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A man reportedly tried to pin a Largo police officer with his car. Now he is dead | Bradenton Herald

The Largo Police Department is investigating a fatal, officer-involved shooting that unfolded Friday during a traffic stop. Law enforcement officials said the incident occurred at about 5:55 p.m. at the Wawa gas station at 1215 N. Missouri Ave, in Largo, according to a report by Spectrum Bay News 9

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-24 05:43:00

It's slow moving on Interstate 75 in Florida as motorists stare at an overturned RV | Bradenton Herald

It's slow moving on Interstate 75 in Florida as motorists stare at an overturned RV Traffic is moving slow on a portion of Interstate 75 in Florida on Friday as people slow down to take in the sight of an overturned RV. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a recreational vehicle rolled

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-23 18:22:00

Sinkhole in Bradenton threatening nearby businesses

A large sinkhole in the Cortez East Plaza shopping center just a few feet from a Bradenton business continues to grow and the property owner appears to be in no hurry to fix the problem. Patrons of the shopping center at 655 Cortez Road West, say the sinkhole has been addressed for years. It contin

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-23 21:46:00

Manatee County officials to change policy after man's body was left in street

Decision comes in reaction to apathetic response to death of Bradenton man on Feb. 26. MANATEE COUNTY - The story of a deceased Manatee County man who was left in a public street by EMS paramedics - forcing his widow to sit in a chair and shade his body with an umbrella for 90 minutes - has resulted

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2018-03-24 01:07:13

Police: Bradenton man, high on spice, bites officer's thigh

The drug put him in an "excited delirium" state, according to a report. SARASOTA -- A man who was high on drugs bit an officer on the thigh while being arrested, the Sarasota Police Department reports. According to police, officers responded to the 1700 block of Gore Court at about 7 p.m. Thursday t

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2018-03-23 17:35:16

Bradenton man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison

TAMPA, FL (WWSB) - Brandon Jerome Randolph, 29, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on March 23, 2018. Randolph was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, heroin, methamphetamine, carfentanil and fentanyl. According to court documents, Randolph and his associates sol

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-03-23 19:19:00

Dad forced 10-year-old son to eat habanero sauce to 'motivate' him, Tennessee cops say | Bradenton Herald

Dad forced 10-year-old son to eat habanero sauce to 'motivate' him, Tennessee cops say It all started when the 10-year-old boy struggled to eat spicy food, according to authorities. Christopher Aschnewitz's son had trouble finishing the food Monday night at his Nashville, Tennessee home, so Aschnewi

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-24 03:33:00

Drugs and a gun land Bradenton man a 21-year prison term

A Bradenton man was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for intent to distribute crack cocaine and hydrocodone, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa. He was also sentenced for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Kirby Gant, 56,

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-24 04:55:00

Police officer shot in France, suspect may have hostages

Credit: WFLA PARIS (AP) - The Latest on a shooting and hostage-taking in southern France (all times local): 12:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has aked Interior Minister Gerard Collomb to go to the site of a shooting and hostage-taking in southern France. The incident is continuing insid

WSPA.COM - 2018-03-23 12:02:20

Ambulance crew left man's body in Bradenton street for hours

After they could not save him, they drove off; his wife held an umbrella over him. The morning began as any other with Ty, Holly and Jake walking twice around the marina, about a half mile or so, just as they always did. They'd stroll past the boats, and maybe stop to chat with a neighbor, until it


Manatee school bus driver was convicted of soliciting a prostitute. He's fighting to keep his job | Bradenton Herald

A former school bus driver convicted of prostitution is fighting to keep his job with the Manatee County School District. A jury Feb. 8 found Jerome Heaven, 50, of Palmetto, guilty of soliciting a prostitute, according to court records. Manatee County Judge Robert Farrance sentenced Heaven to 12 mo

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-22 23:05:00

Restaurant owner charged thousands to customer's credit card, but it wasn't for a meal, Kansas records show | Bradenton Herald

An Olathe, Kansas, barbecue restaurant owner allegedly racked up $7,355 in charges on a credit card left at the business by a customer. Newly released court documents outline the case against Matthew R. Sander, owner of the long-time Olathe eating establishment Smokin' Joe's Bar-B-Q. Sander was char


Dad wanted to 'teach his children a lesson,' Indiana cops say. He ended up in handcuffs. | Bradenton Herald

Ryan Fletcher said his children have everything they could ever want, and he wanted them to know what it felt like to struggle, according to police. Evansville, Indiana, police were called to his home for a well-being check Tuesday after Fletcher's two young sons, who were visiting Fletcher, texted

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-23 01:22:00

Bradenton fentanyl dealer sentenced to federal prison

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - Shavon Montgomery, 38, was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine and a substance with fentanyl and heroin. According to court documents, Montgomery sold crack cocaine to an undercover officer on two separate occasions. Montgomery


Bradenton's Mylon Shamble to appear on 'American Idol'

Sarasota-Manatee residents who watch the next episode of ABC's "American Idol" reboot will see one of their own performing. Bradenton resident Mylon Shamble will appear on Sunday's episode, which airs at 8 p.m, putting the aspiring musician in front of the show's celebrity judges Lionel Richie, Katy

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2018-03-23 16:04:07

Sheriff: Women used machete and knife in Manatee carjacking

The two became friends with a man on Facebook before stealing his brother's Dodge Charger, a sheriff's report says. MANATEE COUNTY - Two women used a machete and a knife hidden in a bag to carjack a Dodge Charger on Tuesday from a man they met on Facebook and led authorities on a chase, a Manatee Co

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 20:33:07

Sporting goods store offers a raffle to benefit a high school. The prize is a gun. | Bradenton Herald

A sporting goods store's attempt to raise money for seniors at a northern Maine high school is getting some blowback on social media. That's because the raffle prize is a 9mm handgun, WGME-TV reported. The fundraiser is aimed at helping seniors at Hodgdon Middle-High School throw a safe, alcohol-fre

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-23 04:04:00

Deputies planned for Sarasota elementary schools in April

Off-duty Sheriff's deputies will staff elementary schools starting April 2, with a more permanent solution coming for the 2018-2019 school year. Security will ramp up at elementary schools starting April 2, when off-duty Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies will report to the district's 21 unstaffed


Dogs were attacking his cat in his back yard. Then he got his gun from his van. | Bradenton Herald

A Grassy Key man shot his neighbor's border collie to death after watching two dogs attack his cat to the point that they had the cat's head in their mouths. The shooter, Drew Caterson, 55, appeared "visibly shaken," when Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived on Dorsett Drive at about 3:4

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-22 17:49:00

Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus dies as stores prepare to close for good

Charles Lazarus, who founded Toys "R" Us 70 years ago, died Monday, a week after the company announced it will be forced to shut down its U.S. operations. Lazarus, 94, no longer had any ownership position in the chain. He started the company as a 25-year old in 1948, anticipating that the post-war b

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-03-22 19:12:13