Tag Archives: 05-21-2014

BB department head admits ordering controversial photos of personnel records

New details have emerged in what has become a controversial matter of mishandled records in Bradenton Beach. Public works director Tom Woodard issued a statement May 12 saying he instructed Christine Watson, an employee working under him in public works, …

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Holmes Beach mayor’s race creates commission vacancy — or two

  Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino holds the cards. He announced he will resign as commissioner to run for mayor, but when and how he vacates his seat will determine whether a new commissioner is appointed or elected. According to …

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Motorcycle crash results in death of Bradenton woman

Georgene Rabren, 52

A Bradenton woman who worked cleaning homes on Anna Maria Island and was much loved by her clients lost control of her Harley-Davidson motorcycle May 17 and lost her life in a Haines City crash, according to the Polk County …

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Day-trippers round out fundraising at Duffy’s Tavern

  Day-Trippers Debbie Pinkley, left, and Charmain Miller, right, present proceeds — $1,156 — from the sale of island day-tripper stickers to Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director Dawn Stiles at a party for friends at Duffy’s Tavern in …

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Correction

The May 14 story regarding the release from jail and registered address of sex offender Douglas Mullaney incorrectly stated he was convicted of having sex with a minor. He was convicted in 1999 of unlawful contact and communication with a …

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Couple arrested after chase on land, in water

A man and woman allegedly joyriding in stolen vehicle were arrested May 14. The man allegedly led law enforcement officers on a foot chase for more than an hour. Amy Melbar, 20, of Gibsonton, and Thomas Turner, 30, of Duette, …

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Ho-hum, resort taxes set another record, tourism up

For the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Office, setting a new monthly record for resort tax collections is as common as a full moon. It’s no longer big news. The pace for March was no different from the preceding 32 months. …

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Island roadwatch

Workers for Ajax Paving remill asphalt on State Road 64/Manatee Avenue West at dusk May 14. A three-month repair project is taking place on Manatee Avenue from Perico Bay Club to Palma Sola Boulevard. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

The Florida Department of Transportation has begun an eight-month long maintenance and repair project on the Cortez Bridge. Work includes repairing the electrical systems which operate the bascule. The DOT said work would be from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. weeknights, and …

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Search for Musil-Buehler continues at ‘location of interest’

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies and trained dogs search May 14 at the southernmost end of South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria for evidence in the November 2008 disappearance of Sabine Musil-Buehler. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies and cadaver-sniffing dogs spent two days searching for any evidence of Sabine Musil-Buehler at residential property at the south end of Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria, but without any apparent success. The dogs found an …

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Open house for WMFR station No. 2

The West Manatee Fire Rescue District will hold an open house at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, celebrating completion of renovations at its Station No. 2, 10350 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. WMFR Chief Andy Price and WMFR Commissioner Scott Ricci …

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