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. 
Beyond Health Benefits, Covid Vaccine Delivers HopeOn Wednesday, people 65 years of age and older started receiving the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Manatee County. CW44's Casey Albritton spoke with a recipient of the first round of those vaccines and for her, the vaccine delivers peace of mind.
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Fully Booked Through Jan. 4 In Manatee CountyManatee County Health Officials began administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to people 65 and older on Tuesday.
National "One Warm Coat" Effort Receives Hefty Sarasota DonationAs part of the national “One Warm Coat” collection effort – which works to provide free coats to people in need – Goodwill Manasota has donated nearly 70 pounds of coats, hats, gloves and scarves to Turning Points in Bradenton.
Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested Following An Auto Pursuit, CrashAccording to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, an attempted murder suspect was apprehended today following a pursuit near Bradenton, Florida.
2020 Census: Officials Urge Residents To Respond SoonThe urgency for all residents to respond quickly recently increased with the U.S. Census Bureau’s announcement that it is ending the nationwide population count a month earlier than previously expected on Sept. 30, 2020.
USF School Of Hospitality And Tourism Management Receives AccreditationThe University of South Florida announced Friday that its School of Hospitality and Tourism Management within the Muma College of Business has received professional and academic accreditation from the Accreditation Commission of Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).
Manatee & Pinellas Cty. Beaches Undergo $17M In Shoreline RestorationThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leading a $17 million shore protection project along the coastline in Manatee County. With federal and state funding, they’re working with the county to help preserve and maintain the coastal environment prior to potential hurricane damage.