A 47-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 Oct. 5 resulted in 52 injuries.
Manatee County Schools Superintendent Tim McGonegal announced his immediate resignation Sept. 10. Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Bob Gagnon will fill the role on an interim basis, as the district now faces a financial crisis.
Vanessa Baugh wins 57.86% of the vote, while Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube easily wins re-election.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton welcomed its inaugural class of dental students.
Supervisors are ready to approve construction of a facility that meets the state requirement that a building withstand 140-mph winds.
The school board is expected to approve the appointment of Braden River High School Principal Jim Pauley to director of secondary education May 14.
Nathan Benderson, who grew up in the Great Depression, turned a hardscrabble childhood into a lifetime of business success and unbridled philanthropy. He died April 7.