Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

Following the arrest of a CNN crew on live television by police on Friday, an apologetic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz promised that journalists would not be interfered with in reporting on violent protests following the death of George Floyd.

  National Guard summoned to aid cities amid protests, police clashes

The unrest followed the killing in Minnesota of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody.
  • Coronavirus

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens

In the U.S., the virus threw more than 2 million people out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses, stoking fears the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the world's largest economy.


City of Sarasota extends public health emergency until June 5

Florida turns eye toward hurricane season as DOH updates COVID-19 stats

Chalkboard Champion: Paying bills and providing computers for students learning from home

Could we see our third named storm before the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season?

City of Venice urges residents to donate blood

OneBlood in the City of Venice will hold a blood drive Wednesday, June 3 outside City Hall.
  • National

  Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis

Protests erupted in Minneapolis and spread across the country after the police killing of George Floyd.

  First Alert AM Weather: Friday, May 29, 2020 - Scattered showers & storms redevelop this afternoon

  Hurricane prep tax ‘holiday’ underway

  Typical scattered late day storms Friday

Suncoast Counties Prepare for Hurricane Season Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Judge resists ordering fixes to unemployment system

2 arrested in 2019 robbery, homicide

1 person dead following shooting in Bradenton

USF adjusts its fall schedule due to COVID-19

  • National

  George Floyd protests: National Guard mobilized in Atlanta; fatal shooting in Detroit

Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities.


Florida turns eye toward hurricane season as DOH updates COVID-19 stats

  Weather better for historic SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts

The weather is looking up for SpaceX's first astronaut launch, as officials vow to keep crew safety the top priority.


Palmetto, Bradenton to move fireworks to Labor Day weekend

Sheriff: Registered nurse stole oxycodone

Sheriff’s department conducting death investigation

  Florida confirms 53,285 positive COVID-19 tests

Sarasota Co. Sheriff hoping someone recognizes attempted burglar

Officials with the Sarasota County Sheriff are hoping someone recognizes this man.
  • National

  Minneapolis officer charged with George Floyd’s death as protests flare

The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis.

Virus causes detour in getting driver’s licenses

  First Alert Weather: A shift in weather patterns brings better rain chance

  Mail-in voting could turn Election Day into Election Week

Manatee Strong: ‘This is how we roll’ parade celebrates end of school year