No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday

The trajectory of the investigation "shifted" after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday. He said police also reached out to Smollett's attorney to request another interview with him.
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Airlines to offer new gender options on passengers’ tickets

With multiple local and state governments offering identification with nontraditional gender choices, a trade group for numerous U.S. carriers says the change will make things easier for travelers and airlines.


  FL 6th-grader arrested after confrontation over Pledge of Allegiance

Wikipedia Founder drove his boat to lecture in Sarasota

VIDEO: Man arrested in Clearwater after he allegedly shined a red laser lighting device at deputies helicopter three-times

CUTE VIDEO: Mother and baby white squirrels in Manatee County

Motorcyclist who police say taunted officers to chase him gets arrested

Officers have tried for weeks to stop a white Honda motorcycle for reckless driving, but reach time, the driver concealed his tag and fled at high rates of speed, endangering the lives of other drivers.
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California, 15 other states file legal challenge against Trump’s emergency declaration

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in San Francisco.

ABC7’s Morning Roundup: 7 Things to know before walking out the door

Pittsburgh Pirates fans expected to bring nearly $40 million in revenue to Manatee County

Deputies: Woman accidentally shot after she tried to break up a fight in Manatee County

Motorcyclist and pickup truck collide near Thunder by the Bay

  A new show on Netflix might be the reason there’s an uptick in donations on the Suncoast

FL: Baby rescued from SUV after Pasco County inmates and deputies acted quickly

Sarasota County 2018 annual report released, includes a fund extension of the Legacy Trail

Venice City Council Set to Discuss Capital Projects Next Week

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  The super snow moon is coming; it’s the biggest supermoon of the year

Snow moon is the traditional name for the second full moon of the year 'due to the typically heavy snowfall of February,' according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.


  FL 6th-grader arrested after confrontation over Pledge of Allegiance

  VIDEO: Invincible door stops wannabe burglar, who was armed with a brick

Police in St. Petersburg say a wannabe burglar targeted the Mobile Gas Station on 34th Street South around 5:30am on January 24 and thought he could break in by throwing a brick through the front door.


  Proposed housing and commercial development in Parrish will now go in front of Manatee County Commissioners

24-year-old man injured in Bradenton shooting now charged with murder

Thunder by the Bay returns to Sarasota

Riverview High School announces finalists for National Merit Scholarships

Fatal motorcycle crash in Sarasota under investigation

Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Saturday morning.
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Man’s discarded napkin, genealogy site leads to arrest in 1993 stabbing death

Investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin.

Car crash on I-75 blocked two left lanes in Manatee County

Lawmakers will decide if Nurse Practitioners could work independently of doctors in Florida this spring

Scheduled Water Outage in Venice next Tuesday, residents required to boil water

One Step Closer to Improvements on River Road