- Sarasota Opera caps unique Verdi project Updated: Feb-10-16 8:52 am
NEW YORK - When the curtain rises on Giuseppe Verdi's "La Battaglia di Legnano" ("The Battle of Legnano") in Sarasota, Florida., later this month, it will cap an achievement as historic in its way as the military victory the opera celebrates.
- CDC sends Florida 950 kits to test for Zika virus antibodies Updated: Feb-09-16 4:39 pm
SARASOTA, Florida - Federal health officials have sent the state of Florida an additional 950 kits to test for viral antibodies in people who have shown Zika symptoms after traveling to affected countries.
- School bus crash in Englewood injures 7 students, driver Updated: Feb-09-16 4:37 am
ENGLEWOOD, Florida - A school bus crash has sent seven students and a bus driver to the hospital.
- Red tide returns to some Florida beaches Updated: Feb-06-16 1:35 pm
NOKOMIS, Florida - Officials say a highly concentrated patch of red tide likely caused the death of hundreds of fish that washed ashore on beaches near the border of Sarasota and Charlotte counties.
- Nelson wants limits on drones around airports Updated: Feb-05-16 2:45 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is meeting with Florida's airport directors as part of a push to garner support for new technology that could protect airports and other sensitive areas from drones.
- Former Kentucky Senator Marlow Cook dies at 89 Updated: Feb-04-16 2:55 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Former Kentucky Sen. Marlow Cook, who served in Washington during Richard Nixon's presidency, has died. He was 89.
- 2 Sundance films explore a journalist's on-air suicide Updated: Jan-25-16 2:59 pm
PARK CITY, Utah - When two movies are released at about the same time on the same subject, the topic is often something silly and big and spectacle-filled, like "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact" or "White House Down" and "Olympus Has Fallen."
- Mom gets 25 years in prison for Florida baby's death Updated: Jan-21-16 9:36 am
SARASOTA, Florida - A Florida woman whose 8-week-old infant was found buried near their home has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
- 2 dead, several injured after severe weather in Florida Updated: Jan-17-16 11:29 am
Severe weather sparked a pair of tornadoes that ripped through central Florida before dawn Sunday, officials said. A couple was killed and their son and four grandchildren were injured when one of the twisters destroyed their mobile home.
- Man faces life in prison for killing friend over money Updated: Jan-15-16 7:59 pm
SARASOTA, Florida - A southwest Florida man faces a mandatory life sentence for killing his best friend during a dispute over money.
- Worker dies after wall collapses at water treatment plant Updated: Jan-15-16 9:24 am
VENICE, Florida - Police say a worker died after a concrete wall collapsed on top of him at a southwest Florida wastewater treatment plant.
- Sarasota mother, father facing child abuse, neglect charges Updated: Jan-12-16 3:57 am
SARASOTA, Florida - A Sarasota mother and father have been arrested after police say authorities discovered the parents were beating and not feeding their three children.