Traffic stop leads to felony arrest

A 28-year-old Seffner man and a 27-year-old Sarasota woman remain behind bars for grand theft and violation of probation following a Holmes Beach traffic stop. According to the probable cause affidavit, Karlos Macias and Angel Scheller were seen May 23 …

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Truck strikes utility pole, causes HB-AM power outage

The driver of a pickup truck struck a utility pole at about 10 p.m. May 30, causing a power outage from 68th Street in Holmes Beach to Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Rich Jasinski/WMFR

The West Manatee Fire District responded to a vehicle accident May 30 at about 10 p.m. According to a WMFR press release, the fire department, Holmes Beach Police Department and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, where firefighters …

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Jessie’s temporarily out of action

Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, suffered a small electrical fire about 10:30 a.m. May 28 that temporarily closed the business. West Manatee Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Rich Jasinski said it appeared a delivery truck at the store …

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Calendar – 06-05-2013

Wednesday, June 5 1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens book club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.   Thursday, June 6         2 …

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Real Estate – 06-05-2013

  121 46th St., Unit A, Dos Pinas Coladas, Holmes Beach, a 2,569 sfla / 3,381 sfur 6bed/4½bath/2car land condo built in 2009 was sold 05/13/13, SMK Anna Maria Investments LLC to Chalfant for $975,000; list $998,000. 706 Jacaranda Road, …

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Obituaries – 06-05-2013

Louise Bell Shuman Louise Bell Shuman, 54, of Bradenton, died May 15. She was born Dec. 29, 1958, in Bradenton. She was a graduate of Manatee High School, Manatee Community College and the University of South Florida where she earned …

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Sports – 06-05-2013

Center basketball 11-13 division MVP JP Russo, 8-10 MVP Jack Groves and premier division MVP Phil Rottes accept trophies at the May 29 awards ceremony. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICC

Seedings set for adult soccer playoffs   The regular season is in the books and the second season of playoffs are set to start in the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult soccer league. Island Pest Control grabbed the top …

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Fishing – 06-05-2013

Dorinda Keifer, visiting from Indiana, caught and released a snook while fishing Anna Maria’s backwater with Capt. Warren Girle.

Despite winds, fishing action remains hot   Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains productive despite strong winds from the east this past weekend. Tarpon are moving steadily along the beaches waiting to be swarmed, while some 20 boats or more …

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Holmes Beach police to crack down on illegal street parking

Parked vehicles line Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach between the sidewalk and the road at Easter, before the city posted “no parking” signs on the north side of the road. Islander File Photo Click here to read the full story.

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Island police blotter – 06-05-2013

Anna Maria • May 27, 200 block of Archer Way, burglary. Someone gained entry to the property through a fenced-in backyard and attempted to dismantle a fold-up canopy. The attempt was unsuccessful, but the unknown suspect caused $20 in damages. …

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