SARASOTA - Local radio DJ's were spinning tunes Thursday for those who gave the gift of life. Suncoast Communities Blood Bank once again partnered up with WSRZ for the 5th Annual Pints for Play.
SARASOTA - People who can't afford lawyers can call Gulfcoast Legal Services. It helps people with things like staving off foreclosure, consumer issues and disability cases.
It turns out April was the best month for home sales in our area since 2005.
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. - A Port Charlotte man called authorities after he found an unlocked safe containing what he suspected to be drugs in front of his house.
MANATEE COUNTY - In celebration of National Drug Court Month, the 12th Judicial Circuit Court hosted its 17th annual graduation ceremony Thursday at the Manatee County Courthouse.
SARASOTA - Sarasota Police are investigating gunshots in the area of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Goodrich Avenue around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.
VENICE - On Saturday, the nationally-ranked Venice High School Indians defeated Haines City 14-4, winning their second straight state title. Wednesday night, the city celebrated its champions.
SARASOTA - The images of devastation in Oklahoma inspire an outpouring of help for victims of the tornado. But, sickening as it may sound, scammers wait to prey on that generosity. Oklahoma's Attorney General has already had to warn people, in his state and even here on the Suncoast, to protect themselves as they try to help others.
ABC 7 has been celebrating Suncoast moms all month in May by giving away spa packages and beautiful bouquets.
24 people died during Monday's twister, but there could have been many more if it weren't for the heroic efforts of so many.
SARASOTA COUNTY - Realtors say it's another sign of the housing market making a comeback -- but not everyone is pleased about plans to close one of the oldest public golf courses in the area.
**UPDATE** The Sarasota Sheriff's Office reports they located the driver involved in this incident around 11pm Tuesday, and were interviewing the person. The investigation continues.
SARASOTA - The organization responsible for planning and funding waterway projects wants a mooring field in Sarasota Bay for more than a hundred boats. And with a funding deadline approaching, the City of Sarasota is now moving forward with expanding that current mooring field.
SARASOTA - The Suncoast is rich in cultural and environmental resources. Yet thousands of Suncoast children have never visited an aquarium, toured a museum, watched a play, or explored a nature preserve. Recent budget cuts eliminated money for school field trips, but the Sarasota Education Foundation stepped in to help.