Palmetto man is found guilty of a deadly shooting — and then abusing the bodyBradenton Herald13 HOURS AGO
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Deputies searching for missing Bradenton woman
BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in finding a missing Bradenton woman. Rebecca Hartley, 35, was last seen around 9 p.m. on Wednesday in the 300 block of 60th Avenue Terrace West in her tan Jeep Liberty with Florida tag 31BPCM.
Palmetto man is found guilty of a deadly shooting — and then abusing the body
The body was left near MJ Road in Myakka City.
Bradenton Smoke Shop Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Seek Two Suspects
• A smoke shop in Bradenton was robbed at gunpoint by two men. • One of the robbers pointed a gun at employees while the other acted as a lookout. • The robber with the gun was caught on surveillance camera and described as 5'9" tall and 165 pounds, wearing black cargo pants, a black jacket, and tan work boots.
Two men wanted for armed robbery of a smoke shop in Bradenton
Security photos showed two men in hoods and masks as they hold up customers and steal vaping surpplies.
Little Jo-To to Open in Bradenton
The new restaurant is opening at the intersection of 53rd Avenue and Caruso Road
Can you get deep-fried Twinkies year-round? A Florida drive-thru is like a county fair
Funnel cakes, corn dogs and all your artery-clogging favorites are at this restaurant.
Man, girl injured in Manatee County shooting, suspect at large
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A man and a young girl were injured during a shooting in the 3700 block of 37th Street East in Palmetto Wednesday morning, deputies said. Around 8 a.m., an unknown person fired several gunshots into a home, striking the 47-year-old man in the leg. He was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
57-Year-Old Predator Moves to Sarasota, Police Warn
The Sarasota Police Department is informing the public that Jeffrey Earl Smith, 57, a sexual predator, has moved into the City of Sarasota, a social media release states. According to the Instagram post from the Sarasota Police Department, Smith is a sexual predator who just moved to 1432 17th Street, Sarasota. Smith was designated as a Sexual Predator in July 1997, when the now 57-year-old was charged with sexual battery with a weapon or by force.
Bradenton approves increased height ordinance for downtown buildings
BRADENTON, Fla. — With more people moving to Manatee County, more changes are expected to keep up with the growth in downtown Bradenton. Donna Mathias has spent a lot of time researching. “I really had no idea I was going to be this involved,” she said. She’s been...
Manatee County Fair events begin Dec. 2
PALMETTO, Fla. (WWSB) - The 2024 County Fair season kicks off Saturday, Dec. 2 when the 2024 Miss Manatee County Fair Pageant begins at 7 p.m. in the Palmetto High School Auditorium. Contests will be held in four age categories: Mini Miss: 7-9; Little Miss: 10-12; Junior Miss: 13-16; and...
What to expect when Guy Harvey makes an appearance at Bradenton’s Bealls Florida store
Harvey will be available for meet-and-greets.
Legacy BBQ to Open in Ellenton
The new barbecue spot will offer flavors from Texas and Kansas City
Manatee County Bus Route Adjustments to Improve Commute Starting December 2
Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) in Florida is changing its fixed-route bus service from December 2, 2023. The changes aim to improve bus services along key routes and provide better options for Manatee County commuters. Route 99, between downtown Sarasota and downtown Bradenton on US 41, will now run every 20 minutes. This change is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation and supported by Sarasota County Breeze Transit and MCAT.
The Ruskin Seafood Festival is back with seafood galore… and more!
The 33rd Ruskin Seafood Festival is back and bigger than ever this weekend at E.G. Simmons Park. We get a preview of the festivities from Melanie Davis of the Greater SouthShore Chamber of Commerce and a taste of the food from Calvin Colin of Pop Z’s LouZanne Kitchen, who shares a mouthwatering recipe for Crawfish Etoufee.
Palmetto gets new traffic signal along US 41
PALMETTO, Fla. (WWSB) - A new traffic signal will soon be turned on at the 7th Street West and US 41 North intersection. This is an intersection with a history of accidents. Jim Frost, owner of Hitch and Trailers, says he’s seen around three accidents per week at this intersection. He says the integration of a more traditional stoplight at this intersection should definitely help, but it will take some getting used to.
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 Must-Try Burgers in Bradenton
In this article, we'll be exploring three of Bradenton's most tantalizing burgers. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Bradenton man could face life in prison for murders of mother, her boyfriend: SAO
BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) — A man accused of killing his mother and her boyfriend in Bradenton earlier this month could spend the rest of his life in prison if found guilty of their murders. Thomas James Matejcek, 36, was indicted on two counts of first degree murder on Wednesday,...
Kittens in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in bradenton, FL?
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around bradenton.
Florida plastic surgeon pleads guilty to possession of crystal meth and burglary
A St. Petersburg plastic surgeon who continued to practice medicine for years after being arrested for possession of methamphetamine learned on Thursday that he would not have to serve any jail time.
Skyrocketing HOA dues causing worry among St. Pete, Florida condo owners
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The tough housing market has been especially hard for condo owners. Many are pressed with soaring HOA dues and assessment fees, and the perils of living in paradise are taking a toll on Rufina Cappelli. Cappelli has lived in her St. Petersburg condo for 28...