WEATHER UPDATE: A Gloomy Forecast for Now with Wendy Ross

The low deck of clouds over the state has been backed up with light rains off and on throughout the day and will continue through the overnight period.

Interior secretary Zinke to leave administration by end of year, Trump says

Ryan Zinke , the 52nd Secretary of the Interior, was tapped by Trump in December 2016.
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Trump picks Mick Mulvaney as acting chief of staff

Mulvaney is currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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  VIDEO: Rare footage of a Barred Owl rescued by Sarasota firefighters

Lakewood Ranch High School announces new principal

VIDEO: A new playground for special needs children opens in North Port

Florida states budget affected by Hurricane Micheal

  One organization in Newtown provides 125 hams and other items for families this holiday season

Christmas is 10 days away and one organization in Newtown ensured families in the community have some holiday cheer.
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Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

Saturday is the deadline for ACA coverage in most of the country.

Alton Sterling’s son accused of raping child; bond set

Rise in coyote sightings throughout Sarasota and Manatee County

VIDEO UPDATE: Thunderstorm watch as Cold Front could trigger some severe thunderstorms with Trevor Adams

Sarasota County School District launches new lockdown alarm

  First Alert Traffic: Man killed after falling out of box truck on I-75 South

Unknown suspect wanted for retail theft totaling to over $300 in Port Charlotte

VIDEO: North Port’s Solid Waste Division releases 12 Days of Garbage

VIDEO: Suspects trying to enter vehicles in Charlotte County

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  Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas ruled that the rest of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was inextricably linked to the individual mandate, and so the whole law is unconstitutional.

STATE HEADLINES

  Florida states budget affected by Hurricane Micheal

Florida school massacre panel recommends arming teachers

Panel says sheriff’s policy contributed to Florida massacre

Judge won’t drop suit against ex-deputy in school shooting

Judge has rejected a deputy's claim that he had no duty to confront the gunman during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Florida man arrested for biting boys out of frustration

15-year-old boy hit by car while crossing street to get on school bus

First Alert Weather: Strong storms possible on the Suncoast Friday

Greyhound Racing starts, could be the last season for Sarasota Kennel Club after passing of Amendment 13

  Email bomb threats evacuate several businesses on the Suncoast

The email bomb threats nationally demanding $20,000 in bitcoin money played out at several businesses in Manatee and Sarasota County, forcing a disruption to the work day.
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Watch: Pair of horses pull tractor trailer up icy hill

The two work horses surprised everyone - especially the truck driver.

  Tips to ensure your holiday package arrives on time

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office investigate electronic bomb threats

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office catches package thief through Facebook

Deputies: 19-year-old man traded iPhone X for sex act with 14-year-old girl