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Shane Battis


Sarasota, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Shane:

Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises roughly $200k for research

Hundreds of people turned out to Nathan Benderson Park to fight for an end to the disease, many of them carrying their personal struggles with them on the walk. → Read More

Officials warn scammers are posing as nonprofits, FEMA in Englewood

When disasters like Hurricane Ian strike, almost all of us have the impulse to reach out and assist all the people who have lost so much. Unfortunately, there are others who jump at the opportunity to take advantage of the vulnerable. → Read More

Sarasota Bay Watch, other organizations unite to clean garbage from Gulf waters

Dozens of volunteers turned out to the Tony Saprito Fishing Pier to scoop up more than a thousand pounds of waste that's been doing serious damage to marine life. → Read More

Suncoast Blood Centers calls for donations in the wake of Ian

People throughout the Suncoast are opening up their hearts and their veins. → Read More

Southside Baptist Church gives thousands of free clothing items

The annual giveaway lasts through Saturday and Sunday. → Read More

Father, daughter could face years in prison if convicted for burning raccoon

ABC7 spoke to a local attorney for insight on what penalties a conviction in this case could bring. → Read More

Lakewood Ranch teen launches new project aimed to end veteran homelessness

The mission all started in 2020 when Lorenzo had to work on a summer project → Read More

LISTEN: 911 call reveals victim’s fear before deputy-involved shooting in Sarasota County

The incident happened along Tarawa Drive in Sarasota → Read More

Teen hit-and-run victim ‘will not be the same’ after brain injury, mother says

The suspect was arrested after he and his heavily damaged car were found at an auto-repair shop. → Read More

Manatee Co. nonprofits pack 25k meals for hungry kids, homeless

The nutrition dense meals, all assembled within a few hours, will be sent out to people throughout the area who are struggling to afford food independently. → Read More

4.5 mill gallons of rainwater moved from Piney Point into Tampa Bay

The process, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is part of the larger process to close the facility for good. → Read More

End of an era: Old-fashioned mullet smoker to close after 43 years of business

George Nodaros has earned the love and loyal of countless Sarasotans for decades, smoking fish with a tried and true method rarely seen in the modern age. → Read More

One-handed violinist inspires Sarasota teachers to rethink art education

World-renowned violinist Adrian Anantawan paid a visit to Sarasota as a keynote speaker for Sarasota County Schools art teachers as part of their training ahead of the new school year. The Van Wezel Foundation brought the musician to Riverview High School to perform and show teachers how they can break barriers for their students. → Read More

Bradenton church blesses backpacks ahead of new school year

Trinity United Methodist Church is showing support for the youngest members of the congregation before the first school bell rings. → Read More

SPD, safety organizations host ‘Bike Rodeo’ for young cyclists

The first day of school is nearly here, which means kids commuting on two wheels need to be ready to navigate traffic. → Read More

Manatee County Commissioners weigh concealed carry for employees

The idea of an armed county workforce was met with a lively discussion → Read More

Emergency fundraiser supports Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary

C&C Rescue Foundation is rallying its community of volunteers to aid the sanctuary in need of support to care for its animals. → Read More

Sarasota Doctors Hospital procedure cures throat issues without surgery

New technology at the hospital is helping patients take a bigger bite out of life. → Read More

Big Olaf Creamery recalls ice cream amid listeria investigation, Florida Department of Health confirms

Florida health officials have confirmed the Sarasota-based creamery is pulling its products after one death and 22 hospitalizations have been linked to the company. → Read More

Warnings, wrongful death lawsuit follow Sarasota-based creamery’s connection to listeria outbreak

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Big Olaf Creamery in Sarasota by the daughter of an Illinois woman who says her mother died after eating tainted ice cream in January. → Read More