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Former HB man dies in hit-and-run

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the hit-and-run death of a former Holmes Beach resident. Anthony C. Galanopoulos, 45, was riding his bicycle at about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 9 when a pickup truck, southbound on 15th Street East at Bio-Tech …

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Holmes Beach man rages against neighbor

Burglary to an occupied dwelling with a battery is the charge against a 33-year-old Holmes Beach man who broke into a home and attacked a neighbor. Holmes Beach Police Department arrested Steven Michael LaParl at his residence in the 6300 …

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Woman sexually battered on boat

A man living in the Bradenton Beach anchorage area near Bridge Street was arrested for sexually battering a woman on a boat. Rick Jeffery Rowland, 40, allegedly grabbed the woman by the neck, choked her, removed her pants and committed …

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WMFR strives for public participation in district decisions

Batallion Chief Rich Losek, left, and Capt. Ryan Moore, right, congratulate Chad Brunner on his promotion to firefighter first-class at the Jan. 15 West Manatee Fire and Rescue District commission meeting at the administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

West Manatee Fire and Rescue is looking for public participation at its district meetings. A hot topic at the Jan. 15 meeting, held at the district’s administration building, 6417 Third Avenue W., Bradenton, was how to get the public more …

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Fishing – 01-21-2015

Dave Ferguson of Holmes Beach shows off one of the pompano he caught on a Jan. 14 trip with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Pompano is the species to target in January   Typically, January fishing around Anna Maria Island brings one thing to mind — pompano. During this month, we start to see a concentration of these tasty fish foraging along the various …

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Obituaries – 01-21-2015

Glenn ‘Capt. Glenn’ Corder Capt. Glenn Corder, 67, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 10. He was a highly regarded fisherman and charter captain. A private memorial was planned for family. The Good Earth Crematory in Bradenton …

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Sports – 01-21-2015

Buccaneer defender Andrew Proctor makes a flag pull on Brandon Yost during 11-13 division spirit day action in the flag football league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Courtesy Photo: Sugar Beach Digital

Super Bowl season brings on AMI flag football action NFL Flag Football is up and running at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The action got started on Jan. 10 — just in time for Super Bowl fever — with …

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Island police blotter – 01-21-2015

Anna Maria Jan. 6, 300 block of Pine Avenue, domestic. A couple walking and arguing on their way home after drinking were picked up and driven home. Jan. 10, 200 block of Spruce Avenue, lost property. A trash can was …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

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Animal advocates protest outside Cortez veterinarian clinic

Protestors outraged by alleged animal killing and cruelty at the hand of Manatee County Animal Services picketed Jan. 13 outside Beach Veterinary Clinic, 4404 124th St. W., Cortez. Dr. Luke Berglund, clinic owner and the county’s animal services medical director, …

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