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Bradenton man arrested for DUI, marijuana

Holmes Beach police arrested a Bradenton man for impaired driving after the Lincoln he drove southbound on Gulf Drive early Nov. 13 allegedly swerved over the double centerline and into the bike lane. Nicholas Jorge, 30, was arrested for driving under the influence and possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana. After Officer Alan Bores […]

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Brandon woman arrested for marijuana

A police search of a motorist stopped for speeding early Nov. 28 netted 3.3 grams of marijuana. Holmes Beach police arrested Deja Mora, 18, in the 3600 block of Gulf Drive at 2:56 a.m. for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana. After clocking a Honda traveling southbound at 41 mph in a 25-mph zone, […]

Red tide patches reported

A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, remains in Southwest Florida, according to surveys reported Dec. 1.         Karenia brevis was observed in very low to high concentrations in samples collected from Manatee County. brevis also was observed in Pinellas, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier counties. The next red tide update was expected Dec. […]

Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following alert for the area: State Road 789, from Broadway Street to North Shore Road on Longboat Key: Crews are constructing new sidewalks and a pedestrian crossing, improving drainage, installing lighting and adding signs and pavement markings. Motorists should expect possible daytime single-lane closures and flagging operations. For […]

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Anna Maria Island’s little beaches generate big numbers

They’re back. Prepare to idle. It’s season again and part-time residents and vacationers are trickling onto Anna Maria Island. A little deeper into winter will see a greater influx, but, already, parking lots are more crowded and the line of weekend traffic beachbound from the mainland across Palma Sola Causeway or the Cortez Bridge is […]