Look up: Northern lights to dip into the Midwest

The aurora borealis should be visible across the northern tier of states, dipping as far as south as Iowa in the middle of the country and Washington and Maine on the coasts.
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  Parkland, FL, school shooting survivor takes own life

Sydney Aiello’s mother said her daughter felt survivor’s guilt and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after being on campus the day of the shooting last year.


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

The Republican-led Florida House and Senate on Friday released competing budget proposals for the upcoming year with major funding differences in areas such as education and the environment — and an uncertain future for millions of dollars in Seminole Tribe gambling money.
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  Mueller finishes Russia investigation, submits report to Justice Department

Mueller is not recommending any more criminal charges for any more individuals as the investigation ends.

Givers and Doers honored at the 14th annual Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon

  “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

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

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Spaceflight activates herpes virus in astronauts, study finds

The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have the disease reactivated, NASA finds.


Lawsuit settled in the case of a missing Florida woman

  Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump in a wave of attacks that harmed no one but spread fear of political violence across the U.S. for days leading up to last fall’s midterm elections.


  VIDEO: Video emerges of 2017 accident during Wallenda circus rehearsal

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

Floridians could soon grow vegetables in their front yards without fear of local government fines.
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Fentanyl-related overdose deaths up 1,000 percent, CDC says

In the five years from 2011 to 2016, the number of deaths linked to fentanyl grew from less than 1,700 to more than 18,000.

House panel approves school bill allowing arming of teachers

  Mike Wallace, Greg Kinnear to be featured in Sarasota Film Festival

Police: Florida man wrote ‘kill the Jews,’ ‘death’ in Miami Beach

Florida woman charged with manslaughter in boy’s hot-vehicle death