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Bolts to bring home the Stanley Cup!
Tampa Bay Lightning takes the win!
Published September 29, 2020 at 6:39 AM
SRQ reports a decrease of travelers due to COVID-19
Before the COVID-19 crisis, the airport reported a 24-straight month increase of its travelers.
Published April 13, 2020 at 10:36 AM
Publix to implement ‘One-way’ aisles to support social distancing
Publix Supermarkets will transition to one-way shopping aisles to help customers practice social distancing during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Published April 10, 2020 at 12:18 PM
Local doctor who recovered from COVID-19 donates convalescent plasma
Thursday, Suncoast Blood Center received the first donation of convalescent plasma from a donor that recovered from COVID-19.
Published April 9, 2020 at 3:44 PM
Deputies and inmates to make 100 masks during COVID-19 crisis
The masks will be made with breathable cotton and a filter insert to ensure proper protection to first responders.
Published April 9, 2020 at 10:32 AM
Here’s how a local organization is helping during the COVID-19 crisis
Forty Carrots Family Center announced today it will help provide tech-based communication platforms for students and parents while schools are closed due to COVID-19.
Published April 7, 2020 at 2:59 PM
Sarasota Police Department to limit person-to-person non-emergency calls
This is an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the world practices social distancing.
Published April 6, 2020 at 2:48 PM
North Port Police to enforce ‘Off-road’ violations
“We are continuing to enforce off-road violations along with large groups gathering due to COVID-19 concern.”
Published April 6, 2020 at 11:30 AM
The City of Sarasota to extend public health emergency
In a statement released by the Sarasota Police Department, the city will enforce prohibition against all social gatherings of 10 or more people.
Published April 3, 2020 at 6:15 PM
Suncoast Humane Society makes history amid the coronavirus pandemic
The organization announced it finished the last set of paperwork for the last two animals at its shelter last night, just before the stay-at-home order went into effect.
Published April 3, 2020 at 12:16 PM
USF-Sarasota-Manatee campus unveils food pantry and fund program for students amid coronavirus pandemic
The campus will open a new food pantry today, March 30, to address food insecurity among some students.
Published March 30, 2020 at 12:47 PM
Two children reported missing out of Hardee County have been found and are safe
Tristin Joshua Rodriguez, 5, and Triniti Marie Rodriguez, 7, were last seen with Brian Michael Rodriguez, 28, around 12 p.m. today.
Published March 27, 2020 at 4:28 PM
Mote Marine Lab says marine reptiles can still be met virtually
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota would like to take your kids on a fossil learning journey while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Published March 27, 2020 at 4:20 PM
Hillsborough County issues a “Safer-at-Home,” curfew orders
Both are designed as a safety precaution due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Published March 26, 2020 at 6:04 PM
VIDEO: Coyote running around near SRQ Airport
Jerry Dotson was on a work site near the airport around 7:30am when he spotted the furry animal.
Published March 24, 2020 at 4:22 PM
Deputies rescue five from capsizing boat off Anna Maria Island
Deputy Jacob Merrill and Deputy Todd Sellitto noticed the boat was capsizing and quickly responded while the Marine Unit was on its way.
Published March 24, 2020 at 2:01 PM
Some companies are hiring amid coronavirus pandemic
A few stores are currently hiring across the nation to help those that are wondering where their next paycheck will come from.
Published March 23, 2020 at 4:05 PM
Four boaters rescued from overturned boat
Venice Police Department says four people were rescued and there are no injuries.
Published March 19, 2020 at 1:40 PM
Activities for children amid coronavirus pandemic
With Gov. Ron DeSantis announcing the closure of schools until mid April, most are wondering how to keep their kids busy.
Published March 18, 2020 at 3:02 PM
Florida man jailed twice for impersonating a cop
Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staley said in a Facebook post that 60-year-old LeRoy Stotelmyer was arrested March 11 after investigators got a tip from a toll bridge attendant.
Published March 18, 2020 at 12:01 PM
Meals on Wheels seeking volunteers amid coronavirus pandemic
The organization is urging the public to donate and volunteer if possible during the coronavirus pandemic. They are seeking of all Manatee County residents to feed the community.
Published March 17, 2020 at 5:23 PM
Pines of Sarasota accepting cards and letters for patients
Here’s a great project for the family during the coronavirus pandemic. The Pines of Sarasota says they are now allowed to accept cards and letters for the patients.
Published March 17, 2020 at 4:43 PM
Sheriff: Suspect in custody after shooting into vehicle in Venice
Sarasota Police release body cam footage of officer saving dog from hot car
Lawmakers to tackle sports betting in special session Monday
Pinellas County Sheriff investigating after fatal hit-and-run
J&J pop-up clinic set today in Bradenton