Detectives dropped charges against a North Port woman and released her from custody Sunday in connection to late Saturday’s shooting of a Venice man during an attempted home invasion, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
Holmes Beach resident Karen Abel has set out to spotlight the Aleutians campaign during World War II. Her grandfather was one of the Royal Canadian Air Force pilots who helped defend American territory against the Japanese.
Although other districts may be promoting third-grade students who refuse to take state standardized tests to the fourth-grade using a portfolio, Manatee County School District is staying steadfast, saying a portfolio is only an option if a student has taken the FSA or a state-approved alternative standardized test.
Palmetto received a $200,000 EPA grant to begin cleaning the old Edenfield property along the Manatee River. The property was once used as a railroad tie storage area for CSX Railroad and is a brownfield project.
Pat Matteen, a certified nursing assistant for Right at Home, a private duty home health care company with offices in Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota, was named “Caregiver of the Year” for her company’s southeast region. She was up against 16,000 other caregivers.
Famous for its efforts to put women on an equal footing with men, Sweden is experiencing a gender balance shift that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, it now has more men than women.