Friends Demanding Answers as the Search Continues for the Fatal Hit-and-Run Driver in Venice

Troopers are still searching for the driver that crashed into a motorcycle last Friday night - killing a Port Charlotte man.It happened at the intersection of Jacaranda Boulevard and U.S. 41 in Venice.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Deputies say 11-year-old boy admitted lying about being abducted
On Thursday, the boy told deputies he was playing in his fenced yard around 5:40pm on the 2800 block of 56th Avenue West in Bradenton when a man, described as white with blondish hair, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, stopped his black SUV or sedan in front of the boy’s house.
Detectives identify man’s body found burning along Manatee County roadway
A witness found the body of a black male burning on the west side of M-J Road around 11:15pm in Myakka City. The witness called authorities.
Last day contractors bid for G-Wiz Museum demolition
Friday 11/16/18 is the last day for local contractors to submit bids for the demolition of the former museum G-Wiz.

  $500 million worth of cocaine seized by the United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard seized cocaine with an estimated street value of around $500 million during a series of interdictions in international waters.

  Update: New details on the death of a 24-year-old Sarasota woman killed in drag racing crash

Katarina Moller, who went by Kat, passed away after an accident during a race exhibition in a jet dragster Thursday night. The 24-year-old was making her first run in the car at Sebring’s regular drag racing event, according to the raceway’s Facebook page.

NATIONAL HEADLINES

UN envoy: Warring parties in Yemen agree to meet in Sweden
More Southern California fire evacuees return home
Number of missing hard to peg in deadly California wildfire

World Series MVP Pearce stays with Red Sox for $6.25M

World Series MVP Steve Pearce staying with Boston Red Sox, agreeing to $6.25 million, 1-year contract

First African-American top network executive exiting ABC

Channing Dungey The first African-American executive to lead a broadcast network is stepping down

STATE HEADLINES

Police: Doc OK’d pot for patients via closed-circuit TV

Florida orders statewide manual recount in U.S. Senate race

The Sarasota County Canvassing Board said Thursday that the Secretary of State ordered a statewide manual recount. The board will meet at 9am on Friday at the Supervisor of Elections Office to conduct the recount.