FL: Driver lost control of car, hit concrete utility pole in Bradenton

A fatal accident occurred in Manatee County late Saturday night after one driver hit a concrete utility pole.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.
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  US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Elimination of the last IS stronghold in Baghouz marks the end of the militants' self-declared caliphate, which at its height blanketed large parts of Syria and Iraq.

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  Manatee County School District naming four new principals of schools

  There’s hope newly released case files will lead Bradenton family to Jennifer Kesse, missing for more than 13 years

  VIDEO: SWAT, dozens of officers respond after man barricades himself in Sarasota home

Traffic Alert: Traffic moving slowly on Laurel Road in Venice

  Sarasota woman attacked while leaving community fitness center

Deputies are investigating a battery that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Sarasota.
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  Missing baby from Indiana believed to be homicide victim; mother’s boyfriend named suspect

Police say the suspect has been taunting the baby's mother since she went missing by naming various locations where she could be, all of which have been checked by officers.

Lawsuit settled in the case of a missing Florida woman

  Little girl visits deputy who saved her from drowning nearly two years ago

Traffic Alert: Roads clear after major accident in North Port

State legislation progressing with bill to provide female inmates with personal hygiene products

Florida House, Senate release competing state budget plans

  “Florida Man” challenge becomes viral sensation: Have you tried it yet?

  Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

  More housing options could be on the way in Venice

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  Powerball jackpot rises to $750 million, 4th largest prize in US lottery history

After the 25th Powerball drawing in a row without a grand prize winner, the lottery’s jackpot soared once again.

STATE HEADLINES

Florida city dismantles, relocates Confederate statue

  “Florida Man” challenge becomes viral sensation: Have you tried it yet?

Just type “Florida Man” into Google, followed by your birthday. People are posting the results all over the internet and we’re seeing an impact here in Sarasota, where older ABC7 stories are seeing a renewed interest!

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In 2018 report, Sarasota County Sheriff highlights cold case and clean ups, notes spike in meth

Bradenton museum asks for state funding to better care for manatees

  VIDEO: Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office sued over alleged excessive force during arrest of homeless man in 2015

Florida has its first LGBTQ consumer advocate

  VIDEO: Video emerges of 2017 accident during Wallenda circus rehearsal

The accident involving Circus Sarasota happened in February 2017 at the Circus Arts Conservatory, the big top tent next to the mall at University Town Center. Five people in an eight-person pyramid fell from the 28-foot high wire.
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  Enterprise employee admits to spiking co-workers’ drinks with LSD because they had ‘negative energy,’ police say

Charges are pending for the 19-year-old employee. His co-workers called police are they were feeling dizzy.

North Florida Man becomes first person to purchase legal whole flower cannabis

Transgender woman admits shooting, killing transgender wife

  Police: Eight people arrested after allegedly selling spice near Sarasota playground

Home grown: Florida Senate passes vegetable garden bill