Town of Longboat Key receives grant for sea level rise plan

The town was funded $45,443 on a matching grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to study its infrastructure.

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney learned that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.
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Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man

A white Florida man who told detectives he had a “pet peeve” about illegal parking in handicapped spots was convicted late Friday of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in a dispute over a handicapped spot.

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  Students walk out to protest how district is running former charter school

Students, parents and others in the Palmetto community say they are fed up with how Lincoln Memorial Academy is being run.
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AT&T workers strike in Southeast, more than 20,000 walk off the job

The strike involves over 20,000 technicians, customer service representatives and others who install, maintain and support AT&T’s residential and business wireline telecommunications network.

City of Venice fishing pier has re-opened to the public

Man on three-wheeled bike seriously injured after being hit by sanitation truck in Venice

  Semi trailer burns up on I-75 overnight

Driver runs off after crash, leaves vehicle with bullet holes in it behind

  65-year-old man dies following crash on Fruitville Road in Sarasota

  Sarasota Memorial Hospital teaches people how to manage their Diabetes

Save Our Y rally with members and staff focuses on the Sarasota Y’s future

  North Port Man Who Survived Hang Gliding Scare Heading Back For Another Try

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  Florida woman charged with dog’s hot car death

A dog died after being left in a hot car for several hours on Thursday and its owner now faces charges.

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  Clearwater man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man

  Florida teen annoyed by group chat threatens school shooting

Altamonte Springs police say the 16-year-old was arrested after several parents alerted officials at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School.

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Groups work together to help save Sarasota YMCA

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Non-profit targets programs to Sarasota’s most at-risk community

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Large police presence at Palmetto High School after possible threat

The district tells ABC7 that they received messages through the Fortify Florida app about a possible threat. The app was launched after the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland as a way to report threats.
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75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget

Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate.

New College of Florida removes Dean of Enrollment Management over discrimination complaints

  WATCH: Armed man tries to rob Sarasota business

Sarasota man convicted of sexual battery on victim under the age of 12

Police: Florida boy jumped from truck to escape from kidnapper