Troopers say around 8pm, as three vehicles heading eastbound were turning left onto Lockwood Ridge Road, 34-year-old David Buncik of Sarasota, who was driving westbound, ran a red light, hitting all three vehicles.
Next, the Commission talked about marijuana. They voted unanimously to approve a new Cannabis Civil Citation Ordinance. This decriminalizes marijuana in the City of Sarasota, turning it instead to a civil matter.
This year, we wanted to do more to help teachers on the Suncoast. On Friday, August 2, all six Gettel locations opened their doors to the community. ABC7 was there as donations poured in and many teachers, past and present, stopped by to give their thanks.
The day after ABC7 told you that a business owner has lost at least $50,000 in business due to construction, the City of Sarasota kept their promise to construct a new entrance for Zsolt Lele’s business.
With the new school year, comes long lists of supplies and other expenses. That’s why one North Port organization is making sure families know its doors are open to help - especially for this back to school time.
ABC7 has teamed up with Gettel Automotive to celebrate teachers on the Suncoast - calling them “Chalkboard Champions." The community nominates a teacher and ABC7 selects two winners each month - one for Sarasota and Manatee County.
In a release, the school said thanks to the support and assistance of the Southside Rotary club, SMA Prep Interact Club members and staff raised $1,950 for the Haitian Health Foundation organization to construct a home for a family in Haiti.
The court takes on cases of homeless people charged with minor criminal activity. Those who opt into the court are diverted into programs for mental health screening, drug and alcohol assessment and employment.
After a second surgery Tuesday, Earl Hjertsdedt fears he’ll never walk the same again. On top of that, Wednesday is his wife Dihanna’s due date. She’s supposed to have their second child at Sarasota Memorial Hospital - the same place her husband is now recovering from the bite.
The 12,000 square foot, six million dollar facility is on State Road 70 at Lorraine Road. It includes internal medicine and pediatrics primary care as well as Obstetrics, Endocrinology and other specialties.
On a rainy day like Tuesday, Anna Maria Island is especially prone to flooding. But city staff said an island-wide project is helping eliminate the large amounts of water known to drown the main road through town.