First Alert Weather: Sunshine returns today

After a few early morning rain showers and thunderstorms, mostly in southern parts of the Suncoast, our skies will gradually clear. This will begin a period of dry and sunny weather that will feature lower humidity

Jury returns swift guilty verdict for Chauvin in Floyd death

The murder and manslaughter convictions came in an explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.
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  Murder case against Chauvin in George Floyd’s death goes to jury

All three of the possible charges require the jury to conclude that Chauvin's actions were a “substantial causal factor” in Floyd's death — and that his use of force was unreasonable.

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Woman found severely beaten at Venice hotel; suspect in custody

Manatee County OKs going forward with deep injection well at Piney Point

Online shopping to get more expensive in Florida

  First Alert Weather: Another day with chances for strong storms

Vote-by-mail overhaul heads to House floor

Republicans are seeking to curtail use of drop boxes and change the process for verifying ballot signatures
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Woman glues eye shut after mistaking nail glue for eye drops

Doctors say if you ever get anything in your eyes to flush them with water immediately.

Capitol Watch: April 20, 2021

  DEP says they are ready to handle any impacts from the rain at Piney Point site

Sarasota Farmers Market hosting Earth Day Celebration Saturday

  Strong to severe storms possible Tuesday

School bus overturns in Hardee County

Police investigating reports of gunfire in Sarasota

FDOH update shows statewide COVID positivity rate at 7.9%

No financial data at risk in Sarasota parking app breach, company says

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Toddler saves himself from drowning

Two-year-old Kyle saved himself from almost drowning in his family’s pool because he remembered lessons taught in swim class.

STATE HEADLINES

Groups, representatives across Florida react to Derek Chauvin verdict

Florida House bill would add more rules on use of force by police

Among other things, the bill seeks to limit the use of chokeholds and require on-duty officers to intervene when they witness excessive force

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DeSantis signs controversial anti-rioting bill into law

Sarasota Sheriff releases findings in CARES Act Fraud

Weather cancels vaccine clinic at Bradenton’s Tom Bennett Park

  First Alert Weather: Stormy weather for two days on the Suncoast

Capitol Watch: April 19, 2021

Here’s what’s on tap in the Capitol today.
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WATCH: Railway worker rescues child from path of oncoming train

The worker raced into action after the child slipped and fell onto the tracks with a train speeding toward the station.

  Various rounds of storms over the next 3 days

Fatal shooting in Bradenton; suspect still at large

Car drives into a home in Charlotte County

  Rain on the way! Good Morning Suncoast weather Sunday morning