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Farm animals, dogs rescued from home

Bradenton, Florida -- A Bradenton man was arrested Wednesday morning after deputies found numerous animals at a home he abandoned after a fire.

WWSB reports the owner told deputies he would come back to the property in the 3800 block of 38th Avenue E. periodically to feed the animals. However, deputies say conditions were so bad they had to be removed from the home.

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See monster trucks for free around the Tampa area

Tampa, Florida -- Monster Trucks will be on display around the Tampa Bay area on Thursday and Friday in advance of the Monster Jam on Saturday.

Fans will have an opportunity to see the enormous trucks up-close, take pictures, and meet the drivers at these locations:

Locals say University Pkwy traffic jams were preventable

Lakewood Ranch, Florida -- Traffic along University Parkway and at the exit along I-75 remains "like a parking lot" as road crews continue repairing the overpass after a truck's load broke free during a car accident.   

"I hope I get gas before I run out of it,' says one motorist stuck in bumper to bumper traffic along University Parkway.

Motorists had a few options heading south if heading west on University, but those stuck on the east side of the interstate were down to one: Verna Road- about a 40-mile detour back to town.

I-75 SB lanes back open following overpass repairs

Sarasota, FL -- UPDATE: The Florida Department of Transportation has reopened the southbound lanes of I-75 Tuesday evening following repairs to an overpass that sustained damage Monday.

As of 5 p.m., all lanes on University Parkway were opened to traffic.

Construction crews worked around-the-clock to repair holes on the I-75 overpass at University Parkway.

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10 Investigates bridge safety after overpass issue on I-75

St. Petersburg, Florida -- While the incident that caused a traffic nightmare on I-75 in Sarasota Monday wasn't a crumbling bridge, many people initially thought that was problem. Therefore, 10 Investigates thought it might raise questions about bridge safety.

10 TRAFFIC: 1 SB lane reopens on I-75 in Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol says one lane on southbound Interstate 75 at University Parkway in Sarasota has been reopened after two holes in the overpass caused a closure of those lanes for most of the day.  

The area is located at the Sarasota Manatee County lines right outside of the Lakewood Ranch community.

University Parkway is still closed in both directions under the overpass.

Local Spotlight: Gail Condrick – Master Nia Instructor

Local Spotlight: Gail Condrick – Master Nia Instructor

I would argue that her name should be spelled G-A-L-E. Gail Condrick has the internal energy of a tropical gale force wind, though you’d never know it by her peaceful presence. She’s lived and taught in the Sunshine State for more than 24 years, and has been a Manatee County resident since 2007.

Most people readily recognize her as a Nia instructor, but what they may not know is that Condrick is a member of the Nia Technique Training Faculty, and one of only 44 people in the world licensed as a Nia Teacher Trainer, and the only Florida-based trainer.