The fire happened at the Mira Lagos Apartments, Building 9, near South Tamiami Trail and U.S. 301. No one was injured in the blaze and the State Fire Marshal is currently investigating how the fire started.
There are 32 elementary students in Manatee County and 49% of third graders are not reading on grade level. School officials want to make sure that all students are reading on grade-level by the end of third-grade.
Troopers say Pablo Tobar was crossing 15th Street East, north of the intersection with 57th Avenue East, when the driver of what witnesses described as a blue four-door Honda vehicle failed to slow down and struck him.
Manatee Habitat for Humanity gifted the family a free living room makeover. They have 13 children, nine of which are adopted. And the parents want them to be able to live in that home when they are older.
The Manatee County Planning Board approving a rezoning request yesterday by a vote of 4 to 2 to convert the property to commercial use. This now paves the way for the proposed dealership. It still needs approval from Manatee County Commissioners next month.
Their building on 17th Avenue needs a new roof. The current roof has water damage from multiple leaks and it will cost the organization about $40,000 to replace it. Without a new roof, Turning Points won’t be able to continue to serve the community.
Shortly before midnight on Thursday, January 16, Gail tells ABC7 she saw a huge fireball streak across the sky. She was watching TV, facing her backdoor, when she saw what looked like a comet with a tail going horizontally through the sky. She says, “It was AWESOME!”
It happened around 8:30am at Hi-Way Shores mobile home park on U.S. 301 North in Ellenton. Troopers say for unknown reasons the driver of the car, 49-year-old Jonathan Perry of Bradenton, veered off Gamble Court and into the mobile home.
The murder happened on July 31, 1998 near Booker High School. The following day, the newspaper headline read, "Woman’s body found behind Sarasota School.” That woman was 23-year-old Judith Elaine Doherty.
On Friday, January 10 around 10:15pm, police say Mary Arslanagic, also known as Mary Tormey, is seen in these photos stealing approximately $1,000 from the gift shop at the Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection.
There are a variety of fair foods to satisfy any appetite, lots of rides putting smiles on faces and many different exhibits keeping people very entertained. If that’s not your thing, how about pigs showing off their racing skills or a lumberjack chopping down a tree.
In the United States, they cause about $1.5 billion in damage to agriculture every year. Sarasota County is no exception. To help, County Commissioners just approved a pilot program that will allow managed feral hog hunting on Pinelands Reserve.
Social media has changed the landscape of society and how law enforcement does police work. It’s also made a difference for people who want to take matters into their own hands to find their stolen property.
The governor kicked off the session Tuesday by reminding lawmakers about one of his top priorities: a proposed mandate for all Florida employers to use the federal government’s E-Verify system to check new hires to make sure they are not undocumented immigrants.
Florida Department of Transportation will be installing an eight-foot high protective metal netting at a price tag of three million dollars. It’ll be placed on about a mile and a half stretch at the highest level on both sides of the bridge.
Pink eye can be caused by different things, but depending on what caused it makes a difference between the seriousness of the infection and how contagious it can be. That’s why it’s always best to go see a professional.
The Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness is searching for volunteers. The partnership group does a point in time count in Sarasota and Manatee counties annually. They’re looking for as many volunteers as they can in
In a statement to the media, the district did not identify the nature of why Mitchell Teitelbaum was placed on leave, but the Herald Tribune reports the district is conducting an internal investigation that he made "inappropriate comments of a sexual nature."
The political committee Make It Legal Florida had been hurrying to try to meet a requirement to submit 766,200 valid petition signatures to the state by a Feb. 1 deadline and went to court to try to get more time.
It’s beginning to feel a like Summer all across the land. That’s right mid to upper 80′s have been the rule since Saturday which is more typical of early June as opposed to mid January here along the Suncoast.
A local Bradenton woman is taking trash and creating masterpieces. Wendell Graham created a new turtle species, a ‘plastic back’ loggerhead turtle named “Trash” made from all the garbage found along the beaches of Longboat Key.
On Friday, police charged Henry Lee Porter, Sr. with the additional count. The second victim tells police the abuse happened between April and November in 1990 when the victim was attending the school at Westcoast Center for Human Development.
Florida lawmakers are set to begin their 60-day annual session with 3,000 bills in front of them, ranging from making coconut patties the official state candy to adding new requirements for private gun sales.
It happened around 11am on the 4500 block of 27th Street West. The victim told deputies he woke up with a gun against his head. The intruder pulled the trigger but missed and began pistol whipping him.
The state of Florida had an increase in high school graduates last year. In the Suncoast, Manatee and Sarasota counties saw a slight decrease in graduates last year. School leaders say there's been an overall increase in rates since 2014.
William Brian Slider, 57, was arrested in June 2019, after agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found an IP address connected to Slider’s home had downloaded 79 videos. The videos were found on a laptop in Slider’s living room and many depicted sexual battery on young children.
But somehow the statue got there (maybe it followed a star?) and deputies are looking for the owner. It was left there late Monday night or early Tuesday morning and brought to the sheriff’s office for safekeeping.