Sarasota County releases 2018 annual report

The 2018 report breaks down the county's most important projects, initiatives and accomplishments. It focuses on how local government works for the taxpayer and lists how tax dollars are being spent.

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  At 30-day mark, shutdown impasse remains over border funding

The criticism of his "compromise" from both Republicans and Democrats underscored Trump's boxed in-position as he tries to win at least some Democratic buy-in without alienating his base.

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  The State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota hosts Annual MLK Day of Service

Sarasota set to be named one of the five destinations on the US Civil Rights Trail, on MLK Day 2019

First Alert Weather: A cool week ahead with multiple cold fronts

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MANATEE COUNTY: Cold shelters set to open at the Salvation Army in Bradenton

The Salvation army in Manatee County is set to open tonight at 6 p.m.
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  Frigid air, high winds cause dangerous travel conditions

Another storm system is already developing over the Rockies that could blanket the same region with more snow by the end of the week.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scheduled events in Sarasota for 2019, Renee Gilmore hosting MLK Breakfast

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Cold weather shelters set to open tonight

MANATEE COUNTY: New and gently used blankets and towels needed for Animal Services

VIDEO | Multi-vehicle crash on I-75 North in Manatee County

JUVENILE FOUND: 15-year-old missing in Manatee County located

Millions of federal dollars set aside for suicidal veterans goes untouched in 2018

TRAFFIC ALERT: Fair traffic clogging State Road 776 in Charlotte County

Two men arrested, accused of holding three Domino’s employees at gunpoint, other suspects still wanted

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Suspect accused of killing 4, including baby, shot dead by deputies to save young girl

Deputies say when they arrived on scene, the man was attempting to kill a young girl, so they opened fire, killing him.

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Gov. DeSantis retracts 46 appointments made by Rick Scott in the days before DeSantis was sworn in

State lawmaker wants to map, inspect septic systems across Florida

Septic tanks are designed for use in low-population rural communities where a central sewer system is not feasible. However, for decades in many parts of Florida, developers have often used septic tanks as a cost-cutting measure when building new homes, even in more urban environments.

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One woman dies after crashing into house, two mailboxes and five reflective roadway markers in Sarasota

Supervisors Graduate Command Officers Development Course in Sarasota County

Five local student-athletes nominated to play in the 2019 McDonald’s All American Games

Manatee County Fair utilizes cameras, law enforcement as part of security fleet

Crash sends two vehicles into pond off University Parkway

Crash near University Parkway sends two vehicles into a pond
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Kicked Out: Rams end Saints playoff, win with overtime field goal

The Saints play the Rams in the final game before the Super Bowl.

  First Alert Weather: Chance for severe weather and small chance for isolated tornadoes Sunday morning for Suncoast

As Red Tide Lingers on the Suncoast, Tourism Leaders are Working on Keeping Visitors Here As Well

Gov. DeSantis retracts 46 appointments made by Rick Scott in the days before DeSantis was sworn in

MANATEE COUNTY: New public art presented at Bradenton Riverwalk from Jane Seymour