Burglar arrested after mistaking police car for getaway Lyft

As officers responded, the suspect thought the Lyft he'd ordered to take him away from the scene had arrived and climbed into a police cruiser.
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Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

Service members in the Air Force claim they're being discharged solely because of their HIV status and despite the recommendations of their doctors and commanding officers, who say they are fit to serve.

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Riverview High School announces finalists for National Merit Scholarships

Fatal motorcyclist crash in Sarasota under investigation

TRAFFIC ALERT: Car crash on I-75 has 2 left lanes blocked in Manatee County

Lawmakers will decide if Nurse Practitioners could work independently of doctors in Florida this spring

Twenty-two states, Washington D.C. and two U.S. territories allow advanced registered nurse practitioners to work independently of physicians.
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  Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

Scheduled Water Outage in Venice next Tuesday, residents required to boil water

One Step Closer to Improvements on River Road

New crime prevention vehicles in Manatee County

This weekend on the Suncoast: The circus, fishing festival, Orioles Sarasota Springfest Training and more

  VIDEO: Invincible door stops wannabe burglar, who was armed with a brick

Passenger faces charge for bomb joke at Florida airport

DeSantis calls for expansion of scholarships for private schools

Police: Florida man accused of stalking allegedly breaks into victim’s home to say Happy Valentine’s Day

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Heather Nauert withdraws bid to be UN ambassador, State Department says

Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.

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Lawmakers will decide if Nurse Practitioners could work independently of doctors in Florida this spring

Police: Florida man accused of stalking allegedly breaks into victim’s home to say Happy Valentine’s Day

Police say James Timothy Karabes-Boening of North Fort Myers broke into the victim’s home while she was sleeping. She woke up when she heard his voice, according to police, who say Karabes-Boening told her he just wanted to wish her a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Four areas in the City of Sarasota named ‘Opportunity Zones’ for investment

Semi trailer falls on top of car on I-75, trapping the driver and passenger inside

Opioid epidemic continues in Manatee County, stakeholders meet to find solutions in Bradenton

‘Thunder by the Bay’ begins tonight at the Sarasota Fairgrounds

  National No One Eats Alone Day at local elementary school in Manatee County

Today marks the anniversary of the 17 staff members and students who were killed in the Parkland shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida.
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  Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn’t have owned

The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose.

  Two men taken into custody after being found in stolen car on school campus

New Non-stop flights at SRQ Airport Released

Chalkboard Champion: Ms. Heather Camarda

Port Manatee seeing exponential growth in the last five years