Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

Service members in the Air Force claim they're being discharged solely because of their HIV status and despite the recommendations of their doctors and commanding officers, who say they are fit to serve.
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  NFL, Colin Kaepernick settle collusion lawsuit

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have settled their grievances of collusion against the NFL, said a league representative Friday to the Associated Press.

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New crime prevention vehicles in Manatee County

This weekend on the Suncoast: The circus, fishing festival, Orioles Sarasota Springfest Training and more

VIDEO: Invincible door stops wannabe burglar, who was armed with a brick

Passenger faces charge for bomb joke at Florida airport

DeSantis calls for expansion of scholarships for private schools

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he wants to eliminate a waiting list for around 14,000 low-income students seeking to use a tax-payer funded scholarship program that lets them attend private schools.
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  As Aurora shooting broke out, first responders put lives on the line within minutes

Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck outside and four others shot inside.

Police: Florida man accused of stalking allegedly breaks into victim’s home to say Happy Valentine’s Day

Four areas in the City of Sarasota named ‘Opportunity Zones’ for investment

Semi trailer falls on top of car on I-75, trapping the driver and passenger inside

Opioid epidemic continues in Manatee County, stakeholders meet to find solutions in Bradenton

  ‘Thunder by the Bay’ begins tonight at the Sarasota Fairgrounds

National No One Eats Alone Day at local elementary school in Manatee County

Two men taken into custody after being found in stolen car on school campus

New Non-stop flights at SRQ Airport Released

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  Legal fights launched over Trump’s national emergency declaration

Several legal challenges to President Trump's declaration of a national emergency in order to direct funds toward the building of a border wall have began or been promised.

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Lawmakers will decide if Nurse Practitioners could work independently of doctors in Florida this spring

Police: Florida man accused of stalking allegedly breaks into victim’s home to say Happy Valentine’s Day

Police say James Timothy Karabes-Boening of North Fort Myers broke into the victim’s home while she was sleeping. She woke up when she heard his voice, according to police, who say Karabes-Boening told her he just wanted to wish her a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Port Manatee seeing exponential growth in the last five years

One year after Parkland: How has school security changed on the Suncoast?

Booker High School holds remembrance to remember the lives lost in Parkland one year later

  VIDEO: Mobile home goes up in flames in Sarasota

It happened around 12:30pm at Venetian Park Estates off U.S. 41 in Sarasota. Firefighters were so close, they could look out their garage bays and see the smoke. They arrived on scene quickly.
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Drug company exec wore fentanyl spray costume in rap video to motivate opioid sales team

Former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives are charged with scheming to pay doctors bribes and kickbacks in exchange for prescriptions of opioids.

Local Female veterans in Sarasota honored who served in WWII by Sarasota Military Academy

Grateful heart patient helps Suncoast Blood Bank celebrate 70th anniversary

Fear and mistrust: Parkland attack disrupts school life

Dual enrollment agreement reached between Manatee County School District and USF