Police: Man tried to pay for McDonald’s with bag of weed

Port St. Lucie police say the fast food worker denied the trade and Anthony Andrew Gallagher drove off, only to return again a short time later. Police arrested him Sunday on charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence.

  Holly, jolly Christmas: Employees to receive $20,000 in bonuses from Michigan company

The bonuses will be based on longevity of service and shared through cash bonuses and special gifts to employees' retirement accounts.
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Russian disinformation campaign on social media extensive, ongoing, according to reports

“With at least some of the Russian government’s goals achieved in the face of little diplomatic or other pushback, it appears likely that the United States will continue to face Russian interference for the foreseeable future,” the researchers said.

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Red Tide Loosens Its Grip on The Suncoast

Incoming State Education Commissioner wants more school choice

SILVER ALERT: 92-year-old man missing since Saturday

  Father charged with aggravated child abuse after “whooping” his step-child speaks out

The boy told a child protection team that he was “whooped” with a wooden paddle for bringing home a bad report card. Investigators say he had excessive bruising and injuries to his legs, buttocks, lower back and arms.
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Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

Even after double-checking the girl’s brain scans to confirm the results, doctors could find no trace of her tumor, which they say they can’t explain.

  Father charged with aggravated child abuse after “whooping” his step-child speaks out

Police: Teacher running late lied about being stopped by phony law enforcement officers

Bradenton man found dead of gunshot wounds following vehicle crash

First Alert Weather: Several sunny days before the storms

Motorcyclist Not Wearing Helmet, Loses Life in Crash

VIDEO: Donations down, Salvation Army urging for support during the holidays

Search for a suspect in smash and grab car burglaries in Lakewood Ranch

VIDEO: Boundless Adventures playground officially opens in North Port

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  2 Chicago police officers struck and killed by train

Two Chicago Police officers were killed by a train on the South Side while responding to a report of shots fired.

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Police: Man tried to pay for McDonald’s with bag of weed

Florida man arrested for biting boys out of frustration

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says Rashawn Davis was arrested Thursday. He faces two charges of aggravated child abuse and was being held in jail Friday on a $50,000 bond.

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Grand opening celebration officially opens doors to new Venice library

  Witnesses say sandhill crane struck and killed by a car on Sarasota roadway

Witnesses say a sandhill crane was struck and killed right on Central Sarasota Parkway.
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  A judge struck down ‘Obamacare.’ What’s next?

A group of 16 states, including California, and the District of Columbia intervened to defend the Affordable Care Act aka 'Obamacare,' and they announced soon after the ruling they would appeal.

  Witnesses say sandhill crane struck and killed by a car on Sarasota roadway

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Lakewood Ranch High School announces new principal