While there’s no cure for autism, early diagnosis and certain types of therapies have been proven to help a child function in the real world which is why researchers are learning new non-invasive ways to fight autism at the source instead of just treating the symptoms. A local organization is using
The Federal Trade Commission says the Sunshine State has the second highest rate of identity theft per capita. Last year alone, Floridians lost 84 million dollars to hackers. ABC7’s Jacqueline Matter found you may be putting your identity at risk without even realizing it.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, F.L. (WWSB) - The Manatee County School District announced late Tuesday evening that Anna Maria Elementary will be closed on Wednesday, October 10th due to water levels associated with Hurricane Michael, and the uncertainties surrounding additional street flooding due to rains or storm surge.
SARASOTA, FL. (WWSB) - Free and reduced lunch programs serve tens of thousands of children in our area during the school year. It makes you wonder where these children get a good meal when school is out for the summer.
SARASOTA, FL. (WWSB) - The company that designed the pedestrian bridge that collapsed Thursday at Florida International University near Miami also created the iconic Sunshine Skyway Bridge linking the Suncoast to Tampa Bay, as well as the elevated express lanes of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, according to FIGG's website portfolio.
SARASOTA, FL. (WWSB) - Thursday evening the School District of Manatee County sending out an email and robocall to parents saying that due to the high number of threats made to schools across the district, all middle and high school students are not to bring a backpack to school on Friday.
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Less than a week after 17 people were fatally shot at a Florida high school, the state House has voted down a motion to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles, effectively killing the measure for this session.
(ABC NEWS) - FEMA announced Tuesday that the agency’s food and water aid to Puerto Rico is no longer needed for emergency operations. The agency cited the restoration of the commercial food and water supply chain and the availability of private suppliers.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A warning about pizza and a big bear as Hurricane Irma approached Florida is prompting a bill addressing how the state communicates with hearing impaired residents during weather emergencies.