Manatee County teacher dies following tragic accident
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The School District of Manatee County has confirmed to ABC7 that the Freedom Elementary School teacher that was struck while crossing the road in downtown St Petersburg on Saturday night has died as a result of his injuries. Jeffrey, Ariane and Emily Wilson were walking in...
Beloved Manatee County PE teacher dies following St. Pete crash
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Manatee County School District is keeping the family of one of their teachers in their thoughts after he died following a crash over the weekend in St. Petersburg. Jeffrey Wilson was a physical education teacher at Freedom Elementary School in Bradenton. In an update...
School teacher dies after being hit by SUV while walking in crosswalk, officials say
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB/Gray News) - Authorities in Florida say a teacher has died after he was struck by a vehicle while out for a walk. WWSB reports that Jeffrey Wilson, a physical education teacher, was hit by an SUV while crossing a street in downtown St. Petersburg over the weekend.
Manatee County Commission approves construction on Moccasin Wallow roundabout
BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - The Manatee County Commission has unanimously approved construction to begin on the Moccasin Wallow roundabout. There was no discussion by the commissioners on the project when it was brought up during their Tuesday, June 6 meeting. The roundabout will be located at US-301 and Moccasin Wallow....
Manatee County teacher hit and killed by car in St. Pete crosswalk: Police
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A Freedom Elementary School teacher died after he was hit by a car in St. Petersburg over the weekend, according to officials. Jeffrey Wilson, a physical education teacher at the Manatee County school, was hit along with his wife, Ariane, who is also a kindergarten teacher at the school, the Manatee County School District said.
Manatee County Commission unanimously approves concealed carry for county employees
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - The Manatee County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to allow county employees with concealed carry permits to bring their firearms to work. The board voted 7-0 to allow any county employees with concealed permits to bring those weapons into their place of work. Commissioner Vanessa...
Three people injured on I-75 in Manatee County in collision caused by a wrong-way driver
Three people were injured in an accident caused by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 75 early Monday morning in Manatee County. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a 23-year-old man from Palm Harbor who was driving the BMW sedan that caused the accident for a potential driving under the influence charge.
Manatee County votes to allow employees to carry concealed firearms at work
In a matter of minutes, all seven Manatee County commissioners voted in favor of allowing county employees to carry concealed firearms to work.
Questions remain on how improperly installed guardrails end up on roadways
SARASOTA, Fla. — The pain of losing a child is unimaginable. “Hunter was loved by so many people,” said Christy DeFilippo, Hunter Burns' mother. “We will do whatever it takes for this to be changed.”. Burns, 22, died in an accident in March 2020. His truck crashed...
Manatee County homeowers could get a rebate to replace old toilets
MANATEE COUNTY Fla. (WWSB) - Homeowners who receive their water directly from Manatee County or the Cities of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes beach, and who still have a toilet that was installed prior to 1995, may be eligible for a rebate if it is replaced. Homeowners can replace...
Local bar owner reacts to gunfire detectors
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla — The Hi Way Bar & Grille in Bradenton is best described by its third-generation owner Alicia Lou Lou Dorics as a combination of many things. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has installed gunfire detectors at three locations. The moment a gunshot is fired, the detector...
How much does it cost to have kids? Sarasota-Manatee on list for most expensive places for parents
The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton area ranks 47th out of 381 U.S. metro areas for most expensive places to raise a child. Using the MIT living wage calculator, the study conducted by SmartAsset, includes costs of food, housing, childcare, health care, transportation and other necessities. How much does it cost to raise...
Manatee commissioners approve policy allowing county employees to carry guns at work
BRADENTON, Fla. - County employees in Manatee County will soon be able to be armed at work. The Manatee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the policy Tuesday morning. "If someone means to do harm, they’re not following our rules and so, what we have to do is think about...
New water taxi from Anna Maria Island to Bradenton is on track to start this summer
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Manatee County employees will be allowed to carry their guns to work
BRADENTON, Fla. — In a few weeks, most Manatee County employees won't have to leave their firearms in their personal car or at home when they come to work. Instead, they would be able to bring them into county office buildings and vehicles and carry them around while working.
2 people seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on I-75 in Manatee County
A third person was also taken to the hospital, but their injuries are said to be minor. A DUI investigation is "ongoing," troopers said.
Manatee County leaders pass rule allowing concealed weapons in government workplaces
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — Leaders in Manatee County unanimously passed a new rule allowing concealed weapons in government workplaces on Tuesday. It includes any building or vehicle the county owns, operates, or any place where a Manatee County employee is conducting county business. But there are exceptions — you...
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