Sarasota farmer says locally grown romaine lettuce is safe to eat, despite nationwide warning from CDC

Sarasota farmer Andrew Hudson is eating romaine lettuce today, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned US residents to stay away from it because it may be contaminated.
  Sarasota County Deputies arrest 15 in Retail Theft Operation
Holiday travel expected to be busier than in years past
15 people arrested, accused of stealing from stores in Sarasota County
North Port Police Department starts training on body cameras
Florida certifies results of contentious 2018 election

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  Deputies: Man admits shooting victim, lighting his body on fire
A witness found the body of a black male burning on the west side of M-J Road around 11:15pm in Myakka City. The witness called authorities.
Crash in Charlotte County frees swarm of bees
Florida Highway Patrol says the bee truck was traveling south on State Road 31 when it had to take evasive action. A dump truck was traveling north and was attempting to pass, forcing the bee truck off the road. The bee truck overturned and the dump truck fled the scene.
Coyote spotted in Sarasota neighborhood, just blocks from downtown
A coyote has been spotted by residents around the Arlington Street and Orange Avenue area yesterday and today, which is just a few blocks away from the downtown area.

Cracking the case: New DNA technology solves murder, rape case in Sarasota

Genetic genealogy has solved twenty rape and murder cases to date, in just the six months it's been used as a tool by law enforcement.

Three children found in home filled with trash, feces and urine

Deputies went into the home, finding garbage, feces, urine and old food covering the floors. The kitchen sink was overflowing and the house was infested with bugs. There were piles of laundry and weeks or months worth of full garbage bags and no clear pathways.
  Group releases clams into Sarasota Bay to reduce red tide
Caldwell concedes to Fried, who will be Florida’s next Agriculture Commissioner
Man found dead inside car in front of Bradenton residence identified

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Merkel says UN migrants pact is in Germany's interest

Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's in Germany's interest to support a U.N. agreement on migration that countries such as the United States, Hungary and Poland have rejected

Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court

Poland's ruling party has submitted a draft law to parliament that would reinstate Supreme Court judges who were recently forced into early retirement

STATE HEADLINES

  Holiday travel expected to be busier than in years past

Embattled Florida elections official to resign

An embattled county elections official in Florida will be resigning early next year.