South County Sheriff’s facility set to close

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office will close its South County office on March 4.

Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff.
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Trump picks ambassador to Canada for UN post

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

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Rally being held for Govinda Howell following an incident where witnesses say police used excessive force

State Senate president concerned about DeSantis proposal on prescription drugs

Florida bank massacre suspect enters not guilty plea

SHOCKING VIDEO: Gunman brazenly opens fire outside of Sarasota market in middle of the afternoon

Florida waves appear to finally be free of toxic red tide

The coastal waters of Florida appear to no longer have to deal with the devastating red tide bloom that began in October 2017.
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  Judge gives R. Kelly chance to go free while awaiting trial

A judge on Saturday gave R. Kelly a chance to go free while the R&B star awaits trial on charges that he sexually abused four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo reckoning for a celebrity.

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SMH: Cancer patients currently leaving Sarasota County for treatment

Three cars involved in accident on Clark Road in Sarasota County

VIDEO: Man gets into unlocked vehicle in North Port; police say five burglarized this week

  Two more teens arrested for attacking off-duty police officer, including one who allegedly recorded assault

Police officers return fire, shoot Florida man in leg

Sarasota County dual language charter school set to open in August

Legislators moving forward to approve smokable marijuana

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  GRAPHIC: Woman, 52, dies after being mauled by her own dogs

Neighbors said Nancy Cherryl Burgess-Dismuke often played with her dogs allowing them to gnaw on her arms. Something went wrong Thursday.

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Man charged after grandma dies; bed filled with maggots

Florida bank massacre suspect enters not guilty plea

Police officers return fire, shoot Florida man in leg

Legislators moving forward to approve smokable marijuana

Florida legislators are ready to vote on measures that would allow patients to smoke medical marijuana, ahead of a mid-March deadline set by Governor Ron DeSantis.

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  Huge Florida sex trafficking sting results in nearly 50 arrests and 200 warrants, with more still coming

Sign catches on fire at Manatee Memorial Hospital

All Faiths Food Bank kicks off annual new walk to end summer hunger

Memorial set up at the spot where skeletal remains of Jabez Spann were found in Palmetto

Judge wants early 2020 trial in Florida school shooting

Trial should begin in early 2020 for the suspect in a Florida high school massacre that left 17 people dead last year, a judge said at a hearing Thursday.
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  R. Kelly surrenders to police after being indicted on sex crime charges

Kelly, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, is charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

  New housing community announces it’s the newest addition to East Clark Road

VIDEO: Police release jailhouse intake video in case where family alleges excessive force

Sanitary sewer services smoking test scheduled for Venice

Funding is the Next Hurdle Venice City Council Faces with Future Police Station