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Some Siesta Key residents concerned there may not be protective netting for sea turtles during nesting season on Sunset Point Beach
Questions arise regarding sea turtle netting during nesting season on Sunset Point Beach.
Published May 7, 2021 at 9:09 PM
Suncoast businesses hoping to fill many of the available job openings soon
Many jobs available in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Published May 6, 2021 at 8:55 PM
Sarasota Police Department showcases new body cameras
The Sarasota Police Department showcasing their new body-worn cameras on Wednesday. The police chief says officers have been training with these Axon 3 body cameras out in the field since April 21.
Published May 5, 2021 at 8:18 PM
Leaders in Manatee County receive update on Piney Point during Council of Governments meeting
Piney Point discussed at Council of Governments meeting.
Published May 4, 2021 at 10:14 PM
Sarasota city commissioners hear presentation on new body cameras for police department
City commissioners were briefed on the police department's new body camera system
Published May 3, 2021 at 10:31 PM
Bookings increase as cruises set to sail again soon
Bookings on the rise as cruises set to sail again.
Published April 29, 2021 at 10:45 PM
Sarasota Police to begin wearing body cameras soon
Gear touted as a benefit to the community
Published April 28, 2021 at 10:43 PM
Parrish residents pushing for new park following years of delays
Parrish residents continue their push for a new park.
Published April 27, 2021 at 8:46 PM
Bradenton neighbors react to father and sons accused of selling bleach solution to cure COVID-19
Father and three sons could face life in prison for selling what they were calling a miracle potion
Published April 26, 2021 at 9:24 PM
Palmetto Police Chief speaks out on many policing related issues following the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
Reaction from Palmetto Police Chief following Chauvin verdict.
Published April 23, 2021 at 10:15 PM
Dozens gather for rally for the environment event in Sarasota
Rally for the environment in Sarasota focuses on Piney Point issues.
Published April 22, 2021 at 9:57 PM
Celebration and rally for justice in Bradenton following Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
Peaceful demonstration in Bradenton following Derek Chauvin's conviction
Published April 21, 2021 at 10:40 PM
DEP says they are ready to handle any impacts from the rain at Piney Point site
DEP is prepared to handle rain at Piney Point in Palmetto
Published April 19, 2021 at 9:40 PM
Acting Manatee County Administrator gives ABC7 inside look at Piney Point site
Inside look at Piney Point in Manatee County.
Published April 16, 2021 at 9:26 PM
Realtors confident real estate market won’t affecting homeowners near Piney Point site
The housing market is still good near the Piney Point site
Published April 15, 2021 at 8:27 PM
Manatee deaths on the rise in Florida: Lack of seagrass could be to blame
649 Florida manatees have died already in 2021
Published April 14, 2021 at 8:52 PM
Residents and environmentalists share relief at news that Piney Point will be shutting down
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced plans will be created to completely shut down the former phosphate processing facility
Published April 13, 2021 at 9:11 PM
People enjoying 18th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival this weekend
18th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival.
Published April 10, 2021 at 4:57 PM
Piney Point situation continues to improve, some nearby residents still concerned about future issues
Piney Point one week later.
Published April 9, 2021 at 8:56 PM
Palmetto Police searching for suspect in 7-year-old cold-case murder
Cold-case murder suspect identified in Palmetto.
Published April 8, 2021 at 8:38 PM
Residents and businesses getting back to normal following Piney Point breach in Manatee County
Evacuees return home following Piney Point breach, businesses reopen.
Published April 7, 2021 at 9:34 PM
COVID vaccine to be administered to people 40 and older in Manatee and Sarasota counties starting Monday
People 40 plus to start receiving COVID vaccine on Monday.
Published March 28, 2021 at 10:20 PM
Thousands of people not responding to COVID-19 vaccine appointment notifications in Manatee County
Vaccine appointment issues in Manatee County.
Published March 27, 2021 at 9:51 PM
Manatee County looking to fill COVID-19 vaccine appointments
Manatee County has more COVID vaccines than appointments.
Published March 26, 2021 at 7:56 PM
Suncoast residents react to new age eligibility guidelines for COVID vaccine
Age eligibility to receive COVID vaccine in Florida to be lowered.
Published March 25, 2021 at 8:10 PM
Discussion continues over possibly changing name of popular Parrish road
Discussion continues over changing name of Moccasin Wallow Road in Parrish.
Published March 24, 2021 at 8:52 PM
Parrish community enjoys Heritage Day Parade and Festival
Beautiful day for Parrish Heritage Day Parade and Festival.
Published March 20, 2021 at 5:28 PM
More than 16,000 COVID vaccine shots to be administered in Manatee County next week
Progress on Manatee County's COVID vaccine shot.
Published March 19, 2021 at 8:21 PM
Suncoast residents react to attacks on the Asian community
Local reaction to attacks on Asian community.
Published March 18, 2021 at 8:16 PM
Seasonal visitors and spring breakers flock to the Suncoast
Spring break and seasonal visitors are a boost for Suncoast businesses.
Published March 17, 2021 at 8:16 PM
Local fisherman see an abundance of dead seagrass in Manatee County
Bishop Museum of Science and Nature set to debut renovated manatee habitat in June
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing endangered adult
A few inland storms possible Tuesday
DeSantis committee hauls in cash