Bradenton Times News Articles
Tomorrow's weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 90 and a 10 percent chance of rain. FIFA officials are arrested on corruption charges; The Guardian has released an analysis of how much U.S. Senators were paid to 'fast-track' the Trans-Pacific Trade bill; the information of 100,000 taxpayers have been stolen after the IRS was hacked; the EPA has increased protections for small streams; recent studies find that as many as 60 percent of Americans who got a second opinion had their diagnosis or treatment change.
Two weeks after Rick Mills' retirement from the district was accepted by the school board, the plan for the board going into Tuesday's meeting was to discuss the search process for a new superintendent. That plan ended up not happening, as – just after proposed terms for Don Hall serving as an interim superintendent were accepted – the board instead chose to hire Dr. Diana Greene to a one-year contract in a unanimous vote.more»
The fight over whether high school students should begin classes 15 minutes earlier than their current starting time ended Tuesday with a school board vote to give schools the option to do so.more»
When Urbanite Theatre opened its doors with the wildly successful Chicken Shop last month, an eager I wonder what they'll do next was echoed by local theater fans. While the edgy and provocative opener certainly set the bar high, Urbanite seems to have answered the call with Zayd Dohrn's dark comedy, Reborning, which opens June 12.more»
The Tortugas (27-18) scored six runs in the sixth inning to erase a 3-2 deficit and defeat the Marauders (22-23) 8-4 on Tuesday night at McKechnie Field. The decisive rally featured hits by the first five batters of the inning, chasing LHP Jayson Aquino (L, 2-3) and continuing against RHP Felipe Gonzalez.more»
At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board voted to accept a motion to appoint Dr. Diana Greene as the new superintendent effective May 27, pending approval of a one-year contract with the board as superintendent of the district. In other business, boards voted to give high schools the option to start 15 minutes earlier, and for traffic improvements at Braden River Middle for $368,321.68.more»
Area farmers and ranchers spoke up for their livelihoods when they visit with the Florida Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. during May 13-15.more»
Bringing over 40 years of construction experience, Terry Hoatland recently joined the Venice-based J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp., a construction company that provides a full range of services, as a superintendent.more»
Tomorrow's weather will be partly cloudy with a high of 92 and a 0 percent chance of rain. Almost 800 people have died in a heatwave in India; a Goldman Sachs executive warns aging populations and massive debt will lead to a global collapse; oil fell below $65 a barrel Tuesday; the Air Force confirms an electromagnetic pulse weapon; seven students are charged with burglary after releasing 72,000 ladybugs at a Maryland school.
On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott signed 44 pieces of legislation that include efforts to have greater protections of children. The changes include stronger investigations of child deaths and stronger background checks for employees of organizations that work closely with children.more»