Many in the Suncoast prepare for record breaking hot temperatures

It’s that time of year in the Suncoast where temperatures are on the rise.

  Deaths reported after likely tornado rips through Oklahoma town

Crews were expected to arrive in El Reno to determine the severity of the damage to the town.
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Neighborhood throws party to say goodbye to retiring mailman

People decorated their mailboxes in honor of Floyd Martin, who served the neighborhood for nearly 35 years.

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  Lemon Avenue streetscape project is set to begin

  Sarasota County School District employee files multiple complaints

  Sarasota home health agency accused of paying kickbacks to doctors for patients

  Nonprofit ‘Mothers Helping Mothers’ is expanding

  Nik Wallenda speaks with ABC7 about his upcoming high-wire challenge above Times Square in New York City

Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana preparing for high-wire walk above Times Square in New York City.
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Torrential rain doesn’t stop sentinels from placing flags at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

A soldier from the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment continued to place flags at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during severe weather on Wednesday.

  Doctors advice to stay safe during record high temperatures

  Turtle nesting season is here on the Suncoast

  Troopers cracking down on impaired driving heading into Memorial Day weekend

  Body cams updates in Sarasota County

Motorcyclist critically injured in crash in Englewood

  Garbage truck fire at Five Points Park in Sarasota

2019 Suncoast Memorial Day events

First Alert Traffic: Roads have re-opened after accident on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota

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  Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $418 million

Statistically, you only have a 1 in 302,575,350 chance of winning the big one.

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  Florida man wanted for trying fire bomb a home

  Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time

Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the half-billion-visitors mark for the first time.

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First Alert Traffic: Crash on I-75 in Charlotte

  Chalkboard Champion: Elementary school teacher who always arrives early, stays late

  Florida man wanted for trying fire bomb a home

  Police in search of two alleged thieves in North Port

  Serial killer who took 10 women’s lives executed in Florida

Bobby Joe Long, 65, was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m. Thursday following a lethal injection at Florida State Prison. Long had no last words, simply closing his eyes as the procedure began, witnesses said.
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  Teenager pushes double amputee home in wheelchair during storm warning

Greg Beck, who is in a wheelchair, was trying to get home during a severe storm warning. Seth Philips hopped out of his mother's car and pushed Beck home.

Deputies investigating road rage shooting in Sarasota

Alleged drug dealer crashes car into store, patrol vehicle when deputies show up to arrest him

New Florida law bans release of mass shooting recordings

Florida governor signs ban on child-like sex dolls