Illegally owned tiger rescued by California zoo

Neil, a 400 pound Bengal tiger is now a permanent resident at Moorpark College’s America’s Teaching Zoo.
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  2 firefighters killed after teens allegedly set fire to Calif. library

More than 50 city, county and state firefighters battled the blaze at the California public library for hours.

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  Big chill is on for the Suncoast as cold front blows through

Bradenton City Council moves forward on Riverwalk extension

Man who tried to blame his 80-year-old father for child porn downloads sentenced to 20 years in prison

  One year since skeletal remains of missing teen Jabez Spann found in Manatee County

Deputies: Man arrested for child porn may have exposed himself on local beaches

The sheriff’s office began investigating in December 2019 after an IP address connected to a home on the 2000 block of Sun Home Street in Sarasota was uploading child porn. Deputies say 65-year-old Gerald Nicolas lived at the home and downloaded the images.
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‘I want to die, right now’: Mom posts aftermath of son’s bullying

The boy has a type of dwarfism called achondroplasia, a condition that creates shortened limbs.

  Fire causes major damage to rental unit on Anna Maria Island

Police in Sarasota looking for man who stole golf cart

  Crews cut roof off vehicle after car goes into water during I-75 North crash

Florida car salesman gets 6+ years for stealing $3M from clients

  Rollerblader killed when speeding car loses control in South Florida

  Upcoming meeting in Newtown aims to teach people how to manage their money

  Sewer construction project on Bradenton Beach causing major traffic headaches

  Every Person Counts: Participation Made Easier for 2020 Census with Online Option

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  Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

Roger Stone, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison on his convictions for witness tampering and lying to Congress.

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Bill heading to DeSantis would require minors to get parental consent for abortion

Florida car salesman gets 6+ years for stealing $3M from clients

  Court rules against Florida on felon voting rights

  New College president says folding his school into FSU makes no sense

The wide-ranging bill would also make taxpayer-funded grants that go to students attending private colleges and universities need-based and increase Bright Futures scholarships for some students attending state colleges.

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  Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office launches program to help inmates transition back into society

  Bicyclists make plea to drivers after traumatic road rage incident in Bradenton caught on camera

  Married, off-duty officers thwart armed robbery attempt during dinner date

  Court rules against Florida on felon voting rights

  FWC extends catch and release until May 2021 due to red tide

Under an Executive Order, FWC extended catch-and-release measures for red drum, snook and spotted seatrout until May 31, 2021 in all waters from the Hernando/Pasco county line south through Gordon Pass in Collier County.
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  Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals at Democrats’ Nevada debate

Sanders is the only Democratic candidate who thinks the candidate with the most delegates should win the party’s presidential nomination even if he or she doesn’t have a majority. It sets up a clash should the primary season end without a clear winner.

  New College president says folding his school into FSU makes no sense

  One year ago: Vandal spray paints #MeToo on Unconditional Surrender statue in downtown Sarasota

Police looking to identify driver involved in hit-and-run crash in Sarasota

Florida father sues airline over boy’s sexual assault during layover