Gang Member re-sentenced from life to 40 years in prison for a murder he committed as a minor

A man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 9 year old Bradenton boy back in 2007 will now serve a total of 40 years in prison after a re-sentencing hearing Thursday.

  Woman pleads for return of her therapy pig

A New Mexico woman is pleading for the public's help in finding her beloved pet pig. She said the therapy animal was stolen from her front yard.
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  Ex-Vice President Joe Biden joins presidential race

He launched his presidential campaign with a video posted to YouTube that said the "soul of this nation" is at stake.


Doctors call for elderly to get blood tests amid highest measles outbreak in U.S.

Ex-officer sentenced to 25 years in black motorist’s killing

High school student arrested in Port Charlotte after allegedly drawing pictures depicting violence on a teacher

Amending Florida constitution harder under House-passed bill

Man accused of sexually abusing children in Venice more than 10 years ago caught by task force

Phillip Lindner, 42, of Port Charlotte was taken into custody Wednesday morning. He’s charged with two counts of sexual battery on a child.
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Massachusetts judge charged with helping man evade ICE by sneaking out back door of courthouse

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said the charges were not meant to send a message about immigration policy. Everyone must be held to the rule of law, even the privileged and powerful, he said.

  VIDEO: Dog owner speaks after teen, man attacked by pack of bulldogs in Florida community

  Digital rollbacks: Millions of cars have false mileage on odometers

  Bradenton man facing new charges for allegedly resisting arrest during SWAT team drug raid

Cops: Florida man stabbed nephew for hogging bathroom

Flesh-eating bacteria infects Florida fisherman

ABC7 Summer Spending Spree

Public defender asks to drop Florida school massacre suspect

  Elder care facilities in Sarasota and Manatee County preparing for hurricane season

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  North Korea demanded US pay $2M for captured student in coma

The college student was in a coma for most of his sentence in North Korea. He was arrested for taking down a propaganda poster, and sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor.


  Florida House passes bill on teaching human trafficking

  VIDEO: Dog owner speaks after teen, man attacked by pack of bulldogs in Florida community

Pasco County Sheriff’s officials tell news outlets that the pack which included three bulldogs bit a 15-year-old boy on the leg around 7am as he was on his way to school Thursday. His injuries are said to be minor.


  Florida House sends firefighter cancer aid bill to governor

  Sarasota County Facing Lawsuit After Environmental Groups Claim Faulty Systems Are Polluting Suncoast Waterways

  Religious statue at Sarasota church destroyed by vandals

  VIDEO: Car fire causes backup on I-75 North near Jacaranda Boulevard

Florida House passes bill allowing ex-felon voting rights

Legislation to restore voting rights to convicted felons except murderers and felony sex offenders has passed the Florida House.
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  Chipotle receives subpoena from feds after hundreds got sick in Ohio last year

It’s the fourth subpoena for the chain that’s part of an ongoing federal investigation that also includes restaurants in Massachusetts, Virginia and California.

Deputy fired for kicking inmate in trouble for feeding bird

Both parties of Florida Congress agree on elimination of Visit Florida

Sanctuary Cities bill making progress in the Florida House of Representatives

  Florida Senate OKs bill for firefighter cancer benefits