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Sarasota school bus driver's profane tirade caught on tape

Foul language flies as a neighborhood dispute gets vocal.

Motorworks Brewing celebrates new distribution deal

The Sarasota brewery will now see its beer sold at area restaurants and bars.

Duck has surgery to remove pellet from his back

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Suncoast duck is recovering from a pellet wound to his back.

Manatee County Sheriff's Office offers safe place for online purchases

BRADENTON, Fla. – Every day, technology brings people closer together. But sometimes when people meet for the first time away from the computer, it can …

Changes to county's 2050 plan meet resistance

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- Those concerned about urban sprawl and tax hikes in Sarasota County are growing worried as requirements for builders east of In…

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Community

SunCoast Blood Bank's Boots vs. Badges competition continues

SARASOTA, Fla. – A great recurring summer event continues this weekend, the Boots vs. Badges competition for blood donations. This is a friendly campaig…

Event of the Week: Sarasota Mystic Faire

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The 4th Annual Mystic Faire is one of the most popular events of the year, where one can buy objects to bring you luck, have someone t…

7 Who Care honoree 2014: Naba Rahman

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- Our final ABC 7 Who Care honoree is our youngest outstanding volunteer.

7 Who Care honoree 2014: Richard Wellenberger

BRADENTON, Fla. -- A life-changing experience is the reason our next honoree became a volunteer.

7 Who Care honoree 2014: Fernando Rivera

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Faith, family and fellowship make up the foundation of Fernando Rivera's life…a life of helping others.

Business

Son of S.Korea sunken ferry owner detained

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run.

UK economy grows 0.8 pct to reach pre-crisis size

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show Britain's economy has surpassed its pre-recession size for the first time since the 2008 global banking crisis.

China pork giant WH Group makes 2nd IPO attempt

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese pork giant WH Group is taking a second run at going public with a scaled-back share offering after abandoning its first IPO att…

German business confidence drops again

BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence is down for a third month in a row amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and Iraq.

Sports News

Giants LB Beason hopes to play in preseason

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Injured middle linebacker Jon Beason says he is hopeful he can play in a preseason game for the New York Giants.

Eagles excuse S Johnson from camp to handle arrest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have excused Keelan Johnson from training camp while the safety deals with his arrest last weekend in Arizon…

Titans RG Levitre recovering from appendectomy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee right guard Andy Levitre is starting training camp on the non-football injury list after having an appendectomy the da…

Colts turn to Werner, creativity to pressure QBs

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The pressure is on Bjoern Werner this season, and he's planning to take it out on opposing quarterbacks.

Dallas Cowboys LB McClain convicted in Alabama

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been convicted of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his hometown in Alabama.

Entertainment

National outdoor art show to hit billboards

NEW YORK (AP) — Famous artwork is about to hit America's streets and public places.

Bayreuth Wagner fest starts with stage malfunction

BERLIN (AP) — Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption sh…

Ron Howard sells house in NYC suburbs for $27.5M

ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) — Now that they're empty-nesters, Ron Howard and his wife have sold their nest straddling the New York and Connecticut state line for …

Lifetime drops reality TV show on Texas mortuary

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Lifetime TV network says it dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the fac…

A Few of the Best Family Events on the Suncoast this Weekend July 25 - 27

The ABC 7 Event calendar is just the ticket for planning a Week of Family Fun and excitement on the Suncoast.  We list events from across Manatee, Saras…