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Crime scene tape surrounds Englewood apartment complex

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - The Charlotte County Forensics Unit is investigating a possible stabbing in Englewood, near the Merchants Crossing shopping plaza. Deputies were called to the plaza Thursday morning for a "disturbance."


Three injured in disturbance at Englewood shopping plaza

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies responded to a possible stabbing that left three people injured Thursday morning in Englewood. It happened around 10 a.m. at the Publix Plaza at the corner of S. McCall Road and Placida Road.


Florida Man Charged With Murder In Wisconsin Cold Case

WAUKESHA COUNTY, WI -- A 78-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged in Wisconsin after authorities say he may be the person responsible for his wife's death in 1979.


Former Chicago officer joins Sarasota County Schools Police Department

The Sarasota County School Police Department publicly welcomed its newest officer, Riccardo Erbacci, at a Feb. 19 school board meeting. “It is a tremendous privilege to swear in another talented, dedicated and highly experienced officer,” Sarasota County School District Chief of Police Tim Enos said


Florida mayor arrested after firing shots at SWAT team

PORT RICHEY, Fla. - The mayor of a Florida town has been arrested after he fired shots at a SWAT team attempting to serve a search warrant. Officials announced their presence at the home of Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad at 4:40 a.m. Thursday. The mayor had been accused of practicing medicine without


Construction now underway for new roundabout in Sarasota County

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Another busy intersection in Sarasota County will soon have a roundabout. This week, crews started constructing a roundabout at the Honore Avenue and Ashton Road intersection.


Huge snake mauled by alligator in Florida, shocking video shows

A giant python in the Florida Everglades met its demise earlier this week when an alligator decided to make the serpent its next meal. Rich Kruger was near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami-Dade on Monday when he came across the shocking sight.


Sarasota Saxophone Orchestra performs in Englewood

Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m., the Englewood United Methodist Church Music Ministry Concert Series presents the Sarasota Saxophone Orchestra Church Sanctuary, 700 E. Dearborn Street. A freewill offering will be collected.


For Sale: The Most Expensive Home on Siesta Key

Aside from a couple of $20 million beachfront mansions on Longboat Key, there’s a new “most expensive” house in town. It’s located on its own little peninsula (1.4 acres) at the north end of Siesta Key and I’m glad to report that it lives up to its $13.9 million price tag.


One man arrested for drugs in North Port after police launch investigation of his home

NORTH PORT (WWSB) - North Port Police want people to know “buying drugs is officially harder." One home that was considered a problem for the community is now under investigation after one man was arrested in North Port.


A Florida mobile home park is under fire for apparently charging residents different rental application fees based on what country they're from

A mobile home park in Florida is facing scrutiny for charging different rental application fees based on what country the potential residents come from. A list of application fees for Lakeside Park Estates in Pembroke Park, Florida, obtained by Local10.com revealed that prices go up for applicants w


Hundreds arrested in South Florida, Treasure Coast massage parlor bust

JUPITER, Fla. - Hundreds of people have been arrested in South Florida and the Treasure Coast in connection with a massive human trafficking and prostitution sting related to massage parlors, authorities confirmed.


Two endangered Florida panthers found dead just days apart, wildlife officials say

Two Florida panthers were found dead days apart from each other, state wildlife officials said. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said Tuesday that a 2-year-old male was found dead off of Golden Gate Boulevard in Collier County. It was struck and killed by a


Measure to Lift Florida’s Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Clears Another Hurdle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Legislation to end Florida's medical marijuana smoking ban cleared a top House panel Thursday, with the chamber's Republican leaders dropping their insistence that the drug be consumed only through filtered cigarettes.


Florida couple accused of running illegal dental office out of garage

NORTH PORT, Fla. - A west-central Florida couple is accused of illegally running a dental office out of their home garage, the Bradenton Herald reported. Enrique Sanabria Gravier, 48, and his wife, Adriana Gutierrez Hoyos, 47, were arrested Tuesday by North Port Police and the Florida Department of


Florida governor Ron DeSantis wants to import prescription drugs from Canada

Florida's governor on Wednesday proposed bringing cheaper, Canadian prescription drugs to Florida as a way to cut health care costs. Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he wants to create an importation program that brings Canadian prescription drugs to the Sunshine State.


Red tide is gone in Florida, state says

SARASOTA — The unforgettable red tide bloom that tarnished Florida waters and destroyed hundreds of the state's beloved marine mammals is no more. For the first time since October 2017, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, is no lo


Moosetache & Beard contest open to women too

ENGLEWOOD — Reba McEntire may have been the first famous female Colonel Sanders, but Englewood's Nancy Stayrook won a local contest with her own version of the colonel. On Saturday, she plans on entering again, this time she will ditch the white suit and white hair, but keep the beard.


BREAKING: Gas leak in Venice at Tampa/Nokomis Ave.

VENICE (WWSB) - On Thurs. around 8:30 a.m. a gas leak in Venice at Tampa/Nokomis Ave on the island occurred. According to the City of Venice, Venice firefighters are assisting with a gas line break since 8:30 a.m.


6 Things You Need for Your Florida Summer Road Trip

Just because Floridians live in paradise doesn’t mean we don’t want to get out of town and explore something new every once in a while. Whether you’re planning a road trip to the Everglades or to The Adventure Coast, there are some things you want to be sure you include on your road trip. We’re dish