SUNCOAST (SNN) - In the first 10 weeks, Florida's ban on texting has resulted in 1,000 citations and warnings. Through mid-September, Florida Highway Patrol had issued 438 written warnings for texting. FHP and all law enforcement agencies have issued 542
MANATEE COUNTY (SNN) - Manatee County wants community feedback on public parks. County leaders want to hear your thoughts on how to make public parks and buildings more friendly and accessible. You can suggest accessibility improvements through open house
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice announced this week its statewide campaign “It’s No Joke.”
A Man is in serious condition after being shot multiple times in Manatee County on Wednesday morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
A Bradenton smoke shop worker is killed in an apparent hold up. Manatee detectives were called to the Green Galaxy Smoke Shop,after a man, who was watching surveillance video remotely, saw two men pointing guns at his brother.
SUNCOAST - An Anna Maria Island restaurant is bringing its special brand of barbecue to Sarasota. Smoqehouse, a fusion barbecue joint, will open its first Sarasota location, which will be at former home of Oaks Open Pit BBQ on 41, just north of Stickney P
SUNCOAST - Some Animals rescued from Hurricane Dorian are bound for the Suncoast. SNN's Marco La Manno was out at Cat Depot in Sarasota Monday as cats were brought there from the storm-ravaged island. Also, Nate's Honor Animal Rescue in Manatee County wil
ANNA MARIA ISLAND - The iconic Anna Maria Island pier will most likely miss its re-opening deadline, but hopefully by just a few weeks. The pier was damaged by a barge last Tuesday, September 10th, 2 years to the day after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ir
A local church in Bradenton looks to help those living on the streets by proving a safe place to shower.
Ringling College of Art & Design students spent their Saturday morning creating one of a kind art pieces to help promote the Bishop Animal Shelter.
A dog is lucky to be alive and is celebrating his birthday thanks to staff at the Bishop Animal Center.
MANATEE COUNTY - Five Manatee District seniors have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 65th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Jacob Whiddon and Madigan Wilford of Braden River High School ,Claire Davidson of Lakewood Ranch High
SARASOTA - Sarasota Congressman Greg Steube wants to make marijuana a Schedule III drug, instead of Schedule I. Marijuana has long been lumped in with heroin and other substances that are deemed to have no medical benefit and a high abuse potential. The c
ANNA MARIA- Progress of the rebuilding of Anna Maria's Historic City Pier could be pushed back. Tuesday Afternoon a barge hit a newly rebuilt portion of the bridge causing what appears to be minor damages.
Wednesday we remembering those who lost their lives in the September 11th Terrorist Attacks. One local nonprofit honors a first responder who was at ground zero 18 years ago.
A man who shot a woman three times has been sentenced to life for attempted murder and kidnapping.
For the second year, Sarasota and Manatee counties came together on September 11th to remember that fateful day.
SARASOTA COUNTY - Mote Aquarium is seeking a combined $60 million in public money. $20 million of that was expected from Sarasota County. So, county commissioners are trying to find ways to get it. While the Commissioners stressed that they have not commi
The Florida Highway Patrol is opening a streamlined recruiting process.
LAKEWOOD RANCH - Jumpin Fun Inflata Park opened in Lakewood Ranch last weekend. Billed as the largest inflatable adventure park in the United States, opened in Lakewood Ranch last weekend. It is a 15,000 square foot playground of bounce with obstacle cour
One clinic in Bradenton wants to teach women to take care of their mind, body, and soul.
A Suncoast brewery is expanding.
With just one week until congress returns to session Congressman Vern Buchanan holds a town meeting listening to issues impacting the Suncoast.
The Manatee Diagnostic Center in Bradenton just received a new piece of technology that will revolutionize getting an ultrasound as we know it.
BRADENTON - A traffic stop leads to weapons and narcotics charges for a convicted felon.