Palmetto man facing second degree murder charge after mother of children was found fatally stabbed in the family’s home

A Palmetto man is facing second degree murder after police say they found the mother of his children stabbed to death in their home, while their four young children were asleep.

  Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurt

City of Sarasota extends public health emergency until August 14

FDOH reports 7,719 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida

  First Alert Weather: Pattern of coastal showers followed by inland storms holds into the weekend

  State health department responds to discrepancies in COVID data reporting

  Better chances for storms this weekend

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Country star Kane Brown appears in selfie with employee at Virginia travel center

  A major success for Mote Marine Laboratory’s scientific coral restoration efforts

  1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends

DOH reports latest COVID-19 cases

Local leaders create ‘Mask up Manatee Coalition’

  First Alert Weather: Good rain chances into the weekend

  Extreme hurricane season predicted

With the heart of hurricane season still two weeks away looks like there will be plenty more storms to keep us on our toes between now and Nov. 30th.

Contactless thermal temperature scanner kiosks now available at SRQ

Contactless temperature scanners now at SRQ.

  Fatal deputy-involved shooting victim’s family say ’there’s got to be a better way’

The family of Adrean Stephenson speaks about the night of the deputy-involved shooting that killed her.

  Hurricane season is in full swing: Why you should review your homeowners insurance policy to see if you are completely covered

Isaias impacted the east coast as a Category 1 Hurricane, which serves as a reminder on why it is important to check your homeowner’s insurance to see what it covers.

FPL sends crew to New Jersey to help in aftermath of Hurricane Isaias

SRQ Airport increasing safety measures as part of ‘Fly Safe’ program

Vice President Pence makes Faith in America campaign stop in Tampa Bay Wednesday afternoon

  Major cruise lines cancel departures through October

  OneBlood is currently hosting a blood drive outside of the Venice City Hall

  COVID-19 vaccine developer eyeing doses for less than $40

Sheriff: Florida man strikes waitress while yelling about the ‘Aryan” nation

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man for allegedly striking a waitress and disturbing the peace at a restaurant in Nokomis.

  First Alert Weather: A pattern shift will be shifting the timing of our storms

For the past few days the rain chances have gone up a bit and the showers started early near the coast and then moved inland and became stronger and more numerous in the afternoon.

  Morning coastal showers again possible

All this summer it seems we have been dealing with heat advisories and lack of cooling storms in the afternoon to cool things down near the coast.

National Stop On Red Week

During National Stop On Red Week advocates on the Suncoast raise awareness of the importance on stopping at red lights.

  Doctors say face shields or glasses in addition to masks to help prevent spread of COVID-19

Masks are still the primary way of protection from spreading COVID-19, but now doctors say if you can, you should also be protecting your eyes, like wearing a face shield. Especially if you’re in the healthcare field, a first responder or in places with close, consistent exposure like in schools.

Man allegedly suspected of committing murder in Idaho captured in Sarasota

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man that is allegedly suspected of committing a robbery and murder in Idaho in 2016.

Suncoast doing well considering the midst of a Pandemic

Tourism on the Suncoast is doing better than many would expect in the midst of a Pandemic.

Sarasota man sentenced to federal prison for theft of government property and smuggling goods

A 69-year-old Sarasota man has been sentenced to two year and nine months in federal prison.

MCSO employee arrested following investigation for using a computer to solicit illegal acts

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) announced on Tuesday that one of their employees has been arrested in Hillsborough County for his alleged role in an online chat investigation.

Bicyclist killed during fatal crash on North Tamiami Trail on Monday night in Osprey

A 68-year old man was fatally struck after colliding with a van on Monday night in Osprey.

All north and southbound lanes have re-opened between U.S. 41 at Bayshore Gardens Parkway in Manatee County

All northbound and southbound on U.S. 41 at Bayshore Gardens Parkway and U.S. 41 at 63rd Avenue West have re-opened in Manatee County.

  First Alert Weather: Rain chances will slightly increase today

As Isaias moves quickly away from the Suncoast, high pressure will begin to build and temperatures remain warm. Feels like temperatures today will climb to 105 to 107.

  Pinky-swear gets suicidal Florida teen off overpass ledge

The teen said he was tired of life and wanted to jump off the bridge.

  Rain chances on the way up

Isaias continues to wreck havoc along the Mid-Atlantic coast states. Tropical storm warnings are up from South Carolina to Maine as it will bring flooding rain and dangerous tropical storm force winds over the next few days.

2-week-old baby who was missing out of Broward County, found safe

An Amber Alert has been issued for a newborn boy out of Broward County.

What will be the protocol for Suncoast teachers or staff that contract COVID-19?

As of right now, Florida does not cover teachers until workers compensation. The Florida Education Association has petitioned the state to extend coverage under workers comp to include teachers for coronavirus, but unless that happens, teachers will have to use their own sick leave.

City of Venice passes first reading needed for mask mandate

The City of Venice is now a step closer to making masks mandatory.

13 polling location changes in Manatee County on Primary Elections

Primary Elections will be different this year due to Coronavirus concerns.

Frozen taquito and chimichanga products recalled due to foreign material

The U.S.D.A Food Safety and Inspection Service hhas issued a recall alert for frozen beef and chicken taquitos and chimichangas.

Deputies: Man turns himself in, charged with attempted murder

Deputies in Manatee County are searching for a suspect in an attempted murder that happened on Aug. 1.

Sarasota County voters urged to return vote-by-mail ballots promptly

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner wants to remind voters who have requested vote-by-mail ballots for the August 18 primary election to vote and return those ballots promptly so they are received in time to be counted.

DOH Sarasota announces two drive-thru testing sites in south Sarasota County this week

The Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH Sarasota) is scheduled to host drive-thru testing for COVID-19 in Nokomis and North Port.

  WATCH: Splash Mountain tourists have to jump ship as boat sinks

When Skyelar Ingersoll visited Disney World, she didn’t expect that Splash Mountain would be less “splash” and more “submerged.”

  First Alert Weather: Dry air on the edges of Isaias will reduce today’s rain chances.

Isaias never recovered from the shearing winds and dry air that interrupted it’s development in the Bahamas. Sparing Florida, it now sets it’s sights on the Carolina’s, possibly increasing intensity a bit and becoming a minor CAT 1 hurricane

Woman killed in shooting involving a Sarasota Co. Deputy

One person has died following a shooting involving a Sarasota County Deputy.

  Some morning coastal showers possible Monday

Isaias continues to brush the east coast of Florida heading toward the Carolina’s late Monday and Tuesday morning.

Southeastern Guide Dogs changed the way they are training service dogs

the non-profit is working to get puppies to those who need them most in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Suncoast businesses still having difficulty hiring back staff

Some businesses have re-opened and welcomed customers as much as possible. While others, have chosen to keep their doors closed. Many owners saying they may be able to hire all of their staff back, but not all service industry employees feel ready to be back in close contact with the public.

  Meals On Wheels is still in need of volunteers in Sarasota County

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped Meals On Wheels volunteers from delivering food to home bound residents, but they still need volunteers.

Sheriff: Burger King worker shot, killed in waiting dispute

Authorities in Florida say a Burger King worker was fatally shot after a dispute over a delay in a food order.

Isaias continues to skirt along east central Florida

Isaias is looking much more symmetrical today as the center stays just offshore of the east coast of Florida. It will continue to move NW to N through the day. As of the 11 a.m. advisory it is still a tropical storm and looks to stay that way as it heads to the NNW at 8 mph.

More than 7,100 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Florida

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) is reporting 487,132 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began and 62 new statewide coronavirus related deaths in Sunday morning’s update.

  Utility crews from other states arrive in Florida to help in response to Hurricane Isaias

Hundreds of utility trucks and crew members from almost 10 states are staged and ready at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.

  Sarasota Farmers Market reopens after being shutdown for nearly 5 months

After being shut down for nearly 5 months the Sarasota Farmers Market is back!

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.

  Deputies: 30-year-old man arrested for breaking into home in Manatee County

In Manatee County, a man is under arrest for allegedly committing armed burglary.

  First Alert Weather: Saturday track of Isaias continues to keep the Suncoast free of tropical cyclone impacts

The early Saturday forecast for Hurricane Isaias has shifted east again as the overnight track of the storm itself slows and is more easterly. The Suncoast remains outside the cone and free of direct impact from the storm

  Isaias to impact Florida over the weekend

The forecast over the weekend will be determined how close the center of Isaias will get to Central Florida.

How unemployed Floridians will be impacted by the expiration of federal unemployment benefits

The $600 weekly checks that millions of unemployed Americans have been receiving through the CARES Act have expired. Despite the expiration, congress has not made a decision on a new stimulus package.

BREAKING: Hurricane Warning For SE Florida

The latest forecast is now calling for a shift to the west. The National Hurricane Center has put all of SE Florida in a hurricane warning.

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Steps are being taken to make several staffing changes and implement other steps, Warner Bros. said, without citing specifics.

  Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.

Tampa teen charged in Twitter hacking case

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren announced 30 felony charges against a Tampa teen accused of scamming people and perpetrating the “Bit-Con” hack of prominent Twitter accounts including Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Elon Musk on July 15, 2020.

In the path of Isaias? Commissioner Fried wants you to fill up your gas tanks

Hurricane Isaias is now a Category 1 hurricane and now Florida’s agriculture commissioner wants Floridians to fill up their tanks.

Yard waste collections to resume in Sarasota County

Starting Monday, Aug. 3, curbside collections of yard waste will resume in Sarasota County following a temporary suspension due to the staffing issues.

Attorney General Ashley Moody expands price gouging hotline as Hurricane Isaias approaches parts of Florida

During a storm-related declared state of emergency, state law prohibits excessive increases in the price of essential commodities, such as food, water, hotel rooms, ice, gasoline, lumber and equipment, needed as a direct result of the event.

  Surgeon General, Florida Agriculture Commissioner weigh in on COVID-19 crisis

Florida continues to shatter grim records in the COVID-19 pandemic. A reported 257 residents died on Thursday in connection to the virus, breaking a single-day record for four days in a row this week.

Homicide investigation underway in Manatee County following shooting

Officials with the Manatee County sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting a shooting Thursday night.

President Trump to visit Tampa Friday

President Donald Trump will be visiting Tampa Friday afternoon to discuss COVID and weather preparedness.

Officer injured, 2 others wounded in Florida shooting spree

The Tampa Police Department started getting reports of someone shooting from a moving car on Interstate 275 on Thursday evening.

Death of North Port woman attributed to natural causes

A woman reported missing in May died of natural causes, the North Port Sun reports.

Sarasota County voters urged to return vote-by-mail ballots promptly

The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections is urging voters who have requested vote-by-mail ballots for the August 18 primary election to vote and return those ballots promptly so they are received in time to be counted.

  Virus testing turnaround times reveal wide disparity

Health experts say test results that come back after two or three days are nearly worthless, because by then the window for tracing the person's contacts to prevent additional infections has essentially closed.

  Isaias to dry things out a bit for Suncoast

Looks like we are going to miss this storm as it passes near or just offshore of the east coast of Florida.

  Stone Temple Pilots to perform debut album ‘Core’ live

The band will be performing their debut album “Core” on Nugs TV.

UPDATE: Testing sites on Florida’s west coast will remain open

As Tropical Storm Isaias shifts its track to the east, state-run COVID-19 testing sites on the state’s west coat will remain open.

  2020′s final Mars mission blasts off from Florida

The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life.

More CARES Act assistance available for residents of the City of Bradenton

A second round of Manatee CARES Act funding assistance will be made available for individuals who have experienced financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and need help paying overdue rent or mortgage.