Friend remembers Sarasota drag racer killed in crash at racetrack in Sebring

Friend talks about 24-year-old Katarina Moller following fatal drag racing accident.
  A cold start to Saturday and then warmer weather moves back in
First Alert Traffic: Two dead in I-75 North accident
  Commission recommends approval for development of the Siesta Key Promenade

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Deputies: Man arrested for throwing slice of pizza, screwdriver at vehicle
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested Taylor Bailey, 22, for allegedly throwing a slice of pizza and a screwdriver at a vehicle.
No turkey for Thanksgiving? Join 5 local churches who will be serving Thanksgiving dinner
Five Churches will prepare Thanksgiving meals for families around the area.On Thursday, November 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. volunteers from the local Rotary Club will prepare turkeys, stuffing and potatoes.
Deputies say 11-year-old boy admitted lying about being abducted
On Thursday, the boy told deputies he was playing in his fenced yard around 5:40pm on the 2800 block of 56th Avenue West in Bradenton when a man, described as white with blondish hair, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, stopped his black SUV or sedan in front of the boy’s house.

First Alert Traffic: Tractor trailer fire on I-75 causing delays

According to North Port Police, I-75 northbound is down to one lane by exit 170 at Kings Highway.

Adoption scheme: Florida woman accused of defrauding 2 couples

A 33-year-old Florida woman is accused of defrauding two sets of would-be parents under the pretense that each was going to adopt her baby.
  Deputies release how 24-year-old Sarasota woman died in drag racing crash
  First Alert Weather: Suncoast will be cooler than normal for several days

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Parade welcomes Dutch St Nicholas amid debate over helper

A nationally televised parade has welcomed the Dutch version of Santa Claus to the Netherlands amid a fierce national debate about his helper "Black Pete." White people often daub their faces with black paint when they dress up to play the character

The Latest: 1 killed, 47 injured in France gas protests

French interior ministry officials say that one protester has been killed and 47 injured as demonstrators block roads around France to protest gas price increases

STATE HEADLINES

Police: Doc OK’d pot for patients via closed-circuit TV

Florida orders statewide manual recount in U.S. Senate race

The Sarasota County Canvassing Board said Thursday that the Secretary of State ordered a statewide manual recount. The board will meet at 9am on Friday at the Supervisor of Elections Office to conduct the recount.