Health officials warn Bradenton neighborhoods of blue-green algae in Manatee River
Health officials warn Bradenton neighborhoods of blue-green algae in Manatee River

The Florida Department of Health is advising some Manatee County residents to stay out of the water after a blue-green algae was detected in parts of the Manatee River.

3 hrs 5 mins ago by Alejandro Romero
Quadriplegic mom of 4 remains in hospital following I-75 rollover crash
Quadriplegic mom of 4 remains in hospital following I-75 rollover crash

Less than two months following a rollover crash on I-75, a mother of four and her family are adjusting to her new life as a quadriplegic.

July 18th, 3:10 PM EDT by Jennifer Kveglis
Manatee County's first Costco to open late august
Manatee County's first Costco to open late august

Manatee County's first Costco is expected to open in late August. The store will open on Aug. 21. Costco will anchor the Marketplace at Heritage Harbour plaza at State Road 64, and Interstate 75

July 18th, 9:42 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
License plate readers lead to many arrests in Holmes Beach
License plate readers lead to many arrests in Holmes Beach

License plate readers, in Holmes Beach have led to many arrests. If there's a problem with a plate , a suspended license, a wanted criminal or even a stolen car,  the boxes automatically alert every police officer in the area.

July 18th, 9:40 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
State urges removal of Lincoln Memorial Academies top administrator
State urges removal of Lincoln Memorial Academies top administrator

MANATEE COUNTY- Manatee County Schools is pleading with Lincoln Memorial Academy to work with them after the state detailed significant breaches of contracts and statutes.

July 17th, 5:39 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Master P Coming to the Suncoast
Master P Coming to the Suncoast

SARASOTA - Rapper Master P is coming to the Suncoast. The founder of the record label No Limit Records was one of the most successful music entrepreneurs of any genre of the 1990s. However, Master P made his impact as one of the most successful rappers/hi

July 17th, 5:31 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Teen with Cystic Fibrosis gets puppy dream fulfilled
Teen with Cystic Fibrosis gets puppy dream fulfilled

BRADENTON - A Tampa Bay area non–profit stepped in this week to help a Bradenton teenager who has a life–threatening disease. Hailey Borden has been battling Cystic Fibrosis, and she had one dream. To own a puppy, but not just any type. Hailey

July 17th, 5:06 AM EDT by Don Brennan
YMCA Reads Program a big success
YMCA Reads Program a big success

The YMCA Reads! Program is successfully taking hold of the Suncoast. The  out–of–school reading remediation program in Sarasota and Charlotte counties is helping kids catch up on more than a year of school in just weeks.

July 16th, 7:17 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Homeless rebuff
Homeless rebuff

A manatee county Business owner was caught on camera offering a homeless man a job paying $15 an hour, but the owner was rebuffed.

July 16th, 6:22 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Team USA wins Canamex Regatta
Team USA wins Canamex Regatta

 Team USA wins the Canamex Regatta, and local rowers had a big impact on the competition. The Regatta over the weekend brought some of the best U19 Rowers from the USA, Mexico and Canada to Nathan Benderson Park.  

July 15th, 10:32 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Palmetto man convicted of molesting girls at parties
Palmetto man convicted of molesting girls at parties

MANATEE COUNTY - A Palmetto man is looking at a long stretch behind bars after he was convicted of molesting four girls.

July 15th, 9:09 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Lakewood Ranch is near top of 'wellness' list
Lakewood Ranch is near top of 'wellness' list

LAKEWOOD RANCH - Lakewood Ranch makes the list of top wellness communities in the country. In fact it may be one of the healthiest communities around, based on a recent rating by a Southern lifestyle magazine. The 31,000–acre community, with more th

July 15th, 5:21 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Annual school grading has its critics
Annual school grading has its critics

TALLAHASSEE - The annual school grades have lasting effects throughout the state, impacting home values, teacher bonuses, and where kids go to school. According to the Herald Tribune, this year's results reflect a growing trend. More schools and districts

July 15th, 5:03 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Bradenton woman accused of embezzling more than $100,000
Bradenton woman accused of embezzling more than $100,000

A Bradenton woman is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from her employer.

July 12th, 7:21 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Former Manatee County Corrections Deputy sentenced to jail
Former Manatee County Corrections Deputy sentenced to jail

A former Manatee County corrections deputy caught on camera assaulting an inmate is avoiding hard prison time.

July 12th, 7:13 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Man Sentenced For Raping Baby, Posting Video To Web
Man Sentenced For Raping Baby, Posting Video To Web

MANATEE COUNTY - A Bradenton man who produced a series of violent videos of himself raping an infant and then posted them on the dark web is going to federal prison. 31-year-old James Lockhart received a maximum sentence of 70 years for producing, distrib

July 12th, 4:45 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Owners of found 1955 wedding ring sought
Owners of found 1955 wedding ring sought

LONGboat Key - A wedding band dating back to Christmas Day 1955 has been found in the sand off Longboat Key. Mark DesErmia made the find during Fourth of July when he discovered the wedding ring submerged deep in the sand off Longboat Key, and while he's

July 11th, 5:34 AM EDT by Don Brennan
New bill adds judge to 12th judicial circuit
New bill adds judge to 12th judicial circuit

SUNCOAST - A bill approved by Gov. Ron DeSantis last month has created an additional vacancy in the 12th Judicial Circuit covering Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. House Bill 5011, signed by the governor on June 7, increased the number of 12th Circu

July 11th, 5:05 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Local entrepreneur creates ready-to-drink 'Jel Shots', partners with Shark Tank investor
Local entrepreneur creates ready-to-drink 'Jel Shots', partners with Shark Tank investor

Ashley Zalkin is the Original Jel Shot Co.'s CFO.

“..which stands for Chief Fun Officer," Zalkin said.

July 10th, 4:33 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Rising sea levels create need for $3 billion for Suncoast sea walls by 2040
Rising sea levels create need for $3 billion for Suncoast sea walls by 2040

 Rising sea levels will create the need for more than $3 billion in new sea walls in Sarasota and Manatee counties by 2040. That's according to a new report that highlights the fiscal threat climate change poses to Southwest Florida.

July 10th, 9:54 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Myakka City man arrested on capital sexual battery charges
Myakka City man arrested on capital sexual battery charges

MANATEE COUNTY- Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a capital sexual battery case. 47-year-old Keith Wandell is facing charges of Capital Sexual Battery and Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.

July 9th, 4:32 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Southwest Florida construction ahead of nation
Southwest Florida construction ahead of nation

SUNCOAST - Construction payrolls continue to grow faster in Southwest Florida than in the rest of the nation. Contractors in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties hired 2,300 additional workers during the 12–month period ended in May, according t

July 9th, 5:07 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Free Hepatitis A vaccinations offered after food worker tests positive
Free Hepatitis A vaccinations offered after food worker tests positive

MANATEE - The Manatee County Health Department (CHD) is offering two free Hepatitis A vaccine events after confirming a case of the disease in a restaurant worker who worked the Ugly Grouper on Holmes Beach.

July 5th, 12:44 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Manatee County hires sports project professional
Manatee County hires sports project professional

MANATEE COUNTY - The Bradenton Area Sports Commission has hired a sports industry professional to help bring events to the Suncoast. Russ Yurk, founder of an Indiana sports planning firm, has joined the Manatee County sports commission to get the Bradento

July 5th, 4:52 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Hepatitis A confirmed in restaurant employee
Hepatitis A confirmed in restaurant employee

HOLMES BEACH - A case of hepatitis A has been confirmed in an Anna Maria Island restaurant food service employee, and now free vaccinations are being offered. Lab tests on July 1 confirmed the case of hepatitis A in an employee of the Ugly Grouper, a seaf

July 5th, 4:44 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Longboat Key hosts a doggone good 4th of July parade
Longboat Key hosts a doggone good 4th of July parade

Longboat key residents celebrated 4th of July with a parade for the community...featuring the community and added a twist, unique to the Suncoast.

July 4th, 4:26 PM EDT by Jennifer Kveglis

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