Pletcher Ass't principal of year
Pletcher Ass't principal of year

MANATEE COUNTY - Tillman Elementary's Bernadette Pletcher is the Florida Assistant Principal of the Year.

6 hrs 36 mins ago by Don Brennan
Buchanan pushing for more protections for farmers
21 hrs 3 mins ago by Samantha Sonner
The Suncoast's health is stable
March 19th, 9:47 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
List down to four finalists to lead USF
List down to four finalists to lead USF

 The University of South Florida has announced the four finalists, in the running, to lead the university once long time president Judy Genshaft steps down in July.

March 19th, 9:37 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Arrest and video not synching with police reports
Arrest and video not synching with police reports

A home security system is now at the center of this case putting Manatee County S.W.A.T. under a microscope.

March 18th, 10:07 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Construction estimates low for actual Manatee County schools
Construction estimates low for actual Manatee County schools

MANATEE COUNTY - The Construction costs continue to rise for new Manatee schools. The Projects over the last three years are 84 percent over budget.The original approved budget for 20 major construction projects completed in the district from 2015 to 2018

March 18th, 10:02 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Plans for 4,000 Parrish homes move forward
Plans for 4,000 Parrish homes move forward

Plans for 4,000 Parrish homes move forward. On Thursday, the Manatee Planning Commission unanimously agreed that developers Pat and John Neal's proposed Haval Farms subdivision is consistent with the county's comprehensive land use plan.

March 15th, 9:31 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Investigation into late night fire
Investigation into late night fire

An investigation is underway after a late night fire. Around  10:45 PM, Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue units responded to the 11-hundred block of  30-th Avenue west.

March 14th, 10:45 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Mote SEA looks to Manatee County for funding
Mote SEA looks to Manatee County for funding

MANATEE COUNTY - Mote Marine Laboratory is asking Manatee County to contribute $15 million toward the construction of its proposed aquarium at Nathan Benderson Park. The lakefront park is located just south of the Sarasota–Manatee line, so Manatee C

March 13th, 11:57 AM EDT by Don Brennan
SCAT bus skips privatization stop...for now
SCAT bus skips privatization stop...for now

SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota County's public transit system won't be privatized. Not now, anyway.

March 13th, 11:12 AM EDT by Don Brennan
Serial arsonist faces the heat in Bradenton
Serial arsonist faces the heat in Bradenton

MANATEE COUNTY - A Serial arsonist gets 18 years for setting fires in Bradenton. 46-year-old Shawn Vincent has pleaded no contest to setting two fires in Bradenton in October 2013 and July 2015. A disabled man was inside a home when Vincent set a motorcyc

March 13th, 10:41 AM EDT by Don Brennan
College Entrance Director at IMG charged in nationwide fraud case
College Entrance Director at IMG charged in nationwide fraud case

The director of college entrance preparation at the esteemed IMG Academy in Bradenton is facing fraud charges in connection with a nationwide bribery case that has netted two Hollywood actors.

March 12th, 7:15 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Pirates' Archer, Cervelli building the battery bond
Pirates' Archer, Cervelli building the battery bond

BRADENTON - The reason Pirates pitcher Chris Archer and catcher Francisco Cervelli have such a budding relationship is not only because pitchers and catchers work together so much, but because they genuinely like each other - and want to win.

March 11th, 2:06 PM EDT by Don Brennan
Pampered and Empowered: Suncoast women receive free makeover
Pampered and Empowered: Suncoast women receive free makeover

Women who have escaped abusive relationships or are in need of financial assistance were treated to a day of luxury.

March 9th, 5:33 PM EST by Alejandro Romero
Music in the Park returns to Downtown Bradenton
Music in the Park returns to Downtown Bradenton

It’s the return of Music in the Park. Bradenton residents and visitors enjoyed a night of free music and food at the Mosaic Amphitheater on the Riverwalk.

March 8th, 9:47 PM EST by Alejandro Romero
Hospital saves bride's fingers after log splitting accident
Hospital saves bride's fingers after log splitting accident

BRADENTON- It was Bride vs. the Log Splitter, the log splitter won, but Doctors at Blake Medical Center wouldn't let it stay that way.

March 8th, 5:59 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
BPD accuses former sergeant of misusing police data to find dates
BPD accuses former sergeant of misusing police data to find dates

BRADENTON- A former Bradenton Police Department sergeant allegedly turns department resources into his own personal match.com. More than 150 women were allegedly contacted by Former Sergeant Leonel Marines.

March 7th, 5:07 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Dickie V's granddaughter wins major international tennis title
Dickie V's granddaughter wins major international tennis title

LAKEWOOD RANCH - Dick Vitale may be known as the voice of college basketball, but his granddaughters are representing on a different court, and in a different sport.

March 7th, 12:16 PM EST by Don Brennan
Lakewood Ranch residents brainstorming for library
Lakewood Ranch residents brainstorming for library

Lakewood Ranch residents brainstorming for ideas for a proposed library. 

March 7th, 9:55 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Manatee County Sheriff's Office warns residents against new phone scam
Manatee County Sheriff's Office warns residents against new phone scam

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a phone scam targeting Suncoast residents

March 6th, 10:35 PM EST by Alejandro Romero
Gov. DeSantis to give first State of the State
Gov. DeSantis to give first State of the State

 Gov. Ron DeSantis will give his first State of the State address today at 11am.  The state legislature opens its  two–month session today

March 5th, 8:11 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Pirates, Rays have heat leading into off day
Pirates, Rays have heat leading into off day

BRADENTON - Sunday started badly for the Pirates and starting pitcher Mitch Keller as Joey Wendle led off the game with a homerun, and it didn't get any better after that.

March 4th, 1:48 PM EST by Don Brennan
Rescuing wildlife in distress on the Suncoast
Rescuing wildlife in distress on the Suncoast

A non–profit breathing new life into sick or injured wildlife on the Suncoast debuted its new facility last weekend.

March 4th, 12:17 PM EST by Jennifer Kveglis
Video game dispute kills one Palmetto man
Video game dispute kills one Palmetto man

Manatee County Sheriff’s say a fight over a video game leaves one man dead and another behind bars.

March 3rd, 6:08 PM EST by Alejandro Romero
Art Slam takes over downtown Bradenton
Art Slam takes over downtown Bradenton

The annual Art Slam took over the Framer's market in downtown Bradenton.

March 2nd, 5:58 PM EST by Alejandro Romero
Bradenton hit and run crash sends teen to Trauma center
Bradenton hit and run crash sends teen to Trauma center

BRADENTON - State Troopers are looking for a hit and run driver who critically injured a former Lakewood Ranch basketball player Thursday morning.

March 1st, 1:25 PM EST by SNN Newsroom
Manatee to repay Sarasota millions
Manatee to repay Sarasota millions

 Manatee County  will have to repay Sarasota County millions for the state's sales tax mistake. The Department of Revenue gave the wrong county $3.7 million, so Manatee County will reimburse Sarasota County that money. 

March 1st, 7:40 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Heart attack survivor helps others learn CPR
Heart attack survivor helps others learn CPR

In December Wendell Thorne suffers a heart attack. He survived thanks to the help of Manatee County EMTs and one special nurse performing CPR. Now he's opening his business for CPR classes to educate those who want to know how to save a life.

February 28th, 10:18 PM EST by Alejandro Romero

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