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Past articles by Jess:

Three Ringling College alumni involved in Oscar-nominated films

"Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse" was nominated for Best Animated Feature. The movie's weapons and environments, like the buildings in Brooklyn in the film, were created by Ringling College alumni Brittany Shively. → Read More

‘He doesn’t even look human’: Racist rant at mom, son captured on video

In a video posted to social media, the woman can be heard yelling at them to get out of the neighborhood, after they parked on a public street to grab coffee. → Read More

Bezos says Enquirer threatened to publish revealing pics

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the National Enquirer is threatening to publish revealing photographs of him unless his private investigators back off the tabloid. → Read More

Two disabled veterans walking across country for good cause

Two disabled veterans are walking across the country to raise money for other veterans. → Read More

Deep freeze envelops Midwest, even stops the mail

Officials throughout the region were focused on protecting vulnerable people from the cold, including the homeless, seniors and those living in substandard housing. → Read More

Caught on camera: Man punches 2 women in fight allegedly over hot dogs

According to the victims, the suspect didn’t say a word, just started throwing punches, when the two stood up for a hot dog vendor he had allegedly been harassing. → Read More

Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum to join CNN

The cable network announced the move Tuesday. The former Tallahassee mayor ran for governor last year but narrowly lost to former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis. → Read More

Rival gang members give up selling drugs to open pop-up restaurant

From drug dealing to foodies. Two California friends decided a life of crime wasn’t what they wanted. So, they turned to the kitchen and found a more savory success story. → Read More

ABC7’s Marla Spence welcomes baby girl!

ABC7's Marla Spence welcomes baby Emery Alice into the world! → Read More

Persons of interest identified, but no arrests yet after ambulance hit by gunfire in Sarasota

According to Sarasota Police, two Sarasota County Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at 2932 Goodrich Avenue around 4am for a person who had reportedly fallen. When the paramedics arrived, the resident at the home told paramedics that they had not called for help. → Read More

Looking to save on grocery bill? Cut costs on meat

Buying meat on sale may save hundreds of dollars on your monthly grocery bill. → Read More

State Sen. Gruters files bill to ban smoking on beaches

Florida State Senator Joe Gruters has filed a bill to ban smoking on public beaches. → Read More

DNA evidence crucial in two recently solved Sarasota cold cases

Two decades-old cold cases in Sarasota County are solved just months apart. → Read More

Temporary resentencing date set for man who murdered Carlie Brucia

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - The man convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering 11-year-old Carlie Brucia could be resentenced as soon as October 2019. → Read More

ABC 7 AT 7: Spanish sample ballots coming to additional 32 counties in Florida

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Less than two months before November's general election, a federal judge ruled that 32 counties in Florida must print sample ballots in Spanish. Now Sarasota and → Read More

Sarasota Police hopeful DNA evidence can solve 30-year-old cold case

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The same DNA technology that helped close the 1999 Deborah Dalzell cold case is being used by other Suncoast police departments to not only solve decades → Read More

ABC 7 at 7: Ruta Jounari, Christian Ziegler battle for Sarasota County Commission seat

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Now that the primary election has come and gone, the focus is on November's general election. There are several local heated races slated for the ballot → Read More

Sarasota Sheriff unveils newest drone technology

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has launched its first drone. → Read More

Hurricane Irma: A look back one year later

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Monday marks one year since Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. It was the first major hurricane to threaten the Suncoast in 13 years. → Read More

Lawsuit seeking to require 32 Florida counties to provide Spanish-language ballots

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WWSB) - A federal judge on Wednesday heard arguments in a lawsuit seeking to require 32 Florida counties to provide Spanish-language ballots to Puerto Ricans. → Read More