Before there was a Manatee Mineral Springs Park, there were the Angolans, who were African slaves looking for freedom. They lived in the area back in the 1700s. Archaeologist Dr. Uzi Baram explains what happens when they find a piece of history.
They were living in an apartment with relatives when their newest family member, Jayden, was born in December. They were suddenly told they had to move out right after Christmas and had been living out of their car.
Guess who’s back? Winter’s back along the Suncoast as the cold north wind continues to blow in the coldest air of the season. With an area of low pressure developing east of Florida we will see a prolonged period of windy conditions which will bring the wind chills into the mid 30′s on Tuesday an
In August 2019, the pharmacy director of Doctor’s Hospital in Sarasota met with Christine Eckles, a registered nurse working at the hospital in the ICU, to discuss discrepancies in the use of hydromorphone, a schedule II controlled substance.
Officials said as a result 54-year-old Gary Hudge is charged with solicitation to commit murder. Investigators said Hudge provided several Michigan addresses for his brother and offered .25-caliber handgun, a bus ticket as well as the cash.
The fire happened at the Mira Lagos Apartments, Building 9, near South Tamiami Trail and U.S. 301. Video from Mario Jimenez, who lives next door to the apartment building, shows massive flames consuming the two-story building.
There are 32 elementary students in Manatee County and 49% of third graders are not reading on grade level. School officials want to make sure that all students are reading on grade-level by the end of third-grade.
Troopers say Pablo Tobar was crossing 15th Street East, north of the intersection with 57th Avenue East, when the driver of what witnesses described as a blue four-door Honda vehicle failed to slow down and struck him.
In a company meeting early Tuesday morning, employees were told that all but one location in Florida will be closing next month, according to a report in the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The only store remaining in Florida will be in Melbourne.
Manatee Habitat for Humanity gifted the family a free living room makeover. They have 13 children, nine of which are adopted. And the parents want them to be able to live in that home when they are older.
The Manatee County Planning Board approving a rezoning request yesterday by a vote of 4 to 2 to convert the property to commercial use. This now paves the way for the proposed dealership. It still needs approval from Manatee County Commissioners next month.
Their building on 17th Avenue needs a new roof. The current roof has water damage from multiple leaks and it will cost the organization about $40,000 to replace it. Without a new roof, Turning Points won’t be able to continue to serve the community.