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St. Petersburg worker killed in crane collapse during construction at Bradenton marina
A St. Petersburg man died Thursday when a crane collapsed and pinned him to a dock at a Bradenton marina. The dead man was identified as Chadwick Adam Brown, 45, an employee of the general contractor on the renovation of the city-owned downtown marina.
Restaurant News in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Dec. 13-19
Lee McCall Correspondent Wade Tatangelo Entertainment Editor @wtatangelo — The 89-room luxury boutique hotel Sarasota Modern, which opened Tuesday, features a restaurant called Rudolph’s with Jennifer Salhoff appointed as the new executive chef.
FHP: Man dies after falling out of truck on I-75 in Sarasota
SARASOTA COUNTY -- A Bradenton man was killed Friday morning after he fell out of a truck that was traveling on Interstate 75, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to the FHP, a Ford box truck driven by Justin J. Hamilton, 33, of Bradenton was traveling south on I-75 about 1 mile south of t
Old Florida Christmas Festival returns to Bradenton
The annual Old Florida Christmas Festival features family-friendly entertainment, vendors selling handmade art, "make and take" seasonal crafts for adults and youth, food vendors and vintage silent holiday films. Plus, the entire Manatee Village Historical Park will be adorned with Victorian and Flo
15-year-old boy hit by car while crossing street to get on school bus
SARASOTA (WWSB) - A 15-year-old Riverview High School boy was hit by a car while crossing the street Friday morning. It happened around 7:15am near the intersection of Gantt and Proctor in Sarasota. The district tells ABC7 that the bus was starting to approach its stop and had its hazard lights on,
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office catches package thief through Facebook
SARASOTA (WWSB) -It's that time of year when a lot of us will come home each day to packages at the front door. Wednesday, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office identified a teenage boy for stealing packages, after posting security footage on Facebook. It's an all-too-common crime during the holidays.
Rise in coyote sightings throughout Sarasota and Manatee County
SARASOTA (WWSB) - “We’ve been seeing an increased number of them here in the last couple of months,” said Luther Sasser, an Anna Maria resident. What Sasser is talking about is coyotes. It’s the same issue many local communities are dealing with.
VIDEO: Aggravated assault investigation underway in Sarasota, suspect still unknown
SARASOTA, Fl (WWSB) - The Sarasota Police Department is currently investigating an aggravated assault that occurred early Thursday morning or late last night. Police believe the incident occurred at an abandoned building, located at 1300 block of 2nd Street, Sarasota. The building is still taped off
5 Open Houses To Scope In The Bradenton Area
BRADENTON, FL — If you're shopping for a new house, there's a good chance you've already combed through all the internet listings for your area. And while you may have learned roughly what these homes are like from the images, there's just no comparison to witnessing the real thing.
Scrooge-Like Forecast Puts Damper On Some Holiday Events
BRADENTON, FL — A Scrooge-like forecast has put a damper on some holiday events scheduled to take place on Friday. Multiple event organizers contacted Patch to say their events were affected by the weather.
Bradenton family files lawsuit against Orlando PD over missing daughter’s case files
SARASOTA (WWSB) - A Suncoast family is fighting for information that could lead to a missing loved one. Jennifer Kesse disappeared in Orlando 13 years ago. She was last seen at her apartment in January 2006.
Berry Oakly Jr. headlines free Main Street Live in downtown Bradenton
Berry Oakley Jr., son of the original Allman Brothers Band bassist of the same name and now a member of the Allman Betts Band, will perform with his Indigenous Suspects group Saturday at Main Street Live. Downtown Bradenton's popular free concert series and block party will find Old Main Street fill
Fatal crane collapse in Bradenton
BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) - A construction worker died Thursday morning after a large crane collapsed at Twin Dolphin Marina in Bradenton fire officials said. The Bradenton Fire Department arrived at the marina in the 1000 block of 1st Ave West. and found a large crowd trying to free someone who was tr
Stormy night ahead: Strong storms move into Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong to severe storms are moving into Central Florida, chief meteorologist Tom Terry said Friday afternoon. The storms are producing a lot of wind, so the main threats are damaging straight-line wind and isolated tornadoes, Terry said.
1 dead after crane collapses in Bradenton
BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) - One person is dead after a crane collapsed at Twin Dolphin Marina in Bradenton this morning, police said. The incident forced the closure of 10th Street W. at 3rd Ave.
More Than 50 People Rush To Help Florida Construction Worker
BRADENTON, FL — More than 50 people rushed to help a Florida construction worker who was trapped under a crane that snapped Thursday morning at a marina in downtown Bradenton. The group managed to lift the more than 1-ton piece of equipment, but they were unable to save the married father in his 30s
Florida Execution Minutes Away
STARKE, FL — Barring a last minute stay of a stay of execution, Miami-Dade killer Jose Antonio Jimenez was to be put to death Thursday night. Florida Gov. Rick Scott scheduled the execution for 6 p.m.
Holidays Around the Ranch returns to Lakewood Ranch Main Street
Santa Claus will arrive in his horse-drawn carriage decorated in lights and garland at 6 p.m. Friday to kick off Lakewood Ranch's annual Christmas celebration Holidays Around the Ranch. Children can experience an outdoor snow slide and there will be a variety of street vendors with food and drinks s
Workers dies after being trapped under construction crane
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker was killed and another worker injured when a crane toppled at a marina on Florida's Gulf Coast. Other construction workers attempted to free the trapped employee Thursday when he became caught under the construction crane at the Twin Dolph
Manatee County deputies search for porch pirate suspect
BRADENTON, Fla. (FOX 13) - Investigators are searching for a porch pirate suspect who stole packages from a Manatee County home. Deputies with the sheriff’s office said the crime occurred in the Mill Creek area of the county.