Fog, rain and cooler weather moving in

After a long stretch of 80 degree days here we are going to see changes begin on Wednesday which will bring us back to more average conditions for this time of year.

  FBI chief warns violent ‘domestic terrorism’ growing in US

Wray’s comments in his first public appearance before Congress since the deadly Capitol attack two months ago amounted to the FBI’s most vigorous defense against the suggestion that it had not adequately communicated to police agencies that there was a distinct possibility of violence.
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Veteran leaves home for first time in 2 years, thanks to volunteer-built wheelchair ramp

The retired Coast Guard veteran, who has a partially amputated leg, had been unable to get his old wheelchair over his doorway onto the porch.

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Court: Famous ‘house on stilts’ in Sarasota Bay must come down

Colony Cove hosts first day of pop-up vaccine site in Ellenton

Baugh faces new ethics complaint over vaccine pop-up site controversy

FDOH reports continued decline in COVID-19 positivity rate

Gov. DeSantis orders flags to half-staff in honor of COVID-19 victims

Gov. Ron DeSantis will order flags to half-staff Wednesday in honor of Floridians who have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

A semitruck on Tuesday crashed into an SUV carrying 25 people on a Southern California highway, killing 13 people and leaving others injured, authorities said.

  Manatee County schools celebrate Champions of Education

DeSantis touts state’s COVID-19 decisions

Venice High School athletic director arrested for DUI

Nokomis man faces multiple charges after high-speed chase

Complete text of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ State of the State address

TSA gearing up for spring breakers

Motorcyclist dies in Port Charlotte crash

Sarasota Police looking for trio seen in parking garage

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  Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

The announcement comes as the White House looks to speed the production of the single-dose J&J vaccine and accelerate the nation’s plans to reach “herd immunity” in the U.S. and begin restoring normalcy after the pandemic.

STATE HEADLINES

DeSantis touts state’s COVID-19 decisions

State adds 16 species of nonnative reptiles to ban list

Disney, Carnival continue sailing suspensions

State lawmakers aim to crack down on pandemic fraud

A bill scheduled for a hearing Monday would allow police to charge pandemic-related fraudsters with felonies.

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Army recruiter faces new charge in Manatee County

State eyes costly fix to unemployment website

  First Alert Weather: Warm and humid with patch fog today before tomorrows cold front

  Foggy start on Tuesday but still warm

  Earlier hurricane season could impact local businesses

As The National Hurricane Center debates changing the start of hurricane season, this could impact local tourism and shops.
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  Biden urges Senate Dems to rally behind $1.9T virus relief, stimulus checks bill

With Democrats having no margin for error in the evenly split 50-50 Senate, Biden was expected to urge them on by conference call.

Local entities react to new COVID-19 vaccine eligibility criteria

WATCH: Volusia Sheriff’s deputies pulls woman from her car after she crashes into pond

Applications for Manatee County CARES assistance open this month

‘Open your heart.’ U.S. Rep. Crist chides Gov. DeSantis on vaccine distribution