Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

President Donald Trump says he will nominate former Alabama official Jeffrey Byard to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Paul Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison, court filing says

NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

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

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says special counsel’s team interviewed her

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

Passenger faces charge for bomb joke at Florida airport

Judge places gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone; investigators have evidence of communication between Stone and WikiLeaks

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

Tennessee man says victim in serial killer’s sketch is his murdered mother

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

Have you ever thought to yourself “Hey this could be a good piece of land to invest in?” while driving in Sarasota. Well, the City has named four areas as “Opportunity Zones” for investment.

Supreme Court to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

A lower court blocked the Trump administration from adding the question to the 2020 Census.

  Mint copy of Super Mario Bros. video game sells for record $100K

The iconic video game was purchased by a group of collectors.

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

Marion County fire rescue units were dispatched to a multi vehicle accident after 911 callers reported a semi on top of a vehicle with people trapped inside.

  ‘Carlton’ dance can’t be copyrighted, feds say

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

Local Sarasota artist honors Parkland shooting

Some businesses won’t take cash, citing efficiency

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

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

  Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Weld to challenge Trump for GOP nomination

Fiscally conservative but socially liberal, the 73-year-old Weld ran on the Libertarian party ticket with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson in 2016.

Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work

The 85-year-old Ginsburg missed six days of arguments and three private conferences as she recuperated from the December surgery.

Compound Butter Recipes from The Spice & Tea Exchange | Suncoast View

Chef Paulette shows us a variety of Compound Butter recipes.

Looking to save a little more? Downsize to cut housing costs

Downsizing or “rightsizing” may be the right fit for you.

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

Two men were arrested on Thursday after deputies found them in a stolen car on the campus of Taylor Ranch Elementary School.

New Non-stop flights at SRQ Airport Released

Non-stop flights in SRQ Airports were announced on Friday by Elite Airways.

  Conservative students receive death threat after ‘Build the Wall’ post

Tyler Toomey said his group has received much support since the incident. Police are investigating.

Report: Payless to file for bankruptcy, close all stores

Payless is planning to file for bankruptcy later this month and close all of its 2,300 stores, according to a report in Reuters, who cited people familiar with the matter.

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees

The dramatic reversal comes as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will.

‘Literally rotted to death’: Ex-nursing home workers face neglect charges in 2 deaths

Seven nurses were indicted by a grand jury and face 34 charges overall, including manslaughter and gross patient neglect.

Chalkboard Champion: Ms. Heather Camarda

Our Chalkboard Champion for February in Manatee County is Ms. Heather Camarda.

Nickelodeon reviving ’90s classics ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ and ‘All That’; ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spinoffs also on the way

The network on Thursday announced a new slate of shows, some of which should bring back fond memories for millennials.

Trump installs new golf simulator in White House

It cost Trump about $50,000 of his own money and allows him to play virtual rounds of golf.

Senate and House pass funding bill; Trump is prepared to sign, will also declare border emergency, McConnell says

President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border.

Port Manatee seeing exponential growth in the last five years

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Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack

The reports surfaced as investigators were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area where Smollett says the attack occurred.

White House releases Trump’s annual health report

President Trump's annual physical concludes he's in "very good health overall," even though he's gained four pounds, making him clinically obese.

Florida man arrested after threatening to blow up schools on anniversary of Parkland mass shooting, police say

Florida police took a man into custody after they say he threatened to blow up two schools in Miami-Dade County, where his ex-girlfriend's children attend classes, on the anniversary of the Parkland shootings.

EPA to regulate cancer causing chemicals in drinking water

Millions of Americans are exposed to contaminated drinking water.

Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Florida man caught on camera licking doorbell

According to a news release and video from Ring, the latest licker approaches the home with a stack of papers and seems to be attempting to convey some sort of message.

One year after Parkland: How has school security changed on the Suncoast?

One year ago, 17 students and staff were gunned down in Parkland, Florida. Both Sarasota and Manatee County Schools made major changes post Parkland to better protect their students.

  Booker High School holds remembrance to remember the lives lost in Parkland one year later

Booker High School holds remembrance to remember the lives lost in Parkland one year later

VIDEO: Mobile home goes up in flames in Sarasota

It happened around 12:30pm at Venetian Park Estates off U.S. 41 in Sarasota. Firefighters were so close, they could look out their garage bays and see the smoke. They arrived on scene quickly.

High levels of weedkiller significantly raise risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, study finds

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, was introduced as an herbicide in 1974.

Diet drinks linked to risk of heart attack, stroke, early death in women over 50, study says

Previous research has shown links between diet beverages and stroke, dementia, diabetes, and obesity

‘He doesn’t even look human’: Racist rant at mom, son captured on video

In a video posted to social media, the woman can be heard yelling at them to get out of the neighborhood, after they parked on a public street to grab coffee.

Amazon ditches New York headquarters

The online retailer faced fierce opposition from some New York politicians who were unhappy with the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives Amazon was promised.

JPMorgan Chase is creating its own cryptocurrency

JPM Coin will only be available to institutional investors at first and is tied directly to the US dollar.

Local Female veterans in Sarasota honored who served in WWII by Sarasota Military Academy

Sarasota has a rich history and the Sarasota Military Academy honored women who served our country during one of the most crucial time periods.

Grateful heart patient helps Suncoast Blood Bank celebrate 70th anniversary

Bob Cowles, right, brings a cake each year to the Suncoast Blood Bank for helping save his life during emergency heart surgery in 2008. He's pictured here with his son, Ken.

Year after Parkland massacre, 17 victims remembered

The first anniversary of the Parkland mass shooting will primarily be about remembering the 14 students and three staff members who died by observing moments of silence, performing community service projects and paying their respects.

US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week.

Infowars’ Alex Jones must give sworn deposition in Sandy Hook lawsuit

Discussions on Jones' web show have called the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax, and lawsuits by families of eight victims and a first responder say they've been subjected to harassment and death threats from Jones' followers.

Fear and mistrust: Parkland attack disrupts school life

The Parkland massacre a year ago upended school life across Florida. Some students have difficulty trusting classmates outside their circle.

Ex-FBI official McCabe said he worried Russia probe would end after Comey’s firing

After FBI Director James Comey was fired, McCabe says he wanted to "put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion" to ensure that the case couldn't be closed without a record in the event he also was fired.

Dual enrollment agreement reached between Manatee County School District and USF

Tuesday night the Manatee County School Board approved the dual enrollment articulation contract. School board member Dr. Scott Hopes, a candidate to become USF’s next president, says it’s something he’s been pushing for over the last six years.

Report: Khashoggi’s fiancee could also have been a victim

Khashoggi's killers were most likely not informed that his fiancee Hatice Cengiz was waiting for him outside the Saudi Consulate, where he was killed on Oct. 2.

Thai Bouillabaisse with Black Rice from SAGE | Suncoast View

Chef Christopher Covelli brings us this delicious meal!

  Florida woman charged with threatening black deputy with visit from KKK

Investigators said Edwards told the Deputy Brandon King, a black man, that the Ku Klux Klan would burn crosses in his front yard.

Florida governor wants grand jury to investigate schools to make sure they are in compliance with state laws

On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for a statewide grand jury to investigate whether school districts are following laws enacted in the wake of the attack that left 17 dead.

Jason Van Dyke: Ex-Chicago cop beaten by fellow prisoner, wife says

Van Dyke was convicted in October for second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

Lawmakers want constitution revision commission repealed

Florida lawmakers are seeking to get rid of a commission that meets every 20 years to suggest changes to the state constitution.

Collector finds rare 1921 Babe Ruth baseball card, buys for $2

Ball took it to get it authenticated. Turns out, the card is a 1921 Babe Ruth Shotwell E-121 model.

Car flips over on Clark Road, blocking left turning lane

Around 8am Thursday, a car flipped over, blocking the left turning lane to Catamaran Drive on Clark as you’re nearing the I-75 interchange.

Mother and son lose everything in fire that destroyed their mobile home in Sarasota

Mary Thomas and her son Wayne are grateful to be alive. Their mobile home went up in flames and they lost everything.

Five hurt in severe turbulence aboard flight to Seattle

Three of the passengers were taken to a hospital, but the other two didn't require additional medical attention.

Man found with 3D-printed AR-15, ‘hit list’ of lawmakers, gets 8 years in prison

Eric Gerard McGinnis was arrested with the loaded rifle. His list featured Republican and Democrat members of Congress.

Prison nurse accused of killing husband to marry convicted murderer

The woman allegedly poisoned her husband with antifreeze then set their home on fire to try and cover up the crime.

Man accused of locking family inside house, setting it on fire after Cheez-It argument

The suspect’s brother and 61-year-old mother were able to escape the house via the second floor, and no one was injured.

Untested water: 99.9 percent of foreign fish goes without testing for unsafe drugs

According to government reports, there is evidence that the main oversight agency for seafood, the Food and Drug Administration, has failed to meet new mandates to increase inspections at foreign food facilities.

In House’s Yemen vote, Congress reasserts war-making powers

Lawmakers in both parties are increasingly uneasy over the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and skeptical of the U.S. partnership with the Saudi-led coalition, especially in light of Saudi Arabia's role in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the royal family.

Colorado store going out of business after boycotting Nike for Kaepernick ad

Months have passed and now the finances of it all have caught up with him.

Confederate book containing racist statements displayed in Georgia congressman’s office; congressman blames staff

Rep. Drew Ferguson said he wasn't aware of a 19th century book in his office about Robert E. Lee, which was opened to a page containing racist statements.

Americans will spend record amounts of cash this Valentine’s Day, survey says

If you're in a relationship, Valentine's Day is usually an expensive gift-giving day. This year, spending is expected to reach unprecedented levels, according to a just-released annual survey.

Unhappy with budget deal, Trump still doesn’t expect a new shutdown

President Trump is expected to grudgingly accept the agreement, which would avert another government shutdown and give him what Republicans have been describing as a "down payment" on his signature campaign pledge.

Suspect charged with murder in NY friendly fire police death

The robbery suspect targeted in a hail of police gunfire that killed a New York City detective Tuesday night has a long rap sheet and a history of bizarre pranks ready-made for his social media pages.

Perennial presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche dead at 96

Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96.