The sheriff’s office was called around 5pm when he allegedly tried to get into a business and a report of a suspicious vehicle in nearby woods. Deputies would eventually see him coming out from the woods.
A long cold winter night expected with lows in the mid 40′s for most and some upper 30′s inland. With a north wind blowing at 10-15 mph wind chills will be in the mid 30′s mainly east of I-75 and upper 30′s to low 40′s closer to the coast.
For years, Deborah Dalzell’s murder was a mystery. No one knew who or why she was raped and murdered in her Sarasota County home. Then in 2018, Luke Fleming was arrested after his DNA was linked to the case.
Fire crews were called around 9:30am to the 5300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. The blaze broke out in the microwave in the kitchen of one unit in a two-story, eight condo complex and extended up into the attic.
Troopers say around 11:30pm, 36-year-old Ralphie Moreno of Bradenton was driving southbound on 9th Street East, approaching 301 Boulevard. The driver of a pickup truck, 37-year-old Osvin Velasquez Varela of Bradenton, attempted to turn left in front of Moreno onto 301 and the vehicles collided.
Troopers say around 6:45pm, 30-year-old Seiji Esquivel was driving a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed west on Cortez Road (State Road 684) when an SUV traveling east turned left into a restaurant.
For years Deborah Dalzell’s 1999 murder was a mystery. No one knew who or why she was raped and murdered in her Sarasota County home. In 2018, Luke Fleming was arrested and charged after his DNA was linked to the case.
A strong cold front will move through the area tonight. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible through 9 p.m. and then look for light showers up the midnight and then clearing and turning cooler after that.
There are no confirmed cases here in Florida and the 57 cases in the United States all have ties to visits to and from China. However, even though it’s not here yet, officials say it’s time to start making safety measures.
This week, the Public Charge Rule went into effect. The new rule deals with immigration and allows the government to deny green cards or visas to legal immigrants based on their income or if they use government assistance programs like Medicare or food stamps.
Detectives say it started around 12:30am on Cortez Road West in Bradenton when the deputy, who the sheriff’s office is not identifying at this time, saw a driver behind the wheel of a vehicle with its front tire shredded and heavy front end damage traveling westbound.
The fire started around 11:30am Monday and in a short amount of time left 60 acres burned to the ground in the Rotonda Sands area of Charlotte County. Then it started moving and around 40 homes had to be evacuated.
Police say they were called shortly before 6am to a home on the 2800 block of Southern Parkway West after a report of a shooting. There, they found 21-year-old Ryan Booth of Bradenton dead in the front yard from what looked like gunshot wounds.
This technology can not only help find missing persons, but help officials see what kind of damage a storm might have caused in some areas or what roads are now blocked – before sending officers into the danger zone.
The trial for the man accused of raping and murdering a Sarasota woman in 1999 begins Tuesday morning. The murder of Deborah Dalzell went cold until detectives cracked the case nearly twenty years later through DNA technology.
Reports indicate a 3-inch natural gas line was struck by construction workers, forcing the closure of North Tamiami Trail in the 200 block, which is just south of the intersection with Fruitville Road and just north of the intersection with Gulfstream Drive.
On Thursday, deputies were called to the 900 block of Mill Creek Road. There, they say a man told them that his neighbor, 66-year-old Michael Boston, had come to his front door, angry that there were ruts in his lawn and blaming him for the damage.
It was the morning of February 5, 2020 and 42-year-old Trooper Bullock, an Air Force veteran and a 19-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol, was on duty along I-95. At 9:09am, he stopped in the northbound lanes near mile marker 107 in Palm City to help a disabled motorist.
The National Safety Council said 43% of American workers report that they are sleep deprived. So what can you do to get a better night’s sleep? A sleep expert said there are six changes people can make.
Sarasota County officials say in this second phase between Central and Orange, resurfacing of the road will be done and there will be the widening of the two lane street for bicycle lanes and sidewalks, which will include lighting and drainage improvements as well.
Community activists say the video depicts “brutal” behavior by deputies and suggest it was racially motivated, while the sheriff’s office says 70-year-old Barbara Pinkney was obstructing their ability to serve an arrest warrant.
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.
Jabez Spann was 14-years-old when he disappeared on Labor Day in 2017. He was last seen at a candlelight vigil on 22nd Street and Palmadelia Avenue in Sarasota, just two blocks away from his home. A witness saw Spann with two other boys at around one in the morning that night.
The sheriff’s office began investigating in December 2019 after an IP address connected to a home on the 2000 block of Sun Home Street in Sarasota was uploading child porn. Deputies say 65-year-old Gerald Nicolas lived at the home and downloaded the images.
Officials say the rental unit on North Shore Drive has an upstairs that was being rented by six people from Chicago and a downstairs that was vacant. The fire started in the downstairs level and the cause remains under investigation.
Gulf Drive South was a mess for most of Wednesday, and it was the same scene on Cortez Road getting onto the island. Bumper to bumper traffic causing huge delays. The Cortez Bridge traffic cam showing the problem Wednesday morning.
Every home will be getting a letter like this in the mail by March 12th. In it, there will be a code that you’ll have to input on the website provided to be able to answer all nine questions for every member of your household.
The mission of the two re-entry navigators is to help guide inmates in the jail and on the outside. SCSO says it’s the first known program of its kind in Florida. The idea for the navigators was modeled after a correctional facility in another state.
She said the driver was screaming at them that they weren’t allowed to be on the road and at one point he’s even seen in the video pulling in front of them, then slamming on his brakes, almost causing them to run right into the back of his car.
Under an Executive Order, FWC extended catch-and-release measures for red drum, snook and spotted seatrout until May 31, 2021 in all waters from the Hernando/Pasco county line south through Gordon Pass in Collier County.
The wide-ranging bill would also make taxpayer-funded grants that go to students attending private colleges and universities need-based and increase Bright Futures scholarships for some students attending state colleges.
The county is now considering a restructured transit system that could eliminate all bus routes south of the Venice Terminal and instead provide smaller, door-to-door services for the rest of South County. These areas would become mobility hubs with hopes to be more user-friendly.
Joseph Smith was convicted of the February 2004 murder of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia. The case drew national attention after surveillance video showed a man, later identified as Smith, taking Brucia from behind a car wash on Bee Ridge Road.