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Sarasota, Fla. -- The Suncoast has seen more than a dozen protests over the last year. Several demonstrations brought police presence as a precaution, and now a national organization is showing protesters the most effective way to express their beliefs ...
BETHESDA, Md. - A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S.
police: 3 MIDDLE school students FOUND WITH gun ON BUS. Sarasota police tell local news outlets that the gun was found after school on Thursday.
... reassigned the case of Loyd, accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, and Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton, to another prosecutor after Ayala announced last week she would not seek the death penalty for Loyd, or any other ...
In February, Evanoff, who is also president of The Sarasota police Foundation, emailed Sarasota City manager Tom Barwin. "Recently we had some homeless folks urinate and smear feces on the windows," Evanoff wrote.
The City of Sarasota announced that a section of North Tamiami Trail that had been closed due to a water main break will reopen by Friday afternoon.
Sarasota, FL - Cops are turning to the public for help with identification of a man who allegedly stole a cell phone and a backpack March 14 from a Sarasota business.
Sarasota, Fla. (AP) - police say three Sarasota middle school students face charges after they were found with a .38-caliber revolver on a school bus.
Sarasota, Fla. - A Special Olympics participant got a special treat when the Sarasota police Department gave him a VIP tour of its patrol boat and brought him and his family on the water.
Conservative parliamentarian Tobias Ellwood, whose brother was killed in the Bali terror attack in 2002, performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the police officer who was stabbed and later died. About 10 yards away from the police officer was the ...
Yes, a police shooting of an unarmed youth is at the center of the story, paired with a previous death by gunfire. But it's an African-American sheriff's deputy who has killed a white college student and roiled the North Carolina town where the story ...
Associated Press. Chicago - A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said Tuesday.
Lt. Lori Jaress, center with award, is pictured with, from left, her husband, Lt. David Scott; Christine Goodall, adviser for the Sarasota police Foundation; Lori Helstrom; and Tony McEachern of the Team Tony Foundation. Jaress received the ...
The NFL says it was in "possession of a credentialed member of the international media." Houston police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted Monday that it was found in Mexico.
Vespia has served 18 of his 25 years in law enforcement with the North Port police Department. North Port is seeking a new city manager to replace Jonathan Lewis, who is leaving to take a job in Sarasota County government. Vespia has overseen a ...
... 21, has been charged with accessory to murder. Friends and family of Freeman became concerned for her well-being after she failed to show up to work at IHOP in Sarasota, didn't answer calls, and did not feed her "beloved" dogs, Tyler said in a ...
Sarasota - Tricia Freeman, 47, who was reported missing Wednesday, is dead, according to the confession of her daughter's boyfriend after the couple were arrested in West Virginia Saturday, according to Palmetto police Chief Scott Tyler. Roy Nichols Jr.
ICE did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the arrest in Phoenix, but court records show Martinet's client, Erik Tovar-Andrade, was convicted of assault and unlawful flight from police in 2015. prosecutors contended the charges stemmed ...
PALMETTO, Fla. (WFLA) - The Palmetto police Department is expected to release new information Sunday morning about the missing woman case in Manatee County.
Drivers can expected delays due to temporary lane closures and the increase of traffic volume during the late morning hours. Sarasota police Officers and volunteers will be posted along the route to assist motorists and residents in congested areas and ...
Emergency responders summoned to Berry's residence by his caretaker about 12:40 p.m. found him unresponsive, police in Missouri's St. Charles County said in a statement.
police did not immediately provide a motive for the attack. The Paris prosecutor's office said its anti-terrorism division was handling the investigation and had taken the attacker's father and brother into custody for questioning.
There were plenty of shouting matches between Trump supporters and opponents, but a Sarasota police official said there were no arrests or significant disturbances.
She dared to question the Sarasota police Department's handling of some investigations into allegations of poor police behavior in mostly black Newtown.
citizens for Sarasota filed an appeal, which is pending. "I submit to you we have a ... A police officer may feel inconvenienced and delayed in making an arrest if he or she must first obtain a warrant from a judge, Mogensen said.
Orlando police Chief John Mina said in a statement that he was "extremely upset." "The heinous crimes that he (Loyd) committed in our community are the very reason that we have the death penalty as an option under the law," Mina said.
PUNTA GORDA - The City of Punta Gorda police Department has released to the public the investigative materials from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement regarding a fatal shooting during a "citizen's police academy" at the Punta Gorda police ...
John Ringling Parkway south will be detoured around St. Armands Circle. boaters who want to use the 10th Street boat ramp may want to use the Ken Thompson Parkway ramp instead, police advise. police officers and volunteers will be posted along the ...
"I look at this location, right next to residences and I look at Pinebrook Park, for one, and wonder if it couldn't be put there and buffered," she added, referring to a previous staff proposal to consider locating the police station on 26 acres of ...
Sarasota, Fla.(WWSB)--In February, Sarasota's police Chief made the biggest change to department policy in three decades.
The Sarasota police Department has announced the arrest of five men during a recent crackdown on prostitution. By Sherri Lonon (Patch Staff) - March 13, 2017 2:33 pm ET.
Sarasota (FOX 13) - The City of Sarasota made some miscalculations. It took almost a decade for Sarasota police to get a pay raise, and when they did last year, the city agreed to make it retroactive.
Sarasota COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A Sarasota man is in police custody after authorities found 15 files containing child pornography at his home.
Photographer Sue Paquin captured this image of Punta Gorda police officer Lee Coel as he fired a round that struck 73-year-old Mary Knowlton, who was standing on the opposite side of the police car. Knowlton later died as a result of the injury. [Photo ...
In June 2011, when interim Sarasota County administrator Terry Lewis - himself a former North Port police chief - was looking to hire the county's first ethics coordinator, he remembered Uebelacker's skills and reputation.
Sarasota, Fla. (WFLA) - Dozens of Sarasota police officers brought home fatter paychecks over the last three years due to a payroll mistake.
Sarasota -- Discrepancies in the pay raises due to Sarasota police personnel under a new union contract inadvertently shorted more than 140 officers last month and overpaid 22 others.
The child was supposedly last seen on June 16, 2008; she was first reported missing, by Casey Anthony's mother, on July 15. A day later, Casey Anthony was arrested on charges of child neglect.
In this June 28, 2016, file photo, Surterra Therapeutics Cultivation manager Wes Conner displays the fully grown flower of one of their marijuana plants at their north Florida facility, on the outskirts of Tallahassee.
At the rally, demonstrators' power and solidarity was on display while they refused to be intimidated by police. Sarasota police Chief Bernadette DiPino, an enthusiastic Trump supporter, commanded dozens of police officers and a surveillance helicopter ...
In this June 28, 2016, file photo, Surterra Therapeutics Cultivation manager Wes Conner displays the fully grown flower of one of their marijuana plants at their north Florida facility, on the outskirts of Tallahassee.
Sarasota, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say three people are dead and two people are injured after a crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County. According to Florida highway patrol Lt. Gregory Bueno, a semitrailer used to ...
He sees ways to scale back certain city services (he suggests eliminating city departments as fast as possible) and sell off certain city assets at City Hall (Van Wezel Performing arts Hall, Sarasota Auditorium, G. Wiz., et cetera) while hiring more ...
North Port police and FHP troopers closed the southbound lanes of I-75 for about 12 hours during the investigation. In all, 7 different vehicles were involved in the crash.
To assuage any misgivings about the locals and their constabulary, an article reported that everyone, including members of the Sarasota police Department, were taught to be polite. Warning tickets were issued liberally. The addition of a "Miss Mail ...
Sarasota, Co., Fla. (WWSB) -- citizens had the chance to walk in the shoes of a police officer on Saturday. The Sarasota police Department training unit held a "use of force" community training day. 40 citizens had the opportunity to participate in ...
Newton, a St. Petersburg Democrat whose district includes part of Sarasota and Manatee counties, was the only council member to vote against installing red-light cameras at St. Petersburg intersections in 2010.
But police say it was a hoax created to make the woman look guilty. Thompson also made threats in which he identified the woman as the culprit, authorities said.
About forty Sarasota residents got to feel first hand what it's like to be a police officer. The department held a use of force class.
Sarasota (FOX 13) - For police officers, there's no such thing as a routine day on the beat: every traffic stop, building search or 911 call requires quick thinking and split decision making.






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