FPL making groundbreaking changes
FPL making groundbreaking changes

SUNCOAST - Florida Power & Light Co. says construction has started on a major expansion for its solar energy capabilities. The utility's 10 newest solar power plants, scattered across the state, include sites in Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. Com

May 24th, 7:55 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Gator kills service dog, owner takes own life
May 24th, 6:24 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Wallenda to walk over Times Square
May 23rd, 10:36 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Manatee County wants to help with Mote Aquarium
Manatee County wants to help with Mote Aquarium

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

May 22nd, 7:52 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Manatees are mating, so give them privacy
Manatees are mating, so give them privacy

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

May 22nd, 7:51 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Dog recovering from gunshot wounds
Dog recovering from gunshot wounds

MANATEE COUNTY- A dog is currently recovering in Manatee County after animal services say he'd been shot in the face.

May 21st, 5:39 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
One person killed after crash in Bradenton
One person killed after crash in Bradenton

One person is killed after a single vehicle crash in Bradenton.

May 18th, 4:31 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Bradentucky Bombers gear up for competitive roller derby season
Bradentucky Bombers gear up for competitive roller derby season

Ruthless aggression… that’s what it takes to join the Bradentucky Bombers derby team.

May 17th, 10:23 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Coffee shop staffed by people with disabilities coming to Sarasota
Coffee shop staffed by people with disabilities coming to Sarasota

President and CEO of The Haven, Brad Jones, says 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed.

May 17th, 4:21 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Fallen officers remembered during annual service
Fallen officers remembered during annual service

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.

May 16th, 5:27 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Red Tide back on the Suncoast
Red Tide back on the Suncoast

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

May 16th, 10:00 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
State College of Florida to offer summer camp program
State College of Florida to offer summer camp program

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.

May 15th, 9:40 PM EDT by Alejandro Romero
Retired judge brings justice to the hockey rink
Retired judge brings justice to the hockey rink

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

May 15th, 10:27 AM EDT by Don Brennan
GOP's Stone speaks on Suncoast
GOP's Stone speaks on Suncoast

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

May 15th, 8:00 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Ugly stone crab season ending Thursday
Ugly stone crab season ending Thursday

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

May 15th, 7:27 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Search Suspended for missing swimmer
Search Suspended for missing swimmer

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

May 13th, 7:54 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Dog day afternoon ends with driver's save
Dog day afternoon ends with driver's save

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

May 13th, 7:50 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Friends aren't helping friends find friends
Friends aren't helping friends find friends

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

May 13th, 7:49 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Whittenburg played for Jimmy V, helps Dickie V, and spoke with SNN
Whittenburg played for Jimmy V, helps Dickie V, and spoke with SNN

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

May 10th, 8:21 PM EDT by Don Brennan
ESPN's Fowler, Vitale Gala honoree, speaks with SNN
ESPN's Fowler, Vitale Gala honoree, speaks with SNN

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

May 10th, 8:12 PM EDT by Don Brennan
Eicher beats cancer, then starts program to help others
Eicher beats cancer, then starts program to help others

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

May 10th, 8:04 PM EDT by Don Brennan
National Champion Dabo Swinney talks with SNN at Vitale Gala
National Champion Dabo Swinney talks with SNN at Vitale Gala

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

May 10th, 7:50 PM EDT by Don Brennan
Local NAACP chapter president speaks out after being removed from city council meeting
Local NAACP chapter president speaks out after being removed from city council meeting

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.

May 10th, 5:12 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Principal loses his license and must relinquish job
Principal loses his license and must relinquish job

 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

May 10th, 10:03 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Animal cruelty charge not dropped for last man in shark dragging case
Animal cruelty charge not dropped for last man in shark dragging case

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.

May 10th, 9:58 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Manatee County Confederate monument debate back on
Manatee County Confederate monument debate back on

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.

May 9th, 5:15 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Coleton Korney: Where his health is one year later
Coleton Korney: Where his health is one year later

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.

May 9th, 4:09 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Florida Man series coming to small screen
Florida Man series coming to small screen

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

May 9th, 9:31 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom

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