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Valrico woman fined for lewd act

A 27-year-old woman who took her bathing suit top off and exhibited herself at a Holmes Beach cafe was fined after pleading no contest in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. Judge Douglas Henderson withheld adjudication for Jaclynn Glover of Valrico …

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Bradenton man charged with vessel DUI

A boater who maneuvered into the path of law enforcement in pursuit of another vessel landed in jail for boating while under the influence. Gary Warner, 55, of Bradenton, was formally charged July 7 with vessel DUI by the 12th …

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Cortez Beach project extended

The deadline for the Cortez Beach groin replacement project is extended 30 days at no extra cost to Manatee County. The new deadline for the finished groins is January 2016. Thomas Pierro, a director at CB&I Engineering of Tampa, the …

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Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued these alerts for motorists driving in the area: • SR 64/Manatee Avenue at the Anna Maria Island Bridge: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect single-lane closures 9 p.m.-5 a.m. continuing into the fall. …

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Top Notch: Week 2 winner

Young sailors on watch John M. Lafferty of Holmes Beach wins this week’s Top Notch judging with his bold image of young sailors — grandsons Barrett Strong and Hudson Lloyd and friend Lilly Prachyl, left — standing watch on the …

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Island police blotter – 07-22-2015

Anna Maria June 18, 400 block of Pine Avenue, found property. A debit card was turned into the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office after being found on the road. MCSO placed the property into a locker for safekeeping.       June 25, …

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Sarge gets buzz for cause

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Paul Davis, head of the Anna Maria substation, rubs his newly buzzed scalp July 17, after having his hair shaved for the Give-A-Shave-for-Gianna fundraiser in the chambers at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. …

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Sports – 07-22-2015

In response to a Sato Real Estate corner kick, Slim’s Place Josh Petit, center, heads the ball, sending it rushing past Sato goalie Will Case, during the July 16 Island Cup final for the adult soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave. Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy

Slim’s Place wins adult Island Cup in tense soccer shootout   Slim’s Place completed a cinderella-like journey from worst to first July 16 in defeating Sato Real Estate 3-2 in a penalty-kick shootout to win the Island Cup in the …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Fishing – 07-22-2015

Ray Terrafranca of England hooks up a nice-size tarpon offshore of the Egmont lighthouse on his July 13 charter with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Hatch bait increases, bringing migratory species   Fishing around Anna Maria Island is improving compared to the recent bite. An influx of hatch bait is appearing in Tampa Bay, which is in turn attracting a multitude of migratory fish. Around …

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