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Eat Here to host Lawrence fundraiser

Eat Here restaurant in Holmes Beach will host a fundraiser for Democrat Henry Lawrence, who is challenging incumbent Republican Vern Buchanan in the Nov. 4 race for the 16th Congressional District. The fundraiser will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. …

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Convicted sex predator in Holmes Beach

A 34-year-old man convicted of being a sexual predator has reported a temporary address in the 500 block of Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement website states the man moved Sept. 9 from St. Cloud …

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Murder trial moved to February

A jury trial of the alleged killer in the presumed death of Sabine Musil-Buehler is postponed until February. William J. Cumber was charged in 2012 with the second-degree murder of the Anna Maria resident and co-owner and operator of Haley’s …

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State monitoring for red tide

Karenia brevis was detected in background to very low concentrations in four samples collected in and alongshore of Sarasota County, and in background concentrations in one sample collected alongshore of Charlotte County. Background to very low concentrations of the Florida …

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Eyes on the road

Buckle up for a bumpy ride, as work continues on the Cortez Bridge, as well as some area roads. The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following alerts for motorists driving in the area the week of Oct. 13. • …

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Storytime becomes action time!

  Beau Camup, 2, touches WMFR Firefighter John Stump’s gear. West Manatee Fire Rescue Firefighter Billy Kimberll poses with participants of the Island Llibrary’s storytime, which was hosted by WMFR in Holmes Beach Sept. 30. Children and island librarian Misty Wright …

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Pre-trial filings fly in murder case

A flurry of subpoenas, discovery responses and a motion to compel are among the pre-trial filings for the second-degree murder trial of William J. Cumber — now set for the end of October. Cumber is accused of killing Sabine Musil-Buehler, …

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New charges possible in Passage Key domestic violence case

MCSO seeks witnesses to Passage Key struggle The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek witnesses to a couple fighting on a personal watercraft July 13 at Passage Key, off the northern most point of Anna Maria. Pamela Doster died July 16 due to a head injury sustained during the fight. Anonymous reports can be made by calling Crimestoppers at 866-654-8477, and investigators can be reached by calling at 941-747-3011, ext. 2216. Islander Graphic: Courtesy Manatee County Sheriff’s Office

The case of a Land O’ Lakes man whose wife died after an altercation in the waters off the northern tip of Anna Maria may not be proceeding as originally charged in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. Before Pamela Doster’s …

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Anna Maria seeks judicial review of rental zoning

Anna Maria commissioners and staff discuss seeking a judicial review of the city’s residential zoning during an Oct. 1 commission work session. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Is it residential or commercial use if a home is rented? Anna Maria Commission Chair Chuck Webb said he’s been trying for three years to get his fellow commissioners to agree to seek a declaratory judgment that vacation rentals in …

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Bradenton Beach ouster of mayor on ‘time out’

Will they or won’t they? That has been the question looming in Bradenton Beach since three city commissioners voted Sept. 22 to initiate forfeiture proceedings against Mayor Bill Shearon. At a special meeting Oct. 6 the commission continued to go …

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