Man beaten, robbed of $200,000 life savings outside Calif. bank

The victim suffered severe trauma to the head, a dislocated shoulder and significant bruising on his side and arm, according to his daughter.
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  US tops 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases, to Europe’s alarm

The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. reached 5 million Sunday, by far the highest in the world, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

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FDOH reports 6,229 new confirmed coronavirus cases statewide

  Local organization hosts school supply drive-thru

  Disney World to begin reducing park hours in September

  Early voting begins on the Suncoast

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, August 8, 2020 - Near record highs tomorrow with scattered showers & storms developing in the afternoon

skies will be mostly sunny and it’ll be another hot and humid afternoon. Near record high temperatures are possible with highs topping out at 95 degrees. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible along the sea breeze.
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Georgia school with large crowds reports positive virus cases, closes for cleaning

The principal of North Paulding High School in a suburb west of Atlanta sent a letter Saturday to parents disclosing the positive tests.

Suncoast congressman backs bill to extend telehealth for seniors

  City of Venice to hold hybrid meetings

  USF to begin Phase 2 of their re-opening plan

  Plane skids off runway in India; 17 killed, including pilots

  Suncoast residents and business owners excited about sales tax holiday this weekend in Florida

  Most of the storms inland this weekend

  Former Sarasota long-term care facility worker facing additional charges for credit card theft of residents

  ‘Extremely active’ hurricane season possible for Atlantic Basin according to NOAA and Colorado State University

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Man serving life sentence for $30 of marijuana to be freed in La.

Prosecutors in Louisiana agreed earlier this week to release Derek Harris, who has served nine years in prison.

STATE HEADLINES

FDOH reports 6,229 new confirmed coronavirus cases statewide

FPL sends crew to New Jersey to help in aftermath of Hurricane Isaias

Over 600 Florida Power and Light (FPL) employees are headed to New Jersey to help restore power in the aftermath in Hurricane Isaias.

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Independent restaurants urge Congress to pass relief bill

The 2020 Sales Tax Holiday weekend is underway in Florida

Palmetto man facing second degree murder charge after mother of children was found fatally stabbed in the family’s home

Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting teenage girl and holding her against her will

The two boys reported missing out of Bradenton earlier have been located safely

Deputies say the two boys that were reported missing out of Bradenton earlier have been found and they are okay.
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Ohio governor’s conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash

The Ohio governor’s positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive policies.

City of Sarasota extends public health emergency until August 14

  First Alert Weather: Pattern of coastal showers followed by inland storms holds into the weekend

  State health department responds to discrepancies in COVID data reporting

  Better chances for storms this weekend