Venice, FLHerald Tribune

Venice moves to establish permanent six-foot pedestrian walkway downtown

VENICE – The city of Venice is moving to codify the pedestrian pathway along public sidewalks at six feet – the width adopted along with executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic – from the four-foot path adopted in 2018. Assistant City Manager Len Bramble said Monday that the six-foot-wide...
Sarasota, FLHerald Tribune

Sarasota-Manatee best and worst restaurant inspections, June 14-19

Our digital database of restaurant inspections is updated daily with the latest information on which local restaurants passed, failed or barely squeaked by. You can use the database to search by county or by restaurant name. You can see which restaurants were fined for their missteps and which were forced into temporary closure.
Saint Petersburg, FLthegabber.com

Police Seek Help After Fatal Crash

On Sunday, June 20, around 2:30 p.m., a 2013 Infinity with five teenagers inside crashed into a 2012 Toyota driven by St. Petersburg resident Mary E. Rohan, 84, at 30th Avenue South and 34th Street. According to police, the teenagers ran to a nearby shopping center parking lot after the...
Saint Petersburg, FLiontb.com

Teenagers fled from vehicle following fatal crash in St. Petersburg

Officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department continue to investigate a fatal crash involving multiple teenagers. On Sunday, June 20, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a 2012 Toyota driven by St. Petersburg resident Mary E. Rohan, age 84, was traveling westbound on 30th Ave South and attempting to turn left onto 34th Street South.
Bradenton, FLMysuncoast.com

Bradenton woman found guilty in boyfriend’s 2019 stabbing death

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A Bradenton woman has been convicted in the death of her boyfriend. Roberta Gail McDonald was charged with second-degree murder in 2019 after she stabbed her boyfriend Anthony Bernard Wilson to death. In April of 2019, detectives were called to the Treesdale Apartment Complex on the...
Sarasota County, FLMysuncoast.com

FHP searching for vehicle involved in hit-and-run in Sarasota County

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A woman is in serious condition after being hit near mile marker 203.5 on Interstate 75 just before midnight Sunday. The Florida Highway Patrol says the woman stopped her car on the right shoulder and was preparing to open the driver-side door, while another vehicle was driving by in the right lane. That vehicle collided into the woman and into her car.
Sarasota, FLHerald Tribune

Restaurant News: Sarasota's Five-O Donut Co. to open UTC location

A Sarasota-Manatee doughnut shop that has developed a following and grown to three locations will soon expand even further with a fourth, in a bustling shopping district. Five-O Donut Co. will open a University Town Center location at 81 N. Cattlemen Road near Target, with coming soon signage already in the space. The store is projected to open in late 2021 or early 2022, according to Five-O owner Christine Nordstrom.