Star-struck burglar heads back to jail

The Bradenton man charged with the 2015 burglary of a beachfront home he claimed to own with singer-songwriter Mariah Carey was ordered into custody by the 12th Circuit Court. Jason Lowell James, 37, was up for a competency review Sept. …

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Bradenton Beach renourishment project sees more delays

A chain-link fence blocks public access to the beach at 10th Street South, where a damaged erosion-control groin is closed to the public in Bradenton Beach. The fence, along with heavy equipment stored near the dunes, will remain until two damaged sections on the groin — one of three newly constructed groins — is replaced. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

It’s become a running joke in Bradenton Beach to say the beach groins project is almost complete. For a while, it looked like the project to rebuild the three erosion-control groins at Cortez Beach between Sixth and 13th streets south …

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City hall toasts city clerk’s retirement

Former Anna Maria Mayors Sue Lynn, left, and Fran Barford, and present Mayor Dan Murphy attend the retirement celebration in chambers Sept. 22 in honor of city clerk Diane Percycoe, right, who is retiring at the end of the month …

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