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7 Who Care honoree 2014: Richard Wellenberger

BRADENTON, Fla. -- A life-changing experience is the reason our next honoree became a volunteer.

Neighborhood biker bar shut down in Bradenton

BRADENTON, Fla. -- What would you do if a motorcycle club moved into a home in your neighborhood and started throwing loud, wild parties? That's exactly…

Police Chief wants Newtown businesses to close earlier

SARASOTA, Fla. -- A battle is brewing in Newtown over a possible business curfew.

Annual HIV diagnosis rate drops

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes aids, has dropped by one third in the United States.

Season of Sculptures' uncertain future

SARASOTA, Fla. -- A longtime tradition in Sarasota may be in jeopardy. The group behind the "Season of Sculpture" says they are facing some financial problems.

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7 Who Care honoree 2014: Richard Wellenberger

BRADENTON, Fla. -- A life-changing experience is the reason our next honoree became a volunteer.

7 Who Care honoree 2014: Fernando Rivera

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Faith, family and fellowship make up the foundation of Fernando Rivera's life…a life of helping others.

Suncoast Scene: July 17th

SARASOTA, Fla. -- During these steamy hot summer days, the entertainment hasn't ended here on the Suncoast -- the performers have just moved inside.

7 Who Care honoree 2014: Alice Faye Jones

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Alice Faye Jones has a career as a full-time volunteer.  For over a decade, this Sarasota dynamo has changed the lives of children, he…

7 Who Care honoree 2014: Frank Gurney

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- Habitat for Humanity relies on the work of volunteers, and one man has volunteered longer than any other at Habitat's South Sar…

Business

Judge: FDA can't use tobacco panel menthol report

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge says the Food and Drug Administration can't use an advisory panel's 2011 report on menthol cigarettes because its m…

Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband says the massive verdict is a message to Big Tobacco.

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Market finishes slightly lower ... Netflix presents strong 2nd quarter report ... Yahoo acquisition

NEW YORK (AP) — Mounting political turmoil in Ukraine and the Mideast, along with a mixed batch of corporate earnings, had an impact on trading on Wall …

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Sports News

Jeter turns small part of attention to business

NEW YORK (AP) — Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.

Yanks' Teixeira hurting...Phils activate Lee and 2 others

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (teh-SHEHR'-uh) will be sidelined for at least three games because of a strained muscle in …

RHP Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers in 'pen

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have called up right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville to give the bullpen a boost.

Big 12 assigns 1st female football official

DALLAS (AP) — The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history.

Eagles player charged with shoving Arizona officer

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl.

Entertainment

Ex-'X-Factor' judge trial nixed over lying claims

LONDON (AP) — The drug trial of a British celebrity has collapsed after the judge said an undercover reporter known as the "Fake Sheikh" probably lied u…

Former Destiny's Child member arrested in SC

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A former member of the R&B group Destiny's Child has been arrested in South Carolina near Myrtle Beach.

A Few of the Best Family Events on the Suncoast this Week July 21 - 25

The ABC 7 Event calendar is just the ticket for planning a Week of Family Fun and excitement on the Suncoast.  We list events from across Manatee, Saras…

Rimes applauds skimpy bikinis at Miami Beach show

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Country singer LeAnn Rimes attended the Mercedes Benz Fashion Swim shows in Miami Beach and says she was wowed by a selection o…

'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" outmuscled a trio of new films, as the science fiction sequel topped the box office for the second-stra…