“You might feel like you don’t have a lot of services or resources in the town, but the Senior Center provides a lot of resources and also a social engagement that can really benefit and help with loneliness and PTSD."
Social media marketing has made vaping a trend, and students are doing it not because they necessarily want to smoke, but because, well everyone is doing it. Manatee County and Sarasota County School Districts have began outreach and education programs to raise awareness about the dangers of vaping.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident took place around 8:15 p.m. Troopers say that a 23-year-old driver of a 2013 Nissan Versa was traveling northbound on U.S. 41 in the continuous left turn lane and making a left turn towards the driveway access of a shopping center at the 5800th b
Josephine Scheid, 36, was arrested Thursday at her home on Trails Drive on a warrant for first degree murder out of Cape May County, New Jersey. Prosecutors allege Scheid killed her mother, Gabrielle Michaelis, using a lethal amount of sedatives and painkillers in order to benefit financially.
It happened around 7:30am near mile marker 225, which is close to the outlet mall. Troopers say traffic was slowing shortly after the Mendoza Road overpass when 29-year-old Christopher Garcia of Palmetto failed to slow, crashing his Toyota 4 Runner into the back of a Toyota Corolla.
The latest Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report shows that there is concentrations of Karenia Brevis, which is the bacteria that causes red tide, in Southern Sarasota County and it’s starting to inch its way north.
Ibraheem Yazeed was arrested in Florida and booked into the Escambia County Jail early Friday, jail records show. He's charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, who was last seen at a gas station in Auburn, Alabama, on Oct. 23.
Troopers say around 8:45pm at Cortez Road and 14th Street West, a Toyota Camry driven by 21-year-old Leonardo Lucas of Bradenton was traveling east in the left turn lane of Cortez Road, approaching the driveway for the Centre Point Commons.
Under a bill proposed for the 2020 session, ammunition magazines would be limited to holding a maximum of 10 bullets at a time. Current law caps magazines at five rounds for hunters but has no other limitations.
Florida Highway Patrol says around 5pm on Wednesday, 32-year-old Priscilla Navarro of Bradenton was driving west on 16th Avenue East, approaching 17th Street East, when she ran a red light and crashed into a vehicle.
Wednesday, investigators served a search warrant at the home on the 2700 block of Vizza Lane, finding the illegal tattoo parlor as well as cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia.
The day after a blistering special meeting of the Sarasota County School Board, Superintendent Dr. Todd Bowden came to ABC7 to share his perspective as he awaits a decision by the board on what, if any, disciplinary action he should face over his handling of sexual harassment allegations.
Four pieces of land at the intersection of Palmer Boulevard and Apex Road were the hot topic of discussion at Wednesday’s county commission meeting. Many people wanted to keep the 30 acres as open space. There was talk about rezoning the land, which would pave the way for industrial use.
The search is on for the person who stole Emma and Chris Cox’s joy of tying the knot by pilfering between $3,000 to $5,000 in gift cards and cash they received on their wedding night at Mixon Fruit Farms in Bradenton.
Florida Highway Patrol says it happened around 7pm at Beneva and Gladstone Street. According to troopers, the pedestrian, a 55-year-old woman whose name has not yet been released, stepped off the sidewalk into the path of a car driving south on Beneva in the outside lane, approaching Gladstone.
At a special meeting of the School Board on Tuesday, board members voted to give superintendent Dr. Todd Bowden 30-day notice before a December 10th meeting where they will decide if any disciplinary action, including a reprimand, suspension or termination, will be taken against him.
Homeowners and a County Commissioner gathered in the University Place community Tuesday morning. All of them say FDOT should reconsider and include the community in their plans because they are faced with loud traffic noise daily.
Another week, another large crowd debating proposed expansion plans for Selby Gardens in front of Sarasota City Commissioners. The popular attraction wanted to build a five-story parking garage and rooftop restaurant, among other additions. But the 92-million-dollar project was rejected late Tuesday
The report found Superintendent Dr. Todd Bowden “did not take prompt or appropriate steps to investigate Bonner’s claims” of sexual harassment, a hostile work environment, retaliation and threatening behavior.
Jordan Rodriguez, 26; Andrew “Nico” Thompson, 25; and Alfonzo Churchwell, 32, were all found guilty on charges of racketeering conspiracy, drug conspiracy, murder conspiracy, drug and firearms offenses, and four murders.
Broward County Deputy Willard Miller was charged Tuesday with felony child abuse without great bodily harm for the Sept. 25 altercation. Sheriff Gregory Tony suspended him without pay until internal disciplinary procedures are complete.
Scott Dennis announced to his viewers that he will be retiring from ABC7. But don’t worry! This hometown guy is staying in Sarasota. He’s just looking to find a new way to continue to serve his community.
On October 31, deputies say the teen called an Abuse Hotline and said she was thinking about killing herself because of the home she was living in and alleged physical and emotional abuse by her mother.