Manatee 100 Club honors officer of year

Bradenton Beach Police Department Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz congratulates his nephew, Palmetto Police Officer Lucciano Diaz, on his Officer of the Year award at the May 14 Manatee 100 Club banquet.

Bradenton Beach Police Department Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz was the proud uncle at the annual Manatee 100 Club dinner. Diaz’ nephew, Palmetto Police Officer Lucciano Diaz, won Officer of the Year — the top award — at a May 14 …

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DUI arrest after roll-over

A vehicle overturned multiple times May 8 before coming to rest in a Cortez driveway. In connection with the crash, Glen Joseph Finken, 44, of Bradenton, was arrested for driving under the influence and operating a vehicle without a valid …

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Shoplifter nabbed by watchful shopkeeper

Sometimes it’s not about the crime, but the affront to those who are proud to work on Anna Maria Island. Such was the case for the owner of Bella By The Sea home boutique on Pine Avenue May 19 when …

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Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following alert for motorists driving in the area:           • SR 789/Gulf Drive at the Longboat Key Drawbridge: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect intermittent north and southbound lane closures 9 a.m.-4 …

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Coast Guard rescues 8 from Gulf, 3 from Longboat Pass

A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter out of U.S. Coast Guard Station Clearwater rescued eight people from the Gulf of Mexico at about 1:55 p.m. May 18. The crew was on a training flight when it received a mayday …

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WMFR continues planning for Station 4 rebuild

Jim Davis celebrates with wife Beth, right, and daughter Caitlin, his promotion to fire marshal at the May 21 commission meeting. Islander Photos: Kristin Swain

  West Manatee Fire Rescue district commissioners met May 21 to discuss the purchase a new marine rescue boat and construction of Station 4. Chief Tom Sousa reported to commissioners that preliminary schematic designs for the rebuilding of Station 4 …

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