New Charges In Brotherton Murder

More charges today against the man accused of murdering an off-duty SCAT bus driver in November. In addition to murder charges, deputies are now charging 31-year-old Charles Hill with kidnapping and robbery with a firearm. He’s accused in the death of James Brotherton of Port Charlotte. The two were shown in a bank ATM surveillance […]

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Arrested For Stealing From Assisted Living Residents

Arrested for stealing jewelry from residents on an assisted living facility. Police in Venice say two former employees of the Bella Vita assisted living facility have been arrested in a string of jewelry thefts. Now, 43-year-old Thomas King and 44-year-old Shawn Mangin are in jail, charged with stealing a number of jewelry items from residents […]

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85-Year-Old Charged In Motorcycle Accident

An elderly Sarasota woman is being charged in an incident late last night that injured a motorcyclist. Police say 85-year-old Ruth Shulan turned directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle ridden by 63-year-old Jame Pier of New Jersey. The accident happened on U-S 41 at Landings Boulevard. Pier was flown to a hospital where […]

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Driver Arrested In Hit-Run Death

An arrest in the hit-and-run accident that killed a five-year-old girl. Police say 38-year-old Kieron James of Bradenton turned himself in late last night after authorities had launched a search for the driver. The Highway Patrol says James was the driver of a car that struck and killed five-year-old Kimora Samuel as she and a […]

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Fire Damages Venice Body Shop

A fire yesterday morning caused extensive damage to a Venice body shop. Fire officials say the blaze caused heavy damage inside the shop, which is located in an industrial park off the US 41 Bypass. Units from Venice, Sarasota County and Nokomis took about 90 minutes to extinguish the flames, which sent smoke through the […]

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