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Man arrested for assault

A man who allegedly chased a woman with a metal object at a Bradenton Beach dock was arrested for a felony assault. Robert C. Case, 32, of Bradenton, was arrested at about 5 a.m. Feb. 25 on the aggravated assault …

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Arson suspect arrested in Bradenton Beach

A suspect in an early morning Palmetto fire was arrested Feb. 21 after law enforcement tracked him to Bradenton Beach. Michael Lynn Haynes, 20, of Palmetto, was found by a Bradenton Beach officer on the beach in the 200 block …

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Deputy arrests live-aboard man for drugs

A man who lists the Bradenton Beach Marina as his home was arrested for possession of heroin and Xanax. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested Scott Loftus Feb. 20 at Winn-Dixie, 2501 Cortez W., Bradenton, after a manager reported …

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Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation encourages motorists to slow down and use caution when approaching work crews on or along roadsides, where exceeding the speed limit can double the fine. The DOT has issued the following alert: • SR 789 …

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Island, Cortez gain funding from tourist council

Maureen McCormick, Jon Crane and Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy attend the Manatee County Tourist Development Council Feb. 23 meeting to request funds for two Anna Maria projects. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin

Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy was all smiles after the Feb. 23 meeting of the Manatee County Tourist Development Council. The TDC approved funding for two projects in Anna Maria, providing some much-needed cash, Murphy said. In addition to the …

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ULI study recommendations won’t be easily accomplished

Alex Rose of the Urban Land Institute addresses the public Feb. 27 during a presentation of ULI’s Anna Maria Island study recommendations at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

“Is it going to be easy? No,” said Alex Rose from the Urban Land Institute on the recommendations resulting from a week-long study by the nonprofit. ULI panelists presented their study results Feb. 27 at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive. …

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Mayor proposes ‘global settlement’ of lawsuits

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon will propose at the commission’s March 5 meeting a “global settlement” of four lawsuits that have been raising tension at city hall, one for nearly three years. Tjet Martin and Jo Anne Meilner v. City …

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Anna Maria slows trip to courthouse on rental issue

A decision to send the Anna Maria zoning code to court may be slowing down. Mayor Dan Murphy spoke at the Feb. 19 commission work session at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, about ramifications of sending the zoning …

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Anna Maria breaks ground for cell tower

Representatives of Anna Maria and Florida Tower Partners participated Feb. 20 in a groundbreaking for a cell tower at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Janet Aubry, left, attended, along with former Anna Maria Mayors SueLynn and Mike Selby, former Commissioner Gene Aubry, former Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford and Mayor Dan Murphy, Florida Tower Partners president Brett Buggeln, Alpha-Omega Communications managing director Jim Eatrides and Ridan Industries II president Kevin Barile. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

Improved cell service in Anna Maria is coming. Representatives from the city of Anna Maria and Florida Tower Partners gathered Feb. 20 for a groundbreaking at the tower site at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. With a spade in one …

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Dedication of Bradenton Beach pier set for Feb. 27

Former Mayor John Shaughnessy, Commissioners Jan Vosburth and Ed Straight, and Mayor Bill Shearon meet in August 2014 at the Historic Bridge Street Pier to initiate the $1.5 million renovation. The work is finished and a grand opening is planned Feb. 27. Islander File Photo

The public is invited to the grand opening and dedication of the Historic Bridge Street Pier at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. The city pier, extending from 200 Bridge St. in Bradenton Beach over the waters of Sarasota Bay, has …

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