Florida governor Rick Scott announces record tourist visits for early 2017 at Jungle Island in Miami on May 15, 2017.Gov. Rick Scott touted record tourism in Florida during the first quarter of 2017 as he considers vetoing a dramatic cut to the state’s tourism marketing arm, Visit Florida. The state legislature approved last week a cut to Visit Florida’s funding by 67 percent, from $78 million to $25 million. C
Col. Dwayne Denison, chief deputy of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, gave a law enforcement update to Manatee County commissioners Friday during a special meeting on safety concerns at Monday's planned protests.
At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a van rammed into a crowd in Barcelona’s popular Las Ramblas district on Thursday, August 17. Police said the attack, in addition to another that night in the seaside town of Cambrils, was an act of terror. Joe Cooke told Storyful that he heard gunshots and then took out his phone to record as everyone ran for cover. He was filming just 250 meters away from where the van attack began on Las Ramblas boulevard.
The Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit and Narcotics Unit have arrested Anne Dodge, 55, and Jennifer Dodge, 30, both of Bay Street, Sarasota, after a Crimestoppers tip in June 2017 was shared with detectives about possible prostitution happening inside a home.
A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Authorities said 12 people were killed and 80 were wounded, 15 of them seriously, in what they called a terror attack.
Jennifer Msumba along with Sarasota's Music Compound and Goodwill Manasota want to see if exposure to music and performance could help Goodwill team members with autism express themselves as it has helped Msumba.
Miami police are searching for a man who was captured on surveillance video stealing a cash register from a Burger King. The burglary was reported at about 7 a.m. Aug. 5, 2017, at a Burger King at 3601 NW 27th Ave. Surveillance video shows the man reaching inside the window, taking the cash register and running away.