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Recent articles by Wendi:

Man says unemployment office held onto letter exhausting nearly entire 20 days of appeal deadline

Barac Wimberly, of St. Petersburg, says he received a letter in the mail more than eight weeks after applying for unemployment telling him he was ineligible. → Read More

Pinellas, Hillsborough and Polk County schools holding virtual job fairs to hire teachers

The coronavirus has changed how we do many things, but it has not changed the need for Tampa Bay area counties to hire teachers. → Read More

Three-year-old girl who waited years to be adopted gets drive-by celebration

Three-year-old Reney has been waiting for the Wilson's to adopt her since she was seven weeks old, just like they adopted her older biological sister. → Read More

Anchor House Mission helps deliver food, hope to cargo ship workers

At Port Manatee, hundreds of ships deliver cargo, and Anchor House ministry delivers hope and hot meals to the ship workers. → Read More

Sarasota schools ramping up efforts to keep schools sanitized due to coronavirus cases in Tampa Bay

Sarasota schools are ramping up efforts to keep schools clean and disinfected from the coronavirus. → Read More

Sarasota Memorial patients waiting for coronavirus test results, hospital wants on-site testing

Right now, nearly a dozen patients at Sarasota Memorial Hospital are waiting for coronavirus test results to return. → Read More

Manatee Co. man who tested positive for coronavirus being treated at Doctor's Hospital of Sarasota

A Manatee County man in his 60s tested positive for coronavirus and is being treated at Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota. → Read More

Manatee County tourism breaks record topping $1 billion in 2019

Tourism in Manatee County brought in a record-breaking $1,056,770,000 in 2019. → Read More

Neglected, vandalized memorial garden for 11-year-old girl needs help being cleaned up

At one time, dozens of volunteers came every week to care for the memorial garden for 11-year-old Carlie Brucia behind Central Church of Christ in Sarasota. → Read More

Fish Hawk broken sidewalks cause injuries, county says there's a plan to get them fixed

Residents in Fish Hawk say their neighborhood is plagued with broken sidewalks, making it dangerous for the people who live there to walk around. → Read More

Minnesota woman recognizes dog missing for three years on Florida brewery beer can

A Minnesota woman recognized her dog that's been missing for three years on a beer can from Motorworks Brewing in Manatee County featuring shelter dogs. → Read More

Lakewood Ranch High School alum Austin Reiter playing center for Kansas Chiefs in Super Bowl

Many at Lakewood Ranch High School will be rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday because one of their own is playing in the big game. → Read More

Students surprise teacher who is fighting breast cancer for the second time

Students at Electa Lee Middle School in Bradenton are rallying behind a teacher who is facing her second round with breast cancer. → Read More

Sarasota County says homeowner must remove beach fence on Siesta Key

A Siesta Key homeowner has until Friday to remove a fence on their beachfront property. → Read More

Brewery puts local shelter dogs on beer cans to help them get adopted

Motorworks Brewing is helping shelter dogs get adopted by putting their faces on beer cans. → Read More

'Thrive by Five' program aims to help families prepare children for kindergarten

Forty percent of kids in Pinellas County are not ready for kindergarten and a local organization called Thrive by Five is stepping up to help change that. → Read More

First responders get in-house therapy dog to help them deal with stress on the job

Manatee County Public Safety has a new in-house service dog to help paramedics and first responders cope with the stress of constantly working in a crisis. → Read More

Caught on Dashcam: Driver narrowly misses pedestrian who jumped in front of car

The dashcam shows a man with dark clothing, who is nearly invisible in the dark, lunge in front of the driver's car → Read More

Supporters rally for 70-year-old woman tased in her home by Manatee County deputy

Supporters are rallying against police brutality after a 70-year-old woman was tased in her own home Dec. 26. → Read More

Family speaks out after 87-year-old grandma is accused of killing autistic grandson

The family of an autistic man is devastated after his 87-year-old grandmother is accused of killing him because of her declining health. → Read More