MANATEE COUNTY - Although tourist development taxes will have to go to costs other than construction, Manatee County commissioners do want to help Mote aquarium. Manatee cannot legally use bed taxes for capital projects outside the county, so the commissi
SARASOTA COUNTY - Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight. That could be the theme song for manatees right now. If you see a group of manatees thrashing around near the shore, don't worry, they aren't in danger. They are trying to mate. It
MANATEE COUNTY- A dog is currently recovering in Manatee County after animal services say he'd been shot in the face.
One person is killed after a single vehicle crash in Bradenton.
Ruthless aggression… that’s what it takes to join the Bradentucky Bombers derby team.
President and CEO of The Haven, Brad Jones, says 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed.
MANATEE- Even three decades after the last Law Enforcement Officer was killed in the line of duty in Manatee County, every year the agencies come together and read the names of the nine lost.
Unfortunately, red tide seems to be back. Low levels of red tide have been detected in waters off Manatee County. Just this week, the FWC announced that low concentrations of red tide cells have been detected by the Coquina South Boat ramp
With summer break quickly approaching parents begin to look for summer camps for their kids to attend. The State College of Florida looks to give parents a helping hand.
ELLENTON - After flying fighter jets in a war, then presiding as a judge for nearly 4 decades, retired Judge Harold Dean has put those pursuits on ice. In fact, the ice is exactly where you can find him 4 days a week. Coming over the boards to get into th
SARASOTA - In a special "business" trip to the Suncoast allowed by a judge, Roger Stone warns of censorship by tech companies Censorship by big tech companies is the greatest threat facing conservatives and President Donald Trump, the Trump ally told a cr
SUNCOAST - Stone Crab season on the Suncoast has been more like stone cold. The culprit seems to be the usual suspect. Even as other businesses on the Suncoast recover from red tide, the algae is blamed for a miserable, nearly completed crab season. Danny
LONGBOAT KEY - Rescue crews suspended the search for a missing swimmer in the waters of Longboat Key on Sunday. At about 11 a.m. Sunday, someone called 911 to report seeing a shirtless man in distress at Longboat Key Beach. The witness said he disappeared
MANATEE COUNTY - Driver saves dog stranded on ledge of Sunshine Skyway Bridge A small dog was rescued from the outer ledge of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Emily Serra recorded video of passersby trying to
USA - Most Americans haven't made a new friend in 5 years. In fact, the average adult in America has already peaked in popularity, according to new research. OnePoll and Evite found that 45 percent of adults struggle to make new friends, with 42 of them b
SARASOTA - Dereck Whittenburg was part of the improbable, storybook run that ended with the North Carolina State Wolfpack upsetting the Houston Cougars for the 1983 NCAA Championship with a miracle play for the winning basket as time ran out. Jim Valvano
SARASOTA - Chris Fowler, who anchors ESPN's tennis coverage and College Gameday, was one of 3 honorees at the 14th Annual Dick Vitale Gala Friday night at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota. Fowler spoke with SNN Sports Director Jake Young about the feeling of bei
SARASOTA - 17-year-old Cole Eicher was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma at the age of 12. Devastating news, but that did not deter him from fighting back. he overcame, and is now cancer free. As phenomenal as beating cancer is, he made it exponentially bett
SARASOTA - Dabo Swinney, was one of 3 honorees at the 14th annual Dick Vitale Gala at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota Friday night. Swinney, the head football coach, and his Clemson Tigers are the reigning National Champions, and have won 2 of the last 3 Nation
BRADENTON- President of the Manatee County Branch of the NAACP Rodney Jones is speaking out after being forcibly removed and arrested during the Bradenton City Council Meeting.
Eddie Hundley loses his license, and now will have to relinquish his job as principal at Lincoln Memorial Charter School. The state's Education Practices Commission issued a ruling revoking Hundley's Educator's Certificate
The Animal cruelty charge is not dropped in a shark dragging case that has gripped the nation. Hillsborough County Judge Mark Wolfe ruled that a jury must decide if Robert Benac is guilty or innocent of the offense.
MANATEE COUNTY- Manatee County Commissioners are leaning toward putting the confederate monument debate on the 2020 ballot. The monument was broken by contractors while being moved from in front of the historic courthouse.
We met Coleton Korney last year when he first told us about his journey with Ewing's sarcoma. It’s remarkable what a difference a year can make.
HOLLYWOOD - A Florida Man television series will happen this year. Oxygen will pick up a television series based on Florida Man crime. Since rebranding in 2017, Oxygen has created original content focusing on true crime. When it comes to Florida Man, Blum