Be careful! 8 people injured by lightning strike on Clearwater Beach

A man in his 40′s struck by lightning suffered cardiac arrest and is in critical condition, according to reports.

Attorney: Deputy had no obligation to confront school gunman during mass shooting

Scot Peterson's attorneys say prosecutors stretched the laws "beyond their breaking points" when they charged him last month with child neglect, culpable negligence, and perjury for his actions during and after the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead.
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ becomes highest-grossing movie, surpassing ‘Avatar’

Disney said the superhero movie has now brought in more than $2.7 billion worldwide.

TOP STORIES

  Ringling Redskins are making a comeback

  North Port officials looking into 911 funds

  Huge victory for Conservation Foundation, 543-acre Murphy Marsh preserved and protected from development in East Manatee County

Panhandler arrested for allegedly pulling a knife on a business woman

  Manatee County Animal Services experiencing serious overcrowding

Manatee County Animal Services experiencing serious overcrowding
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  Heat, humidity grips East Coast as central US sees reprieve

Portions of the Central Plains and Mississippi Valley and much of the East Coast were still expected to see temperatures approaching nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).

Mote tracks green sea turtles as record nest numbers hit the Suncoast

Fl Deputies: Brothers in custody after man found shot in Bradenton

Fire rescue gives all clear signal in North Port

Sarasota man sentenced to prison for child pornography

  Multiple families in Bradenton temporarily without their homes after a fire that happened on Thursday evening

  Implosions of a Florida power plant have begun

  Vice President Mike Pence will be in Florida on Saturday

Local group says mailed Social Security letters are legit

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‘The Lion King’ bites off $185 million debut, a July record

"The Lion King" this weekend roared into 4,725 North American theaters, where it grossed a stunning $185 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

STATE HEADLINES

  “Chance the Snapper” has a new home

  FWC increasing patrols to protect manatees

The FWC is increasing patrols across the state to better protect manatee conservation and public safety.

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  Meters are free on Main St. for 10 minutes, but not St. Armands

  Court rules Florida can require licenses for dietary advice

  FWC increasing patrols to protect manatees

  Siesta Key trolley is expanding hours of operation

  Teacher from Sarasota named finalist for Teacher of the Year Award

A Sarasota teacher made it to the last round of the 2020 Florida Teacher of the Year Award.
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Plan would make multimillion-dollar mansions eligible for disaster aid

A proposed massive overhaul of the protection system to correct mapping mistakes and other errors would lift the prohibition for more than 900 other structures along the East Coast from New Hampshire to Virginia.

Police investigating traffic crash that happened on Friday morning involving a police motorcycle

  CPR training now required for Florida school bus drivers

  Florida Wildlife Commission trying to control invasive Pythons

  Florida is one of 27 states that have Salmonella infected pet treats