Cat rescued at Bradenton house fire that displaced family of four

Crews were called to 16th Street West Friday morning for a fire that started in the kitchen and caused considerable fire damage to the rear of the home and smoke damage throughout. The blaze was quickly extinguished, but was severe enough that it will displace the family of four who lived in the hom

2 killed, 7 injured in pair of Washington DC shootings

Nine people were shot Thursday night in two separate incidents in the nation’s capital, one of whom died.
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  Florida raccoon takes 16-mile ride on top of bread truck

A raccoon in southwest Florida went for a wild ride this week on top of a Wonder Bread delivery truck.

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Drivers concerned with State Road 70 at I-75 during major construction project

  Fruitville closed in both directions following crash at Oakford Road in Sarasota

FPL to install 1,000 electric car charging stations

  Sarasota police officer buys bike for homeless woman after hers was stolen

Bill filed for all state electricity to be generated from renewable energy by 2050

A bill has been filed at the state capitol that would set a 2050 deadline for all electricity used in the state to be generated from renewable energy.
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Fla. teen survives anchor getting lodged in his head

Doctors call the recovery "one in a million."

Florida teacher found guilty of selling drugs to middle schoolers

BPD holds squad meetings for community to meet officers

Florida man accused of cyberstalking, making racist threats against black activist

  15-year-old arrested, charged with attempted murder in shooting at Bradenton apartment complex

  Man arrested for murder during robbery at Bradenton smoke shop

  Manatee County Commissioner issues statement defending son who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in shark dragging case

  How Nathan Benderson Park is impacted by hosting prestigious events

Washington Monument to reopen after 3-year closure

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  Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas, left at least two people dead and forced rescue crews with boats to scramble to reach stranded drivers and families.

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  Manatee County teen makes full recovery after anchor gets stuck in head

FPL to install 1,000 electric car charging stations

Florida teacher found guilty of selling drugs to middle schoolers

Florida man accused of cyberstalking, making racist threats against black activist

Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Florida, was indicted in Virginia on charges that include bias-motivated interference with a candidate for elective office. McMahon was arrested near Tampa, Florida, after his indictment was unsealed, according to Justice Department spokeswoman Kelly Laco.

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  Sarasota County may have to pay over $25 million in penalties for spilling 630 million gallons of treated and untreated wastewater

Florida man who murdered woman, raped her daughter sentenced to death

Bail denied for man accused of sabotaging American Airlines plane in Miami

Police: Pittsburgh Pirates’ All-Star player attempted to have sex with minor

Florida mom who accompanied daughter to court arrested on outstanding warrants

Brianna Gross, 18, was arrested last week. Deputies pulled her over and say she was driving without a license in a vehicle with an expired tag and they found used narcotics paraphernalia and a concealed, loaded .380 caliber pistol in her vehicle.
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Study: Drinking tap water may pose risk for cancer

You might want to think twice about filling your glass from the sink because a new report indicates there may be cancer-causing products in tap water.

  Man crashes into Bradenton home after being shot behind the wheel

86 percent of vehicle burglaries in Sarasota involved unlocked vehicles

North Port Police put out sign saying alleged drug house is “closed for business”

  Loss of tire pressure leads to fatal crash on I-75 North