Troopers: Driver runs red light, crashes into Sarasota County school bus

Troopers say around 7:30am, a Sarasota County school bus was on the I-75 southbound exit ramp, coming onto Clark Road, when 55-year-old James Rizza of North Port ran a red light, crashing his Kia Forte into the left side of the school bus.

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  Food service worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A in Sarasota County

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  Victim’s daughter calls 911 to ‘order a pizza’ to signal domestic violence

The victim's daughter said she used this tactic to keep the person who was hitting her mom in the dark that she was calling for help. That way, he wouldn't run away before police got there.

  Sarasota County School Board approves mutual separation agreement for superintendent to step down

Skate park at Payne Park in Sarasota now free of charge

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  Commissioners vote on map to redistrict Sarasota County

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  Dog crushed by heavy package FedEx driver threw over fence, family says

FedEx says it is investigating the incident and, based on the outcome, will take “appropriate action.”


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Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed a $91.4 billion state budget for next year and more money being funneled towards public-school teachers and continue ‘momentum’ on environmental issues.


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Alleged drunk driver accused of hitting Sarasota County deputy

Deputies were stopped along a Sarasota County roadway with their emergency lights on, responding to a crash, when the sheriff's office says 51-year-old John Lewis drove his car into a deputy, nearly hitting a second deputy before crashing into a patrol car.
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