MANATEE COUNTY: New and gently used blankets and towels needed for Animal Services

As the cold weather continues to hit the Suncoast we want to make sure our fury friends have the chance to stay warm!

  Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal

Speaking from the White House, Trump said he was offering a "commonsense compromise both parties should embrace."
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Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

The record labels have remained silent in light of mounting pressure following a documentary on the singer.

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  UPDATE: Both men arrested after holding three Domino’s employees at gunpoint during armed robbery in North Port, other suspects still wanted

One woman died after she crashed into a house, two mailboxes and five reflective roadway markers in Sarasota

Supervisors Graduate Command Officers Development Course in Sarasota County

Five local student-athletes nominated to play in the 2019 McDonald’s All American Games

  Manatee County Fair utilizes cameras, law enforcement as part of security fleet

Fair officials expect big crowds for opening weekend. They want to make sure visitors are safe before stepping foot on a ride.
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  Women’s March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

The third annual Women’s March is returning to Washington on Saturday amid inclement weather, ideological schisms and the longest government shutdown in American history.

Crash sends two vehicles into pond off University Parkway

First Alert Weather: Chance for severe weather and small chance for isolated tornadoes Sunday morning for Suncoast

As Red Tide Lingers on the Suncoast, Tourism Leaders are Working on Keeping Visitors Here As Well

Gov. DeSantis retracts 46 appointments made by Rick Scott in the days before DeSantis was sworn in

  MANATEE COUNTY: New public art presented at Bradenton Riverwalk from Jane Seymour

Two men accused of bringing deadly heroin and fentanyl mix to Manatee County

VIDEO: Let’s have fun at the Sarasota Seafood Festival this weekend

VIDEO: Bobcat visits patio of Bradenton home

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  ‘But we didn’t know it’: Honor roll student suspended after using counterfeit money at school

Christian Philon and his parents say the punishment is unfair.

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Gov. DeSantis retracts 46 appointments made by Rick Scott in the days before DeSantis was sworn in

State lawmaker wants to map, inspect septic systems across Florida

Septic tanks are designed for use in low-population rural communities where a central sewer system is not feasible. However, for decades in many parts of Florida, developers have often used septic tanks as a cost-cutting measure when building new homes, even in more urban environments.

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  VIDEO: Dozens of stingrays pass close to Siesta Key Beach

Legislation looks to make some items sales-tax exempt to help seniors, disabled live independently

Florida Governor DeSantis suspends county elections supervisor

Forty Carrots Family Center celebrating two big milestones

  Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

The family says she was in no position to give consent because of her profound intellectual disabilities, a neurological disorder called Rett syndrome and other physical ailments. A multi-agency investigation has been launched into Pensacola Cluster, an intermediate-care facility.
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  Trump plans big announcement on Saturday on shutdown, border

President Donald Trump says he'll make a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues.

Manatee County Fairgrounds opens its gates for the 103rd year

COLD CASE: Deputies searching heavily wooded area for body of woman missing since 1995

SBA loans are helping local businesses get back on their feet after months of intense red tide

Meet Chalkboard Champion Mrs. Katherine Choate!