Sarasota--- Florida's 3rd graders learned how well they did on this year's F-CAT. 58% of 3rd graders scoring 3 or higher. A 3.5 is the state's level of proficiency. 57% passing the math portion. Those results remain mostly the same from last year in. But, in Manatee county, however, students performed below that average. 49% received a passing score of 3 or higher on both the reading and math portions. While in Sarasota County -- 71% of students passed the reading section and 68% passed the math.
BRADENTON - A Manatee County judge did not release Dale Couch on bond Friday. Judge Robert Farrance says he wants more time to consider whether the Manatee County Sheriff's lieutenant accused of molesting two children poses a threat before he decides.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed outfielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Alfredo Aceves and infielder Jose Iglesias.