UPDATE: Two juveniles in custody following robbery and accidental shooting at Sarasota apartment complex

Venice man sentenced to 25 years in prison for molesting child

Gray Television partners with Grand Ole Opry for new TV network

Recipe for Peanut Butter Pie by Dr. BBQ | Suncoast View

  Manatee County discuss ordinance to ban retail sales of puppies and kittens

  What’s being built in the City of Sarasota

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  Plan to expand Florida toll roads expected for Wednesday in State Senate

  Florida Senate passes bill expanding armed teachers program

  Holmes Beach Police install five new license plate readers

  Manatee County votes to not arm school teachers

  Venice Fire Department Officially Taking Over EMS Service from Sarasota County

  Manatee County School Board decides against arming their teachers

  Beautiful weather continues through Thursday then storms for Friday

Another beautiful day can be expected on Wednesday as high pressure remains in control.

Bill making texting when driving main offense passes House

Texting while driving in Florida would become a primary traffic offense punishable by fines under legislation passed by the Florida House.

  VIDEO: Gator mating call from backyard in Lakewood Ranch

Gordon Silver caught this gator mating call in his backyard in Lakewood Ranch last Wednesday.

  Woman shows her behind, unleashes racist tirade on African American family on Easter Sunday

Jessica and Kevin Hollinger were charged with disorderly conduct among other charges.

Women, seniors had biggest impact on midterms in Florida

Boy thrown over balcony at Mall of America showing signs of recovery

2 boating deaths in 2 days in Florida Keys

  Father accused of shooting 2-year-old son in the face with a shotgun

Florida Senate passes bill expanding armed teachers program

UPDATE: Woman dies after boyfriend allegedly shoots her in Bradenton

  Recipe for French Onion Soup by Siesta Key Summerhouse

Chef Evan from Siesta Key Summerhouse brings this recipe for Suncoast View.

  Recipe for Spring Rolls by White Picket Produce | Suncoast View

Katie from White Picket Produce provides this recipe.

  Vice Mayor wants to promote “legacy” businesses in Sarasota

Vice Mayor Jennifer Ahearn-Koch wants to honor longtime local businesses in the City of Sarasota.

Police say guns spotted in vehicle suspected in overnight shooting in Sarasota

Three juveniles are allegedly involved in a shooting investigation in Sarasota after Sarasota Police say three guns were discovered in the car.

North Port father of three dies in tragic crash in Lee County

A father of four from North Port died in a fatal accident over the weekend in Lee County.

  Deputies in Sarasota County targeting school zones this week

School safety is a top priority and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to get on board.

  Will the Manatee County School board arm teachers?

What’s new today? Manatee County School board will continue their discussion of whether or not they will give teachers the option to carry guns.

‘Jaws of life’ used to free dog’s head from cinder block

Officials say Florida firefighters used the "jaws of life" to free a Rottweiler that got her head stuck in a cinder block.

  8 ducklings rescued from drain at Florida golf course

Officials say Florida firefighters managed to rescue eight ducklings from a storm drain and return them to their concerned mother.

  Video of altercation between middle school teacher in Sarasota and student released, investigative report recommends termination of teacher

Investigative report into middle school teacher altercation with student recommends termination of teacher.

  North Port Communities Increase Security to Make Sure Kids Have a Safe Place to Play

Parents in North Port have been on high alert since the sexual predator, Timothy Rice, was arrested for allegedly touching young girls inappropriately at a swimming pool.

  Controversial SC megachurch pastor called to #TheJesusChallenge to ‘live minimally’ for 1 year

The challenge came in the form of a Twitter post and YouTube video on Easter Sunday.

  Clear sailing through Thursday and then some changes possible Friday

Beautiful mid April weather to continue on Tuesday with highs in the low 80s at area beaches and mid 80s elsewhere.

  Tobacco-Free Florida Week focuses on decreasing e-cigarette use

Tobacco-Free Florida Week kicked off on Monday, April 22, 2019.

  Bicyclist died in Longboat Key after fatal crash

The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. on the 5800 block of Gulf Mexico Drive. The Sarasota Police Department is currently conducting an investigation because the Long Boat Key Police Department do not have traffic homicide investigators.

SR 789/Gulf Dr closed after vehicle crash in Manatee County

A traffic alert has been issued for SR 789/Gulf Drive due to a vehicle crash and both directions are closed.

  Do you have expired or unused prescription drugs? Bring them to Sarasota PD

Have you looked in your cabinet lately and noticed unused or expired drugs in your home? No worries, the Sarasota Police Department is allowing people to get rid of them this weekend.

  One man injured in a shooting in Bradenton

One man is injured due to shooting in Bradenton, Monday morning.

  Police: Man and woman wanted for using “funny money” on St. Armand’s

One man and woman are wanted for using counterfeit bills last week in Sarasota.

  Man wanted for battery bitten by K9 officer while hiding in bushes in Bradenton

On Sunday night, Manatee County Sheriff’s department tried to detain one suspect, but fled the scene and was eventually found hiding behind bushes in Bradenton.

  Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman to block subpoena of financial records

Rep. Elijah Cummings issued the subpoena earlier this month to Mazars USA, an accountant for the president and Trump Organization.

  Deputies searching for man who shot two people outside of a club in Bradenton

Shooting at Bradenton club sends two men to the hospital.

How you can help shape the future of our roads along the Suncoast

Local officials want to hear what you think the future of our roads should look like.

Sarasota and Manatee County to host Earth Day events

Earth Day events scheduled in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

  VIDEO: The City of Venice hopes new surveillance cameras boost security

Next Tuesday, officials are expected to vote on a more than 200,000 dollar plan. If passed it will add surveillance cameras in and near downtown.

Bradenton man died after van overturned in Manatee County

A Bradenton man died last night due to a fatal crash in Manatee County.

Accident on Proctor and Sawyer Road in Sarasota blocks intersection

There has been a car crash on Proctor and Sawyer Road in Sarasota that is an active scene.

  Deputies: Fatal shooting justified by self defense after road rage incident in Manatee County

Deputies investigated this as a road rage incident and determined the fatal shooting was a justifiable act of self-defense. Deputies say evidence collected at the scene indicates the shooter was a victim of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon prior to the shooting.

Accident cleared at Circus Boulevard and Beneva Road in Sarasota

The accident occurred around 3:00 p.m. and there is no information what the cause of the accident was.

Accident cleared on Fruitville Road in Sarasota

There has been a car accident on Fruitville Road at Cattleman that is an active scene.

  72 animals confiscated from Port Charlotte home in deplorable condition

More than 70 animals rescued from Port Charlotte home in deplorable conditions.

  Cooler and drier air to move in over the weekend

After a wild Friday things will be much calmer for the weekend but a bit cooler.

  Deputies searching for man who drove stolen vehicle into a living room of a home in Bradenton

Deputies are in search of a black male who was the driver of a stolen vehicle that crashed into a duplex in Bradenton on Thursday afternoon.

  First Alert Weather: The latest on Friday’s storm watch

Chief meteorologist Bob Harrigan discusses the latest on Friday’s severe weather storm watch.

  Lido Beach closed Friday due to severe weather

Lido Beach is now closed to incoming inclement weather.

Police searching for individuals responsible for vandalism at the Bradenton River Walk

Police are in search of four individuals who committed vandalism at the Bradenton River Walk skate park in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

  Holmes Beach closed Friday due to inclement weather

Holmes Beach in Manatee County has been officially closed down due to inclement weather.

All Sarasota County athletic fields closed Friday

All athletic fields in Sarasota County have been shut down for the day due to inclement weather.

De Soto National Memorial Park closed due to severe weather

De Soto National Memorial has shut down for the remainder of the day due to the severe weather.

  Brush fire closes down Rustic Road in Nokomis

A brush fire has closed down Rustic Road and Knights Trail in Nokomis to the public.

Tampa Int’l Airport and SRQ announce delays and cancelled fights due to inclement weather

Tampa International Airport and Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) have announced that numerous flights have either been delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather.

  SC 5th grader died of natural causes, no criminal charges to be filed, investigators say

No criminal charges will be filed in the March death of a 10-year-old Colleton County girl who died after a fight in her classroom, the solicitor says.

Driver charged with DUI in crash that killed motorcyclist

Troopers say the motorcyclist, 54-year-old Kenneth S. Bauer of Palmetto, was traveling north on U.S. 301, when a Dodge pickup truck driven by 47-year-old Jose Colon Vega of Palmetto turned left to go south on 301, at the intersection with CR 675.

Skyway Bridge closed Friday due to inclement weather

The Skyway Bridge is now closed to all traffic due to severe weather and high winds.

Selby Gardens closing Friday due to inclement weather

Due to inclement weather, Selby Gardens will be closing today at noon.

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

The announcement is expected as early as Wednesday and would cap months of deliberation over his political future.

Head-on crash closes all lanes on State Road 70 in Myakka City

The crash happened around 6am. Troopers say a driver was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of State Road 70 in a 2008 Honda CRV and struck a 2004 Mack garbage truck driven by a 48-year-old man from Arcadia.

Recipe for Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint Sauce by Apollonia Grill | Suncoast View

Chef & Owner Eddie Yzieri from Apollonia Grill brings this recipe!

  Recipe for Pan-Seared Scallops by Fins at Sharky’s | Suncoast View

Chef Marc from Fins at Sharky's prepares this amazing dish, and brings us the recipe!

UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Sylvia Hatchell coached the Tar Heels for more than 30 years. The school won a national championship in 1994 under her tenure. Hatchell is the ACC’s all-time winningest coach.

  Habitat for Humanity is set to build affordable housing in Samoset

More affordable housing is headed to Manatee County, this time in West Samoset. Habitat for Humanity is currently working on a sixteen home community.

Some closures in Venice ahead of Friday’s severe weather threat

The city of Venice closes some popular attractions ahead of Friday's severe weather threat.

  Sarasota looking into adding an affordable housing fund

Finding affordable housing is getting harder. It’s been an issue for people who work in the area for years, because the cost of living on the Suncoast is so high.

Wild wicked weather expected to blast through the Suncoast on Friday

Numerous advisories are already up in advance of a strong cold front which will bring showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe, mainly Friday afternoon.

Bill to cover firefighter cancer benefits making progress

On Thursday, legislation that would make firefighters diagnosed with certain types of cancers automatically eligible to receive disability or death benefits passed its first House committee.

  VIDEO: Deputies arrest six alleged unlicensed contractors in sting operation

As people arrived at the target home in southern Sarasota County last week, detectives were waiting to see if they were licensed, registered, and if they had the insurance coverage required to perform the work.

Florida man arrested and charged for impersonating a police officer in Hillsborough County

A 26-year-old man has been arrested and is now facing a charge for impersonating a law enforcement officer.

  Two months after the funeral, family still waiting for mother to be buried

Dorthy Johnson couldn't be interred on the day of her funeral because of bad weather.