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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly changed his proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial after senators objected.
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  Fake meat industry enjoys meaty success

Fake meats sales grew astronomically between 2018 and 2019. Their sales strategies have a lot to do with it.

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  Two pedestrians killed in Bradenton in a pair of crashes near each other on the same day

  Archeological site in Bradenton opens to public on MLK Day

  Sarasota honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a celebration

  North Port Community Helps Local Family Get Out of Homelessness

  A freeze possible Wednesday morning and wind chills in the 20s

Guess who’s back? Winter’s back along the Suncoast as the cold north wind continues to blow in the coldest air of the season. With an area of low pressure developing east of Florida we will see a prolonged period of windy conditions which will bring the wind chills into the mid 30′s on Tuesday an
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  Girl, 6, saves firefighter father, rest of family after NJ home catches fire

The fire department is collecting clothing and food donations to help the family as they try to recover from the fire.

  Registered nurse accused of stealing medication from Sarasota hospital

  Two pedestrians killed less than a mile apart on same stretch of road in Manatee County

  Deputies: Florida man sought hit man to kill his brother

  Two-alarm fire at Bradenton apartment building leaves 21 adults, children homeless

  Manatee County School District working on reading program for elementary students

  Suncoast students sending Valentines Day cards to veteran for his birthday

  Troopers searching for driver in fatal crash that killed a pedestrian in Bradenton

  Manasota Operation Troop Support hosts fishing event to honor veterans

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  Baby boy rescued after falling 8 feet down heating vent in Oregon home

Police officers crawled under the house and pried up the floorboards to find the 10-month-old in the duct work.

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Report: Lucky’s Market closing all Florida locations except one store in Melbourne

  Deputies: Florida man sought hit man to kill his brother

Mistake leads to huge water bills in Florida city

Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

Florida woman who fed vultures, gators settles lawsuit for $53,000

A Palm Beach County judge on Wednesday ordered Irma Acosta Arya to pay up by Feb. 14. He also permanently enjoined her from further feedings of wildlife.

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Mistake leads to huge water bills in Florida city

  J.D. Hamel Park hosting fifth annual Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival

  Local family receives living room makeover from Manatee Habitat for Humanity

  Flooding problems discussed at Palmetto High School during school board workshop

79-year-old driver critically injured in traffic crash

Troopers say Raymond Rogers was driving his 2018 Toyota Camry in the left lane of Rockley Boulevard around 7:20am, approaching Montrose Drive, when he failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway.
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  Man accused of intentionally ramming car, killing 3 teens in California

The California Highway Patrol is investigating what led up to the crash, including possible road rage and whether the suspect knew the teenagers.

  Police searching for robbery suspect in North Port

  Bradenton Police to focus on traffic, pedestrians in certain areas of the city

  Manatee County Planning Commission approves proposed car dealership, neighbors voice opposition

  Local non-profit that helps the homeless now needs help from the community to get new roof