Sara Nealeigh, The Miami Herald

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The Miami Herald

Bradenton, FL, United States

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Past articles by Sara:

Father, stepmother now face murder charges in death of former Myakka City child

The father and step-mother of 12-year-old Eduardo Posso now face murder charges in connection with the Myakka City boy’s death in Indiana in May. Investigators believe the boy was starved and restrained. → Read More

Giant alligator breaks into Florida home by crawling through kitchen window

An 11-foot alligator was trapped after it entered a Clearwater, Florida home through a low kitchen window. The homeowner discovered the gator and called police to have it removed. → Read More

Pelican was hurt and stuck on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Troopers came to the rescue

A pelican was rescued from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Thursday → Read More

Wearing only underwear, Florida man tried to break into home holding a hatchet, cops say

A Sarasota, Florida man was arrested after deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said he tried to enter a couple’s home holding a hatchet. The man later said he was too drunk to know why he was there. → Read More

Grads killed in Peru crash remembered at Southeast High

Students and staff wore orange and Hawaiian shirts to Southeast High School Tuesday to remember two recent graduates, Albert Ales and Zachary Morris, who were killed in a crash in Peru last week. → Read More

Hammerhead shark caught on video in shallow waters off Anna Maria Island

A woman on a boat said they were just a few hundred feet off the northern coast of Anna Maria Island, Florida when she spotted a hammerhead shark in the waters over Memorial Day weekend and captured it on video. → Read More

Bradenton addictions recovery program CEO arrested on drug charges

The CEO of a Bradenton faith-based recovery program, Learn to Fish, was arrested by Bradenton police on charges related to drug possession on May 9, according to court records. → Read More

A liftgate came loose from a truck, sending bicyclists to a hospital, reports say

A liftgate fell from a tractor trailer in Florida, injuring multiple bicyclists, according to reports. The driver kept going, but it was unclear if he knew the liftgate had fallen. → Read More

Making the grade: Here’s how Manatee Co. high schools fared in state, national rankings

U.S. News and World Report released a list of the “Best High Schools” in the country. Here is where Manatee County Schools fell on the list in Florida and nationally. A Sarasota County school topped the list. → Read More

Pair tells jail staff they’re detectives in attempt to get ‘partner’ out, cops say

Two people face charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer after they tried to get into a Florida jail to get their partner out, according to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Manatee County offering to waive fees for furry friends adopted from the shelter

Those looking to add a furry friend to their life can do so and get their adoption fees at Manatee County Animal Services waived in lieu of a donation this week. The donation goes to a non-profit shelter partner. → Read More

Sea turtle nesting season is back. Here’s you can help them stay on track to shore

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has tips on how to help sea turtles during nesting season. The key is to turn off lights along the coastline and not to bother the turtles. → Read More

3-year-old boy whose body was found hours after kayak capsized identified by FWC

A 3-year-old boy who died after the kayak he was in with three other people capsized near Emerson Point Preserve near Terra Cia Bay in Manatee County has been identified by investigators. → Read More

Florida woman slapped man and stabbed the bed he was laying in to ‘shock’ him, cops say

A New Port Richey, Florida, woman was arrested Sunday after a man said she slapped him and stabbed the bed he was laying in to help with his intoxication level and shock him after an argument, according to a complaint affidavit. → Read More

Pedestrian dies in crash on U.S. 41, cops say

Sarasota police are investigating a fatal crash on U.S. 41 Friday morning. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and died from his injuries, according to police. The road is open to traffic. → Read More

Family of 9-year-old boy killed in shooting asks judge to give shooter life in prison

The man accused of killing a 9-year-old boy nearly 12 years ago was in court at the Manatee County jail for a re-sentencing hearing Thursday. → Read More

Two teens face charges after attempted robbery, shooting injured 15-year-old, cops say

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery and shooting at a Sarasota apartment complex that injured a 15-year-old, according to Sarasota police. → Read More

Traffic snarled on Interstate 75 in Manatee after crash closes lanes

A crash has blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 75 Wednesday morning causing delays in the morning commute. → Read More

Boyfriend accused of killing Bradenton woman served time in Louisiana prison

An amended warrant for a charge of murder states police found Laura McLeod inside a home on First Avenue East in Bradenton with a gunshot wound to her head. Her boyfriend, De Undre Dunn, has been arrested. → Read More

Bradenton woman shot on Easter has died. Her boyfriend now faces murder charge, cops say

A 34-year-old woman identified as Laura McLeod who police say was shot in at a Bradenton home Sunday has since died of her injuries. Police have arrested her boyfriend, De Undie Dunn, in connection with the shooting. → Read More