Free services being provided for veterans on the Suncoast

For veterans who need legal services, Bay Pines Legal Services and the V.A. Healthcare System are joining forces.

  Arlington National Cemetery running out of room for veterans’ burials

For more than 150 years, these hallowed grounds have recorded the history of America’s veterans. But time is catching up.
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  Dad wrestles alleged peeping Tom to ground outside daughter’s bedroom

A Wichita father played police on Wednesday after he said he caught a man lurking in his backyard.

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  Nothing found in lake despite new tip about Jennifer Kesse’s disappearance

Sarasota preparing for Veterans Day Parade festivities

Missing 82-year-old man found and is safe

Missing 78-year-old man in North Port found and is safe

  MCSO searching for two suspects who stole items from several vehicles in a Bradenton community

Deputies with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) are searching for two unknown males who went into several vehicles in a Bradenton community and stole items from them.
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Pot use up, cigarette use down in young adults

Researchers looked at data from 2002 to 2016 and found marijuana use increased by nearly 8% among 18- to 22-year-olds in college.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash in Manatee County

  Police arrest 24-year-old man as suspect in shooting involving officer in Venice

  Finally fall comes to the Suncoast for the weekend

  One man killed in five-vehicle accident on I-75 South in Ellenton

Deputies say 41-year-old woman and four-year-old child have been found and both are safe

Some concerns with the homeless at Sutton Park in Palmetto

Police investigating bomb threats in Hardee County

After nine years as the Mayor of Venice, John Holic eyes seat on the County Commission next

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  High school principal starts ‘No phone, new friends Friday’ lunchtime tradition

The principal said she noticed students at the school with their heads down, looking at their phones. Instead, she wanted them to look at each other and learn face-to-face communication skills.

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Officer accused of killing Oklahoma police chief in Florida

  Suspect arrested in kidnapping of UFC fighter’s stepdaughter in Florida

Ibraheem Yazeed was arrested in Florida and booked into the Escambia County Jail early Friday, jail records show. He's charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, who was last seen at a gas station in Auburn, Alabama, on Oct. 23.

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$800 million in disaster aid to farmers hit by hurricanes

Ahearn-Koch selected as next Sarasota mayor, Eddie selected as vice mayor

  Suspect arrested in kidnapping of UFC fighter’s stepdaughter in Florida

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Bradenton

More cases tied to Florida man accused of groping kids at Disney

The Orange County sheriff's office announced on Thursday that 50-year-old James Anthony Jones now faces additional lewd or lascivious molestation charges.
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  75 years later, family learns 100-year-old WWII veteran helped storm Normandy

Only when the veteran's family was gathering pictures and putting together a biography for his 100th birthday did they learn that when he was in the Army he was part of the invasion of Normandy.

  “The most humble” teacher recognized as Chalkboard Champion

  Neighbors fear driving through Lakewood Ranch intersection they consider dangerous

  FL Agriculture Commissioner working on new hemp law and regulating CBD

  Experts say self-care can have a great impact on your health, local experts offer ways to help