A swarm of police responded to the scene of an armed domestic dispute between two men in the 1900 block of Arlington Street in Sarasota Saturday evening. There were reports of a gun sighting and shots fired by no reported injuries.
Four men have been charged with conspiring to distribute more than two kilograms of heroin throughout Manatee County, according to the State Attorney’s Office. Two of the men charged live in Manatee. Prosecutors say massive amounts of drugs and a gun were discovered during a search warrant.
Of the nine Manatee County charter schools that responded, four had a finalized plan for security in the 2018-2019 school year. The majority are leaning toward the use of armed guardians rather than sheriff’s deputies or police officers.
Sarasota police have arrested a man in connection with the investigation into a woman’s death Wednesday night. Police arrived at a Sarasota home to find his 47-year-old wife dead with multiple stab wounds.
Deputies of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office are looking for suspects after finding two dead alligators were found in a retention pond near a condominium complex on Tuesday night. Deputies suspect the alligators were killed for their meat.
After receiving 114 nominations from the community, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce has narrowed the field to 33 finalists for the annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards. This marks the 39th celebration of small businesses and non-profit organizations.
One Bradenton restaurant was forced to close after an inspector said they found evidence of rodent and roach activity based on scattered rodent droppings and roach presence. Other restaurants were cited for mold, improper storage of raw food and server who forgot to wash their hands after handling dirty dishes.
The Confederate monument in front of the Manatee County Courthouse, erected in 1924 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The move takes place three days of raucous protests in downtown Bradenton and two days after the Manatee County Commiss