The Manatee Education Foundation and nearly 60 sponsors raised more than $80,000. The money will be put towards a pizza lunch for every school, plus awards, presents and small ways to say 'thank you.'
Monday marks one year since Florida announced its first two cases of COVID-19, and both patients were from the Bay Area.
In an executive order, Governor Ron DeSantis said the first phase of vaccine administration will prioritize long-term care facility residents and staff, persons 65 years of age and older, and health care personnel with direct patient contact.
A team that already feels like family now has bonds that run deep for Keith and Cameron Lock. Keith is a district chief with Manatee County EMS. He's also the SWAT medic team leader -- and Cameron's dad.
Manatee County officials want certain residents to know they will be contacting them about vaccination appointments on Friday morning, starting at 9 a.m.
The tournament was supposed to happen in Mexico, but because of COVID restrictions, it’s at Concession Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch.
Every day during the month of February, Teidra Everett dresses up as an essential figure in Black history, prompting her students to learn more about race, culture, and America's past.
Protesters voiced their concerns outside the Manatee County Commission building Tuesday over commissioner Vanessa Baugh's actions in setting up an exclusive, pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site in Lakewood Ranch.
Congressman Charlie Crist is calling for the acting U.S. attorney general to investigate Governor Ron DeSantis and his pop-up vaccination locations in affluent communities, which Crist called "Republican enclaves."
A 79-year-old woman from Jackson, Mississippi was killed Friday evening in a head-on collision on State Road 70, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Wednesday, the state made vaccines available to specific residents of two specific ZIP codes in Manatee County. FOX 13 has obtained a county commissioner's email with the hand-selected names, including her own.
After some Manatee County commissioners criticized the decision-making behind the state’s vaccine pop-up site in "whitest and richest" Lakewood Ranch, Gov. Ron DeSantis had one simple message: If you don’t want it, it will be given to another county.
Stretching blocks, a long chain of ribbons tied together is a reminder of the toll of COVID-19 in Florida.
A special state program to vaccinate certain residents in Manatee County is coming under fire by critics on the county commission who say it smacks of racism and classism.
In Manatee County, one in five adults can't read above the fifth-grade level. A local group is addressing this need. Their quest to help others find reading success is What's Right with Tampa Bay.
Local scientists are both excited and concerned about a one-of-a-kind discovery – a new species of whale.
A pelican rescue group in Florida wants state wildlife officials to heighten patrols at a popular fishing pier in Manatee County after more than a dozen mutilated birds were discovered over the past month in the area.
At Blake Medical Center, Megan Hawkins' passion can be felt as she works to treat and help burn patients.
Dan and Patti Cook were high school sweethearts. Dan was a high school junior with a red-hot Mustang and Patti was beautiful bold teen with love on the brain, and one boy in mind.
In two weeks, all eyes will be on The Concession Golf Course in Manatee County.