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Loved ones of fatal Manatee County crash victim speak out
BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Anita Casimir is the mother of Luckner Petit’s two daughters. On Friday morning, Petit was tragically killed crossing 53rd Avenue East near 11th Street Circle East in Manatee County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the victim was crossing 53rd Ave. when a car hit...
Bicyclist dies after being struck by 3 vehicles in Manatee Co.
A 55-year-old man was killed while riding his bike at the intersection of 11th Street Circle East in Bradenton around 6:00 a.m. on Friday.
Florida man accused of stealing $200,000 in Lululemon clothes in online return scheme
He’s from Bradenton.
Fee hike proposed on downtown restaurants with sidewalk seating
Downtown restaurants with sidewalk cafe permits will likely soon have to pay more to help keep sidewalks clean. At its May 15 meeting, the Sarasota City Commission voted 4-1, with Erik Arroyo opposed, to instruct staff to prepare an ordinance that increases the fee on restaurants with outdoor dining to pay to clean sidewalks more often.
Sarasota health officials confirm malaria case; person treated and recovered
SARASOTA —The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County and Manatee County announced in a news release that the health department had one confirmed case of malaria in a person "who spent extensive time outdoors." The agency said the person "was promptly treated at a hospital and has recovered."
Missing 79-year-old found dead 1 week after disappearance in Bradenton
The search for a 79-year-old man with Dementia came to a sad ending Friday after authorities found the man dead one week after he went missing.
Who killed Jeremey Joyner? Family holds vigil 5 years after Bradenton man went missing
“This is really just a plea on behalf of our family to get some answers because we know they’re out there.”
All westbound lanes blocked between 9th Street East & 15th Street East in Bradenton
BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are investigating a deadly crash on 53rd Avenue East and 11th Street Circle East in Bradenton. The crash happened around 6:10 a.m. on Friday. At least one fatality has been confirmed. According to troopers, all westbound lanes are blocked between 9th...
What’s the plan for Bradenton’s DeSoto Square Mall property? Owners are working on deals
“Hopefully, something can be be started by the end of the year.”
Young opera singers compete in Sarasota in national vocal contest
The Sarasota Opera season has ended but audiences can get a glimpse of the future of the art form during the second national finals for the Schmidt Vocal Competition program. More than 30 young singers who emerged as winners in 14 regional competitions will take the Sarasota Opera House stage for the semi-final, and up to 16 will be in the final round during the two-day event on June 3 and 4. The competition, a masterclass and an awards presentation are open to the public.
Sarasota's Bayfront Park getting new playground and splash pad
The city of Sarasota is replacing the Allen Playground and Steigerwalt-Jockey Children’s Fountain at Bayfront Park with new structures. Unlike the previous children’s fountain, with a concrete stadium seating design, the new splash pad, playground and parent/guardian seating will be on the same level, in a combined space and will be ADA compatible. The new splash pad will have buttons children can press to turn on the water, reducing maintenance issues created by the constantly running water in the previous children’s fountain.
Longboat police seek additional patrol vehicles
The Longboat Key Police Department wants to become more competitive with other police departments by adding cars to its fleet, allowing officers to take home their patrol vehicles. Though the department faces issues with hiring and retaining officers, Chief George Turner is confident that adding the additional vehicles will increase...
Sip, Shop & Save: Join us for a Unique Weekend Experience at DutchCrafters Sarasota Showroom!
Attention Sarasota residents! Are you looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Look no further than Sip & Shop Saturdays! This weekly event offers visitors the opportunity to indulge in craft beer, wine, coffee, and tea while browsing through handcrafted heirloom-quality furniture pieces at the DutchCrafters Sarasota Showroom.
Ticket Editor: One of the best restaurants in downtown Sarasota has been sold
One of the best restaurants in downtown Sarasota — a place that has been serving delightfully creative cuisine since its opening in 2007 — has been sold. Sad news, no doubt, but I believe there is a silver lining. Melange, with its hip, cozy interior and covered sidewalk...
Longboat Key Joint Meeting Canceled
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (May 25, 2023) – The Board of County Commissioners joint meeting with the Town of Longboat Key, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today has been cancelled. The meeting has not been rescheduled. No further details are available at this time.
Anna Maria hosting two events on Memorial Day
ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria’s Memorial Day Patriotic Symphony Salute and the city’s Centennial Symphony celebration will take place back-to-back at City Pier Park on Memorial Day. The city-sponsored festivities on Monday, May 29 will begin with the Patriotic Symphony Salute at 10 a.m.,...
Troopers continue investigating deadly crash on 53rd Avenue East in Bradenton
BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A 55-year-old Bradenton man was killed in a crash on 53rd Avenue E after being struck by two vehicles. According to officials, the victim was crossing State Road 70 (53rd Ave. E) east of 11th Street Circle E on a bicycle. A pickup truck was traveling east on SR-70 and approached the intersection. An SUV was traveling west and approached the same intersection. The bicyclist crossed into the path of the truck and collided with the front of a truck and then was struck by the SUV who tried to avoid the collision.
Ron DeSantis compares New College to a ‘commune’
Florida’s Governor continues to drop rhetorical bombs on the state’s public liberal arts college. In comments made in Orlando to the Florida Parent-Educators Association Florida Homeschool Convention, Ron DeSantis railed against New College of Florida as being a “commune” prior to a conservative takeover at his behest.
Manatee deputy run over by stolen vehicle; officers fire shots at driver, sheriff says
It happened Tuesday night in Palmetto. Here are more details.
Photo exhibit at Newtown’s Betty J. Johnson Public Library celebrates Black history project
Photo exhibit at Newtown library celebrates project on Black history. A photo exhibit celebrating a project on African American history is opening today at Newtown’s Betty J. Johnson Public Library. The project, called The Freedom School, was sponsored by the Manasota branch of the Association for the Study of...
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