US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day.
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Trump posts ‘60 Minutes’ interview before it airs

The footage shows Trump growing increasingly prickly as anchor Lesley Stahl presses him on the coronavirus pandemic, his slipping support with suburban women and other issues.

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Wildlife expert warning exotic pet owners to be careful and smart with these animals

Sarasota County to host US Open Swimming Championships

PGPD: Officers seize 73 bags of cocaine during probation search

Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming retires

More than 4.77 million ballots cast

About one-third of Florida’s registered voters have already participated in the Nov. 3 elections, according to figures posted Friday morning by the state Division of Elections.
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Website tracks every broken McDonald’s ice cream machine in America

The U.S. map has green dots for the stores where a soft serve is currently working and red dots where they're not.

FDOH reports 3,689 new cases of COVID-19

President Trump says he will vote in person in Florida

Newborn baby taken from Louisiana hospital found safe

Local bands team up to feed the hungry

  Performances are back at the Manatee Performing Arts Center with classic ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

  First Alert Weather: Dry air slowly filters in and sunshine returns to the Suncoast

Sister of Bradenton hit-and-run victim speaks out as the search for the driver continues

  First Alert Weather: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - Peaks of sunshine tomorrow with hit & miss showers

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California prosecutors again seek death for Scott Peterson

California prosecutors said Friday they again will seek the death penalty for Scott Peterson even as a county judge considers throwing out his conviction for murdering his pregnant wife because of juror misconduct during a 2005 trial that riveted the nation.

STATE HEADLINES

  Rays advance to World Series

FDOH releases latest COVID-19 numbers

Biden heads to South Florida, Trump in Orange County

Aggravated Battery charge filed against driver who rammed victim near Hyde Park protest

The charge against Munoz is Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, which is a second-degree felony. The victim’s name is not being released consistent with the rights of crime victims contained in Florida’s Constitution, commonly referred to as Marsy’s Law.

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MCSO: Woman throws her paralyzed son out of his wheelchair and beats him

SCSO: Venice man charged in parrot theft

Blake Medical Center hosts Crush the Crisis Opioid Take Back Day on Oct. 24

More than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases reported by FDOH

  Suspect dies in Wednesday’s deputy involved shooting in Bradenton

MCSO confirms the man shot by a deputy during a stabbing call on Wednesday morning has died.
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  Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden scrapped over how to tame the raging coronavirus in Thursday’s final 2020 debate.

Thunder by the Bay on as scheduled

  First Alert Weather: Models hint at cooler air by the end of October

Tampa Bay Rays tie the World Series in Game 2

NPD: Illegal marijuana grow house found in North Port