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VIDEO: Gator struts across golf course while eating turtle
Per WWSB, a pair of friends was playing golf recently at Boca Royale Golf and Country Club in Englewood, Fla., when they encountered a gator. Well, a gator and its victim.
17 mailboxes vandalized in Port Charlotte neighborhood
During the early morning hours of Saturday, August 18, an unknown suspect damaged mailboxes in the area of Cascade Ave, Viscaya Dr, and Mohawk Dr in Port Charlotte. The suspect is described as a thin white male, observed exiting a light colored two-tone Buick Rendezvous. 1/2— Charlotte Sheriff (@CCS
State to assist small businesses impacted by red tide
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - Three sides of Anna Maria Oyster Bar in Bradenton Beach are surrounded by water. When dockside diners look around, they see more dead fish than the ones on their plates."Yes there are dead fish but it's not as prevalent as everybody thinks it is," said John Horne, Preside
Top 5 Things To Do This Week in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Aug. 20-25
While we can't confirm Big Top Brewing truly is hosting "The Greatest Food Truck Rally On Earth," we sure recommend checking it out. The luau-style feeding frenzy will feature Big Top's award-winning beers paired with cuisine by such local favorites as Smokin Momma Lora's BBQ, Tropical Crepes & Waff
Massive tarpon washes up on Lido Beach; red tide persists on the Suncoast
SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Residents who visited Lido Beach in Sarasota Saturday, were met with the carcass of a three-foot-long tarpon.ABC7's Erika Jackson was live on Lido beach where the large fish washed ashore.
Major event of Englewood Pioneer Days is cancelled due to red tide
ENGLEWOOD, FL (WWSB) - Red Tide is putting a damper on a popular Suncoast event.The 62nd Annual Englewood Pioneer Days started on July 13th and ends on September 3rd.It's one of the biggest events on the Suncoast and includes everything from a photo contest and historical tours to car shows and a pa
Montero's single leads Palm Beach over Charlotte in 11 innings
Justin Toerner scored the go-ahead run on the single after he was hit with a pitch to lead off the inning, stole third and then went to second on a single by Montero. The Cardinals later scored four more runs in the inning, including a two-run single by Irving Lopez.
Traffic slow moving on I75 following rollover crash
North Port, FL (WWSB) - Traffic is moving slowly on I 75 following a rollover crash in the northbound lanes in North Port around 4pm.According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's office, The crash involves a truck on I-75 north before River Rd and traffic backed up until Sumter Blvd.Two of the northbo
Increase in security af the Farmer's Market
SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - In light of recent events, increased security is moving to the forefront of people's minds.The Suncoast is no different.
Charlotte County declares local state of emergency: ‘This is an economic tragedy’
“We need help, we need funding,” Slattery said. “Many of the guides in the Englewood area have businesses that are in peril. This is our livelihood.”
Yes, You Can Get Married or Renew Your Vows in Venice, FL for $99 - Sarasota, FL Patch
There is a $1 per mile travel fee (one way) to any location that does not have a Venice, Florida address. Yes, I will travel to Englewood, North Port, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, South Lido Beach, Sarasota, Coquina Beach Park, Nokomis, Osprey, and Boca Royale.
Wedding planners up against red tide, work to save couples' big day
VENICE, Fla. -- Red tide has ruined many a vacation, but those can be rescheduled. But a wedding day?Wedding planners are working overtime to make sure the big day happens for their clients.RELATED: Read our complete coverage of the red tide crisis“Hi, I’m Leona.""And I’m Bob from Illinois, and we’r
Red tide public meeting scheduled for August 24
On Friday, Aug. 24 the public is invited to a red tide forum from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Englewood Event Center, 3069 S. McCall Rd. in Englewood.
Police: Shots fired during road rage incident in North Port
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - The North Port Police Department is asking for help finding a man they believe was involved in a road rage incident.The altercation happened on U.S. 41 near Biscayne Drive, around 5:00 Wednesday afternoon.Police say a man was driving a company van when he moved into another l
First Alert Traffic: Construction to close road in Venice Neighborhood for two months
VENICE, FL (WWSB) - Contractors working for the city of Venice will begin a sewer main replacement project on Monday that will close Cherry Street for two months.According to a spokesperson for the City of Venice, Dejonge Excavating, contracted by the city, will start work on a gravity sewer main re
‘Red tide’ and green slime: Florida’s toxic algae problem
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – When Marcy Cornell’s toddler son “couldn’t breathe” on the first day of their recent Florida vacation, she took him straight to the emergency room.
Baby taken to hospital in critical condition after being left hot car in Hernando County
HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A baby boy has been taken to the hospital in critical condition after being left in a hot car in Hernando County.Deputies and Fire Rescue responded to the scene Friday morning in the 12000 block of Elgin Boulevard in Spring Hill just after 11 a.m.1-year-old boy dies after bei
FWC releases new red tide map: concentrations decrease slightly as problem moves north
State officials say high concentrations of the organism,K.brevis, are being found at coastal and inshore sites from Manatee to Collier counties. However, the cell concentrations have decreased in parts of Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, and Collier counties compared to last week.
Update: State Attorney seeks death penalty for Sarasota man allegedly killing a cop
FORT MYERS, FL (WWSB) - The State Attorney's Office has announced they will seek the death penalty for a Sarasota man accused of killing a Fort Myers Police Officer.According to the Fort Myers Police Department, Wisner Desmaret shot Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller at the Marathon gas station on Dr. Mart
Deputies investigating possible gunshots in Punta Gorda
PUNTA GORDA, FL (WWSB) - There's a heavy police presence in Punta Gorda after reports of gunshots.Deputies are on the 2300 block of Pinegrove Circle investigating. The sheriff's office says there is no immediate danger to the public at this time, but they are working to determine if gunshots were fi