13 Workers Arrested For Workers’ Compensation Fraud And Unlicensed Contractor OperationOn October 12,13 and 14, 2021, The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Division of Investigative and Forensic Services with the Florida Department of Financial Services, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Manatee County Code Enforcement, and the National Insurance Crime Bureau conducted a joint Workers’ Compensation Fraud/ Unlicensed Contractor operation
Manatee County School District Passes Mask Mandate With Opt-Out OptionWhen the topic was brought up, parents during public comment were passionate, with a majority in support of the mask mandate.
Red Tide Causes Local Businesses To SufferOne fishing charter employee said because of Red Tide, he’s had several customers cancel their fishing experiences with him.
Search For Two Suspects In An Armed Robbery At A T-MobileThe Manatee County Sheriff's Office are looking for two suspects who robbed a T-Mobile on Tuesday, June 22.
A Coronavirus Outbreak That Hit A Florida Government Building, Left Two Dead And Four HospitalizedTwo people are dead and four of their coworkers were hospitalized after a Covid-19 outbreak swept through a government building in Manatee County, Florida.
Three Suspects Arrested After Fleeing From DeputyThree people have been arrested in Manatee County after all three ran from the scene from deputies on Wednesday, June 16.
USF Releases New Information About Water Quality Near Piney Point
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.
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.
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.
FL State Senators Consider Adding $200M Towards Piney Point CleanupState senators are currently considering a budget amendment that would cleanup and close the stacks at Piney Point in Manatee County.
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.
Piney Point: Officials Attempt To Avoid Second Breach, Add 20 New PumpsOfficials say Monday evening 20 water removal pumps are being activated to avoid an uncontrollable breach.
'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.