In “Your Voice, Your Vote”, we are days out from the 2020 election day. The ABC7 team wants to make sure you are prepared when you fill out that ballot because there’s way more to vote for than just the presidential candidate.
The last day to request a vote by mail ballot is Saturday, October 24th, and the deadline to get your mail ballot to the county elections office is 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 3rd. Plus, if you’re planning on voting early, you can do so from October 19th to November 1st.
What’s been a dream for almost a decade, has finally come true for a baseball league in Venice. Plus, it’s not just any group of players, but the Venice Challenger which was created for children with special needs. Their complex off of Gulf Coast Boulevard and U.S. 41 is now completed – just waiting
We haven’t seen it in a while, but scientists are still working hard to find a way to prevent and kill red tide. The newest discovery is just in time for Friday happy hour! Could beer be the answer for fighting red tide?
Just yesterday, Governor DeSantis announced a new initiative encouraging travel throughout the state. He says not only will this help people feel comfortable being out again, but it can bring thousands of hospitality jobs back to the Florida and the Suncoast.
The School District says flexibility will be key this school year. Things will change on a weekly basis, but they say parents will always be made aware of any new protocols or regulations. Students also have the choice of switching their school option after each quarter.
Parents at Pine View School raised a little over $70,000 in less than two weeks. It was enough to not only get an air purifier for all 112 classrooms at Pine View School, but also about 20 more for other Sarasota County Schools who need it.
Lawyers across the state have gone to court challenging these forced closures, but so far, Florida attorneys are telling us that all the judges that have held hearings are siding with the restrictions.
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Florida, but there’s now reports that some of these numbers are not being calculated accurately. Hundreds of facilities across the state are reporting a 100% positivity rate for COVID-19 test results.
Whether it was the end of a long day or the start of a longer one, thousands of shoppers during a designated hour for first responders at Southeastern Grocers stores left the store with one less thing to worry about Monday night. Their groceries were paid for by the company.
We are beginning to see some hope that comes from the positive cases of Coronavirus. In the United States, more than 20,000 people have recovered from the virus, and an emergency clinical trial is proving that their blood plasma can help others recover as well.
Rio Giardinieri decided that even though this drug hasn't been proven to cure the Coronavirus, he had nothing to lose by taking it at that point. He had been fighting for his life for more than a week. Within 10 hours of taking it, he felt like a new man.
With the majority of the United States hunkering down to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, experts are warning of germs that can still make their way inside our homes. Just because we’re home, it doesn’t mean we’re invincible to these germs. The virus can last for several hours on different typ
Right now, the biggest need is actually protecting those on the front lines inside our hospitals and clinics. Healthcare workers are desperately short of crucial protective gear to protect them against the highly contagious coronavirus.
For years, Deborah Dalzell’s murder was a mystery. No one knew who or why she was raped and murdered in her Sarasota County home. Then in 2018, Luke Fleming was arrested after his DNA was linked to the case.
There are no confirmed cases here in Florida and the 57 cases in the United States all have ties to visits to and from China. However, even though it’s not here yet, officials say it’s time to start making safety measures.
This technology can not only help find missing persons, but help officials see what kind of damage a storm might have caused in some areas or what roads are now blocked – before sending officers into the danger zone.
Every home will be getting a letter like this in the mail by March 12th. In it, there will be a code that you’ll have to input on the website provided to be able to answer all nine questions for every member of your household.
The county is now considering a restructured transit system that could eliminate all bus routes south of the Venice Terminal and instead provide smaller, door-to-door services for the rest of South County. These areas would become mobility hubs with hopes to be more user-friendly.
"I passed on all kinds of properties that I would’ve normally bought, but since I had all my money here, I didn’t want to stiff the county. Then I find out, just the other day, that they said they’re going to re-do the whole thing.."