California teachers sue after jetliner dumps fuel on schools

Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble dumped its fuel while making an emergency return to the airport.
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  Wisconsin woman dies after long wait in emergency room, family says

On Jan. 2, Tashonna Ward texted her mom saying that she was experiencing chest pains and was going to the emergency room.

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  U.S. House passes bill to protect older workers from age discrimination

  Amazon building new distribution center in south Sarasota County

Car slams through wall of mobile home in Manatee County

  DNA leads to cold case conviction of man who killed Sarasota woman in 1988

  General counsel for Manatee Schools to receive sensitivity training over alleged inappropriate comments

The school board attorney found “no evidence to support the complaints" and also noted there had been no in-house complaints by any district staff.
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China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

People traveling from Wuhan, China, will have their temperature checked and be asked about symptoms.

  Social media sleuths help police identify, locate woman who allegedly stole from downtown Sarasota hotel

  Chalkboard Champion: Teacher combining love of teaching with passion for community service

  Opening day for the 104th Manatee County Fair in Palmetto

  New Accelerated Program at USF’s Sarasota-Manatee Campus To Help Fill Gap in Nursing Shortage

  Sarasota County Commissioners approve hunting program to stop feral hog damage

  Brrrrrrr..... Arctic air to visit Florida next week

Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

  VIDEO: Bobcat spotted prowling near home in North Port

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  Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

There will be millions watching on television, 100 senators seated silently in the Capitol and one man in the Oval Office with a twitchy Twitter finger.

STATE HEADLINES

Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

Florida won’t get the chance to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in 2020

The political committee Make It Legal Florida had been hurrying to try to meet a requirement to submit 766,200 valid petition signatures to the state by a Feb. 1 deadline and went to court to try to get more time.

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

  Selby Gardens introduces revised expansion plans during public workshop

  Bradenton man takes to social media to try to find person who stole his trailer

  Sarasota City Manager explores potential new site for Sarasota Orchestra

Teen girl who North Port Police say made up story about being raped now facing charges

Police spoke to the girl again the evening of Friday, January 10 and say she admitted making up the story to seek attention.
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  11 U.S. service members injured in last week’s Iran missile attack, military official says

The U.S.-led military coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria shared that detail Thursday in a statement.

Republican leaders oppose Gov. DeSantis plan to have businesses use E-Verify

  Selby Gardens public workshop to discuss new expansion plan

  Manatee County commissioners agree to turn vacant land into high-end affordable housing

  Metal netting to be installed on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to help with suicide prevention