One Step Closer to Improvements on River Road

Today, FDOT tells us they expect to have a draft road transfer agreement delivered to the county by the end of February.

Drug company exec wore fentanyl spray costume in rap video to motivate opioid sales team

Former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives are charged with scheming to pay doctors bribes and kickbacks in exchange for prescriptions of opioids.
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  Man who killed mountain lion with bare hands explains how he won ‘wrestling match’

Travis Kauffman, 31, admitted, “There was a point where I was concerned I wasn’t going to make it out.”

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DeSantis calls for expansion of scholarships for private schools

Police: Florida man accused of stalking allegedly breaks into victim’s home to say Happy Valentine’s Day

Four areas in the City of Sarasota named ‘Opportunity Zones’ for investment

Semi trailer falls on top of car on I-75, trapping the driver and passenger inside

  Opioid epidemic continues in Manatee County, stakeholders meet to find solutions in Bradenton

The fight against the Opioid epidemic in Manatee county continues.
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  Shooter kills 5 at suburban Chicago business; 5 officers wounded

Five people were killed by a gunman at a Chicago-area business on Friday. The gunman is also deceased. Five police officers were wounded.

  ‘Thunder by the Bay’ begins tonight at the Sarasota Fairgrounds

National No One Eats Alone Day at local elementary school in Manatee County

Two men taken into custody after being found in stolen car on school campus

New Non-stop flights at SRQ Airport Released

  Chalkboard Champion: Ms. Heather Camarda

Port Manatee seeing exponential growth in the last five years

One year after Parkland: How has school security changed on the Suncoast?

Booker High School holds remembrance to remember the lives lost in Parkland one year later

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  NFL, Colin Kaepernick settle collusion lawsuit

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have settled their grievances of collusion against the NFL, said a league representative Friday to the Associated Press.

STATE HEADLINES

  VIDEO: Invincible door stops wannabe burglar, who was armed with a brick

Semi trailer falls on top of car on I-75, trapping the driver and passenger inside

Marion County fire rescue units were dispatched to a multi vehicle accident after 911 callers reported a semi on top of a vehicle with people trapped inside.

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  VIDEO: Mobile home goes up in flames in Sarasota

Local Female veterans in Sarasota honored who served in WWII by Sarasota Military Academy

Grateful heart patient helps Suncoast Blood Bank celebrate 70th anniversary

Fear and mistrust: Parkland attack disrupts school life

  Dual enrollment agreement reached between Manatee County School District and USF

Tuesday night the Manatee County School Board approved the dual enrollment articulation contract. School board member Dr. Scott Hopes, a candidate to become USF’s next president, says it’s something he’s been pushing for over the last six years.
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  Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Florida governor wants grand jury to investigate schools to make sure they are in compliance with state laws

Lawmakers want constitution revision commission repealed

Car flips over on Clark Road, blocking left turning lane

Mother and son lose everything in fire that destroyed their mobile home in Sarasota