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.
Officials Announce 'Incident Action Plan' Ahead of Busiest Beach HolidaysIn preparation for two of the busiest beach holidays coming up, Manatee County government officials partnered up with law enforcement to announce their plan to tackle safety for both visitors and locals.
Manatee County Notices Uptick In COVID-19 Cases During Spring BreakManatee County officials tell CW44 News they’ve noticed an uptick in COVID-19 cases. They’re now asking for your help to get those numbers back down.
Community Mourns Loss Of 28-Year-Old Manatee County TeacherOfficials say 28-year-old Tina Ellard died over the weekend in an ATV wreck.
Manatee County Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Age To 55 And OlderManatee County is working to get ahead of any vaccination hold ups. If you’re 55 and older, live in Manatee County, and plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine, you’re officially eligible to enroll yourself in preparation.
Manatee Co Bypasses Statewide Vaccination Registration System For FlexibilityCOVID-19 Vaccination guidelines for the state of Florida have changed this week, making more Floridians eligible. But while the standby pool has expanded, some counties are deciding to stick with their own way of making appointments.
Winter Storm Delays Florida COVID-19 Vaccine DeliveriesManatee County is now having to reschedule over 5,000 vaccine appointments because of the 2021 Winter Storm sweeping across the country.
Manatee County To Require Proof Of Residence To Receive COVID-19 VaccineThe Manatee County Department of Health is starting to require proof of residence to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This requirement is expected to be imposed when the next round of COVID-19 vaccines are delivered to Manatee County.
Manatee County Revamps Covid Vaccine Registration Process, Receives Another Shipment Of DosesManatee County has received another one thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccinations which they plan to administer as soon as Thursday. With this announcement comes a more simplified process of scheduling an appointment to receive the vaccine.