14 busted during operation focusing on retail spots in Sarasota and Venice

In an effort to reduce retail thefts, deputies spent three days focusing their attention on retail corridors in Sarasota and Venice, ultimately arresting 14 people.

First Watch building 39,000-square foot headquarters in Manatee County

Law banning vaping in workplaces goes into effect next week

Bradenton man who had a terabyte of child porn sentenced to 30 years in prison

  VIDEO: Sarasota Police searching for two people of interest in pharmaceutical delivery truck theft

New Florida laws on gardens, opioids and street racing

Man dies after deputy-involved shooting in Englewood

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Fire truck and car collide on US301 in Sarasota

  Lactation room now open in Sarasota County for working moms

Deputies: 20-year-old Bradenton man arrested for possessing large amounts of drugs

BFD: 10 people safe, two dogs recused after roof fire in Bradenton

Deputies: All lanes open after truck overturns on US 301 and 47th St in Sarasota

Deputies: Unidentified woman demanded money from clerk at Motel 6 in Bradenton

  Health Tip: How to know if you have sleep apnea and how to manage it

It's estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and most of those cases go undiagnosed.

  Sarasota County man accused of pretending to be a doctor, offering therapy

Sarasota Police began investigating after receiving a tip that Phillip Stutzman was offering counseling or therapy sessions under the alias “Dr. Phillip Nikao” while claiming to have a Masters in Neuroscience and a Doctorate in Psychology.

  Officials: New downtown parking garage in Bradenton set to have space for 500 cars

New details about Bradenton’s new downtown parking garage! ABC7 reached out to city officials who tell us there are still several things on their to do list before it opens.

  Sarasota charter boat captain waived right to attend court

The Sarasota Charter Boat Captain accused of holding his passengers hostage for hours at sea, decided he didn’t want to go to court on Monday.

  FL Officials: Wildfire burning over 17,000 acres near I-75 in Alligator Alley caused by lightning

  Juvenile escapes custody during outdoor exercise

Carrie Underwood’s baby loves her singing. Dad’s, not so much

  U.S. State Department tell tourists to exercise increased caution when visiting the Dominican Republic

  Not everyone on board regarding Selby Gardens expansion plans, meeting pushed back to September

  31-year-old Bradenton teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old student

Florida woman accused of theft after giving husband’s guns to police following his arrest for domestic violence

Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find herself arrested for theft.

  Florida governor signs bill to promote career training

Besides promoting career and technical training, the new law will also require that high schools teach financial literacy and allow students to use computer science courses to help meet math and science graduation requirements.

  FDOT: Do you know the purpose of the “Emergency Shoulder Use?"

Often times, we are headed to work in a time crunch and unless you’ve been in an accident or severe weather you rarely use the “Emergency Shoulder."

21-year-old man arrested for DUI in Sarasota after driving wrong way on I-75

FHP was called around 1am on Sunday for reports of a driver going north in the southbound lanes. Troopers responded and found the vehicle at milemarker 171 facing north with its hazards on.

Crater appears in German field, apparently caused by WWII bomb

Residents heard a loud boom in the middle of the night. No one was injured.

  Money Saving Monday: How to save on car maintenance

This money saving Monday we're telling you how to get the best use out of your car so you can save some cash in the future.

Recipe for Carnitas in Local Beer Salsa by Birdrock Taco | Suncoast View

Dave from Birdrock Taco stops by Suncoast View with this recipe!

  Officials: Animal died, four adults displaced after fire started from a dryer in a Bradenton home

The fire was located around the 2100 block of 8th Avenue East around 1:10 a.m. Bradenton Fire Department says when they arrived to the scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames. Luckily, the family managed to evacuate the home unharmed.

  A day in the life of Nik Wallenda

Nikolas Wallenda was born 40 years ago in Sarasota. With three TV specials involving Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon and Chicago, he's not a worldwide celebrity.

  The tragic history of the Wallendas

The Wallenda family has been tempting fate for generations, but fate hasn't always been kind.

  2017: Circus rehearsal accident devastates Wallenda Family

Nik Wallenda, his sister Lijana and others were practicing an eight-person pyramid for an upcoming show when suddenly performers lost their balance and tumbled more than 30-feet to the ground.

  Deputies identify woman who died in weekend house fire in Sarasota

Jennifer Larson, 52, died in a fire that destroyed her home on the 5400 block of New Covington Drive around 4:30pm on Sunday.

VIRAL: Florida driver accidentally drove into a pool, hit gas instead of brakes

One Florida driver accidentally drove in a pool in Hillsborough County and the Sheriff’s Office captured the photos on Facebook their page.

Suncoast: What are some obstacles you’ve overcome in life?

Here on the Suncoast we have a lot of high wire heroes and one of our most noted individuals is Nik Wallenda. As Wallenda and his sister walk the high wire on Sunday, June 23 at 8 p.m. over Times Square in New York City he still remembers the tragic fall of 2017.

  Deputies: Investigation underway after multiple gunshots were fired at a home in Sarasota

An investigation is underway after Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office says multiple gunshots were fired a home early Sunday morning.

Crews respond to smoke coming through McDonald’s roof in Sarasota

On Sunday morning, reports of smoke coming through a McDonald’s roof in Sarasota alerted fire crews immediately.

  New traffic patterns underway on I-75 construction and SR 70

There is a new traffic pattern for people exiting northbound from the interstate onto State Road 70.

  New luxury apartments coming to crowded corridor in Ellenton

In this week’s Manatee County Commission Meeting, developers pitched plans for a new luxury apartment complex in Ellenton just north of the Prime Outlet Mall.

  Florida nears detailed information on health charges

Florida health care regulators now say that a much-promised website to help residents shop for health care will have specific information about what facilities charge by this fall.

  Democratic candidates rally Latinos vs. Trump in Miami forum

Eight of the 22 presidential candidates were in South Florida on Friday, taking part in the 36th Annual Presidential Candidate Forum.

  Over 600 students enrolled in education based summer programs

More than 600 students are participating in fun summer programs on the Suncoast that are focused science and reading.

  Florida’s May unemployment rate shows drop from April’s percentage

Florida’s unemployment rate for May showed a slight drop from the month prior.

  SRQ Airport awarded $3.6M after Buchanan push

Congressman Vern Buchanan announced on Friday that the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport was given $3.6 million dollar by the Federal Aviation Authority for a drainage and water management system improvement project.

  Girlfriends remembering teens killed in fiery car crash on John Ringling Bridge

Girlfriends remembering teens killed in car crash in Sarasota.

  After calling off strikes on Iran, Trump suggests patience

On Friday, President Trump confirmed reports that the United States was just minutes away from launching a retaliatory strike against Iran.

  Florida governor signs $91 billion state budget

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed an almost $91 billion budget that provides hundreds of millions of dollars for protecting water resources and offers almost $3 billion in hurricane recovery and preparedness efforts.

  Police conducting death investigation of 74-year-old woman in Nokomis

Police are currently conducting a death investigation in the 500 block of Rousseau Drive in Nokomis.

Incident cleared on Northgate Boulevard in Sarasota

The incident has cleared on Northgate Boulevard at U.S. 301 in Sarasota County.

Scene cleared on the Desoto Bridge after traffic crash

The scene has cleared on Desoto Bridge in Manatee County where a traffic crash occurred earlier in the afternoon.

Traffic accident blocked northbound lanes on 14th Street West in Manatee County

There has been traffic accident on 14th Street West at 36 Avenue West in Manatee County.

  ‘No Swim’ advisory lifted at the Venice Fishing Pier

Sarasota County health officials have issued a “No Swim" advisory for the Venice Fishing Pier.

  Wallenda in New York City preparing for highwire walk with sister

These are definitely some valuable tips especially since today is the official first day of summer.

Police say vehicles burglarized in Sarasota neighborhood were unlocked

Sarasota Police Department is reporting that they have responded to five vehicle burglaries and a stolen car.

Police: Florida couple beat, used stun gun on adopted kids

The two children fled from the couple's care last week and a concerned resident contacted police. The children are 8 and 10-years-old.

  June 21st marks the first day of summer - here are some tips for pool safety

June 21st marks the first day of summer - here are some tips for pool safety

  New study shows technology use could be causing “head horns”

New study shows technology use could be causing “head horns”

  Loggerhead Sea Turtle ‘Bortie II” heads back to the Gulf

A sea turtle was released back into the Gulf after laying her eggs last night.

Would you know if your pet was having a heatstroke?

Pets cannot tell you when they are experiencing signs of heat exposure, so it’s important for you to know the symptoms.

  Cardi B hit with new felony charges in strip club brawl

The indictment filed in state court on Friday charges Cardi B with two counts of felony attempted assault and various lesser charges.

Police say DNA used to solve 24-year old Florida rape case

A 24-year-old rape case in West Palm Beach has finally been solved thanks to new DNA testing.

  Florida inmate indicted for federal building bomb threats

A Florida man is in federal custody after authorities say he made several bomb threats that led to evacuations at federal buildings.

  Judge in Florida face-biting attack denies insanity rules challenge

A judge has rejected a constitutional challenge to Florida’s Insanity Defense Law for a Florida man accused of killing a couple and chewing the husband’s face.

Trump shows off proposed red, white and blue Air Force One paint job

Trump likes using Air Force One, but has no affection for the plane's iconic, Kennedy-era blue and white design that is known the world over. Trump views the color scheme as dated, too muted and insufficiently patriotic.

  Rescued manatee released back into the wild

A manatee is back swimming in the wild after he was severely injured by a boat.

  Sarasota recycling facility unveils Florida’s first recycling robot

Single Stream Recyclers is a 100,000 square foot facility that separates, bales and ships the materials you recycle. Sounds simple, but there is a lot that goes into this and the biggest threat to the facility’s flow is contamination.

  Controversial fraud stickers to remain at gas pumps

Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s smiling face won’t disappear from gas pumps anytime soon, even as Republicans push to ban the displays.

  Construction on boardwalk at Lido Beach expected to finish this weekend

The City of Sarasota announced on Friday that a Lido Beach boardwalk is getting a makeover.

  Sarasota judge denies changing re-sentencing date in case where 11-year-old girl was raped, murdered

A Sarasota man on death row is trying to get his re-sentencing date pushed back even further.

  Cameras will capture license plates on UCF campus

The University of Central Florida has installed cameras on campus that will capture the license plates of cars, and that information will then be cross-referenced with law enforcement databases.

  Should parents post pictures of their kids on social media?

ABC7 spoke to Kevin Angell, a national law enforcement technology consultant who says posting pictures of your kids is okay, just don’t give away too many details.

Recipe for Shrimp Po’Boy Bao Bun with Cajun Dressing from EVOQ | Suncoast View

Chef Craig brings this recipe to Suncoast View.

  Teens killed in crash on John Ringling Causeway months after their father died in a fire

As friends grieve, the family of 17-year-old Daniel Flores and his brother, 19-year-old Oscar Flores, are now coping with multiple deaths within the family.

  Palma Sola Boat Ramp construction is on hold

Palma Sola’s boat ramp construction is on hold.

  Coquina Beach pine tree removal in Bradenton

Coquina Beach visitors and City of Bradenton beach officials are not too happy about the ongoing plans to chop down more than 230 Australian pine trees.

  Tourism tax dollars help to fund rebuilding of historic Anna Maria pier

It’s been off limits to the public since Hurricane Irma damaged it back in 2017. The pier, which is more than 100-years old, is taking some time to be completed but Mayor Dan Murphy says workers are ahead of schedule and it could be finished by the end of this year.

  New excavation planned for notorious state reform school

Forensic experts will go back to the site of a notorious state reform school where 55 bodies were unearthed in 2015.

  Canals in Ellenton and parts of the Manatee River are green from algae

Canals in Ellenton turning green from algae.

  Two young children injured in bicycle accident in Sarasota

It happened around 1:30pm. Sarasota Police say an adult man was riding a bike down 17th Street with a wagon-like device being towed behind it. In the wagon-like device were two young children.