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She found a dead newborn on her deck. Neighbor had tossed the baby over a fence, Colorado cops say | Bradenton Herald

A Colorado woman was getting ready to use the hot tub on her deck in January when her dog smelled something unusual - leading to a horrifying discovery. There was a dead newborn on the back deck of the woman's Highlands Ranch, Colo., home on Jan. 2, KDVR reports. When the woman found the child, its

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-21 00:43:00

Police searching for suspect in Punta Gorda Wal-Mart Shoplift

The police need your help finding the man believed to be responsible for stealing two sets of JBL Bluetooth headphones at a Wal-Mart in Punta Gorda. If you recognize this man, please call 911, or contact DFC Nelson at (941) 639-2101. The police need your help finding the man believed to be responsib

NBC 2 - 2018-03-21 18:11:00

Cops: Man Dealt Meth from North Port Hotel Room

North Port, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A Nokomis man already well-acquainted with the justice system entered it again after his arrest on drug trafficking charges. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says that Dylan Woodward, 26, sold drugs out of a North Port hotel room. Detectives say they caught Woodward

IHEART.COM - 2018-03-20 09:30:22

Police: Four people arrested for drug charges in Punta Gorda

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.-- Police in Punta Gorda have arrested four people, on multiple drug related charges. On Sunday, March 18th, 2018, police arrested Robert Nicholas, Joanne Dacus, Deborah Stakenas, and Willie Jones. They were all charged with possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Nicholas and Dacu

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-03-20 11:35:03

Man found hiding in women's bathroom; charged with Video voyeurism

ENGLEWOOD, FL (WWSB) - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested a 23-year-old man last week after he was accused of hiding in a women's bathroom. A manager allegedly caught Erik Allen Sockwell, of Port Charlotte, in a bathroom stall at the Publix Super Market on South McCall Road, deputies sai

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-03-20 17:01:00

Deputies: Teacher leaves 4-year-old alone to buy marijuana

Authorities say a Florida elementary school teacher left a 4-year-old child alone while she went to buy marijuana. A Polk County Sheriff's Office news release says 26-year old Marsha Dolce was arrested Saturday and charged with child neglect and marijuana possession. Deputies responded to a Davenpor

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-20 11:57:00

Seafood restaurants Fort Myers, Cape Coral - JLB picks 9 fiercely local favorites

You don't come to the Gulf Coast of Florida expecting salmon and trout, you come for hogfish and mullet and sweet shrimp dyed pink by the coral sands in which they live. Those are the seafoods this area thrives on. And these are the restaurants that get those local delicacies right from our waters

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-03-21 11:00:07

SWFL couple linked to Mexican drug cartel sentenced for conspiracy to distribute cocaine

Two people "with direct ties to a Mexican drug cartel" were sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to distribute more than 17 kilograms of cocaine, the Department of Justice said Wednesday. Jose Nunez, 66, of Fort Myers, was sentenced to 11 years in prison, and Sila Nunez, of Fort Myers, was sen

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 21:55:24

4 local Winn-Dixie stores closing in bankruptcy

The chain's other 11 stores in Sarasota and Manatee counties will remain open during the restructuring, parent company says Four Winn-Dixie grocery stores will close of the 11 in Sarasota and Manatee counties as the chain's parent company, Southeastern Grocers, files for bankruptcy protection and re


Fire breaks out at Punta Gorda sports bar

A fire broke out Friday morning at Emil's Sports Bar and Grill in Punta Gorda. There are no active flames at this time, but crews are going to the restaurant to look for hot spots. Sandhill Boulevard is closed from Capricorn Boulevard to Kings Highway so fire crews can move in and out. No injuries a


Vehicle crashes into pond in North Port

NPPD is reporting that the vehicle drove off the roadway and into the pond. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. NPPD is reporting that the vehicle drove off the roadway and into the pond. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. (Courtesy: North Port Police) NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB)


Man accused of hiding in women's bathroom to take photos

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- A Charlotte County man is accused of hiding inside a women's bathroom stall to secretly take photos of women in a Port Charlotte Publix. Deputies say 23-year-old Erik Sockwell was seen on surveillance cameras entering the women's room of the store on S. McCall Road back on Ja


Witness describes attempted kidnapping in North Port

A woman says she witnessed an attempted kidnapping early Wednesday morning in North Port. "I was walking down Coco Solo. I heard screams and I turned the corner, continued to hear screams," the woman said. She did not want to be identified. The woman was walking her dog on Wesley Lane. What she saw


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Price Blvd. in North Port cleared after crash

The North Port Police Department is reporting a three-vehicle crash has closed all lanes of West Price Boulevard. The crash occurred just after 7:30 a.m. Friday morning. NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - Police have cleared a multi-vehicle crash at West Price Boulevard and Glenallen Boulevard. The North Port