First Alert Traffic: Identities of two killed in I-75 North accident released

According to Florida 511, emergency vehicles have responded to the incident and are blocking all lanes. No further information was provided. Seek alternate routes if available.
  Friend remembers Sarasota drag racer killed in crash at racetrack in Sebring
A cold start to Saturday and then warmer weather moves back in
  Commission recommends approval for development of the Siesta Key Promenade


Deputies: Man arrested for throwing slice of pizza, screwdriver at vehicle
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested Taylor Bailey, 22, for allegedly throwing a slice of pizza and a screwdriver at a vehicle.
No turkey for Thanksgiving? Join 5 local churches who will be serving Thanksgiving dinner
Five Churches will prepare Thanksgiving meals for families around the area.On Thursday, November 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. volunteers from the local Rotary Club will prepare turkeys, stuffing and potatoes.
Deputies say 11-year-old boy admitted lying about being abducted
On Thursday, the boy told deputies he was playing in his fenced yard around 5:40pm on the 2800 block of 56th Avenue West in Bradenton when a man, described as white with blondish hair, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, stopped his black SUV or sedan in front of the boy’s house.

First Alert Traffic: Tractor trailer fire on I-75 causing delays

According to North Port Police, I-75 northbound is down to one lane by exit 170 at Kings Highway.

Adoption scheme: Florida woman accused of defrauding 2 couples

A 33-year-old Florida woman is accused of defrauding two sets of would-be parents under the pretense that each was going to adopt her baby.
  Deputies release how 24-year-old Sarasota woman died in drag racing crash
  First Alert Weather: Suncoast will be cooler than normal for several days


10 days of post-governor race drama ends with Abrams' speech

Democrat Stacey Abrams has ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched race for governor

Azerbaijan opposition leaders arrested in capital

Authorities in Azerbaijan have arrested two opposition leaders in the capital for attempting to organize a procession, including the laying of flowers, at a national cemetery known as the Alley of Martyrs


Police: Doc OK’d pot for patients via closed-circuit TV

Florida orders statewide manual recount in U.S. Senate race

The Sarasota County Canvassing Board said Thursday that the Secretary of State ordered a statewide manual recount. The board will meet at 9am on Friday at the Supervisor of Elections Office to conduct the recount.