Suncoast trash fees to increase due to China decision

SUNCOAST – A policy in China may be the reason that Suncoast residents pay more for a rise in their trash fees. The cities of Sarasota and Venice may see rate increases for trash and recycling pickup after China’s decision to extend its ban on more than 24 types of solid waste, which would increase the cost to dispose of waste. Sarasota is proposing an increase from $22.66 to $24.55 a month for residential customers and a 5 percent...

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Hospitalized 2-year-old suffered leg injuries in tractor accident

MYAKKA CITY – A tractor accident has  sent a 2 year–old boy to the hospital with leg injuries. According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s office, Sunday evening, a man in Myakka City had his 2 year–old son sitting on his lap while he cut the grass of a field on a tractor. At one point, the father went to stop the tractor to hand off the boy to his mother, but the tractor lunged forward and the toddler fell to the ground. The boy’s legs...

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Raining Catfish? Catfish spotted swimming down Palmetto street

PALMETTO – Everyone knows the phrase “It’s raining cats and dogs.” But what about catfish? A catfish was swimming down a street in Palmetto. This video was taken around 2 P.M. In the Trevesta development off 69th Avenue. Stephen Jones who shot the video says he saw about 15 to 20 catfish in the area at that time, all about the same size. Jones is new to Florida and says he’s heard of catfish ending up in the street in other places,...

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Bradenton Woman Dies After Crash With Semi Car Hauler

MANATEE COUNTY – A Bradenton woman died early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 41, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to FHP reports, about 12:56 A.M. Raymond Nazario Jr., while traveling south on U.S. 41, attempted a left turn into a private driveway in the 5500 block of 14th Street West with his semi car hauler. In doing so, he apparently failed to make sure he had a clear route, free of hazards....

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Teen girl allegedly commits suicide in Manatee juvenile justice facility

MANATEE-  A 15–year–old girl who was placed on suicide alerts during at least a dozen stays in state custody, took her own life at a juvenile justice facility in Bradenton. Alleny Carbone’s father tells the Miami Herald he was told Monday that the girl was on ‘Suicide Watch’ when she apparently killed herself the previous night at the lockup. But, Department of Juvenile Justice officials said Tuesday that she “was not currently under...

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Red Tide to affect weekend

SARASOTA – Red Tide is expected to affect our weekend, or at least those who live in Sarasota County. The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota stated Manasota and Blind Pass will continue in a red tide advisory. Meanwhile, at last check, North Lido and central Lido beaches had medium red tide counts, while South Lido was low. Lower levels were also recorded at Nokomis Beach, and in the Venice area beaches. The post Red Tide to...

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