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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  Some fear federal safety net is unraveling for those in need

As the longest government shutdown in U.S. history stretches into a fifth week, millions of poor Americans who depend on food and rental assistance are becoming increasingly worried about the future.

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  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

In an announcement Tuesday in Orlando, Morgan said his ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage to $15 is heading to the State Supreme Court for review after receiving more than 120,000 signatures from Florida residents. If the State Supreme Court approves the language of the ballot initiative
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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.

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

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

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

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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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Lawmakers seek to limit constitution amendments to 1 subject

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

One Florida lawmaker is trying to do something about the long lines and empty gas pumps during hurricane evacuations.

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  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

Aspiring Suncoast filmmakers pitch ideas to Hollywood professionals

The State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota hosts Annual MLK Day of Service

Sarasota set to be named one of the five destinations on the US Civil Rights Trail, on MLK Day 2019

On Mon. Jan. 21, Sarasota will be named a destination on the US Civil Rights Trail as one of the five locations in the country.
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Supreme Court to allow Trump administration transgender military ban to go into effect

The court has allowed the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people.

  First Alert Weather: A cool week ahead with multiple cold fronts

Gold Rush Classic Watch to Win

MANATEE COUNTY: Cold shelters set to open at the Salvation Army in Bradenton

Martin Luther King Jr. Scheduled events in Sarasota for 2019, Renee Gilmore hosting MLK Breakfast