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Recent Articles by Rick
Some Longboat Key homeowners recovering from Eta, town officials continue to assess beach erosion impact
Eta storm damage on Longboat Key.
Published November 23, 2020 at 10:30 PM
Grandparents of 22-year-old Sarasota man killed by a hit-and-run driver react to his death
Sarasota couple remembers their grandson killed in a hit-and-run.
Published November 19, 2020 at 8:28 PM
AAA says fewer people to travel this holiday season because of the pandemic, SRQ expects to continue to have a steady increase
Fewer people expected to travel for the holidays because of the pandemic.
Published November 18, 2020 at 9:49 PM
Baltimore Orioles team up with All Faiths Food Bank for Thanksgiving food and turkey distribution
Baltimore Orioles and All Faiths Food Bank hand out Thanksgiving foods.
Published November 17, 2020 at 10:18 PM
Roundabout is now open on U.S. 41 at Fruitville Road in Sarasota
New roundabout opens at U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road in Sarasota.
Published November 15, 2020 at 5:09 PM
Shelter opens for residents in Manatee County during storm
Storm shelter opens at Manatee High School.
Published November 11, 2020 at 10:53 PM
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections says record voter turnout for 2020 election
Record voter turnout in Manatee County.
Published November 3, 2020 at 10:40 PM
Sarasota police expecting no issues following election night results on Tuesday, police chief says they are ready
Sarasota ready for any problems following Tuesday's election results.
Published November 2, 2020 at 6:40 PM
Residents attempting to save house on stilts on Sarasota Bay in Cortez
People trying to save house on stilts in Cortez.
Published October 30, 2020 at 10:38 PM
New I-75 bridge over State Road 70 in Manatee County opening Thursday night
New I-75 bridge opening in Manatee County.
Published October 28, 2020 at 10:42 PM
Thrift store in Englewood vandalized
Vandalism outside thrift store in Englewood.
Published October 27, 2020 at 9:34 PM
Memorial grows for 17-year-old killed by a drunk driver in Ellenton
Memorial set up for 17-year-old killed by an alleged drunk driver in Ellenton.
Published October 26, 2020 at 9:51 PM
Wildlife expert warning exotic pet owners to be careful and smart with these animals
More people are owning exotic pets on the Suncoast.
Published October 23, 2020 at 6:07 PM
Sister of Bradenton hit-and-run victim speaks out as the search for the driver continues
Search continues for hit-and-run driver in Bradenton.
Published October 22, 2020 at 6:49 PM
Fans on the Suncoast cheering on Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series
Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series.
Published October 20, 2020 at 10:37 PM
Neighbors react to garage explosion in Venice
Neighbors in shock following garage explosion in Venice.
Published October 16, 2020 at 8:39 PM
Venice police going door to door to see if neighbors captured anything on video in the disappearance of Tracey Rieker
Search continues for Tracey Rieker.
Published October 9, 2020 at 5:45 PM
New details continue to emerge in the search for a missing Venice woman
Tracey Rieker has been missing since last Wednesday.
Published October 8, 2020 at 6:55 PM
Memorial for four car crash victims vandalized in Englewood, community comes together to restore it
Memorial vandalized in Englewood.
Published October 5, 2020 at 9:05 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup win with fans during a boat parade and fan rally
Stanley Cup celebration for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Published September 30, 2020 at 10:43 PM
Fans on the Suncoast celebrating Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup win
Fans excited about Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup win.
Published September 29, 2020 at 11:58 PM
Large sports venues in Florida could soon have fans, many high schools are at 25 percent capacity at their sporting events
Fans could soon be attending pro sporting events in Florida.
Published September 28, 2020 at 10:15 PM
City attorney for Sarasota to draft ordinance regarding “hotel” homes, St. Armands has seen an influx of these homes
"Hotel" homes oridinance to be drafted for city of Sarasota.
Published September 22, 2020 at 8:57 PM
Rosh Hashanah looking a little different here on the Suncoast because of the pandemic
Rosh Hashanah during the pandemic.
Published September 18, 2020 at 10:39 PM
Rip current concerns following stormy weather on the Suncoast
Rip current concerns on the Suncoast.
Published September 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM
Residents concerned following wing-wall collapse at bridge on Morgan Johnson Road in Bradenton
More rain concerning residents on Morgan Johnson Road in Bradenton following wing-wall collapse.
Published September 11, 2020 at 9:22 PM
Powerful storms cause flooding and lots of headaches for Suncoast residents
Storms cause problems on the Suncoast.
Published September 10, 2020 at 10:42 PM
Boat patrols help keep Suncoast boaters safe over the Labor Day weekend
Marine patrol officers keep an eye on Suncoast boaters over the holiday weekend.
Published September 7, 2020 at 9:36 PM
COVID concerns for teachers in Manatee County School District as schools see more cases
Teacher concerns in Manatee County schools.
Published September 3, 2020 at 12:55 PM
Residents express noise and speeding concerns on Gulf Stream at Tamiami Trail in Sarasota
Speeding and noise concerns on Gulf Stream in Sarasota.
Published August 27, 2020 at 6:52 PM
First Alert Weather: Thursday, November 26, 2020 - A strong cold front to bring big changes to the Suncoast early next week
3rd Annual Florida Turkey Trot ensues despite COVID-19
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes flight in virus times
First Alert Traffic: 1 taken to hospital following crash involving motorcycle
First Alert Traffic: 11 cars involved in multiple crashes on I-75 in Manatee County