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Charlotte County restaurants now need permits to allow canine companions

When going out to eat, in Florida it's pretty normal for people to bring the whole family, including their dog.


Florida governor booed out of restaurant over red tide algae issues

Scott was making a campaign stop in Venice, Fla. when he was met with angry protesters outside of Mojo’s Real Cuban restaurant on Monday, the Sarasota Herald-Tribunereported. The governor, who is term-limited under Florida's constitution, is currently in a tight race against incumbent Sen.Bill Nelso


Car crash on U.S. 41 closes bridge over Caloosahatchee River

According to Fort Myers Police, the crash is on the southbound side of the U.S. 41/Caloosahatchee bridge, on the North Fort Myers side.


Venice Police rescue baby turtles found in a parking lot

VENICE, FL (WWSB) - It's not be a normal part of an officer's daily routine, but that didn't stop the Venice PD from stepping in to rescue around a dozen baby turtles found in a parking lot.Police received numerous calls about the baby sea turtles and officers responded, scouring the lot to find all


Man charged with second degree murder for killing neighbor during dispute in North Port

NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - North Port Police responded to a dispute between neighbors involving a shooting on Friday that left one man dead.Officers say 65-year-old John Krug Jr. killed his neighbor, 62-year-old Carl Stacey Berryman, on the 3500 block of Erie Court. They were called to the scene around


Cape Coral police: Woman left scene, crawled into bed and refused to leave

Witnesses identified the SUV and license plate, with two of them following Alicia Suarez to her home on Sands Boulevard, the report indicates. The witnesses parked across the street until police arrived, identified the SUV, and gave a description of the driver, later identified as Suarez, 28.


FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Sarasota Police divert traffic due to two-vehicle accident

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a two vehicle accident. Police say, the crash happened at the intersection of 8th Street & North Washington Boulevard (U.S. 301) around 8:00 Monday morning.Police have not said if anyone was injured or transported to the hospital.


North Port High opens new college and career center

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County unveiled its new Student Success Center at North Port High Monday morning, welcoming city commissioners, community members, teachers and students into an area designed for students to learn more about colleges, scholarships and career options before they l


Body cam video: 6-foot alligator captured in Cape Coral yard

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police have released body camera video of a trapper capturing a 6-foot alligator in a Cape Coral yard on Sunday.According to Cape Coral Police, officers responded to a home around 9 a.m. Sunday where an alligator was in a fenced back yard.A trapper was called to the scene and saf


Citizens rising up against the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott, and private property zealots | Florida Phoenix

There’s a citizen uprising happening in the Panhandle’s Walton County. So far, about 8,000 people have signed sworn affidavits asserting that they use the beaches there. Probably not a single one of them thought they’d have to sign a legal document to prove they go to the beach –in their beach town.


Stop Eating Before Reading: Florida Prisoner Kills Cellmate, Uses Ears for Necklace

Larry MarkPhoto: Florida Department of CorrectionsIn an apparent bid to top every absurd “Florida Man” story ever told, an inmate at a Florida correctional facility strangled his cellmate, gouged out his eyes, mutilated the body and made a necklace with the victim’s body parts before heading to eat


The Monday After: A closer look into what the hell is wrong with Florida State

On December 30, 2016,Florida StatebeatMichigan33-32 in a thrilling Orange Bowl to put the finishing touches on a 10-3 season. It was the fifth straight year the Seminoles had won at least 10 games under Jimbo Fisher. They were 59-9 from 2012-16 with a national championship under their belt.Since tha


Rucker: Florida is Tennessee's season

At that moment, in my mind, I thought Tennessee would need to beat either West Virginia or Florida to win six regular-reason games and end Pruitt’s first season with a bowl trip.


Teens killed, 12-year-old critically injured in Manatee Crash

Almost exactly at Pope Road and SR 64, you can find a light pole completely ripped from it’s base, a mud pit where the teens’ car came to a rest and other unidentifiable debris that likely came from the two vehicles colliding.


North Port:  Arrest made in yesterday's homicide | The Scoop News w Francesco Abbruzzino

The defendant has been identified as John Krug Jr. of North Port, FL and has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder (not premeditated) for the killing of Carl Berryman of North Port, FL. This has been determined to be an isolated incident and was a neighbor dispute.


Man accused of exposing himself at Centennial Park in Venice

VENICE, FL (WWSB) - A 60-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly exposing himself at the Centennial Park interactive fountain in Venice.The Venice Gondolier Sun reports Martin Maroszek was seen exposing and touching himself while watching kids play nearby last week. One witness got closer to


Police investigating deadly shooting in North Port

NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - North Port Police are on the scene of a deadly shooting.Officers say it happened on the 3500 block of Erie Court. Right now, few details have been released but police say "all parties involved are accounted for and there is no threat to the nearby community."A spokesperson te


Top 5 Things To Do This Week in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Sept. 17-22

Venice MainStreet Inc. will throw its third annual Beach Party with a theme of “Lovin’ Our Locals.” The event, which about 3,000 people attended last year, will include music, area food vendors and bars. Steel Pan Band will play tropical tunes from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and The Shindigs will offer


17-year-old driver and his 15-year-old passenger killed in crash in Bradenton

Troopers say Chase Coyner, 17, was driving a Honda Accord west on SR 64 when he turned left into the path of a Dodge Ram 2500 driven by Dallas Gross, 39, of Lake Placid. The Ram hit the Accord on its right side.


Two teens dead in fatal SR 64 crash

BRADENTON, FL. (WWSB) - All lanes on State Road 64 at Pope are closed after two teens were killed in a car crash Saturday evening.Florida Highway Patrol Public Information officer Lt. Greg Bueno confirms to ABC7 News, officers were called to the intersection at the south end of the Greyhound Landin