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Riverview HS investigating racial ‘promposal’  WFLA

Officials at Riverview High School in Sarasota are investigating a racial "promposal" that is being circulated on social media.

High school hockey team in Cape Breton drops Redmen name

Riverview High School in Coxheath, N.S., is dropping the Redmen name from its hockey program in an effort to be more culturally respectful.

LIST: Check to see if your Tampa Bay school got an A  WFLA

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Annual school grades were released Thursday morning from the Florida Department of Education with major improvements around the ...

Celebrating Mi'kmaq culture at Riverview  Cape Breton Post

Riverview High School in Coxheath hosted a celebration of Mi'kmaq culture on Thursday. Students took part in four different workshops and heard from ...

Riverview High School to remove ‘Redmen’ as school begins plans to rebrand sports teams

Levi Denny never put much thought into the name "Redmen" when he suited up for the Riverview High School hockey program in the late 1980s. At the time, the ...

Riverview football tops Flat Rock in Huron League opener  Southgate News Herald

Riverview kicked off its Huron League title defense on Thursday night with a 24-10 win at Flat Rock.

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Abandoned and homeless, Marine recruit overcomes adversity and ships to boot camp  Marine Corps Times

James Gordon was homeless about a month before he was scheduled to ship to Marine recruit training.

Riverview football gets by Carleton Airport in tough Huron League battle  Southgate News Herald

The Friday matchup for Riverview against Carleton Airport was an important one. Both the Pirates and Jets were two of four teams tied for second place in the ...

Riverview claims gold medal; Glace Bay captures bronze medal at cheerleading provincials  Cape Breton Post

Riverview High School can add another cheerleading provincial championship banner to its collection. The Coxheath-based school captured the Nova Scotia ...

GEE STEWART: Time is winding down at Riverview  Cape Breton Post

Fifty-four more days until graduation. The high school clock is ticking. Deadlines are approaching. Gee Stewart. Our futures are finally getting set in stone as we ...

Tender for skilled trades centre construction at Riverview issued  Cape Breton Post

The tender has been issued for construction of a skilled trades centre at Riverview High School that is due to open this fall. In April 2017, Riverview Rural High ...

Karan Higdon's Sarasota success story  The Michigan Daily

Karan Higdon plays for his family, his former coaches and Riverview teammates, all of the people that haven't made it out of the system and all the kids back in ...

Back to school: Sarasota students to expect monthly active shooter drills  WFLA

Sarasota County students can now regularly expect active shooter drills.

Riverview High Notebook by Gee Stewart  Cape Breton Post

After seven sold-out shows in four days, the cast of Riverview High School's production of “Grease” is finally done! For the past two months, the production has ...

TEENS OF TODAY: Cape Breton high school student gives back to community in her spare time  Cape Breton Post

Grace Campbell is a 17-year-old French Immersion student at Riverview Rural High School, an avid volunteer and co-premier of Nova Scotia Secondary School ...

Goocher becomes four-time national champion for UM-Dearborn wrestling team  Southgate News Herald

Marina Goocher has been blazing trails in wrestling since she was young.

70-year-old motorcyclist killed by flying turkey  WWSB

Authorities said the turkey flew across a road in Oakland Township, MI, and hit the man so hard in the chest that he crashed into a guard rail.

Booker High School football coach suspended for ‘inappropriately administering remedial math course’  WFLA

Booker High School football coach Dumaka Atkins has been suspended indefinitely as of Thursday.

EduHam introduces Hamilton to thousands of high school students  WFLA

It's called EduHam, an opportunity for students and teachers to learn about Hamilton and perform. It's a unique theatrical experience.

Fallen veterans monument unveiled in Riverview on Memorial Day  Southgate News Herald

Red, white and blue flags flew Memorial Day as members of American Legion Post No. 389 were joined at Young Patriots Park by Lloyd Carr, College Football ...

Hillsborough Co school security officers graduate, ‘prepared to act’  WFLA

"The mere presence of the message that says someone already here is prepared to act if something goes wrong, that's the power. It's not having everybody ...

Top 20 NCAA Swimming Recruits in the Girls High School Class of 2020  SwimSwam

See who's moving up and who has yet to commit among the current high school junior class, which is loaded in the non-free strokes in particular.

GEE STEWART: One month down at Riverview  Cape Breton Post

COXHEATH, N.S. — The students of Riverview High School have officially conquered the first month of the 2018-19 school year. The clubs have started up, ...

Incident involving student prompts lockdown at Sarasota school  WFLA

A limited lockdown is underway at Riverview High School in Sarasota following an incident involving a student.

'Time for a change': N.S. school to drop Redmen name amid concerns about cultural sensitivity  CTV News

For as long as there's been a boy's hockey team at Riverview High School in Coxheath, N.S., they've been called the Redmen. But soon, the name will be no ...

SAT adds 'adversity score' to test scores to give colleges more context, report says  WWSB

The idea is to capture the social and economic background of each student as schools evaluate them for admission.

RIVERVIEW: City adds three more into Hall of Fame  Southgate News Herald

RIVERVIEW — For 20 years, the city's Hall of Fame has honored residents who made a difference in the community.

Camel turns heads at PetSmart in Michigan  WWSB

Customers at a Michigan PetSmart got a surprise over the weekend when Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo brought a camel in a for a visit.

Former Cardinal Mooney graduate dies following July 4 celebration in Nashville  WFLA

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – News Channel 8 has learned a 22-year-old who graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota has died after a Fourth of ...

Road running through Sarasota High still causing safety concerns  WFLA

Safety concerns are still an issue for parents and school administrators at Sarasota High School.

Woman raped outside of football game in Sarasota  WFLA

Its a terrifying story that has parents on edge. A woman was sexually assaulted by a stranger outside a football game in Sarasota. The suspect is still on the ...

Drunk Sarasota charter boat captain held passengers captive for 12 hours, police say  WFLA

The captain reportedly said: "I have a gun and if I want to, I will put a bullet in each of your heads and leave you out here."

Caught on camera: Woman attacks Burger King employee because of tomatoes on sandwich  WWSB

Police say the suspect hurled a cookie rack, a wet floor sign and food at the clerk. She is also accused of trying to climb on the counter repeatedly, but her fiancé ...

Football: Jeff Stergalas returns Downriver to lead Riverview program  Southgate News Herald

One of Riverview High School's favorite sons is returning to his Downriver roots. Jeff Stergalas has ac-cepted the head football coach at his alma mater, ...

High school basketball scheduled for Coxheath and Glace Bay  Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Four games are scheduled to be played in the Cape Breton High School Basketball League today. In girls action, the Riverview Royals will ...

Cape Breton high school basketball teams set to play in provincials this weekend  Cape Breton Post

Eight Cape Breton high school basketball teams will participate in the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation provincial championships this week.

Riverview wins Highland region volleyball title  Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Riverview High School will represent Cape Breton Island at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Division 1 volleyball provincials later ...

Riverview, Sydney Academy pick up playoff wins in high school soccer action  Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. – Alesha Hoban scored twice to lead the Sydney Academy Wildcats to a 2-1 win over the Memorial Marauders in Cape Breton High School ...

Some New Brunswick students held inside schools Wednesday

An incident between students from two New Brunswick schools caused three institutions to be placed under “hold and secure” protocol for a portion of the ...

Hillsborough schools to hold lockdown, evacuation drills following school shooting  WFLA

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Several schools in Hillsborough County are holding lockdown and evacuation drills this week. Parents at both ...

Rep. Buchanan, researchers discuss plan to study health effects of red tide  WFLA

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – Most people in Tampa Bay are familiar with red tide, the harmful algal bloom that afflicted the Gulf Coast last year, but no one really ...

Sarasota school leaders discuss possible student cell phone ban  WFLA

Next school year, Sarasota County students might not be allowed to have their cell phones in class.

Riverview Reds capture Highland region soccer championships  Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. – Riverview High School can add two more championship banners to its collection. The Coxheath school captured two Cape Breton High School ...

Airport High School homecoming tonight  Monroe Evening News

CARLETON — Airport High School's homecoming is tonight. The homecoming parade will depart Ash Carleton Park at 5 p.m. then continue through downtown ...

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg: The future is private - seriously  WWSB

A redesigned Facebook app and desktop version of the site puts private groups in the center of the page. The redesign is structured to make it as easy to ...

RIVERVIEW: Hall of Fame inducts Hempel, Simmons; 11 scholarships awarded  Southgate News Herald

RIVERVIEW — Each spring they pack Arnaldo's Banquet Center to recognize past achievement and to honor those likely to achieve in the future.

Sheriff criticizes Sarasota County Schools’ security plan  WFLA

The school district is on its way toward creating an independent school police force. But Sheriff Tom Knight does not like what he sees.

And now, the all-time best high school girls' basketball players in Nova Scotia

You might be interested to learn that the basketball player whose name has appeared most often in the Sports section over the years is a woman. Still, it was ...

Ceremony held to remember Sarasota boy killed on way to school  WFLA

Friday marks the last day of school in Sarasota County. But it won't be a happy occasion for many students at Brentwood Elementary School.

High school hockey and basketball scheduled for Thursday  Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY – A number of local high school sports teams will be in action on Thursday. In the Cape Breton High School Hockey League, the Memorial Marauders ...

Kindergartner ‘lunch shamed,’ family calls for school policy change  WFLA

The 6-year-old said she was told to return her tray of hot food and go to the back of the lunch line to wait for a PB&J sandwich.

Michigan teens copycat racist 'picking cotton' promposal  Detroit Free Press

A promposal shared by Vermontville high schoolers is under fire for has garnered attention on for its racist remarks, this follows other promposals receiving ...

City of Sarasota suing pharmaceutical giants in wake of opioid crisis  WFLA

The city of Sarasota is taking on the pharmaceutical giants.

Sarasota man injured after plummeting nearly 20 feet from cruise ship adventure ride  WFLA

A Sarasota man was nearly killed while on a cruise ship traveling out of Miami.

Results: Cape Breton high school basketball teams at provincials  Cape Breton Post

Eight Cape Breton high school basketball teams are participating in Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation provincial championships this week. In Division 1 ...

Macleod posts shutout as Riverview defeats Memorial in high school soccer  Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. – Nathan MacLeod posted the shutout between the pipes as the Riverview Reds defeated the Memorial Marauders 9-0 in Cape Breton High ...

Venice PD searching for gunman who shot man during lunch break  WFLA

A manhunt is underway in Venice after a worker was shot during a lunch break. The PGT employee is recovering from his injuries and police are determined to ...

Proposal to ban cell phones at Sarasota County Schools  WFLA

Could cell phones be banned from Sarasota County schools?

Shark attack numbers dropping worldwide  WFLA

A new report found the number of shark attacks worldwide plummetted in 2018.

Sarasota sheriff seeking Chick Fil A armed robbery suspect  WFLA

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at a Sarasota Chick Fil A.

Woman arrested for allowing animals to die of thirst  WFLA

A 35-year-old woman was arrested in Sarasota and charged with animal cruelty in connection with an awful crime she allegedly committed in 2018, officials ...

VIDEO: Sarasota High School employee fired over Snapchat video with teen  WFLA

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Sarasota High School registrar is without a job after a video emerged of her dancing with a 17-year-old Riverview High School ...

Cryptocurrency is rising in local popularity  WFLA

An obscure form of currency is taking the bay area, and the country, by storm.

Vandal paints #MeToo on iconic World War II statue  WFLA

Someone scrawled the message- #MeToo onto the popular kissing statue. Now some activists are speaking out in agreement with the message.

KEN CHISHOLM: Inaugural Cape Breton High School Theatre Festival opens Friday  Cape Breton Post

THE CENTRE ISLE. Cape Breton high school students are heading to the Boardmore stage. Ken Chisholm. “Todd Hiscock, manager of the Boardmore Theatre, ...

Riverview High student wins national science gold  Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY — A 16-year-old Riverview High School student has returned home with three awards from a national science fair in Ottawa. Susan MacInnis, who was ...

Hannah Rudderham: Riverview wears blue  Cape Breton Post

It was a sea of blue for five days this month at Riverview High School. From May 7-11, the Headstrong group at the Coxheath school promoted Mental Healthy ...

High profile law firm hired after Sarasota man beaten by police  WFLA

A video circulating on Facebook shows a possible case of police brutality in Sarasota. The suspect's family has now secured a high profile law firm.

Riverview, BEC girls find the back of the net in soccer wins  Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Emma Ferguson and Becca LeBlanc each fired a hat trick to lead the Riverview Reds girls to a 9-0 win over the Sydney Academy Wildcats in ...

Crews rescue man when boat capsizes 5 miles west of Sarasota  WFLA

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) – Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard and Sarasota Fire Rescue rescued a man whose boat overturned in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard ...

Osprey minister faces 500 counts of possessing child pornography  WFLA

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – An Osprey minister is facing 500 counts of possessing child pornography, according to a news release. The National ...

Former FBI Director James Comey speaks in Sarasota  WFLA

Former FBI director James Comey spent the day in Sarasota reflecting on his career and President Trump.

April Fool’s prank lands YouTube star behind bars in Sarasota  WFLA

Outside of a Walmart off Cattlemen road, a woman was with her two young children when someone approached her vehicle.

A teen made a promposal with a joke about blacks ‘picking cotton.’ People aren’t laughing  FOX 5 San Diego

Creative "promposals" are all the rage these days among high schoolers. But this one didn't go so well.

The Wallendas heading to the Big Apple  WFLA

Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana are back in the spotlight more than two years after their 8-man pyramid, crashed to the ground below, hurting several of them.

Sarasota County cracking down to protect nesting sea turtles  WFLA

Sarasota County is cracking down on businesses in an effort to help protect nesting sea turtles.

Remains of Jabez Spann found in rural Manatee County  WFLA

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Sarasota Police Department and the Manatee County Sheriff's Office announced in a joint press conference on Tuesday that the ...

Positive hepatitis A case identified in food service worker at Duval’s in Sarasota  WFLA

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food *service* worker at Duval's in Sarasota.

Gator gets stuck under car in Sarasota County  WFLA

Trappers were sent in to rescue a gator that got stuck under a man's car in Osprey last week, WWSB reported.

WATCH: Nokomis principal sings to students to calm nerves before testing  WFLA

A Sarasota County principal had a sweet surprise for students that were nervous about state testing this week.

Dalbrae Academy dominates on opening day of Highland region track and field regionals  Cape Breton Post

The Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation will hold its Highland region track and field meet this weekend at the Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex.

Jabez Spann laid to rest in Sarasota  WFLA

Family and friends said goodbye to Jabez Spann on Saturday as he was laid to rest at a cemetery in Sarasota.

Cape Bretoner to suit up for Team Nova Scotia in international rugby tournament  Cape Breton Post

When Madison MacInnis began playing rugby three years ago, it was her second favourite sport behind basketball. But, ask the 17-year-old her favourite sport ...

DAN MACDONALD: Cape Breton Guitar Night does it up right for Loaves & Fishes  Cape Breton Post

There was lots of talent at the fourth annual Cape Breton Guitar Night last month. The fundraiser at Centre 200 in downtown Sydney was held in support of ...

Family says video shows Sarasota man beaten by police during traffic stop  WFLA

A Sarasota man is facing multiple charges following a traffic stop where he ingested suspected narcotics and resisted arrest on Saturday.

Florida man’s $1 yard sale bowl could fetch $30,000  WFLA

A Sarasota man has made the ultimate yard sale find!

ACLU intervenes over rules barring female Michigan college wrestler from mat  Detroit Metro Times

Earlier this year, we had written a splashy cover story about the female scholastic wrestling scene in Michigan. A big part of that story was...

Sarasota officer arrested for shoving airline employee after being kicked off flight  WFLA

An off-duty Sarasota police officer has been placed on leave after being arrested for battery and trespassing at a local airport.

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight will not run again  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

His departure marks a big shift in a community where he worked to control the opioid crisis, reduce the jail population and modernize his department.

Coxheath's Riverview High claims two soccer banners  Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Riverview High School brought home two regional Highland banners on Friday in Cape Breton Soccer League action. Both the Division 1 girls ...

2 Sarasota teens charged with felonies after 15-year-old shot in arm  WFLA

Two teens face felony charges after a 15-year-old was accidentally shot in a crime gone wrong.

Sarasota County learned from its mistakes for 2018 hurricane season  WFLA

Sarasota County is making changes for the 2018 hurricane season.

3 hospitalized after boats collide near Stickney Point Bridge  WFLA

Three people were rushed to the hospital after two vessels crashed south of the Stickney Point Bridge Sunday afternoon, according to the Florida Fish and ...

North Port police seek man who tried to lure girls at pool with alcohol  WFLA

North Port police are asking for help identifying a man who tried to lure two girls from a pool by offering them alcohol.

Heightened security status lifted at Sarasota elementary school  WFLA

A Sarasota elementary school is on heightened security status due to police activity in the area.

Sarasota Sheriff’s Office meets gator on tweet from the beat  WFLA

What would a Sarasota Sheriff's Office tweet from the beat be like without a gator?

Student had illegally modified AR-15 on UCF campus, police say  WFLA

A University of Central Florida student was arrested after campus police say they found an illegally modified AR-15 in his car, which was parked in a dorm ...

North Port police: Man tried to lure young girls with alcohol  WFLA

North Port police need your help to track down a mysterious man who tried to lure two young girls with alcohol.

Arrest made in January shooting involving Sarasota County Fire Department paramedics  WFLA

An arrest has been made in a shooting involving Sarasota County Fire Department paramedics that occurred in January.

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