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New case filed against jewelry thief

A maintenance man working on Longboat Key — and previously convicted of stealing a diamond ring — was charged in a second burglary and jewelry theft at the Windward Bay condominiums in the 4900 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. …

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DUI arrest ends with suspended driver’s license, probation

A motorist lost his driving privileges for six months for driving impaired in Holmes Beach. Daulton Jordan, 22, of Bradenton, pleaded no contest Jan. 13 to driving under the influence of alcohol and not registering his vehicle and driver’s license …

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Waterline blames building department for construction holdup

Concept art shows how the Mainsail Lodging and Development’s Waterline Resort at 5325 Marina Drive will appear from the adjacent waterway in Holmes Beach. The resort is scheduled to open in the fall, but construction has not begun. Islander Graphic: Courtesy Mainsail Lodging and Development

Not much has happened at the Waterline Resort and Beach Club site in Holmes Beach since a groundbreaking in October 2015. The resort, scheduled to open in late fall, lacks a city building permit. Mainsail Lodging and Development vice president …

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Vandals on Bridge Street arrested

A couple was arrested for criminal mischief Jan. 20 thanks to a tip from Mayor Bill Shearon to the Bradenton Beach Police Department about vandals on Bridge Street. Matthew G. Ebersberger, 29, and Brittany M. Heinen, 23, were arrested at …

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Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following:         • SR 789 from 27th Street to SR 64: Crews are constructing sidewalks and new bus shelters, making drainage improvements and installing new signs and pavement markings. Expect daytime lane closures …

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Palmetto burglar takes Holmes Beach tablet

The Holmes Beach building department wants to recover a computer tablet valued at $800 that was taken in a burglary at the Palmetto residence of a city plans examiner/building inspector. Bruce Sherman, the Holmes Beach employee, reported the tablet stolen …

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Cortez Beach visitors strike up tornado talk

Clair Klingensmith of Bradenton, beachcombing a post-storm shoreline at Cortez Beach for treasures from the Gulf of Mexico, meets Steve and Elaine Wallace of Oak Lawn, Illinois. Elaine Wallace recalled how she and her family survived a deadly tornado in …

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Killer storm grazes AMI, produces Duette damage, 2 deaths

John Maguire surveys the damage to his 20-foot bait boat — sunk alongside the Bridge Street Historic Pier — by the Jan. 17 storm. It was raised and brought to the dinghy dock by the pier, where Scott Petelli lounges onboard. Maguire said he expected to be back selling bait Jan. 25. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Anna Maria Island and Cortez saw minor damage from rain and high winds Jan. 17, especially in view of the tornado that struck a mobile home in its path in the rural community of Duette, 45 miles east of the …

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HB water line break results in 3-day water contamination

Manatee County utility workers were up to their waists in a hole they dug at 78th Street and Palm Drive, the location of a water line break Jan. 21. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

A boil water-order for tap water on Anna Maria Island was issued Jan. 21 and lifted Jan. 24. An initial test of the water revealed contaminants, but it was cleared in tests conducted before noon on Sunday. A water line …

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WMFR salutes retiring officer

West Manatee Fire Rescue employees salute the U.S. flag as it is lowered. The flag was presented to retiring Deputy Chief Brett Pollock during a Jan. 19 ceremony at the administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. The flag was …

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