Independence Day celebrations return to Bay Area

Fireworks will once again light up the night on the Fourth of July. Sarasota, Lakeland, Bradenton, and St. Petersburg all say plans are in the works for an Independence Day to remember.

911 dispatchers left off Florida's first-responder bonus list

Governor Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and law enforcement officer would be getting $1,000 pandemic bonuses, but 911 operators say the stress and demands of their jobs warrants putting them on that list.

Sarasota PD turns on 154 body-warn cameras

The body-worn cameras were purchased for $3.2 million. The city approved funds covering training, hardware, and storage for five years. Sarasota police said the benefits far outweigh the price tag.