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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Sarasota County Schools take action after tragedy in Parkland

SARASOTA – After the deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, Governor Scott requested a counsel on school safety and security in Tallahassee. He called on Florida’s reigning Principal of the Year, Booker’s Dr. Rachel Shelley, and Sarasota County School Board Chair, Bridget Ziegler. “Personally I’m a mom, and as a school board member, you have a heart-wrenching, sad, frustrated feeling, but also very motivated to say, ‘We need...

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Sarasota County School seek feedback regarding safety

SARASOTA – Sarasota County Schools are asking the community for feedback regarding school safety and security. According to a report released by the school district, the county is preparing for an upcoming school safety task force meeting with Governor Rick Scott Tuesday in Tallahassee. Sarasota County School Board Chairman, Bridget Ziegler and Booker High School Principal, Dr. Rachel Shelley will be among state school leaders to...

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Riverview High School sends out warning regarding shooting threat

SARASOTA – Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip about a possible shooting threat to students at Riverview High School. According to the Herald Tribune, the acting principal at Riverview, Kathy Wilkes, sent out a call Sunday afternoon, saying the person who called in the tip Sheriff’s Office was vague, and did not include such as a date and time. The caller said the student who made the threat could possibly be a...

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20th Annual Thunder By The Bay
Feb18

20th Annual Thunder By The Bay

SARASOTA – It was the 20th annual Thunder By The Bay at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, and Festival Director Lucy Nicandri felt the energy. “I think what I love about Thunder By The Bay the most is the diversity,” Nicandri said. “You have all ages of people here; people come from all over the world.” C.J. McCormick of Rossiter’s Harley Davidson agrees the diversity is what makes the festival so unique. “All different walks of life come out...

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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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