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Recent Articles by Daniela
The Latino vote and how much weight it holds for a presidential candidate to win Florida
We’re a few days away from the General Election and many including candidates have their eyes on Latino voters.
Published October 30, 2020 at 12:09 PM
Sarasota County school board votes to continue the mask policy
The Sarasota County school board moves to approve the continuation of the mask policy at schools.
Published October 20, 2020 at 7:59 PM
Early voting starts today and here’s where you can vote on the Suncoast
Early voting begins today across Florida.
Published October 18, 2020 at 12:53 PM
Investigation underway after police say two dead bodies were found in a home on Anna Maria Island
Bradenton Beach Police say they're investigating a suspicious death after two dead bodies were found in a home.
Daniela Hurtado and
Published October 18, 2020 at 11:43 AM
Voters out rallying ahead of early voting starting on Monday October 19
Early voting begins across the Suncoast on Monday, October 19.
Published October 17, 2020 at 2:57 PM
Stone crab season opener on Thursday, fishermen hoping for a prosperous season amid pandemic
Stone crab season begins on Thursday and it’s slated to be an interesting season.
Published October 14, 2020 at 10:14 PM
Farmers Market in Bradenton re-opens after going virtual earlier this year
The Bradenton Farmers Market re-open on Saturday after being closed back in March and having to switch to digital.
Published October 3, 2020 at 5:32 PM
Family of victim in Thursday’s deadly shooting in Nokomis say they’re heartbroken
The family of a woman killed in Nokomis on Friday tell ABC7 they hope people remember her for the caring person she was
Published October 2, 2020 at 6:14 PM
Weekend search scheduled for missing Sarasota pilot and instructor
Deputies have called off the search for a Sarasota pilot and his instructor in the Gulf of Mexico near Taylor County. Friends say it’s important to keep searching for answers. They have scheduled a search for this Saturday at Steinhatchee.
Published October 1, 2020 at 7:15 PM
Many Suncoast voters say they’ve made up their minds on who they’ll vote for
Many tell ABC7 they didn’t need the debate on Tuesday evening to solidify their decision while others did.
Published September 30, 2020 at 6:27 PM
Many Sarasota County voters awaiting the presidential debate while others have decided and voted
The first presidential debate is set to take place on Tuesday evening.
Published September 29, 2020 at 6:57 PM
SUNCOAST STRONG: Sarasota salon gives out free haircuts to hundreds in the service industry
Derek Donovan’s salon has handed out 300 free haircuts.
Published September 26, 2020 at 6:46 PM
Protests on the Suncoast on Thursday evening after the Grand Jury decision on the Breonna Taylor case
Two protests on the Suncoast were held on Thursday evening following the decision on the Breonna Taylor case.
Published September 24, 2020 at 9:03 PM
UTC testing state testing site transitioning to a parking lot location on Cattlemen Road
A state run COVID-19 testing site will open tomorrow at a parking lot on 100 Cattlemen Road in Sarasota.
Published September 22, 2020 at 11:50 AM
Suncoast teacher on the road to helping as many students as she can
A teacher in Riverview saw her students struggling with e-learning online and decided she wanted to take matters into her own hands.
Published September 17, 2020 at 6:14 PM
New technology implemented at beaches in Manatee County
A new PA system and a device to help keep lighting from striking are two new gadgets the lifeguard towers in Manatee Beach are premiering.
Published September 15, 2020 at 4:41 PM
Manatee County man facing charges of sexual battery after tinder date
A 23-year-old Bradenton man is facing charges of sexual battery accused of raping a date he met online.
Published September 10, 2020 at 7:42 PM
No upper age restrictions for drivers in Florida
ABC7 spoke to experts who say we should focus less about age and focus more on whether someone is healthy and coherent enough to be behind the wheel.
Published September 9, 2020 at 8:56 PM
Temple Emanu-El spreading positivity through painted rocks
The community is coming together and spreading love instead of hate after two Sarasota Jewish temples were tagged with anti-Semitic graffiti earlier this year.
Published September 6, 2020 at 6:48 PM
Sarasota deputy put on administrative leave after altercation with a teenager at jail
A Sarasota County deputy was put on administrative leave on Friday morning following an altercation with a 17-year-old at the Juvenile Assessment Center on Tuesday.
Published September 5, 2020 at 8:41 PM
Soar in 4 Manatee County drive thru supply event helped more than a hundred families
The Soar in 4 Manatee County drive through event on Wednesday afternoon drew a large crowd of families needing help.
Published September 2, 2020 at 10:38 PM
Governor pushes back deadline for alcohol license renewal in the state
The governor has extended the renewal deadline for alcohol licenses from September to December 31.
Published August 29, 2020 at 7:51 PM
Downward trend of COVID-19 cases at area hospitals
Sarasota Memorial Hospital Epidemiologist Manuel Gordillo says the downward turn of cases at hospitals across the Suncoast should be celebrated.
Published August 27, 2020 at 7:43 PM
State Medical Examiners Commission makes policy change in COVID death certificates
Medical examiners across the state are beginning to see relief after a policy change was made allowing doctors to certify COVID deaths.
Published August 26, 2020 at 6:29 PM
Here’s why a convicted murderer and rapist is only serving half his sentence
John Waterman was convicted of the crimes and served less than 50% of his sentence.
Published August 25, 2020 at 7:39 PM
Small rise in unemployment rate, several on the Suncoast remain jobless
The latest state report shows unemployment state wide increased to 11.3% in July.
Published August 21, 2020 at 6:39 PM
Sarasota County man charged in federal border wall fraud scheme with former President Trump adviser
Among those charged is a Sarasota County man named Andrew ‘Andy’ Badolato.
Published August 20, 2020 at 9:12 PM
Two primary races on the Suncoast headed for recount
Two races headed for recounts in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Published August 19, 2020 at 6:43 PM
Governor DeSantis in Sarasota Friday discussing mental health help
The governor made his third stop to the Suncoast since the beginning of the pandemic on Friday.
Published August 15, 2020 at 7:17 AM
Clarifying the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures
The most recent extension of the moratorium for evictions and foreclosures has new verbiage that allows for evictions unrelated to the pandemic to move forward.
Published August 13, 2020 at 8:56 PM
Residents attempting to save house on stilts on Sarasota Bay in Cortez
There are 9.9 million Americans who are not up-to-date on their rent or mortgage payments. Here’s how you can get help now
Another cold front Sunday night
How to trick or treat safely this year
CDC lifts cruise ban