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Correction

A reference to expenses for heartworm treatment in a Feb. 11 article about rescues groups that work with Manatee County Animal Services was inadvertently omitted. The figures, $936 in 2011, $7,884 in 2012, $28,817 in 2013 and $32,011 in 2014, …

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Humane society expands to save homeless cats, dogs

Travis Jones, left, Humane Society of Manatee County adoption and shelter manager, and animal care specialist Taylor Irwin pose Feb. 5 with Jasmine and Fidget, rescued litter mates from Napier’s Log Cabin and Horse Sanctuary.

“When you think of a humane society, you look back to your own childhood and remember it’s where you go to adopt a pet,” said Bill Hutchison, interim director of Manatee County Animal Services.         The Humane Society of Manatee …

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Paws in Motion

“Let’s talk about Paws in Motion,” said Humane Society of Manatee County executive director Amy Van Dell. The ninth annual walk-a-thon will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at the Bradenton RiverWalk, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Donations …

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Holmes Beach man arrested on cellphone theft warrant

A Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a 35-year-old Holmes Beach man in connection with a cellphone theft after being dispatched to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Nicholas Lee Armstrong, of the 6300 block of Holmes Boulevard, was arrested Feb. 9 on …

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Pedestrian killed in Cortez

A man crossing Cortez Road at 123rd Street West was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling west. William Joseph Ashcraft, 63, died at the scene, and Colleen Ashcraft, 62, suffered serious injuries at about 9 p.m. Feb. 13 when …

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Drug possession added to seat belt violation

  Stopped in Holmes Beach for a seatbelt infraction, a 24-year-old Bradenton man was arrested for possessing cocaine, marijuana and paraphernalia. Holmes Beach Police Department Officer Joel Pierce detected a strong odor of marijuana after he stopped Brandon M. Starner …

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Eyes on the road

Did you know? Florida’s Move Over law requires that motorists to move over when approaching an emergency or law enforcement vehicle. If driving on a roadway with multiple lanes of travel in the same direction, motorists must vacate the lane …

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Sex offender moves around

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports a sex offender temporarily in Bradenton Beach has now moved to Holmes Beach. A 47-year-old man moved temporarily to the 2700 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, according to a Feb. 10 …

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Late-night crash sends SUV into gallery

Two large windows and damages litter the Guild Gallery of the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, after a Jeep Cherokee crashed through its windows and into the gallery at about 11 p.m. Feb. 13. …

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Obituaries – 02-18-2015

Harvey E. Anderson       Harvey E. Anderson, 86, of Cortez, died Feb. 10. Mr. Anderson was a graduate of Lehigh University and past president of Rochester Coca-Cola Bottling Corp., Coca-Cola Bottler’s Association, Tennis Club of Rochester and the Racquet Club …

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