Inspiring others to become leaders in the community

MANATEE – More than 1000 middle and high school students from Manatee County attend the 16th Annual Career and Technical Student Organizations Leadership Rally. “Kids really are looking for a way to do better and be better and these organizations foster leadership,” said Career and Technical Education Curriculum Specialist for School District Manatee County, Kelli Kennedy. Motivational speaker Rhett Laubach headlined the event,...

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Fatal crash in Manatee county

One person is dead tonight after a two vehicle accident in Manatee County. It happened at 6:15 Friday evening according to the Florida Highway Patrol, 57 year old Jeffery Pfeifer was driving south on U.S.-301 approaching Chin road. 52 year old David Atteberry was traveling north toward the same intersection Pfeifer made a left hand turn and failed to yield, colliding with Atteberry. Pfiefer’s vehicle became airborne and overturned. He...

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Diet plans for rowers before and during the World Rowing Championships

SARASOTA COUNTY – Rigorous training sessions, long days on the water, constant focus. Yeah, I’d say that’s enough to build up an appetite. “They kind of need to maintain a regular eating pattern. Most of these athletes are eating 5–7 times a day,” U.S. Rowing Performance Dietitian, Liz Fusco, said. No, you heard that right. 5–7 times a day! “Protein is kind of a base. So, at breakfast that can be Greek yogurt, some type of milk that...

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Irma indefinitely closes down a Suncoast gem

MANATEE- Heavy winds and high tides from Hurricane Irma, closes down the Anna Maria City Pier. “To think that you’re not coming back here and you have to do something else with your life,” said Nadine Kollar, a waitress at The City Pier Restaurant. The pier was originally built in 1911 and over the years, residents and visitors have called it an Anna Maria Island landmark. The pier is home to a bait shop and a restaurant. David Sork...

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Manatee County experiencing no problem with mosquitoes after Irma

MANATEE COUNTY-Hurricanes dump large amounts of water and helps increase the mosquito population.  This time around there was no increase in Manatee County. The Manatee County Mosquito Control after a hurricane sends workers out to standing waters in the swamps, backyards or roadside ditches. They locate the larvae and use helicopters, backpacks or trucks to spray and kill the mosquitoes. Assistant Director of Manatee County Mosquito...

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Search continues for missing Manatee County children

MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County Sheriff’s Officers are hoping an amber alert leads to a break in the search for the four missing Manatee County Children last seen with their mother. Since issuing an Amber Alert, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is working with multiple agencies across the country on the search for four missing Bradenton Children. Multiple sightings have been called in including a reported one in Miami. “We can’t really...

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