Sick, disabled children walk into winter wonderland and meet Santa on the Suncoast

The 34th Annual Flight to the North Pole, held at FELD Entertainment this year, invites families who have children with terminal illnesses and disabilities to come out, celebrate the holiday and meet Santa.

  Woman in Va. says her employer fired her over her son’s cancer

Claussen says she worked beside her son in his hospital bed in Virginia. She`s worked remotely for a Salt Lake City company called The Summit Group for 13 years.
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  An infant was ejected from a SUV rollover crash. He was found safe in his car seat.

The California Highway Patrol says the baby was found still in his car seat upside-down on the shoulder, and it’s a miracle the baby had only minor injuries.

TOP STORIES

  Manatee County Commission introduce new restrictions to massage parlors

  Storm system to develop in the Gulf on Friday

  Report concludes no wrongdoing in incident where Venice Police officer fired weapon during arrest of 24-year-old man

  Police searching for man who robbed McDonald’s in Sarasota, fled on bicycle

  Semi overturns on I-75 North, blocking lanes and snarling morning commute

It happened around 7:30am near State Road 70 (milemarker 217). A semi overturned, blocking the center and left lane.
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  Panel vote sends Trump impeachment charges to full House

Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler abruptly delayed action on the historic vote late Thursday night. Committee members clashed all day Thursday.

  Motorcyclist killed in crash that shut down I-75 South identified

  FDOT holds public hearing on Siesta Key regarding proposed transfer of roads

  Siesta Key residents pushing for solutions regarding Grand Canal water issues

Suspect who used credit card stolen from vehicle sought by police

  Manatee County Commissioners approve syringe exchange program

Owner of cremated remains found in backyard of Manatee County home located

  Police identify diver whose body was recovered after he went missing off Longboat Key

  Sheriff’s office releases body cam footage to refute Florida man’s account of “unlawful” traffic stop

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  Woman discovers $37 million in her bank account

A Texas woman was a millionaire for a day after a bank error in her favor.

STATE HEADLINES

  Sheriff’s office releases body cam footage to refute Florida man’s account of “unlawful” traffic stop

Ninth-ranked Auburn and Minnesota to meet in Outback Bowl

Ninth-ranked Auburn will face No. 16 Minnesota on January 1st in the Outback Bowl.

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  More kids are developing Prediabetes, here’s why

  Bobcats Found Dead in North Port With Plastic Around Their Necks

  Man safely escapes Nokomis house fire

  Protesters rallying for Community Partnership Schools ahead of Sarasota County School Board meeting

Florida Senate committee passes measure that would require parental consent for abortions

The Senate Health Policy Committee waded back into the abortion debate, voting six to three along party lines to approve the measure that would ban doctors from performing abortions on minors unless they receive notarized, written parental consent.
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  House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote

The House Judiciary Committee abruptly delayed action on a historic vote to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

  Home hit by gunfire in North Port

  Victim identified in fatal accident involving 5 vehicles that closed southbound U.S. 301

  Man arrested for shooting that left one injured at 10th Street boat ramps in Sarasota

Crash closes State Road 70 westbound in Lakewood Ranch