72 animals found at home in deplorable condition
72 animals found at home in deplorable condition

PORT CHARLOTTE - Animal Control Officers confiscated 72 animals found living inside a home in deplorable conditions. The home is at 120 Sunnyside Street in Port Charlotte. Upon executing a search warrant, officers found the floors of the house covered in

2 hrs 28 mins ago by Don Brennan
Early Childhood Court is finalist for award
3 hrs 53 mins ago by Don Brennan
Cost of living still ahead of living wages
3 hrs 53 mins ago by Don Brennan
Fatal early morning accident in Manatee County
Fatal early morning accident in Manatee County

MANATEE COUNTY - One person is dead, while another is injured in an early morning accident in east Manatee County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a semi driven by 48– yr –old Ernesto Mendoza eastbound on SR 70 approaching Mobley Pond

4 hrs 48 mins ago by Don Brennan
Scientists say current responsible for red tide
Scientists say current responsible for red tide

SARASOTA - Scientists believe Ocean currents, not fertilizers, are the major cause of 2018 red tide bloom. Researchers used an underwater drone to find the origin of last year's record red tide bloom SARASOTA — A blamed ocean currents — not la

4 hrs 51 mins ago by Don Brennan
Sailor Circus opens 70th Anniversary show Thursday night
Sailor Circus opens 70th Anniversary show Thursday night

SARASOTA - It's a new era at the big top! The crowds flooding through the doors are proof the circus is alive and well on the Suncoast.

17 hrs 26 mins ago by Jenna Brew
Keeping spring cleaning "green"
Keeping spring cleaning "green"

SARASOTA- Keeping Spring Cleaning "Green", a Suncoast company is using a new system to clean sidewalks without wasting water or polluting Sarasota Bay.

21 hrs 19 mins ago by Samantha Sonner
Local Make-a-Wish Chapter grants its 12,000th wish to valiant four-year-old
Local Make-a-Wish Chapter grants its 12,000th wish to valiant four-year-old

SARASOTA - Wyatt Ipe has been a fighter for all four years of his life. He barely survived a very premature birth, spent his first year in the neonatal intensive care unit, and deals with chronic lung disease and several other medical problems.

21 hrs 25 mins ago by Chip Reid
Manatee County EMS is offering "April Pools" program
Manatee County EMS is offering "April Pools" program

MANATEE CO - This is the third year for Manatee County EMS' initiative and the campaign was first launched because the organization has seen an increase in pediatric drownings over the last several years.

21 hrs 34 mins ago by Chip Reid
Thank call-takers and 911 dispatchers for National Telecommunicators Week
Thank call-takers and 911 dispatchers for National Telecommunicators Week

SARASOTA COUNTY- The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office is thanking their call-takers and dispatchers this week. It's National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week and first responders are thanking call- takers and dispatchers

22 hrs 22 mins ago by Jessica Lang
Read the full Mueller Report here
Read the full Mueller Report here

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation into Russian election interference was released publicly Thursday, with some redaction.

April 18th, 12:00 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
New bill could help against hurricanes, but hurt your electric bill
New bill could help against hurricanes, but hurt your electric bill

A new bill could increase Florida's defense against hurricanes, but also increase your electric bill. Some want more power lines underground, its costly and utility companies want to be able to pass that cost on to consumers.

April 18th, 9:23 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Nate's Honor Animal Rescue is in need of fosters
Nate's Honor Animal Rescue is in need of fosters

MANATEE CO. - Severe weather may be on the way. 

April 17th, 7:31 PM EDT by Chip Reid
Pinwheels for child abuse prevention
Pinwheels for child abuse prevention

MANATEE COUNTY- April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Manatee County Sheriff's Office is working to raise community awareness by partnering with the pinwheels for prevention program.

April 17th, 5:37 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Sarasota Police Department to participate in Florida 'Torch Run'
Sarasota Police Department to participate in Florida 'Torch Run'

SARASOTA - A state-wide torch run will make its stop in Sarasota this Friday. Sarasota Police Department will participate in their leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

April 17th, 5:36 PM EDT by Jenna Brew
Manatee County teachers join statewide "walk-in"
Manatee County teachers join statewide "walk-in"

MANATEE COUNTY- As the Legislative session nears the finish line, Florida Teachers are coming together to fight for more funding. Manatee County teachers joined educators around the state "Walking-In" wearing Red for Public Education.

April 17th, 5:32 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Bank robbery suspect arrested on multiple charges
Bank robbery suspect arrested on multiple charges

MANATEE COUNTY - A bank robbery at Wells Fargo Tuesday afternoon sent Manatee Sheriff's Officers into a car pursuit leading to the arrest of suspect Randy Parent.

April 17th, 5:31 PM EDT by Jenna Brew
Wednesday Workout: One of Florida's oldest sports clubs
Wednesday Workout: One of Florida's oldest sports clubs

SARASOTA COUNTY - Lawn bowling is a sport turning what most know as an indoor recreational activity into an outdoor competitive sport. Alin Lozada, President of the Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club said, "A lot of good exercise...a lot of great strategy...a lot

April 17th, 2:16 PM EDT by Jennifer Kveglis
USF Tampa deemed most unsafe college campus in Florida
USF Tampa deemed most unsafe college campus in Florida

TAMPA - Well, the good news is that it is not the most unsafe college campus in the country, but the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida is the least safe of any in the state. A new study from the security website, alarms.org, ranked college c

April 17th, 9:47 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Rosemary Birthing Home to close
Rosemary Birthing Home to close

SARASOTA - Sarasota's Rosemary Birthing Home to close Midwife involved in recent delivery that resulted in brain damage was prepared to take over A Sarasota birthing center profiled as part of a nine–month investigation by GateHouse Media and the He

April 17th, 9:36 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Fruitville redesign rejected by commissioners
Fruitville redesign rejected by commissioners

SARASOTA - Sarasota City Commissioners not liking what they see in a drastic Fruitville Road redesign. Commissioners had no appetite for a Fruitville Road "diet" staffers attempted to feed the board Monday night. SARASOTA — The Sarasota City Commiss

April 17th, 9:29 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Sarasota Schools to end savings plan
Sarasota Schools to end savings plan

SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota School Board moves closer to ending savings policy Superintendent says he only recently discovered the school district had its own method of calculating reserves. SARASOTA — The Sarasota County School Board continued discu

April 17th, 9:25 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Girls testifies in sexual abuse trial of foster dad
Girls testifies in sexual abuse trial of foster dad

SARASOTA - A Former foster child testifies in her own sex abuse trial. Man is accused of committing acts on girl who was 3 at the time Her testimony — spoken haltingly and quietly in a breathless circuit courtroom — is central to the case that

April 17th, 9:15 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Manatee County educators focus on absenteeism
Manatee County educators focus on absenteeism

Leaders from the district's 25 Title I schools say there are a bevy of reasons kids miss school regularly PALMETTO A table surrounded by teachers from Manatee County's Samoset Elementary School rattled off a list of reasons kids miss school: Rain, long co

April 17th, 9:08 AM EDT by Don Brennan
SMH breaks ground on new cancer care tower
SMH breaks ground on new cancer care tower

SARASOTA- Sarasota Memorial Hospital broke ground on its new cancer tower, the second step toward a new cancer institute for the Suncoast. The new 8-story cancer care tower will hold 56 private suites and 9 operating rooms.

April 16th, 6:25 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Obscure disturbance calls for Sarasota Police
Obscure disturbance calls for Sarasota Police

SARASOTA - At around 2 PM Tuesday, A Toy Lab employee tells SNN that a presume homeless and intoxicated woman walked into the store.

April 16th, 5:11 PM EDT by Chip Reid
'Suffragist Project' launches in celebration of women's right to vote
'Suffragist Project' launches in celebration of women's right to vote

SARASOTA - The 'Suffragist Project' is a movement marking a major shift in American history. This 16-month long celebration is a commemoration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of women right to vote.

April 16th, 4:52 PM EDT by Jenna Brew
Fresh Flamingo makes clean eating easy
Fresh Flamingo makes clean eating easy

Fresh Flamingo Owner Patrik Malatinszki says it’s a problem everywhere.

“Everybody’s working hard and they don’t have time to cook, and they like to eat healthy,” Malatinszki said. 

April 16th, 4:17 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet

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