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Investigation continues into fatal beach plane crash

VENICE, Fla. -- The NTSB arrive Monday at the scene of Sunday's tragic plane crash that killed an Army Sergeant.

Man killed by plane in Venice was Army Sergeant in Georgia

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- We're learning more about the Georgia man that was killed Sunday afternoon when he was struck by a plane making an emergency landing.

Beachgoers shocked and saddened over plane crash death

VENICE, Fla. – In the wake of Sunday’s tragic fatal plane accident on Caspersen Beach, many people are weighing in on how such a rare occurrence could h…

Early morning shooting in Bradenton leaves one teen dead

BRADENTON, Fla. - Detectives in Manatee and Sarasota counties are looking into a shooting that left a 17-year-old girl dead.  Two men have been named as…

Fatal crash puts spotlight on small but busy Venice airport

VENICE, FLA. -  Those who visit the beach near Venice know that it's not rare to see a small single engine plane approaching the beach as it makes its w…

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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.


Bank of Cyprus says 1 billion euros raised

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' largest bank says it has bolstered its capital base by raising 1 billion euros ($1.34 billion) through a private placemen…

Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 for the same period last year and 19 in 2012.


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Sports News

Jays send Hendriks, Kratz to Royals for Valencia

BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia.

Jury acquits man in Eastern Michigan player death

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

Dodgers acquire 2B Barney in trade with Cubs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.

Lions postpone talks with Suh until after season

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season.

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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…