Tag Archives: 10-24-2012

ICE investigation leads to job site raids, arrest

A suspect apprehended by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement gets assistance from Holmes Beach police officers in securing the subject while at a construction site at the intersection of 67th Street and Holmes Boulevard. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and a state agency that polices insurance — worker compensation — fraud raided several construction sites in Holmes Beach Oct. 16, leading to the arrest of at least one worker. A sweep by federal and …

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Cumber arrest ‘bitter-sweet’ for former AM sergeant

Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube, left, announces the arrest of William J. Cumber Oct. 15 for the November 2008 murder of Holmes Beach resident Sabine Musil-Buehler. At right is Detective John Kenney of the homicide team that made the arrest. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Detective John Kenney has been involved in the Sabine Musil-Buehler murder case from the beginning. He was the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office sergeant in charge of the Anna Maria substation when Musil-Buehler, 49, was reported missing by her husband, Tom …

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AMITW winds down, celebrates record sea turtle season

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox congratulates AMITW volunteers Oct. 16 for a record-breaking sea turtle season at Manatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Islander Photo: Mark Young

With only three un-hatched nests remaining on Anna Maria Island, volunteers with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring can rest easy after a record-breaking year that saw both triumph and tragedy. Beach walkers and section coordinators made 691 …

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Bradenton Beach not likely to agree to ‘arbitration’

Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry said she would not likely recommend that city accept an offer to arbitrate a lawsuit filed to end a joint development agreement with the BeachHouse Restaurant for a dune/parking lot project. Perry updated commissioners …

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Bradenton Beach homeowner wins variance to elevate home

Special Master Harold Youmans conducts a hearing Oct. 17 on a variance relief for a Bradenton Beach homeowner requesting to elevate his home by 8 feet. Islander Photo: Mark Young

A Bradenton Beach homeowner, with no objection from the city, was awarded variance relief during an Oct. 17 special master hearing at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Chris Miller, 1201 B Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, sought to elevate …

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Chappie says ‘shovel ready’ a possibility for BP money

Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie told Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce board members that any money the county receives from the BP oil spill of April 2010 may first have to go to “shovel-ready jobs.” Chappie was responding at …

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Morris death to be featured on Dr. Phil show

Dr. Phil McGraw will devote two episodes of the Dr. Phil show to the ongoing debate of how Sheena Morris, 22, died that fateful 2009 New Year’s Day, in Bradenton Beach. According to dr.phil.com, the two episodes will air Oct. …

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Political rally brings out voter interest, candidate speeches

Potential voters and candidates for state, county and city offices and their supporters were entertained by guitarist Tony Stockton and political speeches at The Islander newsspaper Oct. 19 political rally, Popcorn and Politics. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin

A crowd of about a 100 people gathered in the parking lot as the sun set Oct. 18 for The Islander newspaper’s old-style political rally, Popcorn & Politics.         Those in contested races — including for the 71st District state …

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HB building department verifies remodel values for FEMA

A mostly demolished house and a remodeled home with improvements, show two stages of construction at 531 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Complaints concerning enforcement of the substantial improvement rule called the property to the attention of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell

Holmes Beach public works superintendent Joe Duennes responded Oct. 18 to concerns about building department decisions on four recently remodeled ground-floor homes with a one-page letter.     In an Oct. 8 letter, Steven Martin, program manager of the Florida Division …

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HB removes unauthorized political sign

A political sign attacking Judy Holmes Titsworth, a candidate vying for a seat on the Holmes Beach City Commission in the Nov. 6 election, was removed Oct. 14 by police from a median at Gulf and Marina drives.         Commissioner …

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