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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB)--Free of the six bill limit of the Florida House, first-term state senator Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) filed an ambitious 70 bills during the legislative session, but 10 of his 11 gun bills were stopped in committee by one of his fellow republicans. 

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MANATEE CO. (WWSB)--Manatee County Commissioners are hosting a joint meeting with the School Board and Department of Health on environmental concerns and possible health effects related to the former Bayshore High School campus.

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PASCO, CO., Fla. (WWSB)--Researchers are opening Florida's first body farm. It will be used to study human decomposition in our environment and could help solve thousands of crimes.

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB)--The alt-right group "Proud Boys" boasts more than 12,500 likes on Facebook and is growing in influence, even appearing at a protest in Sarasota.

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB)--A 2016 report from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health finds demand for mental health services increased by 50% over the year prior. Florida Lawmakers are not planning to expand funds despite requests from university and college administrators.

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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB)--It's the largest remaining stretch of mangrove-lined shore on Sarasota Bay and for years the 529 acre property has been the scene of a contentious battle.

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB)--Free of the six bill limit of the Florida House, first-term state senator Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) filed an ambitious 70 bills during the legislative session, but 10 of his 11 gun bills were stopped in committee by one of his fellow republicans. 

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MANATEE CO. (WWSB)--Manatee County Commissioners are hosting a joint meeting with the School Board and Department of Health on environmental concerns and possible health effects related to the former Bayshore High School campus.

top story

PASCO, CO., Fla. (WWSB)--Researchers are opening Florida's first body farm. It will be used to study human decomposition in our environment and could help solve thousands of crimes.

top story

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB)--The alt-right group "Proud Boys" boasts more than 12,500 likes on Facebook and is growing in influence, even appearing at a protest in Sarasota.