Author Archives: Kevin P. Cassidy

Dead body found near Egmont Key

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported the body of a white male in his 60s was found near Egmont Key. The state could not confirm the exact whereabouts or his identity as of Islander press time. The body was reported found Dec. 3, according to FWC Officer James Boogaerts. The FWC is investigating, […]

Championship matchup set in adult soccer

With the regular season and playoffs behind them, the adult soccer players at the Center of Anna Maria Island are preparing for their final challenge. Championship Thursday will close out the season Dec. 7. The action gets started at 6 p.m., when the first of three consolation games begins with Mar/Kis Insurance taking on Ross […]

Motorcycle chase ends in crash in Holmes Beach

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office chased a speeding motorcyclist Dec. 1 from Cortez to Holmes Beach, where the driver crashed and fled. The crash occurred in the intersection at East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue, according to public information director David Bristow, who said charges are forthcoming against the motorcyclist, Jacob Harrison, 25, of Bradenton. […]

Man pleads guilty, sentenced to jail for road rage

A Ruskin man arrested for road rage in Holmes Beach in February was sentenced to 364 days in jail. Jeovani Aguila, 24, pleaded guilty Nov. 20 in 12th Circuit Court to aggravated battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and possessing cocaine. Judge Brian Iten accepted the plea and sentenced Aguila to jail […]

Key Royale golf, Anna Maria horseshoes highlight Thanksgiving sports news

Sports and the kids who participate at the Center of Anna Maria Island took a holiday, but the men at the Key Royale Club opened Thanksgiving week Nov. 20 with their regular Monday morning modified-Stableford system match. Gary Duncan lapped the field, carding a plus-6 to finish three points ahead of second-place finisher Dan Richardson. […]