Governor DeSantis stopped by Bradenton to give an update on COVID-19

Governor Ron Desantis stopped by Blake Medical Center to give an update on what the state is doing to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

‘I think I made a mistake’: Young man from Texas dies after attending COVID-19 party

Young people allegedly attend COVID-19 parties with friends who have been diagnosed with the virus to see who gets infected first or who can survive.
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Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

“The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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  First Alert Weather: Friday, July 10, 2020 - Scattered showers and thunderstorms this weekend and the summertime heat continues

Lakewood Ranch restaurant cook dies from COVID-19

Local Hospitals Helping Minority and Low-Income Communities get Masks and Resources to prevent COVID-19 Infection

Sarasota Memorial Hospital offering experimental COVID-19 treatment

Gov. DeSantis announces more electric charging stations along major roadways

Governor Ron. DeSantis announced that the state will take settlement funds from Volkswagen to create more electric car charging stations across the state.
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Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus.

Manatee Co. Schools employee arrested for possession of child pornography

Over 350 Manatee County School employees impacted by COVID-19 since March

Man charged with murder in connection with the death of his father

North Lido Beach re-opens after military marking round discovered

Lucky Pelican cook dies from COVID-19, restaurant closes

  First Alert Weather: Better rain chances for the next few days

  Fay forms off Carolina coast

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium holds sign-up for virtual run

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Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone’s prison sentence

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. The move, short of a full pardon, is sure to alarm critics who have long railed against the president’s repeated interventions in the nation’s just

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Man sets fire in Florida church after plowing van inside

7-year-old boy dies in Florida ATV accident near Tampa

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 7-year-old boy died and five others were injured, including children 2 and 4, when an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a grass field.

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Missing children featured on gas station TVs in Florida

SMH, Manatee Memorial report number of COVID-19 patients

SunCoast Blood Centers searching for convalescent plasma donors

Missing Seoul Mayor’s body found after massive search

  U.S. Attorney’s Office releases more info on Bradenton church arrests

Four men behind a “Miracle Mineral Solution” that was marketed as a treatment for COVID-19 are facing federal charges.
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  Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

The impact has already been felt by families who lost kin — and by the health care workers who tried to save them.

Florida DOH reports 48 new COVID-19 deaths

Heat advisory in effect: here’s how to avoid heat stress

  First Alert Weather: Heat Advisory in effect

  Tropical Storm Fay forms off coast of the Carolinas