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Slideshow: Latest from Manatee County
  • A second barge has washed onto a Bay area beach. An unsecured barge washed up onto Longboat Key in Manatee County early Wednesday.
  • Whiting Preston and his family have been farming on 1,300 acres of land in West Bradenton for 50 years. Now, they are looking to transform the property, and they are asking for feedback from area residents.
  • The Da Vinci Machines Exhibition features about 60 of the famed inventor and artist's inventions. The show has been so popular that organizers have already extended it twice.
  • Volunteers at Whispering Ranches Feed have been caring for 17 malnourished horses that were recently rescued from a farm. They're holding a fundraiser today to benefit the animals.
  • Dakota Smith, 15, was shot and killed Thursday night on 13th Avenue E in Bradenton while he was walking home from a visit with friends. His funeral has been set for Sunday.
  • Olympic figure skaters Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay were honored by the Manatee County Commission on Tuesday. The pair competed in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
  • This display in the exhibition 'Plastics Unwrapped' on display at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton until May 4, shows milestones in plastic. (Photo: Bobby Collins, staff)
  • Police said the 3-month-old puppy was having trouble breathing and his eyes had swollen shut after Ephrian Myles poured hot sauce all over him. (Photo: Sarasota Police Department)
  • Friends and family gathered to remember 15-year-old Dakota Smith who was shot walking home Thursday night on 13th Avenue East, near the Dream Center.
  • Friends and family gathered to remember 15-year-old Dakota Smith who was shot walking home Thursday night on 13th Avenue East, near the Dream Center.
  • Volunteer Tabitha Abrams feeds one of the 17 horses rescued during a huge raid on a Bradenton animal sanctuary in February. (Photo: Summer Smith, staff)
  • The city of Palmetto is getting ready to start a $1 million construction project on the Riverside Boat Ramp in Palmetto. (Photo: Community Redevelopment Agency)
  • The new ramp will be extended from two to three boat launch accesses, the channel will be dredged, and additional dockage will be added to accommodate waiting boats. (Photo: Community Redevelopment Agency rendering)
  • Ruth Pierre-Charles, 17, is collecting donations of pairs of jeans, which will then be distributed to homeless teenagers in Manatee County.
  • A crowd came out to Ed’s Tavern in Lakewood Ranch on Wednesday night to cheer on one Olympic team that practices in the Bay area.
  • Boxes of food were distributed to dozens in need at the St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church in Bradenton on Wednesday.
  • Traffic backs up across the Green Bridge over the Manatee River. The gridlock has gotten so bad that Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant has asked for a state study.
  • Nathan Bartholomay and Felicia Zhang trained for the Olympics at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex. Friends and fans will gather at the Beef O'Brady's in Lakewood Ranch tonight to watch them compete on TV.
  • Henry Lawrence, a football superstar, is running as a Democrat in the November race against incumbent Vern Buchanan, who has been in the seat since 2007.
  • After months of being closed due to a kitchen fire back in September, and delays caused by the cold wet weather, the historic Rod & Reel restaurant and fishing pier on Anna Maria Island has reopened.
  • Friends and family gathered to remember 72-year-old Jane Evers, the woman who started the non-profit Feeding Empty Little Tummies a few years ago.
  • Nearly 200 dogs, along with 100 other animals, were confiscated from a Bradenton animal sanctuary on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Officials said many of the animals were neglected or malnourished.
  • Pastor Gerrit Koedot had just dismissed his congregation on Sunday, Feb. 2, when an SUV plowed into a group of people outside, killing three and injuring four.
  • A woman's SUV is towed out of a stream after she accidentally backed into a crowd of people outside a Bradenton church on Sunday, Feb. 2. Three of those people died and four others were injured. (PHOTO: Cheryl Glassford, Staff)
  • The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 at University Parkway were in January after debris from an overpass fell onto the highway. (Photo: Grant Jefferies, Bradenton Herald)
  • Oil leaking from from the truck was visible on the surface of the Manatee River.
  • According to officials, the truck, which was carrying beer, crashed and landed on its side, went off the JD Young Bridge and into the Manatee River.
  • According to officials, the truck, which was carrying beer, crashed and landed on its side, then skidded off the JD Young Bridge and into the Manatee River.
  • Manatee County's arrests made in Green Shepherd 2
  • Family pets save family from fire.
  • Dan Strzempka is the man who designed Winter the Dolphin's prosthetic tail.
  • The Bradenton Riverwalk is nearly complete with grand opening ceremonies set for October 18th.
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