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Arrest made in March 11 murder of Palmetto man

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has arrested 18-year-old Jacoryan Christopher Lee in connection to the March 11 shooting death of 26-year-old Tommy Brown Jr. Brown was shot and killed last Sunday night in the 900 block of 21st Street East, Palmetto, and officials Monday identified Lee as the sus

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-19 03:36:00

Cirque du Soleil Performer Falls To His Death During Show In Tampa

An acrobat died after falling 15 feet during a solo routine at a Tampa Bay performance of VOLTA by Cirque du Soleil. The company confirmed the tragic news in a statement released on Twitter. It is with immense sadness that Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group reports that a tragic accident occurred

IHEART.COM - 2018-03-18 18:40:46

Pinellas Co. Deputy Arrested on DUI Charge, Fired

Largo, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Pinellas County deputies arrested a Sheriff's Office Lieutenant on a DUI charge early Sunday. The arrest also cost Christi Ruhtz, 41, her job in the public records processing unit, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies responded to a complaint about someone creating a disturba

IHEART.COM - 2018-03-18 16:24:08

These are the victims of the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse

The Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed Thursday trapped at least eight vehicles that had stopped underneath it for a red light. Ten people were taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, one victim died at the hospital, and at least five others have been confirmed dead

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-18 02:36:00

Deputies seek missing Bradenton girl, 11

Olivia Everett, 11. (Manatee County Sheriff's Office) BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) - Manatee authorities are looking for an 11-year-old girl who ran away from home after an argument with her mother. Olivia Everett was last seen in the 6600 block of Block Pineview Terrace in Bradenton. Police said Everett

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-19 00:15:26

Part of I-75 shut down after rollover crash in Venice

At least four people were injured in a rollover crash in Venice, authorities say. According to Sarasota firefighters, a pickup truck rolled over I-75 Saturday morning and went into an embankment. The fire department confirms four people were injured, and say two of them were trapped and had to be r

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-17 13:56:23

Teen shot in Palmetto during dispute. Then he drove himself to the hospital

An exchange of words resulted in the shooting early Saturday morning of a teenager who was able to drive himself to a hospital for treatment, according to a news release from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. The victim, 19, was driving in the area of the 100 block of 17th Street East at about 3

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-17 16:08:00

Celebration of St. Patrick's Day on Old Main Street is more than tradition, visitors say | Bradenton Herald

Old Main Street was fueled by leprechaun juice Saturday as downtown Bradenton came together to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. A sea of people sporting green shirts, necklaces, hats and other wacky gear flooded the street as thousands hit local bars to celebrate the Irish holiday. For some, the trad

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-18 03:35:00

Man Lying in Road Struck and Killed

New Port Richey, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A man lying in a roadway died after a minivan struck and killed him Friday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Troopers had not identified the 29-year-old man killed on Bougenville Ave. near Raffia Dr., nor did they know why he lay in the roadway when the 2003

IHEART.COM - 2018-03-17 12:09:41

Husband, 80, dies pushing wife away from careening car in Tampa

TAMPA (FOX 13) - Police say an 80-year-old man's final action was to push his wife out of the way when a vehicle careened toward them Saturday afternoon. Now, Tampa Police Department officers are searching for the driver of the out-of-control vehicle, who fled the scene of the crash. It happened ju

FOX13NEWS.COM - 2018-03-18 03:30:00

Police seek driver in fatal Tampa hit-and-run

TAMPA (WFLA) - Tampa police are looking for a driver who struck and killed an 80-year-old man and then fled the scene Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred in the 4000 block of W. Hillsborough Avenue around 12:20 p.m. According to police, a white Honda Civic left the roadway, struck a sign and

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-18 00:31:37

Police: 2 men fatally stabbed in Salvation Army apartment

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) Two men were fatally stabbed at a Salvation Army apartment building in Minnesota, and police arrested a suspect who tried to leave through a rear stairway. The stabbings were reported around 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Castleview Apartments in Rochester, a 32-unit building that provi

TAMPA BAY ONLINE - 2018-03-18 11:41:40

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


One Person Dead Three Injured After Wimauma Brush Fire

Wimauma, Fla. (970 WFLA)-One person is dead after a fast moving brush fire off Bonita Drive in Wimauma Thursday night. The victim was found in the nearby brush, three people escaped without injury. The fire destroyed several small sheds and an RV. Neighbors say they heard an explosion before seeing


TRAFFIC ALERT | Travel trailer dangles over I-275 in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla - St. Petersburg Fire Rescue is currently working to remove a camper that is dangling over an I-275 overpass. The camper is hanging over the guard rail on the northbound lanes in the area of 5th Ave. S. Traffic on NB I-275 is currently closed and traffic and traffic on 5th Ave.


Publix buys shopping center for $17.9 million

Publix Super Markets, an eager buyer of shopping centers it anchors in Southwest Florida, has bagged another one. Publix paid $17.9 million for the Lakewood Ranch Gateway in the sprawling master-planned development. The Lakeland-based grocery chain earlier this month acquired the 20-acre property at


The deal was for $60 worth of crack. But the buyer was an undercover detective | Bradenton Herald

Over the past month an undercover Manatee County detective has been conducting a narcotics investigation that ended in an arrest Thursday. The investigation involved 23-year-old Jean Markcene, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. On Thursday, a buy bust was organized, and the detective