Road warriors: Bucs win 31-26 at Green Bay, reach Super Bowl

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are advancing to Super Bowl, beating Green Bay Packers 31-26 in NFC championship game.

2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation’s intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates.
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1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in US

One winning ticket has been sold in the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

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  Local judge shares thoughts on her sorority sister, Kamala Harris, becoming Vice President

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New details emerge following crash that killed a bicyclist in South Sarasota

Lakewood Ranch man remembers his good friend Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron remembered by Lakewood Ranch friend.
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2 injured after police car drives through crowd at race

A police car arrived, then drove through the crowd after people tried to block the vehicle, a witness said.

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Operation One Way Ticket: 14 men arrested in Manatee County child porn sting

Florida Department of Health reports 272 new COVID-19 deaths

SMH team members among healthcare workers receiving a Super Bowl invite

Bill targets strangulation by police officer

Manatee County Search and Rescue raising money for new vehicle

Almost 1 million Florida seniors vaccinated, war hero gets first dose

NFL to give 7,500 vaccinated health care workers free tickets to Super Bowl LV

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Nurse battling COVID-19 may have contracted virus between vaccine doses

In between doses, experts say the Pfizer vaccine is 50% effective. It takes at least two weeks after the second dose to receive the full benefit of 95% protection.

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Trump pardons former WellCare executives

  AMI Privateers Continue Mission

AMI Privateers has been helping Manatee County kids further their education -- with hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants provided since the group’s inception back in the 1960s.

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14 arrested in Manatee County in child pornography sting

Charges announced in the death of Corporal Brian LaVigne

New drive-thru COVID vaccination site opens at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota

State of Florida to require proof of residency before distributing COVID-19 vaccine

Florida DOH shows dip in state positivity rate

The Florida Department of Health’s Thursday update shows a slight dip in the statewide positivity rate.
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  Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Ora Media, a company in which King was a cofounder, reported his death on his Twitter page Saturday morning.

No drones allowed over Tampa Riverwalk, Raymond James Stadium ahead of Super Bowl

Advocates ask Corcoran to delay English proficiency exam

DOH-Sarasota releases update on new COVID-19 vaccine registration system

Man arrested following homicide in Sarasota