Bradenton man arrested on multiple sex-related charges

A 31-year-old Bradenton man was arrested Jan. 17 on a variety of sex-related charges after being netted in a sting operation. Timothy Jasonis allegedly held an Internet conversation with an adult in which Jasonis was to purchase a juvenile from …

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Woman crashes into trolley, arrested

A 42-year-old Parrish woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after crashing into a trolley in Bradenton Beach Jan. 19, but it wasn’t her first crash of the day. According to a probable cause affidavit, Michele Stresing was stopped in …

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Convicted sex offender moves to Bradenton Beach

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has reported that a convicted sex offender has moved to the 2500 block of Avenue C in Bradenton Beach. The convicted sex offender listed the Bradenton Beach address as permanent, according to the FDLE …

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WMFR hopes for improved insurance rating

West Manatee Fire Rescue District’s insurance rating may be on the rise — with a lower number.         “It sounded pretty promising,” WMFR Fire Chief Andy Price said about a recent phone call from a long-time International Standards Organization assessor. …

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Obituaries – 01-30-2013

Ruth Ann Niewyk Ruth Ann Niewyk, 70, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 20. She moved to Anna Maria Island from Fort Wayne, Ind. in 2010. She was a teacher and educator. A celebration of life was held at Jan. 22 …

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Island real estate transactions – 01-30-2013

516 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,710 sfla / 2,362 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car bayfront home built in 1971 on a 81×129 lot was sold 12/31/12, Chipain to Loiselle for $940,000; list $995,000. 529 Bayview Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,808 sfla / …

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Island police blotter – 01-30-2013

Anna Maria • Jan. 15, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, vehicle burglary. Unknown persons broke the driver’s side window and stole a purse from the front seat. An iPod, cash and other items valued at $385 were in the purse, …

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Turtle travel time

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox loads a Kemp’s ridley juvenile sea turtle Jan. 23 for a ride to Dunedin to be released. “Marsha” was struck by a boat and injured in Collier County …

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Calendar – 01-30-2013

Wednesday, Jan. 30 2 p.m. — Basics of Alzheimer’s disease, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.   Thursday, Jan. 31 9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island presents Mark Polomchak leading a watercolor workshop, …

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Fishing – 01-30-2013

Gene Child of Colorado caught this nice slot-sized redfish on a recent charter with Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters.

Beach casting proves prosperous for flounder, pompano   Beach fishing proved prosperous this past week. Beach fishers using artificials like Berkley Gulp shrimp are catching respectable numbers of flounder, especially around the passes, both to the north and south. When …

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