First Alert Weather: A warming trend through Saturday and then a cold front blasts through

After a winter chill here along the Suncoast things will return to more normal weather on Friday. Lows to start the morning will be closer to average right around 50, still cool but not like we have seen recently.

Those who helped Jayme Closs want her to get $50,000 reward after making own escape

The couple who called 911 for Jayme Closs, after she escaped and was brought to their house, are pointing out that she rescued herself.
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Hyundai and Kia recalling 168,000 cars over engine fire problem

The affiliated Korean automakers have been dogged by fire and engine failure complaints from across the nation.

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  Bank held up on Fruitville near Cattlemen in Sarasota

Child Pornography Victim Recruited While Playing Fortnite

Florida Governor DeSantis wants to end ban on smokable medical pot

Manatee County Economic Breakfast in Bradenton

Brookside Middle School teacher remains on Administrative leave following an altercation with a student

A social studies teacher and coach at Brookside Middle School will remain on administrative leave pending the conclusion of the school district’s investigation into his behavior involving a student.A social studies teacher and coach at Brookside Middle School will remain on administrative leave pend
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Hotel dishwasher awarded $21 million after ex-employer made her work on Sundays

Marie Jean Pierre, 60, a former employee at Conrad Miami said the company violated her civil rights.

  Suncoast school students won’t go hungry despite shutdown

Local couple giving jackets and blankets to the homeless during 40 degree weather

Food Bank Mobilizes to Serve Community During Government Shutdown in Sarasota

24-year-old woman arrested for Child Pornography in Sarasota County

  Thieves hit Bradenton woman’s home twice in two weeks

Manatee County man allegedly shot an osprey and could be facing charges

Florida organ donors could get free decals under a new proposed bill filed

California ICE contractor accused in Florida child sex sting

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  Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

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State lawmaker wants to map, inspect septic systems across Florida

California ICE contractor accused in Florida child sex sting

A 35-year-old computer engineer working on contract for Immigration and Customs Enforcement is accused of trying to lure a Florida girl to California to fulfill a "daddy-daughter" sex fantasy.

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  How the government shutdown could impact HOPE Family Services in Manatee County

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

First Alert Weather: Average temps returning as storms approach on Sunday

Braves fans in North Port have a rough time finding spring training tickets

  Grant program to help bring more apartments to downtown Bradenton

Downtown Bradenton could soon become even more appealing for people to live and play. City council approving the Upstairs Residential Conversion Grant Program.
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  Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

Mexico Beach, FL still in shambles, 3 months after Hurricane Michael

Generation Z brings unique perspective to the workplace

Deputies seek man who stole two cash drawers from cellphone store

After more than two years at a shelter in Manatee County, this dog has finally found her ‘furr-ever’ home