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Dive into Flavor: Top 4 Seafood Restaurants in Cortez You Must Try
In this article, we'll be exploring four exceptional seafood restaurants in Cortez. Have you dined at any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
18-year-old killed after gun goes off in car, Manatee Co. deputies say
An 18-year-old was killed Friday evening in a Bradenton shooting, according to Manatee County detectives.
Manatee County student accused of threatening to blow up school
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a student at Buffalo Creek Middle School st 7320 69th Street East in Palmetto, for making a threat to blow up the school. The 13-year-old student is charged with False Report of a Bomb, a 2nd degree felony. On Wednesday, school administrators...
Sarasota Mar 02 Weekly Crime Report: 247 Incidents and 13 Crime Stories
Sarasota Mar 02 Weekly Crime Report: 247 Incidents and 13 Crime Stories. During the last week, Sarasota reported a total of 247 crime cases. The majority of these cases, 133, were classified as 'Suspicious Situation', indicating a significant concern about potential criminal activities. The second most frequent crime was 'Trespass' with 22 cases, followed by 'Disturbance' with 19 cases. 'Domestic Related' crimes and 'Assault' each accounted for 15 and 13 cases respectively, while the category 'Other' also had 13 instances. 'Theft' was reported 10 times, and 'Vandalism' occurred 8 times. The less frequent crimes included 'Burglary' and 'Arrest', each with 5 cases. The least frequent crimes were 'Hit & Run', 'Robbery', and 'Shooting', each with only 1 or 2 reported instances. These numbers provide a snapshot of the crime situation in the place, with the high number of 'Suspicious Situation' cases suggesting a potential for future criminal activities if not addressed promptly.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in Sarasota, 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 sarasota.
3-car crash stops Sunshine Skyway traffic
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A 3-car crash this morning stopped northbound lanes of the Sunshine Skyway bridge for hours, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Law enforcement says the crash is still under investigation, but what they know right now is that one of the three cars involved, the Ford Ranger pictured above, ruptured its fuel tank and leaked gasoline, which the Fire Department collected.
FDLE investigation finds no wrongdoing in Taser use, death of Breonte Johnson-Davis
PALMETTO — Four months after an incident involving the Palmetto Police Department and Breonte Johnson-Davis, a 36-year-old Palmetto father who died after being detained on Nov. 2, 2023, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation concluded that officers did not use excessive force in deploying a Taser two times on Davis before he was pronounced dead several hours later at a local hospital.
Hundreds Gather To Mark Patriot Plaza’s 10th Anniversary
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Hundreds of military veterans, along with their family, friends and community members spent Saturday morning honoring and celebrating the 10th anniversary of Patriot Plaza located on the grounds of the Sarasota National Cemetery. The Patterson Foundation, which supported the $12 million dollar design and construction of...
1.2 million gallons of sewage spills into the Manatee River
On Wednesday, a blockage reported to the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation noted that a system failure caused wastewater to flow into the river. “At 12:10 pm the city water Reclamation Facility experienced an operational failure,” the notice said. “The filter system had a blockage of the media causing 1.2 million gallons of partially treated wastewater to be bypassed into the Manatee River. The bypass was closed at 5:10 pm and the river sampling was started. City staff cleaned the (areas) affected and a normal operation resumed.”
Manatee County pet sitter’s animal cruelty arraignment delayed
BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A former Hardee County Deputy and former Bradenton Police officer is set be arraigned Friday on animal cruelty charges. The owner of Pawsome Sitters, Nicholas Zotto, has previously been charged with animal cruelty after investigators uncovered a video showing cruelty toward a dog named Grizzly. The Manatee County Animal Services has also cited Zotto with civil ordinance violations of Manatee County Ordinances concerning his operation of the business “Pawsome Sitters.”
Cortez firehouse under renovation
CORTEZ – The old volunteer firehouse in Cortez is getting a facelift. Built in 1950, the building at 4523 123rd St. Court W. served as a volunteer fire department in Cortez for many years. In 1997, the West Manatee Fire District deeded the property to the non-profit Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage (FISH).
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office investigators nab counterfeit check-cashing ring
BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Manatee County Sheriff’s Office investigators said they’ve arrested four suspects in connection to one of the biggest counterfeit check-cashing rings in years. Detective Starnes with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday he overheard a call about suspicious activity at the Ace Cash Express...
What's the best waterfront restaurant in Sarasota area? 10 favorites I love to recommend
While I love to recommend restaurants occupying various locations across Sarasota and Manatee counties, most of my all-time favorites serve fresh seafood while offering the opportunity to spot a pelican, dolphin, or enjoy a spectacular Gulf of Mexico sunset, perhaps while enjoying live music. Yes, as I've said before, everything...
WATCH: Body cam footage of suspect in officer-involved shooting in Sarasota
The Sarasota Police Department released body cam footage of the officer-involved shooting on Monday.
St. Petersburg Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 1084 Incidents and 17 Crime Stories
St. Petersburg Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 1084 Incidents and 17 Crime Stories. During the last week, St. Petersburg reported a total of 1084 crime cases. A significant proportion of these cases, 348, fell under the category of 'Other', making it the most common type of crime reported. This was followed by 'Theft' with 228 cases, 'Arrest' with 136 cases, and 'Trespass' with 82 cases. Other notable categories included 'Suspicious Situation' with 58 cases, 'Domestic Related' issues with 56 cases, and 'Assault' with 51 cases. Lower numbers were seen in 'Burglary' with 38 cases, 'Hit & Run' with 23 cases, and 'Vandalism' with 19 cases. It's worth noting that despite the high number of crimes, severe crimes like 'Shooting' and 'Arson' were relatively low, with 19 and 1 cases respectively. This data provides valuable insights into the safety situation in the place, highlighting the need for effective measures to curb theft and other crimes.
Experience Bradenton's Seafood Scene: Top 6 Restaurants to Explore
In this article, we're exploring six exceptional seafood restaurants in Bradenton. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these places? If so, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
3 Incredible Properties Sold This Week Around Longboat Key
Longboat Key, Florida, known for its luxurious real estate offerings, recently saw the sale of three remarkable properties that exemplify opulence and sophistication. Let's delve into the details of these prestigious residences that fetched top dollar in the market.
‘That surprises me’: New audio shows how Bridget Ziegler responded to rape accusation against husband
The scandal has not led to any charges thus far, but plenty of political fallout.
First Alert Weather: Atmospheric impulses will bring several chances for rain
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Over the course of the weekend and next week we will see a series of disturbances move from Gulf waters into the Suncoast. With each one we are likely to see an uptick in the rain chances, each spaced a day or two apart. The first...
Culinary Adventures: Discover Longboat Key's Top 3 Seafood Restaurants
In this article, we will be exploring three exceptional seafood restaurants in Longboat Key. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.