About eight months after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis touched off nationwide protests, a Florida state senator has filed a bill that targets strangulation by police officers. The bill (SB 730), filed Friday by Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, could lead to officers facing third-degree fel
World War II veteran and centenarian Henry Sayler received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This moment made national news Friday morning as Florida neared 1 million seniors vaccinated in the state.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the league will be inviting approximately 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to Super Bowl LV as guests of the NFL to thank and honor them for the work they have done during the pandemic.
No drones are allowed to fly over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa during Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, 2021. Drones also are prohibited around the Tampa Riverwalk for the NFL Super Bowl Experience during the days leading up to the event.
As the organization overseeing the SAT test changes the exam’s format to relax requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a group advocating for students learning English in Florida is asking the state to delay a yearly assessment.
Following new guidance and other health departments, the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County will begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for full and part-time Florida residents only whenever new doses arrive.
A 61-year-old man has been arrested in connection to an overnight bomb threat at the Florida Capitol Building. According to the Tallahassee Police Department, Mark Clark was arrested at The Corner Pocket Bar & Grill located at 2475 Apalachee Parkway.
Many expressed hope Wednesday that Biden would right the world’s largest democracy two weeks after they watched rioters storm the Capitol, shaking the faith of those fighting for democracy in their own countries.
Don’t put away the winter clothes quite yet as there is still a long way to go before winter officially comes to a close. It won’t feel like winter this weekend as 80 degree temperatures can’t be ruled out for our inland communities.
President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts of office, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, which included a five-year ban on lobbying their former agencies.
The Florida Department of Health posted its Wednesday dashboard update with the state reporting a 10.73% positivity rate. Manatee County experienced a significant spike reaching a 16.33% positivity rate. Sarasota County is reporting 8.32% positivity.
In an effort to alleviate concerns regarding non-Florida residents taking vaccine supplies away from seniors who live here, Sarasota County officials say those receiving a COVID-19 vaccine must show proof of residency or part-time residency.
As part of a flurry of last-minute pardons and commutations, President Donald Trump granted pardons to five former executives of WellCare Health Plans who were convicted in a case involving allegations of defrauding Florida’s Medicaid program.
A federal judge in Oklahoma has ordered the new owners of an Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King” documentary to turn over all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals’ mothers, to the federal government.
If you’re planning on watching the game from the comfort of your home, then we have a recipe for you. Instead of the traditional chicken wings or pizza, Paul Laubscher from Safe Catch shows us a healthier alternative: keto tuna pizza bites.
The chill will be on for the weekend as the cold front will be well to our south by sunrise on Saturday. It will be blustery to start the day with winds blowing out of the northwest at 20 mph along with some higher gusts at times. Look for a mixture of sun and clouds throughout the day on Saturday
The Manatee County Fair is providing a lot of fun and games for families. If you’re bringing your children with you, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Explorers have come up with an ingenious way to track down a parent if one of your kiddos wanders off.