Manatee County

Florida sees first coronavirus cases

Florida sees first coronavirus cases

A patient exhibiting flu-like symptoms at a medical center in Fort Walton Beach was tested for COVID-19, better known as coronavirus. Three days later, two unrelated patients tested presumptive positive for the illness in Florida, a diagnosis confirmed Monday by federal health authorities. According to a press release, White-Wilson Medical Center elected to temporarily close […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 29

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 29

MAN WITH MISSING WIFE CHARGED WITH TAKING $100,000 IN COINS The federal theft complaint against Lewis Bennett was made public Monday. Bennett abandoned his sinking 37-foot catamaran near the Bahamas in May. He told the Coast Guard he didn’t know where his wife, Isabella Hellman, was. Rescue crews found Bennett in a life raft. Among […]

Red tide detected in Northwest and Southwest Florida

Red tide detected in Northwest and Southwest Florida

Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, were detected last week along Bay and Gulf counties in Northwestern Florida and Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties in Southwest Florida. The red tide was detected by satellite images and an analysis of water samples in those areas. It was detected in low- to […]