in death of autistic girl

    Sunday, June 15 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-06-16 01:47:58 GMT
    Jury selection begins Monday in the death of an 11-year-old Sarasota girl. Melissa Stoddard, who was autistic, was found unconscious on December 17, 2012.
    Jury selection begins Monday in the death of an 11-year-old Sarasota girl. Melissa Stoddard, who was autistic, was found unconscious on December 17, 2012.
  • Coast Guard rescues injured sea turtle

    Coast Guard rescues injured sea turtle

    Sunday, June 15 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-06-15 23:15:33 GMT
    A severely injured sea turtle is safe after being rescued by Coast Guard crew members off the coast of Longboat Pass, Florida, Sunday.
    A severely injured sea turtle is safe after being rescued by Coast Guard crew members off the coast of Longboat Pass, Florida, Sunday.
  • Trial for former Manatee County administrators begins Monday

    Trial for former Manatee County administrators begins Monday

    Sunday, June 15 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-06-15 18:40:58 GMT
    Three former Manatee High School administrators will face a judge when their trial begins Monday. Former principal Robert Gagnon and assistant principals Matthew Kane and Greg Faller are charged with failing to report child abuse, which is a felony.
    Three former Manatee High School administrators will face a judge when their trial begins Monday. Former principal Robert Gagnon and assistant principals Matthew Kane and Greg Faller are charged with failing to report child abuse, which is a felony.
  • Funeral for Lexi

    Funeral for Lexi

    Sunday, June 15 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-06-15 12:19:50 GMT
    A celebration of life service was held for 8-year-old Lexi Antorino last night.
    A celebration of life service was held for 8-year-old Lexi Antorino last night.
  • Blocking the view to keep traffic flowing

    Blocking the view to keep traffic flowing

    Thursday, June 12 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-06-13 01:51:01 GMT
    We've all been in traffic jams caused by rubbernecking. Some say it's human nature to slow down to see what's going on. But a retired food company executive in Manatee County has invented a solution.
    We've all been in traffic jams caused by rubbernecking. Some say it's human nature to slow down to see what's going on. But a retired food company executive in Manatee County has invented a solution.
  • Toddler dead after dad left her in hot car

    Toddler dead after dad left her in hot car

    Monday, June 9 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-06-09 21:49:22 GMT

    A 2-year-old is dead after being left in a hot car on Sunday, police in Sarasota say. The 23-year-old man apparently had gone inside to grab a cell phone charger when he fell asleep, according to investigators.

    A 2-year-old is dead after being left in a hot car on Sunday, police in Sarasota say. The 23-year-old man apparently had gone inside to grab a cell phone charger when he fell asleep, according to investigators.

  • VIDEO: Bay area fishermen swim with whale sharks

    VIDEO: Bay area fishermen swim with whale sharks

    Monday, June 9 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-06-09 15:43:40 GMT

    Some Bay area fishermen captured incredible video of whale sharks off the coast of Florida.

    Some Bay area fishermen captured incredible video of whale sharks off the coast of Florida.

  • Man arrested after striking

    Man arrested after striking

    Monday, June 9 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-06-09 15:05:43 GMT
    A man has been arrested in Manatee County after deputies say he ran someone over not once, but two times over the weekend.
    A man has been arrested in Manatee County after deputies say he ran someone over not once, but two times over the weekend.
  • Manatee man dies in accidental shooting

    Manatee man dies in accidental shooting

    Sunday, June 8 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-06-08 21:55:22 GMT
    Deputies in Manatee County are investigating an accidental shooting that has left one man dead
    Deputies in Manatee County are investigating an accidental shooting that has left one man dead
  • Suspect steals police weapons from FWC truck

    Suspect steals police weapons from FWC truck

    Sunday, June 8 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-06-08 20:42:44 GMT
    Manatee County deputies investigating an armed burglary involving a Florida Fish and Wildlife truck.
    Manatee County deputies investigating an armed burglary involving a Florida Fish and Wildlife truck.
  • Bicyclist killed by truck was Brazilian ballet dancer

    Bicyclist killed by truck was Brazilian ballet dancer

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-06-05 15:30:53 GMT
    According to Sarasota police, Pedro Pupa was bicycling along North Tamiami Trail when a delivery truck pulled in front of him while making a turn into a Ringling Museum service road. The 20-year-old later died from his injuries.
    According to Sarasota police, Pedro Pupa was bicycling along North Tamiami Trail when a delivery truck pulled in front of him while making a turn into a Ringling Museum service road. The 20-year-old later died from his injuries.
  • Man protests with patriotic paint job

    Man protests with patriotic paint job

    Thursday, June 5 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-06-05 10:26:55 GMT
    At first glance, it may appear Bradenton homeowner Brent Greer is filled with patriotism, but there is much more behind the red, white and blue paint job on his home.
    At first glance, it may appear Bradenton homeowner Brent Greer is filled with patriotism, but there is much more behind the red, white and blue paint job on his home.
  • Couple accused of animal hoarding face new charges

    Couple accused of animal hoarding face new charges

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-06-04 14:22:23 GMT
    A Manatee County couple accused of animal cruelty are facing new charges Tuesday morning.
    A Manatee County couple accused of animal cruelty are facing new charges Tuesday morning.
  • Flasher arrested in Sarasota

    Flasher arrested in Sarasota

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-06-03 15:11:44 GMT
    A man has been arrested for exposing himself in public, and then doing the same thing to the officers who were called to handle the incident.
    A man has been arrested for exposing himself in public, and then doing the same thing to the officers who were called to handle the incident.
  • Deputy finds abandoned bobcat kitten

    Deputy finds abandoned bobcat kitten

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:14:05 GMT

    A bobcat kitten is getting a second chance after being found abandoned on the side of the road.

    A bobcat kitten is getting a second chance after being found abandoned on the side of the road.

  • Coast Guard rescues four boaters off Anna Maria

    Coast Guard rescues four boaters off Anna Maria

    Monday, June 2 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-06-02 14:15:41 GMT
    According to the Coast Guard, one of the four men radioed in a distress call, reporting that the 28-foot boat was taking on water -- but then dropped out of communication.
    According to the Coast Guard, one of the four men radioed in a distress call, reporting that the 28-foot boat was taking on water -- but then dropped out of communication.
  • Police search for missing Tampa teen

    Police search for missing Tampa teen

    Monday, June 2 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-06-02 13:47:30 GMT
    North Port Police officers are looking for a missing 14-year-old Tampa girl.Ivy Lyn Warhul was last seen Tuesday at her mother's house in North Port in the 8400 block of Octavius Avenue. Detectives believe Warhul is with 16-year-old Ronnie Sousa, of Tampa.
    North Port Police officers are looking for a missing 14-year-old Tampa girl.Ivy Lyn Warhul was last seen Tuesday at her mother's house in North Port in the 8400 block of Octavius Avenue. Detectives believe Warhul is with 16-year-old Ronnie Sousa, of Tampa.
  • Search for missing boater near Egmont Key

    Search for missing boater near Egmont Key

    Sunday, June 1 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-06-01 21:23:39 GMT
    Florida Fish and Wildlife said a group of four men left near Fort de Soto to fish, when their boat capsized.
    Florida Fish and Wildlife said a group of four men left near Fort de Soto to fish, when their boat capsized.
  • Woman identified in deadly house fire

    Woman identified in deadly house fire

    Sunday, June 1 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-06-01 18:47:01 GMT
    One woman has died in a house fire in Sarasota County. Deputies identified the woman as 84-year-old Rushie R Friend.
    One woman has died in a house fire in Sarasota County. Deputies identified the woman as 84-year-old Rushie R Friend.
  • Police find mother of missing boy

    Police find mother of missing boy

    Saturday, May 31 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-05-31 13:56:25 GMT
    Sarasota Police have found the mother of a missing toddler
    Sarasota Police have found the mother of a missing toddler
  • Sarasota store preps you for 'zombie apocalypse'

    Sarasota store preps you for 'zombie apocalypse'

    Thursday, May 8 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-05-08 12:10:40 GMT

    Would you be ready should a disaster strike? To get ready, you might consider a trip to Sarasota to a place called Survive Anything.

    Would you be ready should a disaster strike? To get ready, you might consider a trip to Sarasota to a place called Survive Anything.

  • Man flees from state trooper's custody

    Man flees from state trooper's custody

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:05:51 GMT
    Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a man who escaped custody in Hardee County.
    Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a man who escaped custody in Hardee County.
  • Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to Chicago

    Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to Chicago

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-04-04 12:17:40 GMT
    Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to the Windy City.The Discovery network said Thursday the aerialist will attempt a tightrope walk in Chicago this fall, probably in November. Discovery will televise
    Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to the Windy City.
  • Indiana University student headed home after near-drowning

    Indiana University student headed home after near-drowning

    Monday, March 24 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-03-24 11:34:20 GMT
    The Indiana University football player who nearly drowned in a rip current last Monday is out of the hospital.
    The Indiana University football player who nearly drowned in a rip current last Monday is out of the hospital.
  • Deputies search for suspect in early morning 7-Eleven robbery

    Deputies search for suspect in early morning 7-Eleven robbery

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 8:19 AM EDT2013-09-10 12:19:30 GMT
    Deputies in Manatee County are searching for a gunman who held up a 7-Eleven on 53rd Avenue East just before 1:00 a.m. Tuesday.
    Deputies in Manatee County are searching for a gunman who held up a 7-Eleven on 53rd Avenue East just before 1:00 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Officers rescue duckling in distress

    Officers rescue duckling in distress

    Monday, July 8 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-07-08 13:29:11 GMT
    A passerby on U.S. 41 flagged down two officers after they saw a duckling fall into a storm drain. It had become separated from its mother while trying to cross at Wisteria.
    A passerby on U.S. 41 flagged down two officers after they saw a duckling fall into a storm drain. It had become separated from its mother while trying to cross at Wisteria.
  • Tree house’s future up in the air

    Tree house’s future up in the air

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-14 17:26:59 GMT
    A couple in Holmes Beach is fighting the city to save a part of their house, but the problem is that part is up in a tree.
    A couple in Holmes Beach is fighting the city to save a part of their house, but the problem is that part is up in a tree.
  • Pro tennis player arrested for soliciting sex with 13-year-old

    Pro tennis player arrested for soliciting sex with 13-year-old

    Friday, February 22 2013 6:14 AM EST2013-02-22 11:14:31 GMT
    A professional tennis player has been arrested in Bradenton for allegedly trying to commit sex acts with a child.
    A professional tennis player has been arrested in Bradenton for allegedly trying to commit sex acts with a child.
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