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New judge may continue Musil-Buehler murder trial

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge Diana L. Moreland presides over a management conference in the second-degree murder case of William J. Cumber, who is accused of killing Anna Maria Island resident Sabine Musil-Buehler in 2008. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

A continuance may postpone the long-awaited Feb. 23 trial set for the man accused of killing Sabine Musil-Buehler. William J. Cumber, now 45, is charged with the second-degree murder of Musil-Buehler, who disappeared Nov. 4, 2008, and is presumed dead. …

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Court lifts former Bradenton Beach clerk supervision

A former city clerk of Bradenton Beach is no longer required to report to court personnel while she awaits her day in court for allegedly striking a police officer. At a Jan. 2 hearing, Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge Mark D. …

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Mainsail’s Waterline promises change to downtown Holmes Beach

Beverly Lesnick, owner of Island Coffee Haus, 5350 Gulf Drive, works at the shop. Lesnick is excited for the downtown resort project to begin. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

Mainsail Lodging and Development’s future project may change the face of downtown Holmes Beach. City officials and nearby business owners speculate the Waterline resort — previously named Mainsail — will impact vehicular traffic flow, increase pedestrian traffic and change the …

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Holmes Beach set to discuss parking limits

To park or not to park? The Holmes Beach city commission will discuss and take public comment on the city traffic committee’s recommendation to ban parking in residential neighborhoods at a work session at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. The …

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Stalking suspect arrested in Holmes Beach

A Bradenton man accused of stalking a Holmes Beach woman was arrested in December. Jessie B. Jones, 35, was arrested by the Holmes Beach Police Department Dec. 17 on the felony charge of aggravated stalking. HBPD worked with the Longboat …

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Circle K shoplifting ends in theft, drug charges

Minutes after a man walked into Circle K, grabbed a 12-pack of beer and walked out without paying, police found a man in front of the store meeting the suspect’s description. Cole Nayder, 43, of Bradenton was arrested at 7:25 …

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AME: Off in a ‘Dash’

  Anna Maria Elementary school fourth-grader Katie Burgess is all grins as she sprints to the finish during the Dolphin Dash one-mile fun run Jan. 10 at AME, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love, Riley-LovePhotography.com Teague Kollar, …

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Islander of the year takes passion to activism

Yes. It’s a calling. A passion. To do otherwise is unthinkable to her. While we’re sipping coffee and watching the morning news, she’s paddling to the mangrove trees with her life-saving tools — a net, wire-cutters, pliers and a towel …

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Islander spearheads seabird campaign

Jean Bystrom frees a pelican from a tree in Bimini Bay.

Local wildlife rehabilitator Jeannie Bystrom is advancing her cause to the county level, and soon, she hopes, to the state. Bystrom is lobbying for local legislation to ban fishing from bridges using multiple-hook rigs in order to protect seabirds. Her …

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Islanders honored, remembered

The Islander takes pride in recognizing members of the Anna Maria Island community for their unselfish contributions and genuine concern for making this slice of paradise an even better place to live. Since the newspaper started up in 1992, its …

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