The one-alarm blaze started in a vacant home on Links Avenue near MLK Boulevard and the smoke carried to nearby 301, a busy thoroughfare into the City of Sarasota. When crews arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames.
According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as of Wednesday, 37.764 million gallons have flowed into a pond at the Bee Ridge Water Facility on Lorraine Road. The pond then feeds Phillippi Creek.
Authorities say a stove in a home on the 6000 block of Amoko Court exploded due to an issue involving the pilot light. One victim suffered burns and Bayflite was called to transport them to the hospital.
Police say around 2:30am on August 15, four men disguised in heavy clothing entered the store and stole cash and cigarettes. Police say that the store clerk told them that the men threatened to shoot her if she didn’t cooperate.
After a several month investigation regarding the hit and run fatal crash February 27, on I-75 at mm 202 in Sarasota County, FHP troopers have arrested 28-year-old Robert Herrera as the the hit and run driver.
Around 2:30am on Saturday, the three pedestrians - 47-year-old Donald Keefer of Palmetto, 13-year-old Tyler Pittard of Palmetto, and 40-year-old Misty Zipperer of Palmetto - were walking in the grass on the west shoulder of U.S. 19, just south of 49th Street East, when they were hit by a truck.
Florida Highway Patrol says around 3:15 a.m., 28-year-old Yusuf Memon of Venice was entering the northbound ramp to I-75, north of State Road 681, in the right lane when he lost control of his car, running off the roadway and hitting a tree.