Local businesses help federal government employees affected by shutdown

Local businesses are stepping up to help federal government employees that are not getting paychecks because of the shutdown.

  Nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman who gave birth

Investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland on one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse.
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Public schools across US risk running out of funds for free, reduced lunch program

In the Grand Rapids Public School District alone, that's up to 17,000 children that could be affected

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Sarasota School District takes next step in implementing a cell phone ban

The City of Sarasota will update the community on their renewable energy goals

Mixed reaction on Suncoast regarding Supreme Court’s decision on transgender military ban

First Alert Weather: Warm Wednesday will give way to First Alert Weather day Thursday

  Sarasota County has highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in Florida

Sarasota County has highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in Florida
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Mother arrested after newborn found dead in trash can at Amazon warehouse

The 22-year-old told police she didn’t know she was pregnant and panicked after giving birth then hid the newborn in the trash.

  Manatee County Commissioners approve 11 new lifeguard towers

Hospital Prices Online Has Been More Confusing Than Helpful For Patients

VIDEO | Deputies rescue 18-year-old Florida man who jumped in lake to avoid arrest but couldn’t swim

Lawmakers seek to limit constitution amendments to 1 subject

Two men steal money from 14 gaming machines at Evie’s

FDOT gives detailed timeline for two I-75 projects in Manatee County

Ballot initiative to raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 per hour heading to State Supreme Court

USF St. Petersburg mistakenly sends acceptance email to hundreds of applicants

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Richest 26 people alive have as much money as poorest 3.8 billion, report says

The world's largest fortunes, according to the report, are growing at a rate of $2.5 billion a day.

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Raccoons test positive for Canine Distemper at DeSoto Park, PCAS suggest dog owners vaccinate regularly

FDOT gives detailed timeline for two I-75 projects in Manatee County

One I-75 project in Manatee County is wrapping up, while another one won't be completed for a few more years.

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Actress Ali MacGraw on the Suncoast for the Hermitage Artist Retreat

Florida Senator wants to create task force for a fuel reserve plan

Bicyclist fatally struck while crossing US 19 in Manatee County

Manatee school guardian carries military-style gun

  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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Ticket prices slump for Patriots-Rams Super Bowl game

The price of admission to the Feb. 3 game between New England and Los Angeles is averaging more than $4,000 a seat.

  Suspect who kidnapped two-year-old girl in Pasco County arrested in Manatee County

Sarasota focuses on a series of events for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr day

City of Sarasota nears halfway mark for its emergency Lido Beach renourishment project

Troopers work with two sheriff’s offices to stop kidnapping of 2-year-old girl