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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 11:15 pm

Deputies: Couple started fighting over man scratching himself

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Shalamar Petrarca complained to her boyfriend, 30-year-old Ronald Howard, that it was rude and disgusting to be “scratching his testicles” while she was about to eat dinner.

30 arrested in online sexual predator sting

"It's just amazing that people who are prowling the internet, looking for an opportunity to have sex with a child. It's just disturbing," said Sarasota Sheriff Tom Knight.

Elusive "red" vulture captured in Bradenton

The bird was first spotted about a week and a half ago. On Monday, it was caught in a wooded area off of 83rd Street Northwest by Damen Hurd with Wildlife Incorporated.

Deputies: Tennis pro arranged to have sex with 13-year-old

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, 27-year-old Pierre-Ludovic Duclos-Lasnier allegedly arranged to meet a 13-year old girl using his cell phone to have sex with her, only he found detectives when he got there to pick her up Thursday night.

Woman escapes armed carjacking attempt at traffic light

Manatee County Sheriff's Deputies say the attempted carjacking happened just before 9 pm Sunday at U.S. 301 and 30th Avenue East.

Man dies after crashing car into pole

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Toddler, four others injured in Cortez Road crash

Charter school votes to break from parent company

Sarasota man in serious condition after being hit by car

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