With House voting on virus relief, stimulus checks bill, Dems mull wage plan rescue

A virtual party-line House vote was expected on the COVID-19 relief measure, which embodies President Joe Biden’s push to flush cash to individuals, businesses, states and cities.
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  Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades.


Sarasota provides update on weekend pop-up clinics

Sheriff responds to newspaper’s criticism over controversial photo

Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

Nik Wallenda’s Daredevil Rally to return to Sarasota’s Nathan Benderson Park

State adds 16 species of nonnative reptiles to ban list

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission added 16 reptiles to a list of prohibited species, including several python species, green iguanas and all species of tegu lizards.
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Nose piercing leads to liver transplant for woman in New York

What started as a beauty statement ended up in a serious infection, And an organ transplant was needed to save her life.

  Chalkboard Champion: Former retired teacher, teaching and making a difference again

Englewood police looking for trailer thief

Hearing set to discuss Citizens’ rate hike proposal

Manatee’s new automated vaccine appointment system goes online

  First Alert Weather: Humidity on the rise and temperatures climbing

  The heat is on for the weekend

  Some teachers and unions react to COVID-19 vaccination plan

Push continues to bring more COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities on the Suncoast

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  Tiger Woods transferred to LA hospital after surgery

Tiger Woods has been moved to another Los Angeles hospital after undergoing surgery to his right leg after being badly injured in a car crash.


State adds 16 species of nonnative reptiles to ban list

Disney, Carnival continue sailing suspensions

State lawmakers aim to crack down on pandemic fraud

Florida vaccination list expands to include teachers, police over 50

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday said teachers and law enforcement officers age 50 and older will have access to COVID-19 vaccine.


Vaccines coming to ALL 730 Publix pharmacy locations in Florida

Mobile home owner in Charlotte County narrowly escapes fire

Car collides with building after 4 vehicle crash

More pop-up vaccine sites are coming to the Suncoast as positivity rate dips to 5.23%

DUI suspect: ‘Thanks for arresting me. I could have killed someone tonight’

An Englewood man suspected of DUI thanked the deputy for arresting him Monday evening, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said.
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  COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

The hardening opposition suggested that Biden’s first major legislative initiative could encounter unanimous GOP opposition.

Bradenton woman arrested after allegedly throwing man into fire hydrant

Southwest to add seasonal flights from SRQ to Milwaukee, Chicago

Van Wezel among pop-up vaccine sites in Sarasota County

First Alert Traffic: Gas leak closes part of Osprey Avenue