Bradenton man found dead of gunshot wounds following vehicle crash

Police were called to the 2000 block of Virginia Drive around 10:15pm on Friday, December 14 for a one-vehicle crash. Inside the vehicle, they found 20-year-old Rosby Peterson dead. Police say he was shot and killed before the accident.

Russian disinformation campaign on social media extensive, ongoing, according to reports

“With at least some of the Russian government’s goals achieved in the face of little diplomatic or other pushback, it appears likely that the United States will continue to face Russian interference for the foreseeable future,” the researchers said.
  • National

Interior secretary Zinke to leave administration by end of year, Trump says

Ryan Zinke , the 52nd Secretary of the Interior, was tapped by Trump in December 2016.

TOP STORIES

  Search for a suspect in smash and grab car burglaries in Lakewood Ranch

VIDEO: Boundless Adventures playground officially opens in North Port

1 dead and two-vehicles involved after a fatal crash on US-301 early Saturday morning

VIDEO: Porch Pirates caught on camera stealing from a subdivision in Manatee County

  WEATHER UPDATE: A Gloomy Forecast for Now with Wendy Ross

The low deck of clouds over the state has been backed up with light rains off and on throughout the day and will continue through the overnight period.
  • National

  White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Trump said last week he would be "proud" to have a shutdown to get Congress to approve a $5 billion down payment to fulfill his campaign promise to build a border wall. But the president doesn't have the votes from the Republican-controlled Congress to support funding for the wall at that level.

  Grand opening celebration officially opens doors to new Venice library

Witnesses say sandhill crane struck and killed by a car on Sarasota roadway

Neighbors frustrated over loud metal shredder noise from auto parts facility in Osprey

VIDEO: Rare footage of a Barred Owl rescued by Sarasota firefighters

  Lakewood Ranch High School announces new principal

VIDEO: A new playground for special needs children opens in North Port

Florida state’s budget affected by Hurricane Micheal

One organization in Newtown provides 125 hams and other items for families this holiday season

  • Featured National

  Man lied about kidnapping to get revenge for drug deal gone bad, police say

Police say the alleged victim used the story of the infant's abduction as a way to pursue charges against those he claims robbed him during a reported drug deal.

STATE HEADLINES

  Florida state’s budget affected by Hurricane Micheal

Florida school massacre panel recommends arming teachers

Panel says sheriff’s policy contributed to Florida massacre

Judge won’t drop suit against ex-deputy in school shooting

Judge has rejected a deputy's claim that he had no duty to confront the gunman during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

MORE TOP STORIES

Alton Sterling’s son accused of raping child; bond set

Rise in coyote sightings throughout Sarasota and Manatee County

VIDEO UPDATE: Thunderstorm watch as Cold Front could trigger some severe thunderstorms with Trevor Adams

Sarasota County School District launches new lockdown alarm

  First Alert Traffic: Man killed after falling out of box truck on I-75 South

The crash happened around 10:30am at milemarker 190mm, which is beyond River Road.
  • Featured National

  Grieving parents say priest condemned their son at funeral because he committed suicide

Catholic officials say the priest won’t be preaching at funerals for the foreseeable future and will undergo training on how to become a more effective minister.

Unknown suspect wanted for retail theft totaling to over $300 in Port Charlotte

VIDEO: North Port’s Solid Waste Division releases 12 Days of Garbage

VIDEO: Suspects trying to enter vehicles in Charlotte County

Florida man arrested for biting boys out of frustration