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Teen arrested for Urfer Park stabbing

Teen arrested for Urfer Park stabbing

Sarasota, FL - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 14-year-old Francis Jerauld, a resident of Lahaina Drive, Sarasota, in connection with a stabbing at Urfer Park, near Siesta Key, on Friday night.

The victim and three friends were at the Honore Avenue park around 11 o’clock when they were approached by four teenagers who started an argument. During the altercation the suspect stabbed 18-year old Jose Torres in the upper chest. Torres was transported by BayFlite to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for treatment.

Detectives learned that Jerauld committed the stabbing after interviewing witnesses. The teen was taken into custody early Saturday morning and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, a Felony.

Bradenton and Sarasota top list of retirement hot-spots

Bradenton and Sarasota top list of retirement hot-spots

Sarasota, FL - According to a new study released today by Portfolio.com, the Bradenton-Sarasota area deserves top honors on the list of most popular American retirement destinations.

As the first wave of baby boomers hit retirement age next year, their collective first choice for retirement destinations across the country is the Bradenton-Sarasota area, based on information gathered by Portfolio based on raw data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, the warm weather and beautiful beaches have landed 7 Florida cities in the Top 10 list.

After 9 nine years, 1-legged woman to finish walk across country

After 9 nine years, 1-legged woman to finish walk across country

Sarasota, Florida -- Carol Cruise has been called the "female Forrest Gump," as she's walked across the country for the last nine years.

What makes her journey even more impressive, though, is she's done it with only one leg.

"Every year I just walked until I couldn't walk anymore because of the weather, then I I took off for the winter," Cruise said Wednesday as she passed through Sarasota County, "the last three years, I've walked year-round.  This year I've gone from California to here."

After a surgery gone wrong forced her right leg to be amputated, the Ohio pastor took off to spread a message of faith and fighting on.

"To encourage differently-abled people to look at their abilities and not focus so much on disabilities," Cruise explained.

Since January of 2002, she's gone from Miami to Maine, to Seattle to San Diego, walking along the entire perimeter of the United States.

She's gone more than 10,000 miles.