It was a busy week on mysuncoast.com. Here's what you might have missed:
St. Pete Police have arrested a woman for DUI and child neglect for leaving her 8-year-old in a vehicle while she drank at a bar for hours.
On August 1, 2010, the national average gas price was $2.74. Since that time, average August prices have fluctuated from $3.71 in 2011 to $3.52 in 2012. The current national average is $3.50, and is projected to decrease in the near future.
East Manatee Fire Rescue (EMFR), in collaboration with Vet Care Express Animal Ambulance, now provides ambulance services for pets.
A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops at Camp Qargha, a base west of the capital, Kabul. The attacker wounded approximately 15 people, roughly half of them Americans…
Some 113,000 people attended events related to the Grand Prix — with about 89 percent of out-of-county attendees of the Grand Prix coming to Sarasota mainly because of the race rather than the July 4th holiday.
The Manatee County School Board approved nearly $2 million to go toward hiring armed security guards at every elementary school at the end of July, taking a proactive approach to safety and security.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 82-year-old Kenneth Widmaier of Sarasota was traveling west on Clark in the left turn lane. 27-year-old Richard Schoeneck of Venice was traveling east on Clark approaching I-75 on a motorcycle.
A North Port K-9 officer and Police Explorer adviser was placed on 30 days suspension following an internal investigation that found he repeatedly kissed a 16-year-old girl who also served in the Explorer program, according to Police Chief Kevin Vespia.
Bradenton Beach Police are looking for the person or persons who attached a credit card skimmer to a self serve gas pump.
Marie Maxwell says she was watching Jeopardy when she heard a knock at the door of her home in the Suntree neighborhood near Viera.
A 22-year old Lakewood Ranch driver will not serve any jail time for an accident last April that resulted in the death of an 83-year old bicyclist.
An Englewood man has been arrested for battery over the lack of weeding by a lawn service.
The victim and a female companion were canoeing the river this afternoon when a six-foot gator somehow jumped out of the water and into the boat, biting one of them on the leg.