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BRADENTON, Fla. - Blake Medical Center continues to be at the center of controversy over whether they should be allowed to continue operating their trauma center in Manatee County. This week, the Florida Department of Health discussed proposed rules that would regulate the number of trauma centers in the state.
Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias is an important step in getting appropriate treatment, care and support services. (NAPS)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pittsburgh police chief Nathan Harper has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiring to create an unauthorized slush fund.
(NAPSI)—Many veterans have found that a sudden physical disability can change the course of their life. However, that change can often be as fulfilling as the path the person was on before the disability.
(StatePoint) In today’s digital world, connecting with your children goes beyond face-to-face communication. While nothing beats in-person quality time, on-the-go lifestyles don’t always allow for it.
A new local study finds there are more than 400 families with nearly 800 children who are homeless in Sarasota County tonight.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Our Amazing Suncoast Woman this week is Katie Self, Executive Director of the Sarasota County Teen Court Program.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving lower following the release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's January policy meeting. The minutes show that officials agreed further gradual reductions in their stimulus would be appropriate as long as the economy keeps improving. They discussed the need to stress that the Fed's key short-term interest rate would remain near zero, but they couldn't agree on how to modify their commitment to keep the rate near zero "well past" the time unemployment falls below 6.5 percent.
SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota County is asking for feedback on Sarasota 2050, a long-range, overlay component of the county's Comprehensive Plan. Sarasota 2050 allows for an alternative, compact, mixed-use form of development with significant conservation and preservation requirements outside the county's Urban Service Boundary, generally east of Interstate 75.
(BPT) - Each year offers a chance for new beginnings – an opportunity for people to reflect on the past and make personal resolutions to use their time effectively to prosper in the year ahead. The same is true for businesses, as entrepreneurs and business owners set new strategic goals and plans for growth.
(BPT) - Technology can do a lot for home offices as well as small and medium-size businesses, but choosing and investing in the appropriate level of technology can sometimes feel overwhelming and time-consuming. Business owners and consumers alike sometimes overspend on technology rather than selecting the right tools to help them improve their productivity while keeping their costs at a minimum.
(BPT) - While cooler temperatures slowly fade, gardeners across the country eagerly await the arrival of spring – and the chance to get outdoors and grow something. If gardening is your passion, you don’t have to wait until the weather is perfect to get started. In fact, working ahead by growing your own seedlings is a great way to ensure your garden is successful throughout the warmer months.
SARASOTA COUNTY - The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has launched a special effort to reduce truancy and keep track of students who have missed an excessive amount of school.
(NAPSI)—Smartphones make life so much more convenient, but if they are lost or stolen, your personal information may be exposed. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your information.
As weddings become more and more personalized to the bride's own tastes, blue and other colors have been making their way into the bridal picture, both in decor and in jewelry.
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 24, 2014--CMMI Institute announced today that a record number of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) appraisals were completed in 2013 as organizations across the globe elevate organizational performance by adopting CMMI. The company also released the findings of a customer satisfaction survey using the Net Promoter® Score (NPS) methodology in which individuals who utilize CMMI rated CMMI as the world class means of improving organizational performance.
(BPT) - When the holiday season arrives, so too does the enigma of holiday tipping. What’s supposed to be a sign of gratitude for great service, can quickly turn into stress as you try to decide if and how much you should tip the handyman, mail carrier, babysitter and many more.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Bank of America says it will spend more than $10 billion to settle mortgage claims resulting from the housing meltdown.
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 11, 2014--A new comparative study by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has found that Singapore, Norway and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rank first, second and third, respectively, among 10 countries in their use of “digital government” – from offering online portals to access public services to employing digital channels and social media to communicate and engage with citizens.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 2 people at the Citgo gas station on 10th Street and U.S. 301.
Weddings are a time to get dolled up. Though some gentlemen may be tempted to wear the suit they wear to work, a formal event necessitates something a bit more remarkable. When the weather is warm, some men may scoff at the idea of wearing a full suit or even a tuxedo. But just because a person is wearing pants and a jacket doesn't mean the suit must be dark and heavy.
On July 9, 2012, ABC 7 held its first 7 Who Care awards luncheon, recognizing 7 outstanding Suncoast volunteers who work selflessly to make our community a better place. ABC 7 received heart-warming nominations for many worthy volunteers and was proud to announce our first honorees: