Breaking News Blog
Posted on November 23, 2014
MANATEE -- An inmate escaped from the Manatee Correctional Complex north of Palmetto Sunday afternoon and remains at large Sunday night.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is looking for Meren Thompson, 43, who walked away from the inmate farm at about 2:20 p.m. Sunday, according to a sheriff's office report.
Detectives believe that Thompson was involved in a carjacking about four miles north of the inmate farm in Hillsborough County, the report stated.
Posted by BRENDAN FARRINGTON on November 22, 2014
A government official says a Leon County sheriff's deputy and a gunman have been killed in shootout near Tallahassee.
Posted by RICHARD DYMOND on November 22, 2014
Manatee Hispanic community members say they hope the President's executive order leads to greater immigration reforms.
Posted by CHARLES SCHELLE on November 22, 2014
The latest job numbers from the state show that retail jobs grew by 1,600 during October in the Bradenton-Sarasota area, in line with estimates expected for jobs created at Mall at University Town Center.
Posted by JENNY STALETOVICH on November 21, 2014
A plant disease linked to sugarcane that had largely vanished 40 years ago has suddenly reappeared, becoming the first virus in the state to attack South Florida’s manicured lawns.
Posted by GLENN GARVIN on November 21, 2014
The comedian is scheduled to do a sold-out comedy show at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne.