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Follow the fish: Cortez mullet run is on

Mullet fill the hull of a trailered boat at Coquina Beach Dec. 9, on their way to the A. P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez. The fish were netted by a father-son team from Jacksonville that headed to Cortez to sell their day’s catch. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield

Boat ramps in Cortez and on Anna Maria Island are packed as fishers from around the state are coming to fish in the annual mullet run. In the fall, as temperatures drop, mullet group together and begin a migration pattern …

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Motorist arrested for DUI

A motorist driving erratically in Bradenton Beach was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and ticketed for failing to maintain a single lane. Anthony Dionise, 54, of Grand Haven, Michigan, was stopped Nov. 26 at 700 …

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Warrant arrest nets alleged mugger

A 21-year-old accused in the June beating of an Anna Maria man was arrested on a Dec. 1 bench warrant. Cameron Bowen Ellsworth, 21, was arrested Dec. 3 at a Lakeview Place apartment in Anna Maria on a third-degree felony …

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DUI charged to speeding motorist

A 36-year-old Bradenton man who allegedly sped east using all three lanes on Cortez Road West was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped Adam Gomez Nov. 30 at 10100 Cortez Road …

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Suspect in luring children arrested, bonds out

A 22-year-old man arrested in Holmes Beach for attempting to lure children into his car has posted bond, and awaits his first court appearance. Driving a light-colored sedan the morning of Dec. 13, the man allegedly drove by two girls …

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Longboat Key sets example for AMI-ULI study

Anna Maria Island officials need not look far for expectations of the Urban Land Institute study to be conducted in February. Longboat Key participated in a study in October 2013 and Vice-Mayor Jack Duncan said the money was well spent. …

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Former islander victim of triple homicide

A former Holmes Beach woman died in a triple homicide Dec. 4 in Bradenton. Andres “Andy” Avalos Jr., 33, was arrested two days later by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, and, according to MCSO, confessed. Denise Potter, 46, was found …

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Cell tower permit settled, path to construction clear

Is there any cellphone user in Anna Maria who hasn’t had a call dropped or been forced to go outside to make or receive a cellphone call? Those people might want to start planning a celebration for late-March, according to …

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BB commissioners fails to approve charter review board

Bradenton Beach resident Tjet Martin comforts city attorney Ricinda Perry Dec. 4 after Perry appeared to faint during a commission meeting at city hall. Mayor Bill Shearon and Commissioner Jan Vosburgh look on. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

Bradenton Beach city commissioners changed the channel on Dec. 4. Two days after participating in a failed attempt to force Mayor Bill Shearon from office, they were faced with a medical drama. The meeting had progressed to a point where …

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Comments favor mayor at initial, halted forfeiture hearing

Sarasota attorney Robert Lincoln assures commissioners they are following procedure during the hearing to initiate forfeiture proceedings Dec. 2 against Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

Four residents and a lawyer rose to speak publicly, the residents all in support of Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon during forfeiture proceedings Dec. 2 at city hall. “I’m asking you today to say, ‘Stop these proceedings’ that you started,” …

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