New Study Will Determine Fate of Longboat Key Pass Bridge
New Study Will Determine Fate of Longboat Key Pass Bridge


A $2 million dollar study commissioned by the Florida Department of Transportation will determine the fate of the longboat key pass bridge. 

6 hrs 21 mins ago by SNN Newsroom
Push for More Florida Time for Canadians
6 hrs 23 mins ago by SNN Newsroom
Board gaming place opens in Bradenton
September 19th, 8:45 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Texting citations will increase after grace period
Texting citations will increase after grace period

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

September 19th, 7:05 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Public input sought for Manatee parks improvement
Public input sought for Manatee parks improvement

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

September 19th, 5:01 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice announce "It's No Joke" campaign
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice announce "It's No Joke" campaign

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice announced this week its statewide campaign “It’s No Joke.”

September 18th, 8:28 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Man shot multiple times in Manatee County
Man shot multiple times in Manatee County

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.

September 18th, 12:10 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Bradenton Shop Worker Killed in Hold Up
Bradenton Shop Worker Killed in Hold Up

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.

September 18th, 10:41 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
BBQ Fusion taking the place of "old school" BBQ
BBQ Fusion taking the place of "old school" BBQ

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

September 17th, 9:15 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Displaced animals in Bahamas coming to the Suncoast
Displaced animals in Bahamas coming to the Suncoast

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

September 17th, 9:12 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Accident may delay Anna Maria Island Pier re-opening
Accident may delay Anna Maria Island Pier re-opening

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

September 17th, 9:09 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Manatee County church hopes to help those in need with mobile showers
Manatee County church hopes to help those in need with mobile showers

A local church in Bradenton looks to help those living on the streets by proving a safe place to shower.

September 15th, 6:22 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Ringling College art students create portraits for animals looking to be adopted
Ringling College art students create portraits for animals looking to be adopted

Ringling College of Art & Design students spent their Saturday morning creating one of a kind art pieces to help promote the Bishop Animal Shelter.

September 14th, 6:39 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Banjo the Dog celebrates his 11th birthday after only given two months to live
Banjo the Dog celebrates his 11th birthday after only given two months to live

A dog is lucky to be alive and is celebrating his birthday thanks to staff at the Bishop Animal Center.

September 14th, 6:23 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Manatee County lists National Merit Scholars
Manatee County lists National Merit Scholars

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

September 13th, 8:39 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Rep. Steube moves to make pot more accessible to research
Rep. Steube moves to make pot more accessible to research

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

September 13th, 5:16 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Anna Maria City Pier damaged by construction barge
Anna Maria City Pier damaged by construction barge

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.

September 12th, 4:47 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Evening with Heroes honors former police chief Peter Abbott
Evening with Heroes honors former police chief Peter Abbott

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.

September 11th, 10:46 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Bradenton man convicted of attempted murder, kidnapping
Bradenton man convicted of attempted murder, kidnapping

A man who shot a woman three times has been sentenced to life for attempted murder and kidnapping.

September 11th, 5:36 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
9-11 victims, first responders, & unsung heroes honored at USFSM
9-11 victims, first responders, & unsung heroes honored at USFSM

For the second year, Sarasota and Manatee counties came together on September 11th to remember that fateful day.

September 11th, 3:30 PM EDT by Jennifer Kveglis
Sarasota County looks for money to help Mote Aquarium
Sarasota County looks for money to help Mote Aquarium

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

September 11th, 9:17 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Florida Highway Patrol Opens Streamlined Recruiting Process
Florida Highway Patrol Opens Streamlined Recruiting Process

The Florida Highway Patrol is opening a streamlined recruiting process. 

September 10th, 12:37 PM EDT by Jennifer Kveglis
Largest inflatable park opens on Suncoast
Largest inflatable park opens on Suncoast

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

September 9th, 4:58 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Bradenton clinic host inaugural Modern Woman Wellness Expo
Bradenton clinic host inaugural Modern Woman Wellness Expo

One clinic in Bradenton wants to teach women to take care of their mind, body, and soul.

September 8th, 5:51 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Motorworks in Bradenton expanding to Central Florida
September 8th, 5:42 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Congressman Vern Buchanan holds town hall meeting in Bradenton
Congressman Vern Buchanan holds town hall meeting in Bradenton

With just one week until congress returns to session Congressman Vern Buchanan holds a town meeting listening to issues impacting the Suncoast.

September 7th, 5:47 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Manatee Diagnostic Center receives new advance ultrasound machine
Manatee Diagnostic Center receives new advance ultrasound machine

The Manatee Diagnostic Center in Bradenton just received a new piece of technology that will revolutionize getting an ultrasound as we know it.

September 7th, 5:41 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Deputies: Convicted felon found with guns, ammunition and Fentanyl found during traffic stop
Deputies: Convicted felon found with guns, ammunition and Fentanyl found during traffic stop

BRADENTON - A traffic stop leads to weapons and narcotics charges for a convicted felon.

September 6th, 6:22 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom

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