Osborn to Bradenton Beach: ‘I’m not giving up’

Kelly Osborn, mother of Sheena Morris whose 2009 death was initially ruled a suicide, pickets Aug. 16 outside Bradenton Beach City Hall. Osborn resumed her call for an investigation into her daughter’s death. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Friends and relatives of the late Sheena Morris, who died in 2009, picketed Bradenton Beach City Hall Aug. 16 demanding law enforcement do more to find out what happened to the 25-year-old woman. Morris’ death was initially ruled a suicide, …

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Anna Maria arrested at church

A 25-year-old Anna Maria man was arrested at CrossPointe Fellowship following the Sunday morning service Aug. 12. According to the the probable cause affidavit, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy and Holmes Beach police officers awaited Trevor Nathaniel Francis Coleman, …

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Bradenton man attacks 2 men in Holmes Beach

A 21-year-old Bradenton man allegedly attacked two men walking from the beach Aug. 11. According to the police report, Cody Jolly followed a 62-year-old man and a friend back to his Holmes Beach residence after the men watched the sunset …

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15-year-old MHS student arrested for Facebook threat

Manatee County Schools Superintendant Tim McGonegal said he appreciated the cooperation of law enforcement in helping to keep Manatee High School students safe, following the arrest of a 15-year-old Holmes Beach boy after he allegedly threatened violence against the school …

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Holmes Beach man arrested on cocaine charge

After making an attempt to elude police following an Aug. 11 traffic stop, Alan Scooter Stein, 38, of the 300 block of 61st Street, Holmes Beach was arrested for felony possession of cocaine. According to the probable cause affidavit, a …

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Holmes Beach man arrested on burglary charge

After following a trail of stolen jewelry, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Wilson IV, 19, of the 400 block of 75th Street, Holmes Beach. An MCSO detective discovered jewelry at a Sarasota GoldMax store Aug. 12 that had …

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Seaweed removal slow, hampered by laws

Seaweed accumulates at Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach. Some seaweed was removed by the Manatee County Parks & Recreation Department following Tropical Storm Debby. Islander Photo: Courtesy Tjet Martin

Manatee County Parks and Recreation Director Cindy Turner told members of the Manatee County Tourism Development Council at their Aug. 20 meeting that she’s never seen any buildup of seaweed on Anna Maria Island like the current onslaught. “We’re doing …

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WMFR approves budget, promotes firefighters

New West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighters, Corry Hill, left, and Tyler MacDonald, are introduced Aug. 16 at the WMFR board meeting. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell

A $5.5 million budget, reflecting a $6,500 decrease in revenue from a tentative budget presented last month, was approved Aug. 16 by the West Manatee Fire Rescue District Board of Commissioners.         In presenting the budget, WMFR Chief Andy Price …

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Islander Calendar – 08-22-2012

Thursday, Aug. 23 • 10 a.m.-noon — Coffee with Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen, Paradise Cafe, 3210 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5827.   Off Island   Wednesday, Aug. 22         • 7-10 p.m., Ballroom Dancing Party, American Legion …

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Island police blotter – 08-22-2012

Anna Maria • Aug. 8, 600 block of North Shore Drive, criminal mischief. A woman complainant reported someone poured an unknown substance over the front of her vehicle, damaging her chrome grill. The woman told a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office …

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