Sarasota man charged with murder

The sheriff’s office has arrested a Sarasota man following the death of his ex-girlfriend’s mother. Deputies responded to a stabbing on Friday on 20th Street. The sheriff’s office says 42-year-old Bernis Boykins admitted to stabbing two women at a home there. Deputies found his ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old Teyanna Leverette, and her mother, 54-year-old Tonya Simpson. Simpson […]

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Another water outage coming to Venice

As Venice continues recovering from an overnight water outage, the city has announced another one for next week. A water service line replacement means a shutdown starting Tuesday morning at 7:30 and ending Wednesday morning at 3:30. This affects most of Vista Road, and this area must boil the water in order to consume it […]

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North Port’s Moore to run for District 2

North Port’s mayor has decided to run for a different district on the city commission. When Jacqueline Moore won an election two years ago, she took the seat for District 4. However, new district lines that formed five months ago put her outside that district. Now Moore says she intends to resign from her current […]

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NPPD charge caregiver with attempted murder

North Port Police have charged a caregiver with attempted murder. They say fire rescue responded to White Ibis Drive for injuries to a 91-year-old man earlier this month, but detectives soon learned of inconsistences to how this man received these injuries. Now police have arrested 45-year-old Elena Erickson, saying evidence shows she beat him in […]

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