Manatee Commissioners request increased FHP presence on SR 70 & SR 64

Manatee County Commissioners are asking for the Florida’s Highway Patrol’s help after several fatal crashes in east Manatee County.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  First Alert Weather: Cooler weather just days away!
Another warm day on the Suncoast but cooler weather is just days away. Today will again feature a mix of sun and fair weather clouds with a high well above the normal. The last two days saw record high temperatures with 88 each day.
FHP investigates I-75 crash that killed a Sarasota man
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County.
Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface
State law requires a machine recount in races where the margin is less than 0.5 percentage points. In the Senate race, Rick Scott's lead over incumbent Bill Nelson was 0.14 percentage points. In the governor's race, unofficial results showed GOP's Ron DeSantis ahead of Andrew Gillum by 0.41 points.

Drugs found by deputies investigating shooting in Charlotte County

A Charlotte County man is in custody for allegedly possessing illegal drugs inside his home found during an investigation into a drive-by shooting on his property.

  “Human error” leads to a recount of the recount in Manatee County

The state-ordered recount began this morning in Manatee County. Around 2pm, after around 43,000 ballots had been counted, staff realized a mistake had been made.
  Two-alarm fire at metal and recycling plant sends large plume of smoke over Sarasota
Why you should avoid the Secret Sister Gift Exchange on social media

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Wolf taken to Isle Royale National Park this fall dies

A gray wolf relocated from the Minnesota mainland to Isle Royale National Park this fall has died

No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

Food companies have been ordered to remove six "artificial flavors" from their products

STATE HEADLINES

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

  Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

State law requires a machine recount in races where the margin is less than 0.5 percentage points. In the Senate race, Rick Scott's lead over incumbent Bill Nelson was 0.14 percentage points. In the governor's race, unofficial results showed GOP's Ron DeSantis ahead of Andrew Gillum by 0.41 points.