Man arrested after allegedly beating woman and child with metal pole after being accused of stealing

A 31-year-old man has been arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly beating a woman and her daughter with a metal pole after being accused of stealing.

  UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Britain authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for use Wednesday, greenlighting the first shot backed up by rigorous scientific review.
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Photographer witnessed removal of Utah’s mysterious monolith as another appears in Romania

Ross Bernards and his friends ended up with the monolith all to themselves for about an hour and took nighttime photos until some other visitors came walking up.


Norwegian Cruise Line extends suspension of voyages

  A cold December morning!

  Giving Tuesday, ABC7 teams up with Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee and All Faiths Food Bank

  Suncoast Nursing Programs hope to fill gap in staff shortage

  The Florida chill is on

We are jumping right into Winter as lows are expected to be in the upper 30′s well inland and low to mid 40′s elsewhere. With the wind blowing NE at 10-15 mph it will feel much cooler. Winds chills will be in the low to mid 30′s from about 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. so bundle up as you head out the door.
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Woman creates hug tunnel at Colo. senior living community

It’s an effort to give residents at retirement homes and senior living communities something that the pandemic took away.

FDOH reports more than 1,000,000 COVID-19 cases in Florida

Salvation Army in Sarasota to serve as a Cold Weather Shelter

TPA relaunches flights to Havana

Cold Weather Shelter opens in Charlotte County

School choice open enrollment begins in Manatee County for 2021-22 school year

District 1 City Commissioner resigns in North Port

Attorney General Ashley Moody provides tips for safe giving on Giving Tuesday

Poinsettia Parade cancelled in North Port due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Trump teases 2024 run at White House Christmas party

Trump has been challenging his defeat in November's election despite his own attorney general acknowledging there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.


Seminole County, Fla. School District spammed as students receive racist emails

Florida Attorney General issues warning about COVID-19 texting scam

Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning state taxpayers of a new COVID-19 related text scam that misleads recipients into giving out their banking information in exchange for a $1,200 stimulus check.


SCSO continuing shooting investigation on intersection of Desoto Road and Tuttle Avenue, 5300 block of Tuttle Avenue closed off

Breezy and cool Tuesday, really cold Wednesday morning!

Special guest to highlight Tidewell Foundation’s Giving Tuesday

  17-year-old shot and killed after deputies say was ‘Drug deal gone bad’

  First Alert Weather: Monday, November 30, 2020 - Find your winter clothes because you’ll need them over the next few days

For tomorrow, a cold and dry air mass will settle in place allowing for lots of sunshine and highs to top out in the upper-50s.
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Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus

The mega tip was paid on a tab for a single $7 beer.

12 Days of Giving Food and Toy Drive begins in North Port

Students to continue having choice of in-person, online classes

Englewood teen killed in fatal crash Sunday on I-75 northbound and State Road 93 in Palmetto

Deputies conducting homicide investigation in Myakka City on Verna Bethany Road