Uber driver leads deputies to pawn store theft suspect

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office posted a photo of two suspects in a November 6th theft at Lone Star Pawn in Port Charlotte on their Facebook page and say that within an hour, a man contacted the sheriff's office. He told detectives that he was an Uber driver, was not involved in the crime but
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Authorities stop massive smash and grab theft ring in Florida
Man’s body found burning along Manatee County roadway
Demonstration at SCF focuses on product that detects explosives
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TODAY'S HEADLINES

  Study shows Sarasota ranks third in state in demand and pay for child care services
A recent study by Care.com based on statistics from the Center for American Progress shows that the demand for reliable child care continues to grow across the nation.
RED TIDE REPORT: High concentrations increasing on the Suncoast
Red tide concentrations remain high along the Suncoast in the latest red tide report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Mote Marine Lab names the director of their new red tide institute
Mote Marine Lab hired a scientific director to manage its new red tide institute. Dr. Cynthia Heil has an extensive background studying Florida red tide, including working with NOAA and the FWC.

40 Pay Stations and 20 Parking Meters reported for installation in Sarasota

40 pay Stations and 20 Parking meters will be installed along St. Armands Circle in Sarasota. The stations and meters will be installed sometime around the second week of December, but they will not become active until the completion and opening of the St. Armands Parking Garage, which is expected

Florida woman steals live lobster from Red Lobster, sheriff says

Live lobster stolen by woman kicked out of restaurant
Deputies: Teacher bit by Manatee County Deputy K9
The Latest: Gov. Scott to step down from elections board

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

Dartmouth College has been sued for allegedly allowing three psychology professors to sexually harass and abuse scores of female graduate students for years, including two who said they were raped

  Mercy Meow: Police officer saves, adopts ‘bait’ cat used for dog fighting

Lt. Andy Simmons has a very interesting police partner.

STATE HEADLINES

Florida woman steals live lobster from Red Lobster, sheriff says

St. Petersburg woman claims $1M in Florida Lottery

The Florida Lottery announces that Monica Veal, 29, of St. Petersburg, claimed the first $1 million top prize in the new $1,000,000 HOLIDAY BONUS Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.