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.
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.
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.
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 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.