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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, 31-year-old Brian Casey of Bradenton was headed northbound on 75th Street as a "high rate of speed" and drove through a red light.
Police arrested a homeless man last week after they say he exposed his genitals to them during questioning.
"Take positive away from a negative experience. Say ‘this happened’, but I can make something better out of it that other people can take away from."
"We painted it to remind the city that this is still America, and that others people’s freedom of expression doesn't trump my freedom of expression."
On Friday, May 30, 2014, the Sarasota Police Department Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Street Crimes Unit, Criminal Investigations Unit and Patrol Unit, conducted an Undercover Street Reverse Operation in Fredd Atkins Park, 2581 N. Washington Court, Sarasota.
According to Sarasota Police, 20-year-old Sarasota Ballet member Pedro Pupa of Brazil was killed when the bicycle he was riding collided with a delivery truck.
The Department of Justice announced a series of arrests in Bradenton Thursday. Six individuals are facing federal charges in a racketeering conspiracy case involving 9 murders.
According to the Bradenton Herald, the Beth Salem-Reasoner Home on State Road 70 just east of U.S. 301 could soon be torn down.
Finlayson told detectives he told the baby, “I’ll give you something to cry about,” before throwing the baby into the air toward the end of a bed causing the baby to hit face first on the floor.