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Past articles by Zach:

Venice Jetty victims identified as local father, daughter

Sarasota Co., FL (WWSB) -- The two people who died when the vehicle they were in went over the rocks at the south Venice jetty have been identified as Carol → Read More

BREAKING: Vehicle, potentially carrying passengers, goes off the South Jetty in Venice, FL

Update: Venice Chief of Police Tom Mattmuller confirmed at approximately 5:20 p.m. that the Police Department Marine Patrol Services are still looking for the vehicle that drove over the jetty. → Read More

FWC aims to protect birds from contaminated feeders

SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- Bird feeders can serve as a nice piece of outdoor decoration, but it's important to keep them clean so the ornaments don't become hazardous for → Read More

Air Force's X-37B shuttle lands safely after two-year mission

FL (WWSB) -- The Air Force's unnamed military space plane landed safely Sunday morning at the Kennedy Space Center. → Read More

Manatee County Deputies recognized for saving boy's life last year

MANATEE Co., FL (WWSB) -- Two Manatee County Deputies received a Law Enforcement Commendation Award from the Saramana Chapter, Florida Society, Sons of the American Revolution, for saving the life → Read More

Sarasota County Government to hold public meetings for Master Trails Plan

SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- Sarasota County embraces bicycling - as long as it's not like this - and they're working on paving more trails in the area. Now they'd → Read More

Manatee County Sheriff's Office searching for 80-year old woman

MANATEE Co., FL (WWSB) -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is searching for woman from Ellenton. Anne St. Fort, 80, has dementia and is without her medications. She walked away from her residence on Tuesday and the Sheriff's Office posted her picture on social media at approximately 3:15 p.m. → Read More

Sarasota Sheriff's Office now hiring a Media Relations specialist

SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- Looking for a job in the media relations department of a law enforcement office? Well, now one is looking for you. The Sarasota Sheriff's Office → Read More

Video: Sarasota Police compete in Southeast Police Seminar & Safety Trials

SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- Don't try this at your nearest parking lot. → Read More

SRQ to host TSA Precheck temporary enrollment event

SARASOTA/ MANATEE Co., FL (WWSB) -- Frequent travelers, now's your chance to skip the long security lines and instead qualify for the TSA Precheck expedited screening process. → Read More

LEGOLAND dedicates day for "real life" heroes with free admission

POLK Co., FL (WWSB) -- Through May, law enforcement officials will receive free, single-day theme park admission at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. In addition, eligible personnel can purchase tickets for up → Read More

Sarasota Police Department looking for help in finding man

SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- The Sarasota Police Department is seeking your help. → Read More

National Take Back day yields 35 pounds of unused and unwanted drugs in Sarasota

SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- Residents participated, the Sarasota Police Department collected, and the Drug Enforcement Administration jettisoned. → Read More

Two-alarm fire in Venice

Update: The fire was extinguished at around 1 p.m. There were no people in the home, but three dogs were rescued - two by the neighbor across the street, who → Read More

Sign up for Development Code and neighborhood issues in Sarasota

SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- For engaged residents who want to stay updated on land use throughout the Suncoast, as well as stay informed about the Englewood Community Redevelopment Agency, → Read More

CONA to hold discussion on sea level rise and how the Suncoast can respond

SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- The Sarasota Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) is holding a discussion on the anticipated effects of sea level rise and ways the Suncoast community can → Read More

Video: Oak Park thanks first responders during assembly

SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- Two weeks ago Oak Park School suffered a scare when several students were involved in a bus crash at the intersection of Prospect and Gannt → Read More

Lane closures in Manatee County in May

MANATEE Co., FL (WWSB) -- There are a few, brief road closures to come that Manatee residents should take note of before next week. → Read More

Traffic Alert: Accident on Knight's Trail Rd

Update: The Sarasota Sheriff's Office tweeted that "all lanes of Knights Trail Road in Nokomis have re-opened following the overturned vehicle crash." They remind everyone to drive safe. → Read More

Desoto Heritage Grand Parade coming soon

MANATEE Co., FL (WWSB) -- The festivities don't start until Saturday, but some are already claiming spots for this year's Desoto Heritage Grand Parade in Bradenton. → Read More