Less than two months following a rollover crash on I-75, a mother of four and her family are adjusting to her new life as a quadriplegic.
Manatee County's first Costco is expected to open in late August. The store will open on Aug. 21. Costco will anchor the Marketplace at Heritage Harbour plaza at State Road 64, and Interstate 75
License plate readers, in Holmes Beach have led to many arrests. If there's a problem with a plate , a suspended license, a wanted criminal or even a stolen car, the boxes automatically alert every police officer in the area.
MANATEE COUNTY- Manatee County Schools is pleading with Lincoln Memorial Academy to work with them after the state detailed significant breaches of contracts and statutes.
SARASOTA - Rapper Master P is coming to the Suncoast. The founder of the record label No Limit Records was one of the most successful music entrepreneurs of any genre of the 1990s. However, Master P made his impact as one of the most successful rappers/hi
BRADENTON - A Tampa Bay area non–profit stepped in this week to help a Bradenton teenager who has a life–threatening disease. Hailey Borden has been battling Cystic Fibrosis, and she had one dream. To own a puppy, but not just any type. Hailey
The YMCA Reads! Program is successfully taking hold of the Suncoast. The out–of–school reading remediation program in Sarasota and Charlotte counties is helping kids catch up on more than a year of school in just weeks.
A manatee county Business owner was caught on camera offering a homeless man a job paying $15 an hour, but the owner was rebuffed.
Team USA wins the Canamex Regatta, and local rowers had a big impact on the competition. The Regatta over the weekend brought some of the best U19 Rowers from the USA, Mexico and Canada to Nathan Benderson Park.
MANATEE COUNTY - A Palmetto man is looking at a long stretch behind bars after he was convicted of molesting four girls.
LAKEWOOD RANCH - Lakewood Ranch makes the list of top wellness communities in the country. In fact it may be one of the healthiest communities around, based on a recent rating by a Southern lifestyle magazine. The 31,000–acre community, with more th
TALLAHASSEE - The annual school grades have lasting effects throughout the state, impacting home values, teacher bonuses, and where kids go to school. According to the Herald Tribune, this year's results reflect a growing trend. More schools and districts
A Bradenton woman is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from her employer.
A former Manatee County corrections deputy caught on camera assaulting an inmate is avoiding hard prison time.
MANATEE COUNTY - A Bradenton man who produced a series of violent videos of himself raping an infant and then posted them on the dark web is going to federal prison. 31-year-old James Lockhart received a maximum sentence of 70 years for producing, distrib
LONGboat Key - A wedding band dating back to Christmas Day 1955 has been found in the sand off Longboat Key. Mark DesErmia made the find during Fourth of July when he discovered the wedding ring submerged deep in the sand off Longboat Key, and while he's
SUNCOAST - A bill approved by Gov. Ron DeSantis last month has created an additional vacancy in the 12th Judicial Circuit covering Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. House Bill 5011, signed by the governor on June 7, increased the number of 12th Circu
Ashley Zalkin is the Original Jel Shot Co.'s CFO.
“..which stands for Chief Fun Officer," Zalkin said.
Rising sea levels will create the need for more than $3 billion in new sea walls in Sarasota and Manatee counties by 2040. That's according to a new report that highlights the fiscal threat climate change poses to Southwest Florida.
MANATEE COUNTY- Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a capital sexual battery case. 47-year-old Keith Wandell is facing charges of Capital Sexual Battery and Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.
SUNCOAST - Construction payrolls continue to grow faster in Southwest Florida than in the rest of the nation. Contractors in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties hired 2,300 additional workers during the 12–month period ended in May, according t
MANATEE - The Manatee County Health Department (CHD) is offering two free Hepatitis A vaccine events after confirming a case of the disease in a restaurant worker who worked the Ugly Grouper on Holmes Beach.
MANATEE COUNTY - The Bradenton Area Sports Commission has hired a sports industry professional to help bring events to the Suncoast. Russ Yurk, founder of an Indiana sports planning firm, has joined the Manatee County sports commission to get the Bradento
HOLMES BEACH - A case of hepatitis A has been confirmed in an Anna Maria Island restaurant food service employee, and now free vaccinations are being offered. Lab tests on July 1 confirmed the case of hepatitis A in an employee of the Ugly Grouper, a seaf
Longboat key residents celebrated 4th of July with a parade for the community...featuring the community and added a twist, unique to the Suncoast.