Salvation Army of Manatee County short on gifts this holiday season

The organization is running low of toys for kids 6 to 12-years-old. About 250 boxes remain empty, and the give away will take place in less than two weeks.

  Mother allegedly ran over Calif. barber who nicked her son’s neck during haircut

The suspect allegedly rammed the barber with her car, knocking him into and breaking the glass windows of the store next door.
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  Ex-police officer accused of choking child with dog leash

The alleged incident took place in 2017 when the boy was 8 years old and walking a puppy.


  Night of Lights kicks off holiday season on St. Armands Circle

  Sarasota Police remind residents to protect homes against porch pirates

  Suspects identified in laundromat shootout in Bradenton, one dead

Official: Pensacola shooter was Saudi aviation student

Police searching for suspect who allegedly stole credit card from a hotel guest in Sarasota

Police are searching for a male suspect who allegedly stole a credit card from a hotel guest in Sarasota.
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  North Korea conducts ‘important test’ at once-dismantled rocket launch site

North Korea said Sunday it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will have a key effect on the country’s strategic position.

  Local impact of potential change to food stamps eligibility

  Christmas tree lighting at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota

Video released of person of interest in stealing and slaughtering of horse in Palmetto

Project managers detail storm water improvements in The Bay Project

  Deputies search for suspects who stole, slaughtered show horse in Manatee County

Police: 65-year-old Venice man arrested for possession of child pornography

  Students in Sarasota with special needs invite the public to their second annual Holiday Bazaar

  Public Meeting to be held to address Lift Station 87 progress

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  Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday.


Official: Pensacola shooter was Saudi aviation student

Trump food stamp change could affect 200K Florida students

News outlets reported the figures this week and say a finalized rule could come as soon as the end of the month.


Driver ends up in pond at North Port elementary school

  Dog overboard! Video shows Coast Guard rescue of dog in distress off Fort Myers Beach

  Police not laughing about threat at middle school in North Port; student arrested

  Sarasota man facing manslaughter charges in death of pregnant girlfriend and their unborn child

  Sarasota County School District gets 150 new devices that could help a choking child

The district is calling it another tool in their toolbox to address a nationwide issue. One child will die every five days from choking on food.
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Ho ho, oh no! Arizona man gets trapped in chimney weeks ahead of Christmas

Authorities were called to a Tucson, Ariz., home after neighbors heard someone calling for help inside a chimney.

  Plans moving forward for new public pool in Palmetto

Proposal for Sarasota Performing Arts Center taking shape

  Sarasota man charged in death of pregnant 23-year-old girlfriend and their unborn child

Deputies: Bradenton man forced woman to perform oral sex at gunpoint