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Toddler dies after being left in hot car


Sarasota, Florida -- A 2-year-old girl died after she was left inside a hot car, and now her father is facing manslaughter charges.

Sarasota Police detectives say 23-year-old Uriel Hernandez forgot about Alejandra Hernandez in a car for several hours Sunday morning when the temperature outside was between 85 to 95 degrees.

On Instagram, her mother, Valeria Hernandez, says she's "mi mundo" my world. On Facebook, Uriel Hernandez is seen adoring Alejandra. The two shared custody of the little girl.

Four Sarasota men arrested in lawn equipment thefts


Four men are facing charges after the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said they stole thousands of dollars worth of lawn equipment from home improvement stores to help pay for narcotics.

The sheriff monitored the residents of 3721 Stokes Ave. in Sarasota during a joint investigation with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies then watched the men visit multiple Lowe's and Home Depot stores in Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee counties.

Storm HQ could collapse in a hurricane


Sarasota, Florida -- This week starts hurricane season and 10 News has learned one county is facing a huge challenge if a major storm comes our way.

In Sarasota County, a strong hurricane will send even the experts scrambling for cover.

The building that houses Sarasota's storm response headquarters -- the Emergency Operations Center -- is not storm proof.

UPDATE: Missing Sarasota woman found


Sarasota, Florida -- UPDATE: The Silver Alert for a missing Sarasota woman has been canceled. Sarasota Police say Ahlonda Baker was found safe around 4:15 p.m. Thursday at the hospital.

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A Silver Alert has been issued for a Sarasota woman who suffers from dementia and left her home at 5023 Village Gardens Drive in Sarasota around 11 a.m. Thursday.

Gunshot heard in home while serving eviction notice


Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota Sheriff's deputies investigating a shooting at a home on Frazier Pine Boulevard Thursday morning say once they got inside the home they found a person inside dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputies say they heard a gunshot inside the home while attempting to serve an eviction notice.

The person's identity has not been released at this time. No one else was in the home at the time.

The incident is still under investigation.


Sarasota Ballet dancer killed in bicycle crash


Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota Police Department is currently investigating a deadly bicycle versus large delivery box truck crash that happened at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 in the 5400 block of Bay Shore Road in Sarasota.

Sport with swords, horses, and laser guns in Sarasota


Sarasota, Florida -- The world championships of an unusual Olympic sport are shooting and swimming and sword-fighting their way into our area this weekend.

They're part of a bigger plan to bring money and attention to Tampa Bay using sports that, honestly, you may know nothing about.

Run to your laser gun, jump on your horse, swim like a fish, and don't get stabbed.