Missing 12-year-old girl

MANATEE- The Manatee County Sheriff’s office reports of a missing 12-year-old girl. 12–year old Jalyssa Shannon was last seen leaving 903 65th avenue west on foot at approximately 9 o’clock last night. She is 4’11, 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and capri pants. Anyone with information on her whereabouts please contact a local law enforcement agency. The post Missing 12-year-old...

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Bikers ‘Ride for Zach’, promoting roadway awareness
Feb18

Bikers ‘Ride for Zach’, promoting roadway awareness

MANATEE- Bikers will tell you any time they can get together for a good cause they do. Last month, a young biker lost his life to a drunk driver. Sunday morning his crew and family take a memorial ride to honor Zach Rogers. The 21-year-old passed away doing what he loved the most. “When he felt pain, when he was depressed, when he was angry…when he got on that bike, it just freed him. Everything was behind him,” said his uncle,...

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4 year old found in Bradenton reunited with family

BRADENTON -Police have reunited  a 4-year-old with family members after the child was found walking in Bradenton. Bradenton Police posted a photo of the child on Twitter Sunday morning asking if anyone recognized them. We have located Jamere’s family through the quick action of our community. Your assistance helped make this reunion possible. By sharing our Facebook post, Twitter and the Reverse 911 System he is home. Thanks to...

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Manatee Search and Rescue K9s train for nationwide certification
Feb17

Manatee Search and Rescue K9s train for nationwide certification

MANATEE COUNTY – K9s can be a useful tool in locating traces or remains at a crime scene. It’s a certification process sometimes taking several years. This weekend, a new class of K9s worked to take their certification state and nationwide. Manatee County Search and Rescue brought in Brevard County Deputies to help train in K9s in human remains detection and scent tracking. Volunteers of the agency are also the handlers of their own...

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Manatee Co. schools heighten security following threats

MANATEE COUNTY – Threats to a number of schools in Manatee County are prompting officials to heighten security. Manatee High, Lakewood Ranch, Braden River and Palmetto High were all named as possible locations for a follow-up to Wednesday’s attack in Parkland. According to the Bradneton Police Department, a Manatee High student found a note saying on February 22 at 12:15, a shooting will occur on the Manatee High school campus....

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Suncoast filmmakers create documentary honoring former all-black high school

PALMETTO- An unlikely team of filmmakers create a documentary shedding light on a piece of history, many on the Suncoast might not know about. Nearly ten years later on Black History Month, the film is still a hit across the state. A documentary remembering some of the many struggles the Black Community faced; an idea striking Chief Judge Charles Williams of the 12th Judicial Circuit, whilst celebrating the 50th anniversary of Brown v...

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