Manatee County Utilities Considers Expanding Service Area Following Piney Point BreachManatee County Government is asking Manatee County Utilities to provide a report on water quality and how much it would cost to expand the area that the company services to include more homes near Piney Point.
Drug Bust: 35 Suspects Identified, Nab Additional 15 While Serving Search WarrantsDetectives identify 35 suspects in a drug bust in Lealman, at the heart of south Pinellas County following the service of three search warrants.
Polk County To Shutter COVID-19 Vaccination PortalPolk County will soon shutter their COVID-19 vaccination scheduling portal.
Red Tide Warning Issued For Sarasota County AreaA red tide health threat has been identified in Sarasota according to the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County.
USF Doctor Talks About Possible Future For Johnson & Johnson VaccineOn Wednesday, the CDC had a meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to learn more about the six women who were found to have blood clots after getting to Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
CDC and FDA Recommend Pause On Johnson & Johnson VaccinationsThe CDC says cases of rare and severe blood clots were identified in six women shortly after they all received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Researchers Launch 'Rapid-Response Team' To Track Environmental Impacts Of Piney Point LeakLast week, Ocean Conservancy called on Environmental Protection for a solution to the Piney Point leak. Now they’re working with researchers to launch a rapid response team to track those impacts themselves.
Pasco Schools May Eliminate Mask Requirement For Students By The End Of AprilThe Pasco County School district announced it might not enforce mask-wearing by the end of April 2021.
New Healthcare Initiative Supports Permanent Telehealth Services in FloridaFriday, local advocates for Florida’s legislative policies launched a new initiative to highlight the growing grassroots support for permanent telehealth services across the state.
Piney Point Reservoir: Engineers Shift Focus To Cleaning Remaining WastewaterManatee County Administrator Dr. Scott Hopes says the flow of water from Piney Point has stopped and companies are preparing to clean the water that remains in the pond.
USF Researchers Lead First Cruise To Study Piney Point Wastewater LeakA team of USF scientists is working to find out more on the Piney Point wastewater leak. Researchers boarded the first research cruise dedicated to studying the environmental impacts of that water breach in Manatee County on Wednesday.
'We Need Everyone': Ocean Conservancy Speaks on Florida Wastewater LeakNational water conservation groups are calling on the Federal Government and Florida politicians to step up during what is being called one of the state's biggest environmental emergencies.
Evacuation Ordered For Piney Point Area, DeSantis Orders State Of EmergencyGovernor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the Tampa-area reservoir that officials suggest could cause structural collapse at any time, forcing many to evacuate on Easter Sunday.
'Keep It Outdoors': Experts Urge Easter Safety Tips Amid COVID-19 Breakthrough InfectionsAfter numerous breakthrough COVID-19 infections, despite having been vaccinated, experts are warning that “sticking to the basics” is the best advice to go by while out for church service and those Easter egg hunts this weekend.
Sarasota Health Officials Address COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, ConcernsAs COVID-19 vaccine supplies become more readily available, Sarasota health officials are dispelling certain concerns and alleged myths surrounding the vaccine.